Dear Colleagues:

I am so grateful to each of you for your dedication and efforts on behalf of the Institute over the past year. Thank you for your steadfast commitment to educating the health care leaders of tomorrow.

As I reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, I am truly inspired by all you have done to transform the IHP and create a positive foundation for our future. Your creativity, diligence, passion, and pragmatism in approaching your work have not gone unnoticed. You have made a challenging situation so much better, and because of each of you, we see a bright future for the IHP.

As we approach the holiday break, I encourage you to take this time to rest, recharge, and enjoy the warmth of family, friends, and loved ones. While our world may present challenges, I hope you find inner peace in knowing you are making a difference in this world by improving the lives of others through your work.

In celebration of the holiday break, the Institute will close at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 3, in the new year.

My warmest wishes for a peaceful, restful, and joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year.