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Building a Diverse Public Health Workforce – Without the Fear of Debt

Careers in public health are both critically important and noble. They address systemic inequities, educate the public, increase access to information and care, and develop ways to improve the lives of entire populations.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 18, 2022
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CU Anschutz’s First Astronaut Commands Next Space Station Mission

Watching the Columbia space shuttle launch in 1982, a young Kjell Lindgren set his sights on becoming an astronaut. His appetite grew until, in 2015, he found himself tending to one of the first plants grown off-Earth on the International Space Station (ISS). The taste of that first space adventure – and the red romaine lettuce – was beyond anything he’d dreamed.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 05, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Alumni

Evolution of Addiction Treatment: A Reflection with Don Egan

Sometimes life takes unexpected turns and puts you on a path you could never foresee. That was true for Donald “Don” Egan, MD ’66 (Resident ’70). His first career started in 1958 with the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he quickly learned he would not be suitable as the next Maverick.


Author Danielle Davis | Publish Date March 04, 2022
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Campus Life    Education    Alumni

Scribbled Notes on Scraps of Paper Tell WWII POW’s Tale of Sheer Will

As dawn broke over the South Pacific on Sept. 21, 1944, Jack Comstock, MD, stepped out of the officers’ quarters on his callused bare feet, wearing a G-string and little else. He stared at the specks on the pale horizon.


Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Campus Life    Education    Alumni

Returned to Freedom, POW Doctor Lives Out Years in Noble Fashion

In fall 1944, prisoner-of-war Jack Comstock, MD, was assigned to travel to Bilibid Prison in Manila then to a boat along with 500 slave laborers bound for Japan. With the medical detachment approaching, Comstock knew the time had come. 

He needed to bury the latest stash of diary entries underground – literally. 


Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Campus Life    Education    Alumni

‘Hell Ships’ and Twists of Fate

Jim Kilburn, a relative of Jack Comstock’s who lives in Boulder, recalls a humorous entry in Comstock’s World War II diary. 


Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Campus Life    Education    Alumni

Instilled Hope, Medical Calling Fuel WWII POW Doctor’s Drive to Survive

“Uncle Doc,” as Jack Arthur Comstock became known, was born in Fort Collins on Dec. 19, 1914, the youngest child of George and “Miss Arthur” Comstock. During his early years, Jack’s family, which included a brother and a sister, shuttled between dusty outposts in Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma. Members of the family often separated for the sake of keeping or finding employment. 


Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Campus Life    Education    Alumni

Disease and Deprivation Test WWII POW Doctor’s Values to the Core

Jack Comstock, MD, was living out his dream in the South Pacific in late 1941. He had achieved his goal of becoming a doctor, joined the Army and landed an attractive peacetime post – attending surgeon at Sternberg Hospital in the Philippines.


Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Community    COVID-19    Alumni    Students

Best Medicine During a Pandemic? How About Some Laughter?

The stress and uncertainty of the pandemic continues to take a toll on front-line workers, many of whom are CU Anschutz alumni. To lighten moods and brighten spirits, the CU Medical Alumni Association and CU Anschutz Alumni co-hosted comedian Brad Nieder on Dec. 2.


Author Blair Ilsley | Publish Date December 08, 2020
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Research    Education    Alumni    Students

New Program Gives Library Resource Access to CU Anschutz Alumni

A pilot program giving alumni access to select library resources is helping to strengthen alumni connections to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Blair Ilsley | Publish Date July 13, 2020
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