Donna Devine is retiring after 30 years at the University of Washington, including 18 in the Department of Medicine.
Our Chair discusses the Department issues that affect us all.
Farewell to Donna Devine
Communication is one of our top priorities and I’d like to share with you some of the initiatives and progress that we have made in this area.
Holiday greetings and reaffirming core values
As we enter the holiday season, I would like to wish each of you a safe and happy Thanksgiving and hope you enjoy time with your family and friends. I also want to take a moment to comment on the political climate and reaffirm our core values.
We are in the midst of change and uncertainty. The recent election and the present post-election period have spurred many different emotions and reactions. It is important to acknowledge that some members of our community have real personal fears and may feel marginalized due to the statements and actions of political leaders.
The care, quality and safety of our patients are top priorities in the Department of Medicine.
Excellence in teaching
Teaching is the cornerstone activity of our mission. I would like to highlight a particularly strong recent group of awards.
Increasing and sustaining a diverse faculty
At the University of Washington and in the Department of Medicine, diversity is integral to excellence.
Mentoring for success
Mentoring is a key element in academic success and can take many forms, both formal and informal. The Department of Medicine has a strong commitment to and culture of mentoring and it is one of our top priorities.
Did you know?
The word “mentor” was inspired by a character in Homer’s Odyssey. While Odysseus was off fighting in the Trojan War, he entrusted Mentor to serve as teacher and overseer of his son, Telemachus. The word now epitomizes a trusted advisor, friend, teacher and wise person.