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Celebrate Pride 2024 With the CU Anschutz Community

As Denver looks to celebrate its 50th Pride this summer, the LGBTQ+ Hub at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is hosting and organizing different ways for the campus community to get involved in the celebrations. From walking in the Pride Parade with CU faculty, staff and students, to karaoke at Hamburger Mary's, there are plentiful ways to participate year-round and build connections within the CU Anschutz campus and beyond.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date May 28, 2024
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Education    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Regains Hispanic-Serving Status

The U.S. Department of Education designated the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus as a Hispanic-Serving Institution this week, regaining a status originally announced in 2021. Just under 600 institutions hold HSI status nationally. The CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is the fourth in the state – and only R1 institution in the Rocky Mountain Region – granted HSI status.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 16, 2024
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Education    Community    Students    Diversity    Health equity    Inclusion    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

The Quarterly Connection: April 2024

Welcome to the The Quarterly Connection, where we dive a little deeper into our programming as well as share upcoming activities and opportunities for you to engage in. This month we are excited to share a story from one of our former pathway program students.  Read on to learn about the journey of Manaar Khan, a student from Aurora, CO who started in our high school pathway program, moved onto our undergraduate pathway program, and ultimately got accepted into a professional program at CU Anschutz.


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Community    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    Leadership   

New Center for Health Equity Executive Director Brings Passion to Mission

While new to her position as executive director of the recently launched Center for Health Equity, Deborah Parra-Medina, MPH, PhD, FAAHB, already has a vested interest. Parra-Medina followed her eldest daughter and grandchildren to Colorado, so her professional mission of ensuring healthy and thriving communities is personal.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 20, 2024
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Education    Community    Students    Diversity    Health equity    Inclusion    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

The Quarterly Connection: January 2024

Welcome to the The Quarterly Connection, where we dive a little deeper into our programming as well as share upcoming activities and opportunities for you to engage in.  We would like to start out the year by highlighting the Supplier Diversity Initiative, which serves to connect local businesses in North Aurora and Northeast Denver with departments on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.  By including and supporting diverse businesses in our supply chain, we create opportunity, promote innovation, and stimulate growth that enriches our community as a whole.


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Education    Community    Students    Diversity    Health equity    Inclusion    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

The Quarterly Connection: October 2023

Welcome to The Quarterly Connection, where we dive a little deeper into our programming as well as share upcoming activities and opportunities for you to engage in. In honor of LGBTQ History Month, our October 2023 edition will highlight the work of the LGBTQ+ Hub. Through providing trainings, hosting events, and collaborating with community and campus partners, the LGBTQ+ Hub works hard year round to create and maintain an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ and allied students, faculty, staff, patients, and visitors on campus and within the Aurora community. 


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Community    Diversity    Health equity    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

White Coats for Black Lives: Annual CU Anschutz Campus ‘Die-In’ Is a Condemnation of Racism and a Call for Action

A light rain began to patter on the yellowing fall leaves as, one by one, dozens of people – many in white lab coats and green scrubs – lay down on concrete benches or the grass. Others sat with their heads bowed, as if to meditate, or pray, or ponder the pain and injustice that had brought them there.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date October 12, 2023
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Campus Life    Equity Diversity and Inclusion   

Town Hall Set on SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 20, a panel of key campus leaders will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down in June prohibiting universities from considering race as a factor in college admissions.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 12, 2023
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Community    Clinical Affairs

New Program Aims to Improve Health Outcomes for the Incarcerated  

Getting released from jail can be a lonely, isolating experience. With release dates often unknown until they happen, and virtually no formal support systems in place for those released from jail as they reenter the community, many must navigate their new world alone. It’s no wonder that the risk of death becomes dramatically higher in the two weeks after jail release — from causes including suicide, homicide, overdose, and cardiac events. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 28, 2023
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Faculty    Public Health   

Program Merges Bioethics and Public Health in Search of Justice

Daniel S. Goldberg has devoted his career to studying how laws affect public health. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, legal and ethical considerations played critical roles in crafting public health policy and protecting the most vulnerable. Goldberg saw a need to better explore the interplay of public health law and ethics – as well as opportunities for improving health justice – and launched the PHEAL program at the Colorado School of Public Health with the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date August 15, 2023
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Education    Community    Students    Diversity    Health equity    Inclusion    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

The Quarterly Connection: July 2023

Welcome to The Quarterly Connection, where we dive a little deeper into our programming as well as share upcoming activities and opportunities for you to engage in. In our July 2023 edition, we are excited to highlight the work of the Office for Educational Outreach and Pathway Initiatives (EOPI). Throughout the school year and summer, EOPI stays busy in support of potential future students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in science professions. This dedicated team is committed to providing sustained, comprehensive programs across all educational levels to promote access and increase the numbers of underrepresented populations in healthcare, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and research professions.


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Research    Community    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

NCI National Cancer Plan: Optimize the Workforce 

Whether they are focused on middle school and high school students, college undergraduates, or current medical students, pipeline programs at the University of Colorado Cancer Center are designed to expose students of all ages and backgrounds to the world of cancer science and research, with a special focus on giving students from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to see themselves working in the field.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 21, 2023
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Patient Care    Diversity   

Improving the Lives of Black Mothers and Their Children

“It takes a village to raise a child.”


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 19, 2023
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Innovation    Community    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Resolving Campus Conflicts With Collaboration and Community

A campus community that unites diverse groups with innovative ideas and shared interests periodically experiences conflicts. It’s just human nature. But what if disciplinary actions spelled out in university codes and policies exceed what both parties want as an outcome?


