Academic Leadership Council

Long view of FulginitiThe primary goal of the Academic Leadership Council at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities (CBH) is to integrate, strengthen, synchronize, and expand CBH offerings across the Anschutz Medical Campus, the university and into the community. This may include, but is not limited to, enhancing existing curricula to better capitalize on synergies across schools; expanding capacity and support for clinical case consultation activities; growing the CBH research enterprise, including by supporting research with ethical implications across the campus; strengthening community engagement activities; and creating and implementing new advanced training programs in bioethics and humanities. 

To attain the desired level of integration, impact and synergy of existing and new CBH programs across the schools represented at AMC and to achieve national leadership and recognition for the outstanding work in bioethics and health humanities in Colorado, the Deans of all 6 AMC schools/colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate School, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health) seek ongoing, reliable and dynamic input into CBH activities, priorities and strategic planning.  To accomplish this, the Deans are working with the CBH Director to create a CBH Academic Leadership Council, comprising one faculty member in good standing appointed at 0.2 FTE from each school to serve as a representative and member of the Council. 

Academic Leadership Council Members (2023-24)  

College of Nursing                        Cate Campisi, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC​
School of Dental Medicine          Catherine M. Flaitz MS, DDS
School of Medicine                       Mark Kissler, MD
School of Public Health                Lisa Bero, PhD
Skaggs School of Pharmacy        Michael DiStefano, PhD
and Pharmaceutical Sciences     


Each school representative on the CBH Council is appointed by his/her respective Dean in consultation with the CBH Director. It is the responsibility of each Council member to communicate with his/her Dean, finance managers, Department or Division leadership and others to obtain appropriate approvals prior to initiating work as a Representative with the CBH.  Each Lead will report directly to his/her Dean for the work performed with the CBH Council. The CBH Director reports to the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and will work directly with the Deans and with each Council member to ensure appropriate ongoing accountability of the CBH to each school. 

Click for a detailed position description​​. To seek appointment to the Academic Leadership Council, forward a cover letter and CV to: Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH​, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.


This year's program is generously supported by the MB Glassman Foundation and JEWISHcolorado.

Thank you to our founding sponsor, the William S. Silvers, MD Endowment.

There are several ways to get involved in our 2019 programming:

  • Donate​ to the William S. Silvers, MD, Holocaust Genocide Contemporary Bioethics Program Fund
    to support current programming and ensure the future of this program.
  • Join our Planning Committee to help develop future events - contact Meleah Himber​ at (303) 724-8332 for more information.​
  • Become a Sponsor​​ for our 2019 Program.

For information about donations, contact Michael Tortoro at (303) 724-7618 in the CU Office of Advancement.​​​

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