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Part-Time Student Assistant
The Colorado School of Public Health has an opening for a part-time Student Assistant III as part of our Communications and Marketing Team.
We’re looking for a passionate student to help our team on a variety of projects.  The Communications and Marketing Team provides direction, assistance and resources for alumni affairs, fundraising, student recruitment, media relations and general external affairs, advertising, as well as internal. This position will act as support for the Writing and Content Specialist, Marketing Manager, and Director. Some of the tasks in this role include: administrative support for the team, database updates, coordinating content for newsletters, updating the ColoradoSPH website and posting on social media in the voice of ColoradoSPH.   
The 8-10 hour/week work schedule, which depends on student availability, can be customized between 8am–5pm Monday-Friday.  Interested individuals should send a: cover letter describing their qualifications, resume, and a writing sample.
Please send all application materials to Tori Fosheim at

CU Anschutz Student Affairs Survey
Hello Public Health students! This is a brief survey that asks you, as Public Health students, about services you wish you had access to on the campus, as well as your personal experience at this unique academic community. Here at University of Colorado – Anschutz, the Student Affairs leadership is very interested in learning how to better facilitate success in your academic and professional pursuits. In order to do so, we need to hear from the experts in this matter, you! Please help us guide you towards a successful educational experience and a prosperous career by asking for your opinion on services that will benefit you. Your opinion counts!! 
Thank you in advance for taking time out of your busy day to help make this a better place!


We know that being a student in the health professions can be stressful. The heavy workload of our academic rigor, the competing demands on your time, being separated from your family and previous support network, can all have an impact on your wellness.
That’s why we’re excited to announce a new tool to help you manage stress. The YOU@CUAnschutz wellness portal is designed to help you cope with pressure, set goals and tackle your academics, career path and social life.
YOU@CUAnschutz helps you take charge of your future in the areas of academic and career success, physical and mental well-being, and finding meaningful connections and purpose on campus. Or, as we think of it, Succeed, Thrive, Matter.
ColoradoSPH students who's home campus is CU Anschutz can sign up through the YOU@CUAnschutz portal.

Loan Repayment Strategies 
Questions and concerns about repaying student loans? The ColoradoSPH Tri-Campus Student Leadership hosted a Loan Repayment Strategies Session with Gail Sasao, Senior Advisor Financial Aid, in March. Slides from the session and additional resources are available on the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office website

The Writing Center at CU Denver

The Writing Center serves undergraduate & graduate students on the CU Denver, CU Anschutz, and CU South Denver campuses; visitors to the Auraria Library; as well as residents of Campus Village Denver.
For more information about the Center check out the webpage.


 ​Professional Development


The 2019 ColoradoSPH Awards Committee consists of students, faculty, staff (and representation from all 3 campuses).

We would like to invite 3 students (one from each campus) to serve on this committee. The requirements are minimal.  Students representatives will participate in a 1 – 2 hour meeting in April to select the winners of the awards listed below. The students may join in person or via phone. The students representatives are also invited to attend the Awards Brunch in May at CU Anschutz.

If you are interested in joining the committee or would like more information, please email the committee chair Chloe Bennion.

National Western Stock Show Health Screenings

January 11-26 | National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado

The Colorado AHEC program office, in association with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus, is offering free health screenings for adults and children January 11–26, 2020 at the National Western Stock Show. The health screening booth will be staffed by volunteers committed to improving access to healthcare and will include non-clinical staff, health professions students from various disciplines and supervising licensed clinical providers.  The National Western Stock Show attracts over 700,000 attendees and anticipates screening over 2,500 participants, with many more receiving valuable health education information.

We could not offer this great service to the community without our extraordinary volunteers. Volunteers are needed from 8 am – 8 pm daily.  Clinicians are needed to oversee students in this unique training opportunity and non-clinical staff is needed to recruit participants and manage the flow.

    Colorado Licensed Clinical Providers
    Non-Clinical staff
    Health Professions students, such as, but not limited to:
    Dental Students
    Medical Students
    Nursing Students
    Pharmacy Students
    Physical Therapy Students
    Physician Assistant Students
    Public Health Students
    Veterinary Students

There are multiple, daily, 4 hour shifts with some overlap in time to allow for shift change. Volunteers must register online using their official e-mail address.

​​​​​​For more information check out the AHEC Website.

You can register for your shift here.

