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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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New Diploma Program Training Clinicians as Leaders in Climate Medicine

The impacts of climate change on human health are among the most profound and far-reaching issues in health care. Global ecosystems are under such stress that the effects of climate change on human health grow more widespread and damaging by the day.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date August 15, 2022
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CU School of Medicine Class of 2026 Called to Empathy and Healing as They Begin Medical Studies

This week, members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2026 became new medical students, entering medicine at a critical and often tumultuous time.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date July 29, 2022
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SEA-PHAGES Program Teaches Students Science Fundamentals as They Discover Novel Phages

Bacteriophages, also known as phages, are viruses that infect a host bacteria and share traits with all viruses: They require a host cell to reproduce and are specific to particular hosts.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date July 27, 2022
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Putting Residents Face to Face With Health Care Inequities 

For residents training in specialties such as internal medicine, pediatrics, and emergency medicine, hands-on training is vital when it comes to practicing skills like stabilizing an airway or taking a patient’s medical history. When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), however, training all too often happens in a classroom or online, with no real-world experience to reinforce the lessons or allow for learning opportunities.   


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 26, 2022
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New MD-MS Program Prepares Medical Students for Careers in Human Spaceflight 

Space needs doctors, and a new joint MD-MS degree program between the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder is aimed at giving medical students the skills they need to advance human spaceflight.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 22, 2022
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CU School of Medicine Celebrates Class of 2022

Much of medicine has been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two and a half years, and medical school is no exception. The 181 students who graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine today have seen their learning and training profoundly altered by the health crisis, and they enter residency in a medical landscape still dealing with the pandemic and its aftermath.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 27, 2022
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Research    Students    Brain and Spinal Cancer

Mentorship for the Win  

Sanjana Bukkapatnam, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, scored a victory in April when her paper on her glioblastoma research took first place in the National Poster Competition at the American College of Physicians Conference in Chicago. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 25, 2022
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CU School of Medicine Graduation 2022

For the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2022, the past two years have been filled with many twists and turns as normal life was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenges these students have faced to balance school, clinical training, and personal life have demanded much of them.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date May 20, 2022
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From the Sea to the Scalpel 

It was in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, aboard a Navy ship bound for the Middle East, that Josh Abolarin’s journey to medical school began.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 20, 2022
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A Winding Road of Experience Leads Lifelong Learner through Medical School

Dottie Stearns’ road to medical school curved across San Salvador Island in the Bahamas, where she learned through studying Cyclura rileyi iguanas that it’s possible to survive a mass extinction event by burrowing.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 16, 2022
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Leaning Into the Ambiguity of Human Experience

During his summers as an undergraduate student, Zaid Al Bahrani worked as a counselor at Camp Kesem in Ohio, a weeklong overnight camp for children impacted by a parent’s cancer diagnosis.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 13, 2022
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A Journey Into Holistic Health

It was a few years before Kiyomi Daoud started college at Harvard University that her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As devastating as it was watching her grandmother’s struggle, Daoud found herself not only curious about the neurologic process her grandmother was going through, but also how her grandmother’s condition was affecting her grandfather, her parents, her sister, and herself.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 09, 2022
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Students Honor Those Who Donated Their Bodies for Anatomy Education

Eunice Spackman was born on her family’s high plains homestead near Akron, Colorado. She rode a horse two miles to and from school each day, a path so familiar that the horse wouldn’t deviate from it even when she wanted to go visit a friend.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date April 22, 2022
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CU School of Medicine Remains in U.S. News Top 10 for Medical Schools 

The University of Colorado School of Medicine continues to rank among the top 10 medical schools in the country for primary care, according to numbers released today by U.S. News and World Report. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 29, 2022
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Match Day Ceremony Reveals Residency Locations for Graduating Students at CU School of Medicine  

After four often-grueling years of medical school, more than 150 fourth-year students from the University of Colorado School of Medicine took the next step in their medical journey Friday.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 18, 2022
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CU School of Medicine Match Day 2022

Match Day, when medical students are matched with the residency program they will begin after graduation, is the culmination of four years of hard work and sacrifice.

