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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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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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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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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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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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Public Health Agencies Turn to Locals to Extend Reach Into Immigrant Communities

news outletKHN
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

news outletRocky Mountain PBS
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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