"Think Like a Scientist" Class
January 22, 29 & February 5, 12, 19, 26 & March 4 | 3:15PM - 5PM | Elkhart Elementary School 1020 Eagle St, Aurora, CO 80011

We are looking for volunteers for a fun and LOW time commitment opportunity to teach and inspire 4th and 5th graders interested in science.
We have organized an 7-week after-school, 'Think Like a Scientist,' class that will run from 3:15-5:00pm on Wednesday afternoons at Elkhart Elementary School (close to the AMC campus at 1020 Eagle St, Aurora, CO 80011) starting on Wednesday January 22nd. The goal of the program is to help underprivileged students to start thinking like scientists while participating in some super fun science-based activities! In the past, we have focused the program on inspiring the next generation of women in STEM, but want to expand and include the boys at the same school too.
We need YOU to help us make this program successful by volunteering for as little as 1 afternoon or as many as 7 afternoons (dates listed below). All lesson plans and supplies will be provided, so all you need to do is show up and help get these kids excited about science! Note that this community outreach and teaching opportunity would look fabulous on your CV.

Please use this link to sign up for whichever days that you are able to help!

2020 Workplace Health Symposium
February 13 | 7AM - 12PM | CU South Denver, 10035 S Peoria St. Parker, CO 80134

The Workplace Health Symposium hosted by the American Heart Association will bring together Colorado’s workplace health leaders to understand the larger context of wellbeing (the community, our organizations, our team/manager, and ourselves) and how employers can address it and act differently toward wellbeing. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other leading wellness companies. This event will feature Laura Putnam, CEO of Motion Infusion and expert on wellbeing in the workplace.
You can register for this event at
If you have any questions about the Workplace Health Symposium, please email Anne Conner at

Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research
Deadline: February 14

-A training program to encourage those at the master’s
level to consider a doctorate – And how to do it
-For minority* students in a master’s level health program or
master’s trained professionals
-Interested in learning about career opportunities in cancer
control (research, education, outreach)
-In good academic standing
* Those communities who experience both an excess and/or unknown burden of cancer and who are under-represented in the field of cancer control

Please follow all instruction on the application.
For questions contact: Sherry C. Kidd, M.Ed at

Emerging Leaders Student Conference - Seeing 2030: Leadership for a Rapidly Changing World
February 21 | 10:00AM - 2:30PM | Bushnell Auditorium
2:30 - 3:30PM | Networking Event | Ursula Brewing

Don't miss this amazing event with notable public health speakers, engaging panel of professionals, free lunch, fun activities throughout the day, and the opportunity to network with your classmates and professionals. This event will challenge your thinking, create new possibilities, and provide valuable professional development.  Register here.

Career & Pracetice-Based Learning Fair
February 26 | 10:00AM - 2:00PM | University of Colorado-Anschutz, ED 2 Bridge
March | Colorado State University, Lory Student Center

Colorado School of Public health would like to invite you to participate in the ColoradoSPH Career and Practice-Based Learning Fairs!  Don't miss your chance to meet local public health organizations and potential capstone and practicum opportunities.  Please dress professional and bring your resume.  You can stop by the fair at anytime between 10am and 2pm.
For More information please contact Katie Brumfield or Heidi O'Mara.

2020 Colorado Culture of Data Conference
April 10 | University of Colorado South Denver
Scholarship Deadline: February 28 | 5PM

Career Services is awarding 10 student scholarships to attend the 2020 Colorado Culture of Data Conference.
Theme: Health in All Data: Redefining Approaches to Health Equity
This conference is on Friday, April 10th and the purpose is to connect community with data.  To learn more visit their webpage.

*In order to be eligible for this scholarship you will have to be a current student member of Colorado Public Health Association at the time of the conference.  If you are not already a member please visit their website to learn more, you do not have to become a member before submitting the application.*

Apply here for the scholarship!
2020 Colorado Culture of Data Conference

 Upcoming Events

Center for Innovative Design and Analysis
2020 Hackathon
January 24 | 4PM (24 hour event) | Anschutz Medical Campus

Think you can code?

Test your skills at CIDA’s Hackathon in January 2020.
The CIDA Hackathon opens the doors to resources that allow you to build and develop coding skills through hands on analyses of wearable data. All statistical software can be used to compete in the hackathon.
Create, innovate and drive science with students, faculty and medical experts.

Our theme this first year will be wearable device data, as there is a very big need on our campus from investigators who use wearable devices in their research!