It's a time-honored tradition that many medical students dream about. You receive a message, you open it, and suddenly it seems like everything in your life changes. For medical students who are about to graduate, Match Day is a career-defining moment.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 16, 2022
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Lessons Learned on the Football Field Translate to Medical Studies and Residency

For anyone who’s never done two-a-days in the August heat or faced down an opposing defensive lineman, the parallels between a football field and a health care clinic might not seem immediately obvious.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 14, 2022
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CU Medical Student Stephanie Nwagwu Pursues Her Passion for Public Health 

Even during her toughest days of medical school, when long nights of studying turned into long days on her feet in the hospital, one thing kept Stephanie Nwagwu going: her passion to care for underserved communities. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 08, 2022
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First-Generation Medical Student Hopes to Bring More Mentorship to Medicine

As if medical school wasn’t challenging enough, Amira Otmane and her classmates in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2024 have also had to contend with beginning their medical education during a worldwide pandemic.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date January 21, 2022
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Family Motivates Mission to Break Down Health Barriers

Growing up and watching her dad dress in slightly mismatched suits and ties, Jasmin Torres smiled as she witnessed his fashion choices. While a fond memory of her childhood, she eventually learned her father’s fashion wasn’t a quirk, but rather a result of color blindness.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date January 12, 2022
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Grandmother’s Experiences During World War II Influence Student’s Decision to Pursue Medicine

Rebecca Henkind grew up seeing the example of her grandmother’s volunteer work with people experiencing homelessness – at the Flemington (New Jersey) Area Food Pantry and with Flemington Presbyterian Church’s shelter.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 07, 2022
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Ava Swenson Balances Medicine With History and Art

Even as a premed student at the University of Minnesota, Ava Swenson knew that to feel truly fulfilled in her medical career, she would need to find ways to indulge her loves of art and history along the way.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 28, 2021
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Military Lessons Translate to Medical Studies for Former U.S. Navy Pilot

There’s a saying in U.S. Navy aviation: No fast hands in a cockpit. That means if a warning light comes on or anything else happens to indicate an emergency, the pilot doesn’t immediately start poking buttons or yanking levers. They pause, they take a breath, they assess the situation, and then they respond.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 11, 2021
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Community    Students    CU Medicine Today

On the Job Training

When Jay Lemery, MD, an associate professor of emergency medicine, launched the Climate & Health Science Policy Fellowship in 2017, he started with a recently graduated emergency medicine fellow working in the CU Department of Emergency Medicine.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date November 04, 2021
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White Coats for Black Lives Holds Annual Die-In to Emphasize Need for Action in Addressing Racism

The wind kicked up as soon as everyone “died,” cold and fierce around the dozens of students, faculty members, and staff members lying on the concrete and browning grass.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 27, 2021
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‘The Human Touch’ Puts the CU Anschutz Medical Campus’s Artistic Talent on Display

On page 52, third-year medical student Hayley Specht explores the dual nature of doctoring in her poignant poem “Blackbeard, MD.”


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 05, 2021
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White Coat Ceremony Welcomes Members of the Class of 2025

The 184 members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Class of 2025 were welcomed into the medical profession Friday at the traditional White Coat Ceremony on campus. The group of first-year medical students heard from several speakers before ascending the stage to receive the white coats and stethoscopes that mark the beginning of their new academic journey.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 30, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Holds Commencement for the Class of 2021

The University of Colorado School of Medicine Hooding & Oath Ceremony took place Friday, May 28, 2021, at 9 a.m. Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, the in-person ceremony was limited to the 184 members of the class of 2021, their personal CU School of Medicine faculty hooders, and up to two vaccinated guests each. The event was also livestreamed for friends and family members unable to attend in person.  


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date May 28, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Graduation 2021

After a year of many celebrations being held virtually, the University of Colorado School of Medicine will celebrate this year's graduates with an intimate hooding and oath ceremony on Friday, May 28, 2021.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date May 25, 2021
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Sharing a Special Moment With a Mentor

If she wanted to be hooded by her most important mentor, University of Colorado School of Medicine student Sara Delenn Graves knew she couldn’t wait until graduation.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 21, 2021
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Coming Home, Giving Back and Paying it Forward

For Simon Feseha, attending the University of Colorado School of Medicine was a little bit like coming home.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 18, 2021
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From Operating Room to Great Outdoors, Graduate Looks Back on Med School Experience

With graduation approaching, Eliza Baird-Daniel is looking forward to returning to her hometown of Seattle, Washington, to begin her residency. Baird-Daniel came to the University of Colorado School of Medicine after earning her undergraduate degree in neurobiology from Cornell University. We sat down with her to find out why she went into medicine, what she hopes to accomplish in the future, and what advice she’d give to new medical students.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date May 14, 2021
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Exploring the World Leads to Medicine

Gavi Roda’s journey to medicine was seeded at a young age but didn’t fully blossom until her teenage years. As a child, she traveled frequently with her parents, Veralex and Greg Roda. Her family crisscrossed the world and moved more than eight times, including living in Singapore for four years, before finding a home in Broomfield, Colorado.