Author Staff | Publish Date June 09, 2023
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Research    Public Health    Trauma    Pediatric surgery

Pediatric Trauma Surgery Patients with Higher Social Vulnerability Experience Worse Post-Surgical Outcomes

The Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) is an important tool that ranks each U.S. Census tract on 16 social factors – including poverty, crowded housing, and lack of vehicle access – to help identify communities and populations at greater risk for poor health outcomes during emergencies.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 30, 2023
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Research    Campus Life   

‘Fly to Heal’ Mural Takes Off to Amplify the Voices of Children in Migration

Against a backdrop of pink and purple hues, a masked figure sails on the wind to a new destination and an uncertain future. Monarch butterflies accompany the traveler, undertaking the same arduous journey. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date May 23, 2023
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Faculty    Pharmacy Perspectives   

‘If the Path Does not Exist, Here is My Opportunity to Build it’

Erika Freitas, PhD, inaugural Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, wants to level set on her position title. 

“To me, the order matters and it should be equity first,” she says, “because that’s where we have the potential to make more immediate impact. And without equity, diversity and inclusion will never achieve the needed depth for true transformation.”  


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date May 22, 2023
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Community    Students    Equity Diversity and Inclusion   

Ceremony Celebrates CU Pre-Health Scholars

Thirty-one high school seniors graduated from the CU Pre-Health Scholars (CUPS) program on May 6.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 19, 2023
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Press Releases    Community   

CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration Announce Initiative to Increase Diversity in the Behavioral Health Workforce

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), in partnership with the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), launched the Hummingbird Initiative today, a program that aims to increase diversity in the state’s behavioral health workforce. 


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 17, 2023
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Students    Diversity    Advancement   

Giving Day 2023 Engages Community, Provides Essential Support for Programs

Beginning at midnight on April 13, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus held its second annual Giving Day. For 24 hours, the CU Anschutz community was encouraged to contribute to funds honoring pioneers of diversity in healthcare and the many schools and colleges across campus. This year’s theme was “Go Further, Together” – a phrase that highlights the ability of CU Anschutz students to face challenges and push through adversity to change lives for the better.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 09, 2023
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Community    Diversity    Health equity    Inclusion    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

The Quarterly Connection: April 2023

Hello and welcome to the new newsletter of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DEICE), The Quarterly Connection. For over two years, our team has worked daily to improve both equity and a sense of belonging on this campus and in the nearby community. Some of our colleagues know these efforts, but many don’t.

While there are many faculty and staff within schools and departments who focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, our office’s campus-wide mission is clear: We are committed to transforming and advancing policies, programs and practices that address social injustices and health disparities alongside the communities we serve. We intend to be a guide to our campus, and our programs are fixated on complementing the work of our campus partners.  

Our team is led by Vice Chancellor Regina Richards, PhD, we are guided by the Chancellor’s DEICE Leadership Council, and our effectiveness is measured through our research and evaluation core.  We are literally involved in dozens of activities, but we have four primary programs – the Healthy Equity in Action Lab (HEAL), the Office of Educational Outreach and Pathway Initiatives, Community Engagement, and the LGBTQ+ Hub.

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Innovation   

Women Leaders Share What It Takes to Innovate in Healthcare

Taking what’s learned in the lab and creating a viable commercial product to improve patient health is a journey many academics aspire to take yet few accomplish. At “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Stories of Women-Led Innovation on April 10, women scientists shared how focus, intention and a great team can assist in finding success.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 12, 2023
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Research    Patient Care   

Can Dogs Improve Access to Dental Care?

Sometimes serendipity has a wagging tail. 

When Lexi Dunnells looked to build a project for the School of Dental Medicine’s Research Day, she knew she wanted to study how to reduce barriers to care in the dental clinic. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date April 10, 2023
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Research    Press Releases    Addiction   

Study Shows Involuntary Displacement of People Experiencing Homelessness May Cause Significant Spikes in Mortality, Overdoses and Hospitalizations

Involuntary displacement of people experiencing homelessness will likely lead to a substantial increase in morbidity and mortality over a 10-year period.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date April 10, 2023
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Community    Transplant Surgery    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Program Works to Close Racial Gaps in Kidney Transplantation

Kidney disease is sometimes called the “silent disease” because it can be symptomless in its early stages. An estimated 90% of Americans who have chronic kidney disease (CKD) may not even know they have it until it is advanced.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 30, 2023
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Education    Community    Faculty   

Conference to Focus on Advocacy, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

One of the most-anticipated veterans and military healthcare conferences in the Western Region will return to the Anschutz Medical Campus, April 21-23, 2023.


Author Bob Mook | Publish Date March 27, 2023
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Faculty    Alumni    Hot Topic

Hot Topics in Nursing: Taking it to the Streets

On a cold January day, five volunteers bundled in heavy coats and boots stomped around the snow in a remote area of Aurora looking for people experiencing homelessness who may need medical care. The volunteers are part of a team called CU Street Medicine that makes old-fashioned house calls for “rough sleepers” wherever they are; in parks, under bridges, along trails, and on sidewalks.


Author Deborah Sherman | Publish Date March 20, 2023
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CU’s first Black nurse defied racism, withstood disease and made history serving others

Seventeen years before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired masses in Washington with his speech, “I Have a Dream,” a young Black woman nicknamed Zippy in Denver was already living her dream. In 1946, ‘Zippy’ Zipporah Parks Hammond became the first Black woman to graduate with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Colorado School of Nursing.


Author Deborah Sherman | Publish Date March 14, 2023
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Research    Diversity    Health equity    Equity Diversity and Inclusion   

How Can the Healthcare System Achieve Health Equity?