Throughout the 24 hours, we will have CIDA faculty available to answer questions from the participants, connect them to resources, etc. This is a great opportunity for students to develop relationships with faculty in the department and the campus. We will provide all meals and coffee throughout the event.  Register for the event here.

CU Campus Visit Day
January 31 | 10:00AM - 2:00PM | Anschutz Medical Campus

Have you wanted to take classes on the CU campus but were unfamiliar with the campus, resources, and offerings.  Come to Visit Day to get a campus tour, breakdown of resources, talk to current students, and see what is happening on the medical campus.  Registration is required.

10:00AM to 11:00AM - Campus Introduction & Tour
11:00AM to 12:00PM - Dental School Virtual Reality Sessions
12:00PM to 1:00PM - Lunch and Current Student Panel
1:00PM to 2:00PM - Tour of Genomics Lab

Seasonal Influenza: Strategies for Vaccination, Prevention and Control Symposium
February 5, 2020 | 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM | The Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202

The Center for Global health is hosting the Seasonal Influenza: Strategies for Vaccination, Prevention and Control Symposium on February 5, 2020. This event is to promote an open forum for a constructive, moderated discussion on the available evidence in the development and use of seasonal influenza vaccines, along with their advantages and disadvantages, in an academic environment devoid of conflict of interest. The work will help lead to better decision making in developing countries and will assist with the development of a white paper on influenza vaccines.
Registration is now OPEN! Registrations are required as spaces are limited. To Join Us, click here.

2020 Northern Colorado Human Trafficking Symposium
February 6 | Colorado State University

The Richardson Foundation, the Provost's Ethics Colloquium, and other sponsors invite you to attend the 2020 Northern Colorado Human Trafficking Symposium hosted at Colorado State University on February 6th, 2020. The Northern Colorado Human Trafficking Symposium is an annual event hosted at Colorado State University to engage and educate participants on the issue of human trafficking through research, training and collaboration. The theme for the 2020 symposium is ‘Joining Forces on the Frontlines.’

The event will feature keynote speakers: Sean Reyes,Attorney General of Utah, Megan Lundstrom, Founder and Executive Director of Free Our Girls, and Ruth Dearnley, CEO of Stop the Traffik, as well as presentations by survivors of domestic human trafficking, professionals, academic researchers in the field and influential allies against modern slavery.

The 2020 symposium offers three tracks: a '101' Awareness Track which has FREE registration for community members, a '201' Professional track for professionals who seek advanced training, and a '301' research track for researchers and academics that will highlight cutting-edge research in the field.

The '201' Track includes survivor presentations on a variety of important topics including: Intersections of Trauma, Vulnerability & Trust (by Kelly Dore), Familial Trafficking: Survivors in our neighborhoods (by Christine Cesa),A Survivor Shares Her Whole Heart Recovery Model (by Angela Clark), Is it Really a Choice? (by Tina Sonnie), Addressing HT in Healthcare Systems ( by Christine Cesa) and others.

The ‘301’ Research Track aims to be the largest gathering of its kind in terms of research paper submissions and seeks to highlight cutting-edge and rigorous quantitative and qualitative research that will a) inform policy and practice and b) contribute to the ongoing development of theory and research in human trafficking and modern slavery.

CSU Campus Visit Day
February 7 | 9:00AM - 6:00PM | Lory Student Center, Colorado State University

Have you wanted to take classes on the CSU campus but were unfamiliar with the campus, resources, and offerings.  Come to Visit Day to get a campus tour, breakdown of resources, talk to current students, and participate in Outbreak Response Training (Register here for the training).  Visit Day registration is separate and can be done here.

9:00AM to 12:30PM - Outbreak Response Training
12:45 PM to 2:00PM - Lunch
2:00PM to 3:30PM - Tour of Campus & Resources
4:00PM to 6:00PM - Social at Scrumpies

Global Engagement Distinguished Lecture Series - Susan Rice, Former National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the UN
February 11 | 6:00PM | CSU, Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom

To commemorate Founder’s Day and CSU’s sesquicentinnial, the Office of International Programs is pleased to present Ambassador Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor and Ambassador to the United Nations. This program is part of the ongoing Global Engagement Distinguished Lecture Series. Tickets will be available to the public on January 21st through the CSU Box Office.  Please save the date and join us for this very special event.

Tri-Campus Volunteer Day - Sponsored by CU Anschutz
February 15 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM | Project CURE, 10377 E Geddes Ave Ste. 200, Centennial, CO 80112

At Project C.U.R.E Denver we sort donated medical supplies that are delivered to more than 130 developing countries. We have an amazing team of long-time volunteers and team leaders who provide training and guidance. Volunteers will sort and package medical supplies for delivery, stock inventory, prepare for shipments and load containers. You must register here.