Author Chanthy Na | Publish Date May 10, 2021
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A Game-Changing New Curriculum at the CU School of Medicine

The Class of 2025, whose members arrive on campus in July to begin their first year of medical school, will usher in a new era at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. It will be the first class to experience a reimagined curriculum aimed at getting students into hospitals earlier and connecting them with patients in a more meaningful way, with a renewed focus on community engagement and social determinants of health.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 20, 2021
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Community    COVID-19    Students    Vaccinations

CU Medical Student Helps Streamline COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Events

When COVID-19 struck during his first year of medical school in 2020, Michael Skaggs was still a few years away from being able to provide clinical care to patients. But he was right on time to put his skills as a former engineer and whitewater rafting company manager to work.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date March 23, 2021
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Medical School Students Celebrate Virtual Match Day

For the second year in a row, the University of Colorado School of Medicine Match Day celebration was hosted virtually for students, faculty, staff, family, and friends due to the pandemic. Instead of a mad dash to retrieve an envelope from a bulletin board, like the Match Day Jeff Druck, MD, assistant dean of student affairs, experienced, this year’s Match announcement was replaced by an email that promptly hit inboxes at 10 a.m. MDT on Friday, March 19.


Author Emma Brokaw | Publish Date March 22, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Match Day 2021

It's a time-honored tradition that many medical students dream about. You receive a message, you open it, and suddenly it seems like everything in your life changes. For medical students who are about to graduate, Match Day is a career-defining moment.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 19, 2021
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Colorado Native Takes Global Approach to Medicine

Some kids dread a visit to the doctor’s office, but Sanju Garimella always loved it. In fact, she loved it so much that she spent a day shadowing her pediatrician for a fifth-grade class assignment.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 18, 2021
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A Passion for Providing Care for Underserved Communities

With Match Day approaching, Michael Levy is looking forward to finding out where he will spend the next four years during his residency. Michael came to the University of Colorado School of Medicine after earning his undergraduate degree in human biology from Stanford University.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 16, 2021
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An Athlete’s Journey Into Medicine

Khyla Burrows wants to pay it forward. Physicians helped the fourth-year medical student through her share of injuries when she was a young ski racer growing up in Winter Park, Colorado.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 11, 2021
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Waiting on a Hometown Match

As Anthony Scott awaits Match Day on March 19, when he’ll find out where he will spend the next four years as a resident in psychiatry, he doesn’t find his mind wandering far. Scott, who received undergraduate and graduate degrees at Arizona State University before coming to the University of Colorado School of Medicine, hopes to stay on the Anschutz Medical Campus for his residency, working with some of the same physicians and faculty members he trained with as a medical student.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 08, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Sees Applications Double Over Five Years

Even amid an increase in medical school applications across the country, the University of Colorado School of Medicine stands out. Outpacing the rise at most other medical schools, the CU School of Medicine has seen its number of applications double in the past five years, jumping 35% in the past year alone, compared to an increase of 18% nationwide. More than 14,000 candidates from around the world applied for one of just 184 seats in the class of 2025.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date February 12, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Holds Virtual Commencement for the Class of 2020

Although the campus remained quiet for this year’s commencement ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine graduates celebrated at home with family and friends. This year’s new (pomp and) circumstance brought the School of Medicine community together virtually to celebrate the class of 2020 and their resilience during this time of adversity.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date May 22, 2020
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Q&A: First Cases of Encephalomyelitis from Monkeypox Infection

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Publish DateSeptember 21, 2022
In rare cases, monkeypox infection can cause encephalomyelitis, or inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
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Kaiser Health News

Formula May Be Right for Infants, but Experts Warn That Toddlers Don’t Need It

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Publish DateSeptember 21, 2022

Formulas for toddlers are a burgeoning business in the United States: Sales of the drinks more than doubled in recent years as companies convinced parents that their little ones needed the liquid boost.

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Washington Post

A potential connection between dementia and air pollution

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Publish DateSeptember 19, 2022

In the past decade, a growing body of research has shown that air pollution harms older adults’ brains, contributing to cognitive decline and dementia. What hasn’t been clear is whether improving air quality would benefit brain health.

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Doctors say get your flu shot early this year

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Publish DateSeptember 19, 2022

Flu cases are already popping up at area hospitals, and doctors said they expect the season to peak early this year.

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