4/19/17 ftf, wren

I enjoyed a  very pleasant day at work, just puttering away with a detailed computer task, listening to music and feeling relaxed.  No meetings, no boss, and very few interruptions. 

Towards the end of the day I got word of a scandal brewing with the high leadership.  The school of medicine’s VP has recently been firing department chairs, and apparently on Monday she fired the CEO of the cancer institute, who has 11 years of service in the position, by email.  The CEO is very accomplished, internationally recognized, and beloved by the cancer institute faculty and staff.  The cancer institute is funded and named after the wealthiest family in the state, who also own the newspaper.  The is the family of Jon Huntsman, the ambassador to China under Obama and our former state governor.  Anyway, the newspaper ran a front-page story that was very unfavorable towards the VP, with quotes from Huntsman calling it a power grab and vowing that the CEO will get her job back one way or another.  Also, over 200 faculty and staff staged a protest during a meeting that was called on the fly and meant to quell the unrest.  It will be very interesting to see how this plays out.  I have never liked the VP or the direction that she’s taking the university and so would not be sad if she ends up losing her job.  If only national and international politics could be solved so easily, by having a good guy with power step in and make things right!

I do have a couple of meetings today, a short one at noon and a longer one at the end of the day, but I can devote the morning to accomplishments, so that’s what I’ll do.



happy dog time!

strength training

work day



order pc

meeting 1

meeting 2

Detection:  Review Budget & Application

Detection:  Draft Budget Justification

post position

Detection:  Update Budget in Application

Eisai – negotiate

TVC rent

ePARs (due 5/15)

MK8931-017 final invoice (due before 6/15)

op indicators and faculty earnings to income


Eisai uTRAC

Eisai forgiveness of reimbursement

phone job candidate

clinical trials invoicing

Roche Final Invoice (due before 7/21)

clinical trials invoices

Detection:  Finalize Budget (4/17)

Detection:  Application to OSP (due 5/1)

Collaboratory:  Draft Budget Justification (due 5/5)

Collaboratory:  Obtain Sub Budgets & Justifications (due 5/5)

Collaboratory:  Final Budget  (due 5/19/17)

Collaboratory:  Application to OSP (due 5/26)

MK 017 invoice for additional Rx

Janssen – negotiate

Crenezumab – negotiate

adjunct appt for Troy

complete first RATS class

after work

April showers hike with dogs

get everyone fed





Comments on: "4/19/17 ftf, wren" (2)

  1. Ooh, that sounds like my perfect working day! And such interesting times with the office politics!

  2. The VP sounds very trigger-happy! Hope she gets a taste of her own medicine soon.

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