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‘In America, Why Is Being Black Bad for Your Body and Your Health?’

Disparities in healthcare and health outcomes are not solely about income. Or education. Or access, according to author Linda Villarosa. They are also about race.

Author Laura Veith | Publish Date September 16, 2022
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Campus Life    Community    Diversity   

Schrock Named Assistant Vice Chancellor and Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equity

Elizabeth Schrock, EdD, MSW, has been named assistant vice chancellor and Title IX coordinator for the Office of Equity at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date September 13, 2022
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Campus Life    Students    Diversity

Title IX’s 50th Anniversary: Office of Equity’s Role and Compliance Requirements for Employees

Fifty years ago, on June 23, 1972, a federal mandate barring sex discrimination in an educational setting receiving federal financial assistance was signed into law. This federal mandate is what we commonly refer to as Title IX.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 11, 2022
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Pride and Connection: LGBTQ+ Hub Debuts to Unite and Serve CU Anschutz Community

On a warm afternoon in November 2021, a handful of volunteers gathered under a small tent at Boettcher Commons, cheerfully laying out T-shirts, lanyards, stickers and buttons on a table. The buzz in the air was about more than just the kickoff event’s swag and snacks: After years of disconnection and pandemic-induced isolation, the clouds literally parted for the opening of the CU Anschutz LGBTQ+ Hub, the university’s first-ever official, campus-wide organization dedicated to connecting and championing the LGBTQ+ community at CU Anschutz.

Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date June 21, 2022
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Giving Day Raises Funds to Target Health Equity Gap

Generous donors to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus gave nearly $135,000 to support health equity initiatives during the campus’s first Giving Day on April 14.

Author Staff | Publish Date May 06, 2022
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Campus Life    Press Releases    Diversity   

CU Anschutz and CU Denver Honored to Receive Military Friendly Schools Gold Award Designation

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Denver have received the Military Friendly Schools: Gold Award designation, officials announced Monday. The award recognizes the top colleges and universities in the country that do the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensuring veterans’ academic and future success, according to the Military Friendly website. Gold Award winners have programs that scored within 20 percent of the 10th-ranked institution within a given category.

Author Staff | Publish Date March 07, 2022
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Research    Diversity   

What Makes CU Anschutz ‘Amazing’? CU President Wants Colorado to Know

University of Colorado President Todd Saliman heard about progress being made on many fronts at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus – diversity and inclusion, research and healthcare innovations among them – on Feb. 14. His visit was part of ongoing statewide outreach efforts to learn how CU can better serve the diverse needs and communities of Colorado.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 15, 2022
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Campus Life    Education    Community    Diversity   

Get to Know: Salwa Mourtada Bamba

In celebration of Black History Month, CU Anschutz is launching the “Get To Know” series to highlight Black excellence on campus year-round – leaders, innovators and change makers who are accomplishing the extraordinary in their fields every day. The “Get To Know” series will expand throughout the year as an inclusive platform for voices on our campus. 

Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date February 01, 2022
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Campus Life    Community    Diversity

Pronouns Matter: Zoom Pronoun Feature Is Now Available

In concert with CU Anschutz's strategic goal of investing in our people and supporting an inclusive work environment, the Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce the release of the new Zoom pronoun feature. The release endeavors to help our users feel more included, able to express themselves and be seen.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 16, 2021
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Innovation    Patient Care    Diversity   

CU Innovations Wins $50,000 Grant to Support Diversity in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Many studies have shown that companies with diverse leadership and innovation teams are the most successful and profitable. And yet, representation of women and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities in management positions of companies, including startups, remains low across the marketplace.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 26, 2021
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Community    Faculty    Students    Diversity

Video: Progress Being Made on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

Over 100 attendees from across the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus virtually gathered on July 29 to learn more about diversity, equity, inclusion and community engagement efforts.

Author Blair Ilsley | Publish Date August 03, 2021
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Community    Students    Diversity

CU Anschutz Medical Campus Celebrates Juneteenth

A rousing celebration brought together artists, physicians, storytellers and musicians for a historic commemoration that coincided with President Joe Biden’s signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which designates Juneteenth as a federal holiday.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 29, 2021
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Education    Diversity   

For LGBTQ Community, Ending the Silence Could Enhance Their Lives – and Deaths

In her second year on the job at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Carey Candrian, PhD, was shadowing a hospice admissions nurse as she interviewed a dying woman in the patient’s home.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 17, 2021
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Education    Diversity

Well-Honed Resilience Highlights Stories of Spring Graduates

With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and a semblance of normalcy on the horizon, it’s gratifying to celebrate yet another bright spot this May – our CU Anschutz Spring graduates. Each student faced various obstacles, including the pandemic, but intelligence, resilience and purpose propelled them to graduation and beyond.

Author Staff | Publish Date May 26, 2021
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Research    Education    Diversity

Get Ready, Poland: ‘Odalis Day’ in the Lab Is Coming Your Way

Besides being a bright and hard-working student, Odalis Castro has an uncanny knack for cultivating mentors.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date May 21, 2021
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Community    Diversity

Making a Pledge: Campus Gathers for a Moment of Solidarity and Healing

Chancellor Don Elliman and other leaders at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, including the deans of the schools and colleges, gathered April 21 for a moment of solidarity in the wake of the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd.

Author Staff | Publish Date April 27, 2021
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Research    Education    Community    Diversity

Hunt Helms Advancement of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice in New Role

Eleven years ago, when Cerise Hunt, PhD, MSW, began her doctoral research into advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in postsecondary institutions, she realized it’s not enough to be an equity champion. Inclusive excellence must evolve from theory into action so that every student who steps onto campus ­­– regardless of race, ethnicity or gender identity – feels welcome and can thrive.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 26, 2021
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COVID-19    Diversity    COVID-19 Feature

Fear, Distrust Overshadow Vaccine Decision for Some Hard-Hit Communities

Black, Hispanic/Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native people are more than two-and-a-half times as likely to die from COVID-19 than white people. Despite the unequal burden, early data suggest fewer people from some diverse communities are receiving the vaccine during the rollout.

Author Shawna Matthews | Publish Date January 19, 2021
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Campus Life    COVID-19    Diversity

Care@Work: Platform Helps Balance Demands Facing Workforce, Students

Life. It’s complicated. In 2020, the complications have been taken up a notch.

Finding the right care for your family can be difficult, and COVID-19 has created new challenges for all of us. The CU Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to helping our faculty, staff and full-time students with a new family care program to help you balanc

Author Staff | Publish Date October 01, 2020
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Campus Life    Community    COVID-19    Diversity    CU Anschutz 360 Podcast

Diversity Director Vows a United Front and Lasting Moves Toward Change

CU Anschutz 360 talks to Regina Richards, PhD, MSW, new associate vice chancellor for diversity, equity, inclusion and community engagement at the Anschutz Medical Campus, and CU medical student Stephanie Nwagwu about this inflection point in American history – the demand for lasting change in social justice, health equity and access to opportunity.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date August 25, 2020
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