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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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Education    Community    Students    Diversity   

BA/BS-MD Program Aimed at Increasing Diversity of Health Care Professionals in Colorado 

Many college students enter their freshman year unsure of what they want to major in, let alone what they’ll do after they graduate. Then there are students like Hussna Yasini, who entered her first year of college at the University of Colorado Denver knowing she could earn a reserved spot at the CU School of Medicine after she completed her undergraduate studies. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 06, 2022
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Community    Faculty    Diversity   

CU School of Medicine Assistant Professor Honored for Her Work on Behalf of Medically Underserved Communities. 

Josina Romero O’Connell’s dream of being a doctor began when she was 3 years old, watching as her grandfather died in a small community clinic in a rural area of New Mexico halfway between Taos and Santa Fe.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 15, 2022
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Community    COVID-19    Diversity

School of Medicine Doctor Focusing on Denver’s Latino Community During COVID-19

As a doctor on the front lines in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilia Cervantes, MD, quickly saw the disproportionate toll the virus was taking on Denver’s Latino community.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 04, 2021
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Education    Community    Faculty    Diversity

On a Mission to Create Meaningful Progress on Diversity and Inclusion

Kia Washington, MD, looks back on her undergraduate experience as four years that helped to shape who she is. One of those years in particular stands out as not just formative, but transformative.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 08, 2021
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CPR

Moms of newborns with RSV found hospitals busy but ready to help as respiratory virus surges

news outletCPR
Publish DateNovember 29, 2022

Colorado's severe respiratory season continues to hit hard, especially among young kids. Parents of children hospitalized with RSV report that facilities are packed, but that their infant got critical care — and just when they needed it.

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Self

How to Cope If Family Gatherings Trigger Your Social Anxiety

news outletSelf
Publish DateNovember 22, 2022

Thanksgiving is nearly here, and I’m starting to feel a bit jittery about all the awkward interactions I’m about to have with family members and long-lost acquaintances from high school.

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NPR

Doctors who would like to defy abortion laws say it's too risky

news outletNPR
Publish DateNovember 22, 2022

Doctors in states with abortion bans can face prison time and lose their licenses if they violate the laws. Some are calling on doctors to openly defy the bans.

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Denver Gazette

Red flag laws are only as effective as the frequency with which they get used

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateNovember 22, 2022

Almost immediately after Anderson Lee Aldrich was identified as the suspect in the Club Q mass shoot ........

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