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Education    Community

AmeriCorps, Mentors Shape Soon-to-be Grad’s Next Mission

As an AmeriCorps volunteer, Rachel Steinberg knew she wanted to work with Native American communities. Now, preparing to graduate with her MPH from the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH), Steinberg is set to continue her mission of serving vulnerable populations.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 19, 2020
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Patient Care    Education

School of Medicine Grad Overcomes Adversity, Heads to Stanford Residency

Mario Hernandez embarked on the path to medicine by accidentally stabbing his leg with a yard aerating tool when he was 9. He still remembers the wound bleeding everywhere and being aware he needed to go to the hospital.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 07, 2020
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Education    COVID-19 Podcasts

Pandemic Packs Double Punch For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dealing with the new world order under the invisible cloak of COVID-19 creates frustration, fear and uncertainties. For everyone, surviving the changes requires patience, flexibility and an even-headedness that challenges even the strongest of wills.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 05, 2020
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Patient Care    Education

CU Nursing Graduate: 'You Are Not Just a Nurse'

Editor's note: National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.


When she competed in Miss Colorado in 2015, Kelley Johnson, RN, wore a gown from Craigslist that was too short for heels. So, she went barefoot.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date April 30, 2020
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Patient Care    Education

Competence With Confidence: Overnight Simulation Prepares Medical Students for Residency

Editor's note: This story was reported pre-coronavirus pandemic. Educational activities are being delivered online amid the public health crisis. 


It's 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 6, and the lights are bright on the fourth floor of the Education 1 Building at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Fourth-year medical students are interacting in an Emergency Medicine Overnight Simulation at the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE).

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 30, 2020
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Patient Care    Education    COVID-19

Organizing a Massive Field Hospital? No Problem for This Nurse

When Captain Taylor Allen, BSN, RN, arrived in Denver in March for an internship with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) before entering CU Nursing’s Master’s program, she never thought her Army experience would be in demand. Boy was she wrong.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 28, 2020
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Patient Care    Education

Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate Sets Sights on ‘Refreshing and Learning Constantly’

Editor's note: “Our 2020 Grads” is an occasional series highlighting 2020 graduates from schools and colleges at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.  


It’s not in Francesca Gutierrez’s nature to take the safe and predictable path. She loves the energy of big cities, thrives on meeting new people and exploring new places, and feeds off the excitement of emergency medicine where you “see a lot of variety – it keeps you on your toes.”

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 24, 2020
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Education    COVID-19

CU Anschutz Experts Share Insights on ‘the Medical Challenge of Our Lifetime’

Grand Rounds reached a whole new level of importance for the Department of Medicine on April 1, as campus experts discussed the COVID-19 pandemic that has halted much of the world and forced their community into a rapid-fire pace.
Author Debra Melani | Publish Date April 06, 2020
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Education    Community    COVID-19

Expert Offers Tips on Staying Productive, Keeping Morale High While Working Remotely

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever are working from home. What are the best practices for working remotely? Should you get dressed in at least semi-presentable work clothes, for instance?

Author Shawna Matthews | Publish Date March 26, 2020
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Patient Care    Education    COVID-19

What Was it Like on the Front Lines of the Spanish Flu?

From typhoid to smallpox to the Spanish Flu, we’ve had no shortage of epidemics in the United States in the last 100 years and no shortage of nurses to help care for the ill. Now, it’s the coronavirus.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 13, 2020
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