It’s a fact. Health disparities exist across all levels of the healthcare system. Kamal Henderson, MD, assistant professor, Division of Cardiology, takes a pragmatic approach to his work in the clinic and his research. He’s guided by a single question:


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 27, 2023
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Black History Month: CU Nursing Alumnae Share Experiences During Panel Discussion

Celebrating Black History Month, the CU Nursing Alumni Association and Future Voices hosted an often-emotional panel discussion highlighting diversity and inclusion, on February 24 at the Fulginiti Pavilion at the Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Bob Mook | Publish Date February 27, 2023
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Patient Care    Mental Health   

Can ChatGPT and TikTok Fads Hurt People Struggling with Eating Disorders?

Many professions, including the mental health field, are greeting new AI technology like ChatGPT with excitement and fear, celebrating the possibilities while predicting the dark sides. For eating disorder experts, where everything from chatbot misdiagnoses to AI-generated body images can have devasting consequences for their patients, the concerns are high.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date February 24, 2023
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Faculty   

LAMP© Survey to Shed Light on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are fundamentally, inextricably, and integrally linked to the University of Colorado College of Nursing at Anschutz Medical Campus’s present and future. CU College of Nursing’s DEI goal is to prepare nurses to be culturally responsive, and to demonstrate cultural humility while providing compassionate, person-centered care.


Author Bob Mook | Publish Date February 22, 2023
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Research    Health equity   

Near-Death Experience Boosts Work to Save Black Mothers and Babies

Brooke Dorsey Holliman never thought she’d be a statistic for her own research.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date February 21, 2023
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Education    Community    Students   

Poverty Simulation Teaches Empathy and Person-Centered Care

“During the next hour, you’re going to be participating in a simulation of what it might be like to be part of a family with low-income trying to survive month to month.” Assistant Professor (C/T) Deidre Callanan, RDH, DC, MPH, introduced the afternoon’s interactive lesson. “This is not a game or a competition; rather it is a shared learning experience meant to educate and elevate patient care.” 


Author Laura Ramsey | Publish Date February 13, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Equity Diversity and Inclusion   

Study: Implicit Bias, Late Diagnosis Create Critical ALS Healthcare Gap

It was only his first visit to a hospital’s ALS clinic, but already the Black patient’s amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) had progressed beyond a point for an effective intervention. This memory sticks with Zach Cox, DO, who at the time was a resident at the multidisciplinary ALS clinic in Richmond, Va.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 13, 2023
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Research    Education    Community   

Medical Student Meagan Chriswell Balances Research and Community Service

When her PhD research project led to the discovery of a unique bacteria that might be responsible for triggering rheumatoid arthritis, Meagan Chriswell knew just what to call the newly discovered bacteria: subdoligranulumdidolesgii(Suhb-doe-lih-gran-you-luhm dee-doe-les-ghee-eye), named after the Cherokee word for arthritis and rheumatism.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 08, 2023
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Awareness    Glaucoma    Diabetic retinopathy    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Improved Prevention and Screening is Vital for Diseases that Disproportionately Affect Black Americans

Although Black Americans are the second-largest minority population in the United States, they remain underrepresented in vision health research. They also carry the highest burden of eye disease ranging from general visual impairment to glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and blindness.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date February 06, 2023
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Alumni    eScripts    Diversity    Pharmacy    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    Careers    Clinic-Based Pharmacy    Community Pharmacy    Academia

2012 CU Pharmacy Alumnus Serves to Advance Healthcare Needs in Underserved Communities

CU Pharmacy alumnus Harold Okocha, PharmD ‘12, recently discussed his pharmacy career. As a board member of the CU Pharmacy Alumni Association and a member of the School’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Dr. Okocha stands as a leader and role model for future pharmacists.


Author Jaron Bryant | Publish Date February 03, 2023
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Education    Community   

Innovative Nursing Program to Build 4 Corners Workforce

Coloradans rightfully expect their colleges and universities to educate students and address critical needs facing our state. A new collaboration between Fort Lewis College and the University of Colorado not only does both, but is also a unique, cost-effective effort that can significantly impact a regional and national problem.


Author Op-ed | Publish Date January 30, 2023
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Community    Students    Public Health   

Local Elementary Students Become 'Pharmacists for a Day'

Based on the expressions from the elementary students in the room it looked like all fun and games. But as lighthearted as the event was, becoming a '"Pharmacist for a Day” held a serious message.


Author cupharmacy | Publish Date January 30, 2023
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Research    Press Releases   

CU Faculty Member Receives Five-Year NIH Award

Carey Candrian, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has received a five-year award from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to develop a novel intervention to improve care for sexual and gender minority older adults in hospice.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date January 11, 2023
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Community   

University of Colorado to Host Biennial Social Justice Summit

The 2023 University of Colorado Social Justice Summit is coming on Jan. 31, and will center on strengthening a diverse democracy and creating a more just and inclusive campus system and world.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date January 10, 2023
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Faculty    Students   

Celebrating the 2022 CU Nursing Alumni Association DAISY Awardees

Join us in celebrating Taylor Santangelo and Michelle Jhong, the CU Nursing Alumni Association DAISY Awardees for 2022.


Author Katelyn Nolan | Publish Date January 04, 2023
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Alumni   

Breaking Language and Cultural Barriers in Transplant Care

Growing up in a Spanish-speaking family, Gladiz Martinez, AG-CNS ’20, BSN ’08, often served as a reluctant family interpreter.


