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Research    Diversity    Prehospital Care and EMS

Study Explores Disparities in Emergency Medical Services Care in the U.S.

Emergency medical services (EMS), or prehospital care teams, are the first medical contact for people needing immediate care and because of that they can have significant impact on how treatment will continue. Due to environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic factors, some patients don’t get the care they need, presenting EMS leadership with challenges to improve access to quality and equitable care.


Author Colleen Miracle | Publish Date February 21, 2023
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Education    Community    Diversity   

Acknowledging the History of Black Health Care: Current Biases, Disparities, and the Importance of Diversity in the Next Generation of Providers

In her two decades of working in emergency medicine, Jacqueline Ward-Gaines, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has devoted much of herself to almost every patient scenario imaginable and seen dozens of cohorts graduate medical school and complete their residencies. Consequently, she has also come face-to-face with disparities and biases that exist in health care.


Author Colleen Miracle | Publish Date February 01, 2023
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Press Coverage    Diversity

Regents zoom in on strategic plan’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion emphasis

Board retreat features first in-depth examination of plan’s pillars


Author University of Colorado | Publish Date July 21, 2021
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Press Coverage    Diversity

Dr. Jacqueline Ward-Gaines celebrates Dr. Justina Ford

The young Black woman doctor came to Denver eager to practice medicine in 1902, but authorities refused to recognize Dr. Justina Ford or give her privileges at the city’s hospital.


Author Colorado Times Recorder | Publish Date February 19, 2021
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Press Coverage    Diversity

Treating People The Right Way: CU Medical Residents Take Course In Health Equity

Residents from the University of Colorado School of Medicine learned about the impact diversity has on health equity.


Author CBS News | Publish Date February 17, 2021
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Press Coverage    Diversity

UCHealth emergency medicine physician seeks to bridge the divide in health care

Ward-Gaines has been with the UCHealth system for almost 15 years. She first arrived in Colorado to be closer to her husband's family.


Author Denver 7 | Publish Date February 17, 2021
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Press Coverage    Diversity

Elevating Black Voices: Colorado Doctors Stress Importance Of Diversity In Medical Field

In the emergency department at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Dr. Vaughn Browne sees the worst of the pandemic every single day. CBS4's Conor McCue spoke with him and other doctors as part of CBS4's Elevating Black Voices series which highlights community members during Black History Month.


Author CBS News | Publish Date February 03, 2021
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Diversity    COMBAT

Dr. Flarity Promoted to Brigadier General

Kathleen Flarity, DNP, PhD, the Deputy Director of the COMBAT Center, was recently promoted to the Rank of Brigadier General and will serve as the interim Command Surgeon for the US Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC). 

AMC is one of the largest commands in the US military, and oversees a budget of $781M with $1.6B in assets in support of 6,250 personnel to lead en route combat casualty care for the future battlefield.  She is the first woman to hold this senior leadership position.


Author Unknown Author | Publish Date October 22, 2020
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Department of Emergency Medicine In the News

The Colorado Sun

Gun-related injuries in Colorado cost at least $8.4 million in medical bills in 2022

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateJune 07, 2024

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine and founding director of the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, was quoted on the new report findings.

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O2Matic

O2matic’s Proprietary Technology tbe Evaluated by the University of Colorado, Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense

news outletO2Matic
Publish DateMay 29, 2024

Adit Ginde, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine, and his team’s work has paved the way for the SAVE-O2 trial, a multicenter randomized clinical trial funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. The SAVE-O2 trial focuses on redefining oxygen requirements in critically ill trauma patients through targeting normoxemia.

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U.S. Army

Securing Hope: Strategies for Lethal Means Safety, With Emmy Betz, M.D.

news outletU.S. Army
Publish DateMay 07, 2024

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, professor of emergency medicine and director of the CU Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, was quoted in a U.S. Army article based on her webinar, Securing Hope: Strategies for Lethal Means Safety.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Denver Health offering free gun locks, violence prevention services

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateApril 02, 2024

Benjamin Li, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine and emergency medicine physician with Denver Health, spoke with FOX31 about the importance of safe firearm storage.

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