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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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Colorado Politics

Legislation needed to better treat Coloradans' obesity, prediabetes

news outletColorado Politics
Publish DateJuly 03, 2024

No matter how worthy the cause, policy initiatives go nowhere without the help of legislator champions to fight for them. When it comes to addressing Colorado’s obesity and diabetes crises, we Diabetes Advocates are grateful to have state Sen. Dafna Michaelson Jenet in our corner.

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Ravulizumab improves kidney function in patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 03, 2024

Ravulizumab was successful in improving blood health, kidney function and quality of life while maintaining eGFR in pediatric and adult patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, according to published data.

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The Hospitalist

Leading Within an Environment of Work-Life Balance: From Burnout to Wellness

news outletThe Hospitalist
Publish DateJuly 01, 2024

Few topics echo in the doctors’ lounge across the country more often than physician burnout. It’s the hot topic of our time.

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Sustained reduction in HbA1c for adults with type 2 diabetes after starting CGM

news outletHealio
Publish DateJuly 01, 2024

Adults with type 2 diabetes experienced a reduction in HbA1c within 3 months of starting continuous glucose monitoring, regardless of insulin therapy, a presenter reported at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions.

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