Barry H. Rumack, M.D.
33 Silver Fox Circle
Greenwood Village, CO 80121
Daily Rate $2,950
Current University of Colorado School of Medicine - Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine and of Pediatrics; Micromedex, Inc. - Chairman Emeritus; Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center - Director Emeritus
Practice Served as a Mediator since 1998 and formally since certification in October of 2005.
Cases 118
Languages English
University of Colorado School of Medicine - Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine and of Pediatrics; Micromedex, Inc. - Chairman Emeritus; Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center - Director Emeritus
Special Government Employee, Food and Drug Administration, 1999-10; Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine and of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2012-present; President, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder, Micromedex Inc., Thomson Healthcare, 1984-97; Member, Colorado State Board of Health, 1977-81; Director Emeritus (since 1992)/Director, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, 1971-1992
Mediation experience has been in resolution of libel cases related to publication or lack of attribution. The dollar amounts in these cases have been between $80,000 and $400,000 with apologies and retractions sometimes resolving the issue without exchange of assets.

Employment issues relating to faculty and administration at a University level. More than 90 cases have been mediated in this area. Issues involved have been grievances filed by faculty members against the administrative structure of the University such as departmental chairs, deans, provost, chancellor and president. Other grievance issues related to faculty members in the same or other departments. Issues in dispute have been dismissal for cause, suspension, course removal, salary level and raises, financial management of grants and contracts and misuse of funds, disciplinary measures, promotion and tenure. The amount of money in dispute in these cases has ranged from $43,000 to over $1,000,000. Additional items in dispute have been tenure, course load and return to the faculty which have indirect financial implications.

Partnership dissolution in medical practices where there were issues relating to ownership of patient records, location of subsequent practices and resolution of other assets.

Copyright and patent ownership by authors and inventors with disputes relating to international rights, use in derivative products and publications and compensation failure. The amounts have ranged as high as $16 million.

Certified Mediator through the Mediation Training Institute International California, 2005 and the International Mediation Institute, The Hague, 2009. Also, University of Colorado - Privilege and Tenure Committee Mediator, 2005 to 2016.
Primary issues involved in the employment cases have included resolution of dismissal or suspension actions brought against a faculty member as a grievance filed with the University Privilege and Tenure Committee. Frequently there are multiple issues involved such as number of courses and course hours that are required, evaluations by faculty and students, number of students signing up for a course, hours spent on private matters during University time, assignment changes, qualification for tenure and other academic activities. Financial management of federal grants and resolution of issues relating to use and misuse of funds within the rules of the University as well as within the rules of the granting agency has been an issue included within the mediation.

Libel in publication (not necessarily within the context of a university) as well as failure of attribution of work as related to eventual patent and copyright holdings has been an issue.

Dissolution of medical practice partnerships.

Resolution of complex issues relating to derivative pharmaceuticals and patent ownership.

Publication issues have related to authors writing in more than one edited work with the same or different co-authors and resolution of alleged plagiarism.

Harassment both by the faculty member and against the faculty member have been part of some of the mediations.
Served as a Mediator since 1998 and formally since certification in October of 2005.
Served as a party on four occasions. While serving as President of a company, was involved in two employment disputes. The amounts ranged from $7,500 to $60,000. One involved work on an airplane where there was an ownership interest (amount involved was $45,000) and one involved construction work at current home (amount involved was $25,000).
The success I have had in resolving disputes through mediation has been related to a strong capacity to listen to the parties and determine issues whether directly stated or not. Having taken the Negotiation Course taught by Roger Fisher of Harvard when I was President of a company has strengthened the capacity to focus on those things that are meaningful and help the parties find areas where they can agree.

Although I did mediation prior to becoming a certified mediator I found that the mediation certification course was helpful in formalizing some of the techniques that help lead to successful resolution.

As a physician involved in the critical care of patients exposed to toxic agents I have learned to separate statements to get meaningful medical histories. The range of cases has involved everything from a suicide attempt to an industrial accident to an accidental exposure case involving children. The level of emotion in these cases is very high and it is vital to get specific information which can be used in treatment by listening and creating a supportive environment.

Running a company with a large number of employees and operations throughout the world has allowed me to understand the vast differences between individuals in various countries and areas. It was critical to listen to their observations and adjust policies within context of different disciplines and countries so that we could succeed in delivering the most valuable published products.