Author Bob Mook | Publish Date January 02, 2023
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Research    Community    Palliative care

Addressing Racism in Palliative Care Research Starts with Listening and Community Partnerships

A good death can take many forms. Because each person is unique, with different personal and cultural beliefs and expectations, there is not a single definition of a good death.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date December 14, 2022
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Research    Community   

New Grant Funds Expand Educational Outreach Efforts for CU School of Medicine Researchers

College students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine now have the opportunity to conduct research on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus as part of a $1.3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that was awarded to two researchers at the CU School of Medicine in fall 2022.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 09, 2022
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Research    Community and Practice    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Building Better, More Accurate Mobile Health Apps and Devices Through Inclusion

Consumer options for apps or wearable devices to help track personal health goals begin well before they arrive in a digital or physical store. The design and testing phase is where developers make crucial decisions on how well the solution will perform: from following evidence-based academic research, to including perspectives from a wide variety of backgrounds. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date December 06, 2022
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Community    Cancer    Magazine    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    Leadership   

Women Are Gaining Increasing Seats at the Table in Cancer Leadership

Two important numbers to keep in mind are that 50.5% of the U.S. population is female, and that cancer will account for more than 606,000 deaths in the United States this year, making it the second-leading cause of death.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 28, 2022
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Alumni   

Alumna Blends Native American Healing Traditions with Western Medicine

“I knew at a young age that I wanted to be a doctor or a person who could help others heal,” says CU Nursing alumna Michelle Kahn-John, PhD ‘14, MSN ’00, who comes from a long line of medicine women and men from the Navajo (Diné) Nation, Big Water Clan (Tó’tsohnii) of Fort Defiance, AZ.


Author Dana Brandorff | Publish Date November 28, 2022
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Research    Community   

Rocking the Fashion Runway: Over $2.2 Million Raised for Down Syndrome Research

The “Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show” once again drew a large and star-studded crowd to raise awareness and funds for Down syndrome research.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 15, 2022
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Community    Diversity    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

CU Anschutz Diversity and Inclusion Group Awarded National Chapter of the Year

The national Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) strives to increase diversity in the scientific workforce. This year, the organization found the highest embodiment of its ideals at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date November 10, 2022
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Clinical Research    Geriatrics    CCTSI

Older Adults Embrace New Careers in Research

Clinical research is one of the primary reasons the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a nationally renowned healthcare destination. Yet in 2019, only 25% of CU Anschutz adult clinical trials enrolled even one participant over age 50. Study results may not apply to unrepresented populations, so the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires clinical research to include individuals across the life span.


Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date November 02, 2022
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Research    Community    Pediatrics

Program Working with Hispanic and Latino Community Partners to Lessen Impact of Childhood Obesity

Researchers and clinicians in the University of Colorado School of Medicine are partnering with members of Hispanic communities across Colorado to support children and families in cultivating healthy lifestyle habits and with an overall goal to reduce obesity-related health disparities.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 01, 2022
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Research   

The Intersection of Implementation Science and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Implementation science is a team sport, and the reason Mónica Pérez Jolles, MA, PhD joined the ACCORDS team. As an invited associate professor, she is collaborating with her University of Colorado School of Medicine colleagues and community partners to improve health systems for underserved populations.   


Author Carie Behounek | Publish Date October 26, 2022
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Students    Health equity    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

On Health & Equity: PhD Student Anthony Velasco Focuses on LGBTQ+ Communities

Just as Anthony Velasco’s healthcare research regarding the LGBTQ+ community is interesting, important, and unique, so is Anthony Velasco, NP.


Author Bob Mook | Publish Date October 24, 2022
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Community    Diversity    Health equity   

Representation Matters: Dozens Gather at Annual Die-In to Spotlight Action Against Racism and Injustice

Representation matters.

On a recent day in her pediatric pulmonary clinic, the first patient Jennifer Taylor-Cousar, MD, saw was a 10-year-old girl who is Black and who asked if she could keep the disposable gloves and stethoscope used during her appointment. She wants to be a doctor, just like Taylor-Cousar.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 20, 2022
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Community    Faculty    Students   

Police Department Survey: Most People Feel Safe on Campus

More than three-quarters of students, faculty and staff responding to a campus Police Department survey feel “very safe” or “somewhat safe” on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 30, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Community   

Helping Patients By Identifying Critical Social Needs 

Doctors know that a patient’s social needs — whether they’re homeless, food insecure, or without transportation, for example — can affect not only their health outcomes, but the types of treatment their provider will recommend. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 30, 2022
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Health equity    Clinical Research   

Achieving Mental Health Equity Means Overcoming Flawed Policy-Shaping Data Systems

Research in health equity and social determinants seeks to understand disparities and affect real change, yet the national data collection systems investigators rely on for their work are incomplete and hardwired for structural racism, Shale Wong, MD, MSPH, told attendees of the 10th annual Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute academic summit on Sept. 14.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 19, 2022
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Community    Diversity    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

‘In America, Why Is Being Black Bad for Your Body and Your Health?’

Disparities in healthcare and health outcomes are not solely about income. Or education. Or access, according to author Linda Villarosa. They are also about race.


