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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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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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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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Early Win for Preemptive Stents on Vulnerable Coronary Plaque

news outlet9News
Publish DateApril 09, 2024

The concept of using stents to seal off non-flow-limiting vulnerable plaques, before they have a chance to rupture, worked out in the first major trial testing this provocative idea.

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Pregnant women report increased COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy during omicron wave

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Publish DateApril 09, 2024

“As of July 29, 2023, Vaccine Safety Datalink surveillance found just 16.2% of pregnant people aged 18 to 49 years had received a COVID-19 booster vaccine, with only 8.3% of Black pregnant people and 9.6% of Latino pregnant people vaccinated during pregnancy,” Joshua T. B. Williams, assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Ambulatory Care Services at Denver Health and Hospitals, and colleagues wrote.

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CBS News

Doctors take on dental duties to reach low-income and uninsured patients

news outletCBS News
Publish DateApril 09, 2024

Pediatrician Patricia Braun and her team saw roughly 100 children at a community health clinic on a recent Monday. They gave flu shots and treatments for illnesses like ear infections.

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U.S. News & World Report

Best Physical Therapy Programs

news outletU.S. News & World Report
Publish DateApril 09, 2024

To become a physical therapist, students must first master areas of science such as biomechanics, neuroscience, exercise physiology and anatomy. These are the top schools to train physical therapists at the doctorate level (DPT). The University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Physical Therapy Program is ranked #11.

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