Once the parties can agree on the issues it is then substantially more likely that they will be able to resolve their differences in a way that is acceptable to all concerned. Having a competent and experienced legal counsel working with each party further increases the likelihood of resolution. Although I have mediated resolutions when both parties have not had counsel or where only one party desired counsel, resolution is faster and more complete when both parties have counsel.
Weldon Lodwick, PhD,, (303) 556-8462; Laura Schwartz, Esq,, (303) 298-9878; Pam Shockley Zalabak PhD, Chancellor,, (719) 262-3656.
AAA ACE 19 Case Finances: What Arbitrators Need to Know, 2019; ACE 18 - Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor ~ Meeting Participant Expectations, 2018; AAA Developments in Arbitration Law - Testing the Boundaries of Court Intervention, 2017; AAA Gamesmanship in Mediation: When Does Deception Become Unethical?, 2016; AAA Convening the Mediation: What Can and Should Mediators Do When All Parties Haven’t Yet Agreed to Mediate?, 2015; AAA Conducting Research & Investigations: The Arbitrator's Authority, 2014; AAA Webinar, Arbitration in IP/Technology Disputes, 2013; AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2012; State Bar of Colorado, Third Annual Statewide ADR Conference, 2012; Colorado Bar Association CLE, 5th Annual Colorado Statewide ADR Conference, 2011; State Bar of Colorado, Third Annual Statewide ADR Conference, 2009; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2008; AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure (ACE003), 2007; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2006; Certified Mediator, 2005; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2005; AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties (ACE002), 2004; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2002; AAA Arbitrator I Training: Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process, 2002; AAA Arbitrator Update 2001.
Licensed Medical Doctor (#17145), Colorado, 1971. Registered, Drug Enforcement Administration. Licensed pilot instrument multi-engine.
American Academy of Clinical Toxicology; American College of Medical Toxicology (President; Examiner; Board Member); Colorado Medical Society; American Association of Poison Control Centers (President; Board Member); Denver Medical Society; Colorado Medical Society; American Academy of Pediatrics; International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certified Mediator.
University of Chicago (BS, Microbiology-1964); University of Wisconsin (MD-1968). Internship University of Colorado School of Medicine 1968-69. Clinical Associate, National Institutes of Health 1969 - 1971. Fellowship University of Colorado School of Medicine 1971- 72. Clinical Associate The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh 1973.
Achievement in the Professional Practice of Hospital Pharmacy of the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation, 1981; Annual Recognition Award of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, August 1985; Clinton Thienes, M.D., Award of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, October 3, 1991; Jagellonian University, Honorary Degree Krakow, Poland, May 18, 1995; Matthew J. Ellenhorn Award and Lecture, from the American College of Medical Toxicology North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada October 8, 2001; Career Achievement Award, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Washington DC, September 24, 2011. Awarded Emeritus Status as Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2014.
Published over 220 original scientific peer reviewed articles, 16 books, 79 chapters, 170 peer selected presentations, and 27 editorials and scientific letters. Examples of major scientific papers and presentations include: "Comparison of the 20-Hour Intravenous and 72-Hour Oral Acetylcysteine Protocols for the Treatment of Acute Acetaminophen Poisoning," Ann Emerg Med 2009; "Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 26th Annual Report," Clinical Toxicology 2009; "Acetaminophen Hepatotoxicity: The First 35 Years," Clinical Toxicology, 2002; "Chemical Weapons," Society of Pediatric Radiology, April 2002; Matthew J. Ellenhorn Award Lecture, September 2001; "Assessment and Reporting of Clinical Pharmacology Information in Drug Labeling," Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 2000; "Hydroxocobalamin as a Cyanide Antidote: Safety, Efficacy and Pharmacokinetics in Heavily Smoking Normal Volunteers," Clinical Toxicology, 1993; "Efficacy of Oral N-acetylcysteine in the Treatment of Acetaminophen Overdose," New England Journal of Medicine, 1988; "Management of Acutely Poisoned Patients Without Gastric Emptying," Annals of Emergency Medicine, 1985, 14: 562-567; "Cyanide Poisoning," Respiratory Care of Chemical Casualties, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, 1983. 2010 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System (NPDS): 28th Annual Report. Clinical Toxicology. 2011; Acetaminophen and acetylcysteine dose and duration: Past, present and future. Clinical Toxicology. 2012.
$2,950 Per Day
United States of America
Greenwood Village, CO

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