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date September 16, 2022
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Campus Life    Community    Diversity   

Schrock Named Assistant Vice Chancellor and Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equity

Elizabeth Schrock, EdD, MSW, has been named assistant vice chancellor and Title IX coordinator for the Office of Equity at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date September 13, 2022
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Research    Press Releases   

Early Intervention Effective in Treating Neurodevelopmental Disorders

A new study suggests that therapeutic interventions to treat neurodevelopmental disorders may be more effective if done during the early stages of brain development.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 01, 2022
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Press Releases    Geriatrics   

CDPHE Adds Multidisciplinary Center on Aging at the University of Colorado as a Recognized Health Navigator Training Program

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pleased to add the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging at the University of Colorado as a Recognized Health Navigator Training Program. Recognized programs must demonstrate that their training curricula meet the entry-level core competencies for individuals to become credentialed health navigators in Colorado. Building the health navigator workforce is a core component of the state’s strategy to eliminate barriers to accessing health care and promote positive health outcomes for all Coloradans. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 23, 2022
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Research    Education    Students    Diversity   

Diversity in Cancer Research Program Hosts Undergraduate Students for Hands-On Experience at CU Cancer Center

For Isaiah Richardson, conducting research as an American Cancer Society Diversity in Cancer Research Intern this summer was an important academic and professional experience, but it was also personal.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date August 18, 2022
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Community    Students    Public Health   

The Battle Against Isolation Continues: How CU Students Are Making an Impact

A dental student and a retired lawyer may seem like an unlikely pairing, but through the COVID-19 pandemic, John Gavel (DDS ’24) and Bill Nagel have shared countless conversations. They were introduced as part of an outreach program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus: Connecting Older Adults and Students Through Interprofessional Telecare (COAST-IT).  


Author Laura Ramsey | Publish Date August 04, 2022
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Faculty   

Faculty Feature: Meet (Flora) Monique M. Phipps, DDS

Dr. Phipps graduated from Hampton University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in biology, then earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004. After dental school, she attended an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program for one year before heading west. She moved to Las Vegas in 2005 where she practiced part time before transferring to the University of Nevada School of Dental Medicine and has been in dental education ever since.


Author Laura Ramsey | Publish Date July 21, 2022
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Faculty    Pharmacy Perspectives    Cancer    Pharmacy   

A Clinician At Heart

Professor. Researcher. Fulbright awardee. Cindy O’Bryant, PharmD, can now add Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs to her impressive CV.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date June 28, 2022
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Innovation    Faculty   

CU Dental Senior Associate Dean Awarded Prestigious ELAM Program Fellowship

Aurora, Colo. (June 27, 2022) – The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) Program announced its 2022-2023 class of fellows, featuring University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine’s Tracy de Peralta, DMD, PhD, MClinEd.


Author Laura Ramsey | Publish Date June 27, 2022
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Research    Press Releases    COVID-19    Mental Health   

People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Struggled With Mental Health During COVID-19 Shutdowns

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) struggled with their mental health during the COVID-19-induced lockdowns and subsequent restraints on community services, according to a new study published today in Psychiatric Services.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date June 23, 2022
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Community    Diversity    Student and Alumni    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    ColoradoSPH at UNC

Pride and Connection: LGBTQ+ Hub Debuts to Unite and Serve CU Anschutz Community

On a warm afternoon in November 2021, a handful of volunteers gathered under a small tent at Boettcher Commons, cheerfully laying out T-shirts, lanyards, stickers and buttons on a table. The buzz in the air was about more than just the kickoff event’s swag and snacks: After years of disconnection and pandemic-induced isolation, the clouds literally parted for the opening of the CU Anschutz LGBTQ+ Hub, the university’s first-ever official, campus-wide organization dedicated to connecting and championing the LGBTQ+ community at CU Anschutz.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date June 21, 2022
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Pharmacy Perspectives    Vaccinations    Pharmacy   

Generous Gift Supports Vaccination Partnership for Underserved Communities

COVID-19 infections have plummeted, mask mandates are dropping, and the state of Colorado is welcoming the spring with a renewed sense of “post-Covid” enthusiasm. But not all Coloradans are breathing easier. According to the CDC, approximately 1.75 million people, or a third of the population in the state, have yet to be vaccinated. Many of these people are part of historically underserved, marginalized communities where access to health care is low and vaccination hesitancy is high.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date June 14, 2022
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Graduate Program    Awards

CU Anschutz Grad School Honors Top Mentors, Changemakers

During the May 27 spring convocation, the Graduate School announced the recipients of the dean’s awards, formally recognizing graduate students and faculty who have made a positive impact on the training environment and culture at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 08, 2022
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Community    COVID-19   

CU Anschutz researchers work with Colorado communities to develop trustworthy and relevant COVID-19 information

The massive volume of messages we all have received about COVID-19 led the World Health Organization to coin the term “infodemic”: too much information, including false or misleading messages, in digital and physical environments during a disease outbreak. Though academics will be studying the toll of this misinformation for many years to come, we know it has been massive.


Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date June 07, 2022
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Education   

Psychiatry Pathway Program Opens Doors to Critically Needed Careers

At a time when the demand for mental health professionals is greater than ever, the CU Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is offering undergraduate students a doorway into careers in this critical field.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date June 07, 2022
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Patient Care    Public Health    Epidemiology    Monkeypox    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Rare Spread of Monkeypox Puts Health Experts on Alert

The unusual spread of monkeypox from West and Central Africa, where it has occurred sporadically, has health experts on alert. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week issued a health advisory asking clinicians to be on the lookout for the virus’s characteristic rash and fever.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date May 23, 2022
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Community    Women's Health   

Suicide, Drug Overdose Top Killers of New Mothers in Colorado

Affected patients describe being gripped by “profound sadness” or “paralyzed” by bouts of anxiety and exhaustion. The feelings of perinatal mood disorders, which often result in a sense of hopelessness, strike mothers during what should be one of the happiest times of their lives.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 20, 2022
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Community    Diversity   

Giving Day Raises Funds to Target Health Equity Gap

Generous donors to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus gave nearly $135,000 to support health equity initiatives during the campus’s first Giving Day on April 14.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 06, 2022
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Research    Women's Health    Mental Health   

Coaching Program Reduces Burnout Among Resident Physicians

A coaching program aimed at decreasing burnout among female resident physicians significantly reduced emotional exhaustion and imposter syndrome while increasing self-compassion over a six-month period, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 06, 2022
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Patient Care    Students    Clinics   

Navy veteran, former Douglas County sheriff’s deputy credits CU dental student for his renewed faith in dental medicine

Ronnie Chavez, a Navy veteran and former Douglas County sheriff’s deputy, has had dental problems his entire life. Even as a child, he was ridiculed for his teeth. “Kids can be ruthless,” he said. Not only that, but his childhood dentist was stern and unfriendly.


Author Laura Ramsey | Publish Date May 02, 2022
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Research    Community    Lung Cancer   

New TORI Director Looking Forward to Supporting Multidisciplinary Research and Building Relationships

This year, lung cancer will account for an estimated 130,000 deaths in the United States – approximately 25% of all cancer deaths. Among those deaths, people who are Black will be disproportionately represented.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date April 29, 2022
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Patient Care    Community   

Rep. Crow Targets VA Hiring Red Tape, Lagging Vet Suicide Data

Removing red tape in the healthcare hiring process is a top priority for U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, who held a town hall April 23 to discuss pending legislation aimed at improving access and delivery of care for veterans and military service members. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 26, 2022
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Research    Public Health    Health equity   

CU Anschutz Researchers Team Up to Bolster the Health of Americans With Disabilities

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are joining efforts to improve the lives and healthcare of the 61 million Americans living with disabilities, a number expected to rise in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date April 25, 2022
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Education    Community   

CU Presidential Finalist Todd Saliman Holds Forum at CU Anschutz

University of Colorado presidential finalist Todd Saliman visited the CU Anschutz Medical Campus on April 21 in the final stop of a four-campus tour.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date April 25, 2022
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Faculty    Alumni    Philanthropy    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    ColoradoSPH at CSU

Building a Diverse Public Health Workforce – Without the Fear of Debt

Careers in public health are both critically important and noble. They address systemic inequities, educate the public, increase access to information and care, and develop ways to improve the lives of entire populations.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 18, 2022
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Campus Life    Community   

Campus & Workplace Culture Survey Initial Findings Released

Last fall, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community took part in the Campus & Workplace Culture (CWC) Survey. The survey was led by the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement and the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, a part of a broader effort underway on all CU campuses.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date April 13, 2022
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Community    COVID-19    Public Health    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Donor Gift Provides Powerful Boost to COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach

Longtime University of Colorado benefactors and siblings, Alan Cogen and Judi Cogen, continue to have a significant impact on the Denver community. Thanks to their recent gifts, the Cogens are assisting underserved populations in the metropolitan area.


Author Danielle Davis | Publish Date April 08, 2022
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Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Recognizing Health Disparities During National Minority Cancer Awareness Month 

April has been designated National Minority Cancer Awareness Month to bring attention to the health disparities that lead to higher rates of cancer in Black, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and other communities of color. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 08, 2022
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Education    Community   

Congressional Budget Brings Funding Boost to CU Anschutz Career Pathway Programs

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will soon expand its career pathway opportunities for students thanks to new federal funding. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date March 29, 2022
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Research    Community    Faculty    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Rising Star Position Will Support Health Disparities and Shared Decision-Making Research

While conducting research for her doctoral dissertation, Channing Tate, PhD, MPH, spoke with 144 older Black adults about hospice care – what they knew about it, whether they’d consider it, what their experiences with hospice had been.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 25, 2022
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Community   

For Trailblazing Doctor, History and Empowerment Go Hand in Hand

As a young girl in the 1940s, Helen Morris, MD, saw a world rocked by atrocities and on the brink of momentous change. Eighty years later, Morris, who was among a small group of women doctors in Colorado early in her career, sees history repeating itself.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date March 21, 2022
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Faculty   

Possibilities Endless: Lilia Cervantes, MD

While practicing medicine at Denver Health, Lilia Cervantes, MD, researcher and associate professor of hospital medicine and director of immigrant health at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, treated socially marginalized patients with kidney failure who had no access to standard dialysis care. These patients could only receive dialysis at the emergency room when their health was in critical condition. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date March 09, 2022
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Education    Community   

CU Department of Surgery’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Continues Its Work 

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in the CU School of Medicine Department of Surgery (DOS) has made great strides over the past year, working toward the department’s goal of becoming the most diverse, equitable, and inclusive department of surgery in the country by 2030.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 08, 2022
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Faculty    Women's Health   

Closing the Sex Gap in Medical Research: CU Center Leads Way

Whether it’s dangerous side effects with Ambien or poorer heart health with type 2 diabetes, women often react to drugs and disease differently than men. Yet studies behind these sex and gender differences in medical science are still relatively scant.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date March 07, 2022
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Campus Life    Press Releases    Diversity   

CU Anschutz and CU Denver Honored to Receive Military Friendly Schools Gold Award Designation

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Denver have received the Military Friendly Schools: Gold Award designation, officials announced Monday. The award recognizes the top colleges and universities in the country that do the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensuring veterans’ academic and future success, according to the Military Friendly website. Gold Award winners have programs that scored within 20 percent of the 10th-ranked institution within a given category.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 07, 2022
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Community    Public Health    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Ads Contributed to Hooking Black Smokers on Menthols. Now CU Experts Are Fighting Back

Years of targeted advertising by tobacco giants turned menthol cigarettes into a racial issue, hooking mostly Black Americans on the minty-tasting tobacco products. Now public health experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have rallied a powerful community effort to reverse a deadly trend and social injustice. 


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date March 04, 2022
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Research    COVID-19    Pediatrics

CU-Led National Youth COVID Study Could Speed Care for Sickest Children

When Blake Martin, MD, packs up his two tots for preschool and outings, he knows their chances of ending up in the hospital with COVID-19 are slim. Many parents breathed huge sighs of relief when the mysterious virus of 2020 turned its focus away from the country’s littlest citizens.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date February 25, 2022
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Education    Community   

Get to Know: James E. Carter, Jr., MD

In celebration of Black History Month, CU Anschutz is launching the “Get To Know” series to highlight Black excellence on campus year-round – leaders, innovators and change makers who are accomplishing the extraordinary in their fields every day. The “Get To Know” series will expand throughout the year as an inclusive platform for voices on our campus. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date February 22, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19    Faculty    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Oral Health Report: Mouth Serves as Gateway to Overall Health

While oral healthcare has dramatically improved over the past 20 years, especially in digital technology and restorative dentistry, access to routine and preventative care remains a significant problem in the United States.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 22, 2022
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Community    Students   

Get to Know: Chidinma Onyia

In celebration of Black History Month, CU Anschutz is launching the “Get to Know” series to highlight Black excellence on campus year-round – leaders, innovators and change makers who are accomplishing the extraordinary in their fields every day. The “Get to Know” series will expand throughout the year as an inclusive platform for voices on our campus.  


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date February 22, 2022
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Research    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

First of its Kind Research Provides Critical Information for Treating Alzheimer’s in American Indian and Alaska Natives

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults are at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), yet little is known about resources allocated for their treatment.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date February 17, 2022
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Pharmacy   

CU Pharmacy Celebrates Black History Month

Black History is American History, and all February we are recognizing individuals who are standouts in their field in honor of Black History Month. Their dedication to their craft is moving our world forward, one step at a time. Check back all month as we update this page with more standout history makers!


Author SOP Communications | Publish Date February 16, 2022
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Faculty   

Get to Know: Deborah Saint-Phard, MD

In celebration of Black History Month, CU Anschutz is launching the “Get to Know” series to highlight Black excellence on campus year-round – leaders, innovators and change makers who are accomplishing the extraordinary in their fields every day. The “Get to Know” series will expand throughout the year as an inclusive platform for voices on our campus.  


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date February 15, 2022
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Research    Diversity   

What Makes CU Anschutz ‘Amazing’? CU President Wants Colorado to Know

University of Colorado President Todd Saliman heard about progress being made on many fronts at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus – diversity and inclusion, research and healthcare innovations among them – on Feb. 14. His visit was part of ongoing statewide outreach efforts to learn how CU can better serve the diverse needs and communities of Colorado.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 15, 2022
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Campus Life    Community   

Regents Presented with Campus and Workplace Culture Survey Results

The Board of Regents on Thursday heard initial results of the Campus and Workplace Culture (CWC) Survey, in which University of Colorado students, faculty and staff provided information about their academic, workplace and residential environments.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 11, 2022
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Press Releases   

CU College of Nursing at Anschutz Medical Campus partners with Fort Lewis College to offer undergraduate nursing program in Durango

Fort Lewis College (FLC) and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have announced a new partnership to create a four-year undergraduate degree in nursing, bringing the state’s flagship medical institute of higher education to the rural and Indigenous-serving campus of Southwest Colorado.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date February 09, 2022
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Community    Faculty    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Get to Know: Cerise Hunt, PhD, MSW

In celebration of Black History Month, CU Anschutz is launching the “Get To Know” series to highlight Black excellence on campus year-round – leaders, innovators and change makers who are accomplishing the extraordinary in their fields every day. The “Get To Know” series will expand throughout the year as an inclusive platform for voices on our campus. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date February 09, 2022
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Campus Life    Education    Community    Diversity   

Get to Know: Salwa Mourtada Bamba

In celebration of Black History Month, CU Anschutz is launching the “Get To Know” series to highlight Black excellence on campus year-round – leaders, innovators and change makers who are accomplishing the extraordinary in their fields every day. The “Get To Know” series will expand throughout the year as an inclusive platform for voices on our campus. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date February 01, 2022
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Patient Care    Diabetes   

Diabetic Alert Dog Brings Comfort (and Sleep) to Family

After hearing the phrase “dead in bed,” restful nights for Marc Bullion and his wife, Becki, disappeared. Their daughter, Lelia, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 8, and her low-blood sugar episodes were unusually frequent.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date January 31, 2022
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Research    COVID-19    Cancer    Vaccine   

CU Anschutz Research: Innovation in the Face of COVID Crisis

Much has changed in the world since COVID-19 emerged and touched off a global health crisis. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and other academic research institutions have been at the heart of the response to the pandemic, aggregating data, making discoveries, running clinical trials and developing therapies.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 26, 2022
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Research    COVID-19    Mental Health   

Behavioral Health Expert on Front Lines of Police Calls? Study Targets Co-Response Teams

Amber McDonald, PhD, LCSW, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been on the forefront of public safety’s cultural shift for years. She’s helped steer policing from a confrontational, “we’re taking you in” approach toward a more nuanced style such as: “We want to hear you out and connect you to community resources.”


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 03, 2022
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MPH grad takes on timely issues with inaugural public health fellowship

As an undergraduate at the University of Oregon, Justice Onwordi learned the intricacies of human physiology. After earning her degree in 2018, she applied her skills as an exercise physiologist in the Denver metro area. She contemplated moving on to medical school or to a nurse practitioner program, but ultimately Onwordi determined that her professional path must go through public health.


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Research    Community    Awareness    Cancer   

Molecular and Cellular Oncology Program Co-Leaders Focus on Growing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Research

In the past, molecular and cellular oncology research often began with the idea that cells are cells and proteins are proteins, and it didn’t especially matter who provided the sample.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date December 22, 2021
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Research    Community    Brain and Spinal Cancer   

Stakeholder and community engagement in brain tumor research

For lower-grade glioma brain tumors, there have been almost no advances in treatment in nearly 30 years. One of the contributing factors to this staggering fact is, of course, a lack of research understanding how these slow-growing tumors progress.

Researchers from ACCORDS are part of a three-center study called the OPTIMUM Project that is addressing this lack of research in lower-grade gliomas. The research teams are investigating the molecular evolution of lower-grade gliomas (astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas), slow-growing but malignant brain tumors that primarily affect young adults. Partners from the University of Colorado (CU), Yale University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and The Jackson Laboratory recently received a $13 million, four-year center grant from the National Cancer Institute to enhance participation in the Low-Grade Glioma Registry.


Author Laura Veith - ACCORDS Writer | Publish Date December 07, 2021
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Students    Pharmacy   

P1 Brings Drive and Navajo Culture to the First Remote PharmD Cohort

Earning a PharmD from her home in Window Rock, Arizona, Diedre Greyeyes is one busy lady. The full-time remote student at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is also a full-time distance student at Colorado State University (CSU) earning an MBA. And because of the magic of technology, Greyeyes is able to do both from her home – a necessity when the closest Target is over two hours away.


Author Jordan Kellerman | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    Cardiothoracic Surgery   

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at CU School of Medicine Celebrates a ‘Herstoric’ Moment

With two female cardiothoracic surgeons in its ranks, the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is ahead of the curve when it comes to gender representation in the field. By one recent estimate, just 8% of cardiothoracic surgeons in the country are female.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 17, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    Plastic Surgery   

Gender Affirmation Surgery Helps Patient Feel Whole for the First Time in 71 Years

The victory lap came 50 years after high school, in a female restroom at Denver’s East High School.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 15, 2021
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Patient Care    COVID-19    Health equity   

COVID’s impact on caring for patients with disabilities

For so many of us, life slowed down with COVID-19. The limitation of not gathering in person extracted most of our social commitments and daily rhythms. However, for Dr. Megan Morris, things have only sped up in the last two years.


Author Laura Veith - ACCORDS Writer | Publish Date November 10, 2021
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Innovation    Patient Care    Diversity   

CU Innovations Wins $50,000 Grant to Support Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Many studies have shown that companies with diverse leadership and innovation teams are the most successful and profitable. And yet, representation of women and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities in management positions of companies, including startups, remains low across the marketplace.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 26, 2021
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Press Releases    Diversity   

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

The University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus have become the first research university in the state to attain status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), according to a recent designation by the U.S. Department of Education.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 26, 2021
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Community    Faculty   

CU Anschutz Expert Emphasizes the Collective Power of the Greater Good on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Spero M. Manson, PhD, (Pembina Chippewa) is a distinguished professor of public health and psychiatry, directs the Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health, and occupies the Colorado Trust Chair in American Indian Health within the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date October 08, 2021
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Community    Faculty   

Women in Medicine Month Concludes With an Inspirational Trio

Celebrating exceptional women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus? No problem.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 28, 2021
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Community    Faculty   

Top CU Women Power Through Pandemic, Keep Focus on Bringing Fellow Women Along

Celebrating exceptional women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus? No problem.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 20, 2021
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Community    Faculty   

Celebrating Exceptional Women in Medicine During National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating exceptional women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus? No problem.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 14, 2021
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Community    Faculty    Students   

Lymphoma Expert, Doctoral Student Find Gender Bias Upends Work-Life Balance

Celebrating exceptional women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus? No problem.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 08, 2021
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Community    Faculty    Diversity    COMBAT

Military Leader, Classroom Innovator Model Gender Equity in Medicine and Beyond

Celebrating exceptional women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus? No problem.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date August 31, 2021
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Public Health Agencies Turn to Locals to Extend Reach Into Immigrant Communities

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Publish DateSeptember 18, 2023

When covid-19 vaccines became available, Colorado public health officials initially relied on mass vaccination events publicized through Facebook, email, and texts, and required Coloradans to book appointments online. But when that go-big strategy drove large disparities in who was getting vaccinated, public health departments in the Denver area decided to go small instead.

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Colorado doctor highlights the need for cultural representation in the medical field

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Publish DateApril 07, 2023

 Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Cousar, a pediatric and adult pulmonologist at National Jewish Health, is committed to creating systemic racial change for patients in the medical field. 

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Medical Xpress

'Other' race/ethnicity linked to higher suicide and overdose risk in military members with mild TBI

news outletMedical Xpress
Publish DateMarch 08, 2023

Previous studies have reported high rates of death by suicide and drug overdose—including opioid overdose—in military service members with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).  A new study finds that those risks are highest among military members with mTBI who identify their racial/ethnic status as "Other," as opposed to standard racial/ethnic categories. The study is published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.

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A Denver Researcher Highlights Older Queer Women Through Photographs

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Publish DateFebruary 27, 2023

Carey Candrian knows there isn’t much space for art in medicine or academia.

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