ACCORDS Health Equity Seminar Series: Planning Multi-level Interventions and Implementation Strategies to Increase Health Equity - Maria E. Fernandez, PhD
February 18 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM | Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 2 North, Room 2106

Dr. Fernandez has extensive experience developing and evaluating health promotion interventions, and conducts research to improve dissemination and implementation of effective programs.  Her research has focused on cancer prevention and control among underserved populations.  Lunch will be provided for the first 30 participants.  RSVP here


 Academic Courses

Latino Health Certificate
The Certificate in Latino Health is currently the only graduate Public Health Certificate in the country devoted to preparing a sector of the public health workforce to address this need. By pursuing this certificate, you will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to identify important gaps in Latino public health issues and understand how intervention programs are implemented to address disparities.

For more information visit the Colorado School of Public Health website.
For questions, please contact The Latino Research and Policy Center.

Courses for Spring 2020

Northern Colorado:

CH 530/CHBH5300: Strategies for Community Health Promotion
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Gilbert.
Mon 5-7:50pm - Gunter Hall Rm 2530.
This course examines the effectiveness of a wide range of community strategies used in health promotion/disease prevention programs and provides practical tools to assess and address community health needs. This course incorporates projects that, in partnership with a community agency, provide students with opportunities to put the classroom content into practice through a community-engaged experience.

Colorado State:

PBHC 6921 – Exploring Social Epidemiology (2 credits)
Instructor: Molly Gutilla
Mon/Wed 9:00 to 9:50am
Social epidemiology is the study of the connection between social exposures and population health. This course is designed to allow students to explore the field of social epidemiology. We will focus on both theories and epidemiological methods relevant to this topic. Throughout the semester we will consider factors such as socioeconomic status, discrimination, working conditions, historical and current policies, neighborhood characteristics, and other elements that influence population health through a social perspective. We will explore how social factors can be used in the design, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiological studies and used to inform public health intervention.

SOWK 5200 – Social Welfare Policy and Advocacy (3 credits)
Instructor: Holly Panetta
Tues 9:00am to 11:50am OR 1:00-3:50pm
Analysis of how social welfare policies affect the well-being of people and the tools that can be used to advocate for social change.

ANTH 5200 – Women, Health and Culture (3 credits)
Instructor: Lynn Kwiatkowski
Tues 6:00-8:50pm
This course will analyze women’s health within a variety of cultural and social contexts from an anthropological perspective. Women face unique health issues, and they experience health problems shared with men in specific ways and with different outcomes. How women experience and interpret their health in specific cultures will be examined, as well as how the political and economic contexts of women’s lives influence their health status, access to health care, and susceptibility to health problems.

CU Anschutz:

BIOS 6602 Applied Biostatistics II 3.0 cr.
Online, or In person MW 10:00-11:20 AM
Prereq: BIOS 6601
A continuation of BIOS 6601 extending the basic principles of descriptive and inferential statistics to modeling more complex relationships using linear regression, logistic regression, and Cox regression. The statistical package SAS is used extensively.

BIOS 6642 Introduction to Python Programming 2.0 cr.
In person  MW 1:00-1:50 PM
This first course in programming using Python covers basic concepts such as variables, data types, iteration, flow of control, input/output, and functions and advanced concepts such as object oriented programming. Statistics related examples, homework and projects may be used.

BIOS 7719 Information Visualization 3.0 cr.
In person  TTh  10:30-11:50 AM
Cross-listed with CPBS 7719
Prereq: BIOS 6611 and BIOS 6612 or permission of instructor; Proficiency coding in a language suitable for developing interactive visualizations.
Information visualization studies interactive visualization techniques for analyzing abstract data. This course introduces design, development, and validation approaches with applications in various biological and biomedical domains.

CBHA 6670: Latino Health 1 credit
This course is intended for students interested in learning about specific health issues concerning Latino communities and explores the influence of Latino culture on Latino community health outcomes.

CBHS 6615: Health Literacy & Public Health 2 credits
You will partner with local organizations to:
•    Evaluate health literacy features of a health care environment
•    Evaluate patient education materials
•    Develop education materials using principles of clear communication.

CBHS 6622 – Qualitative Research Methods
Faculty: Virginia Visconti
The course is designed to teach graduate students how and when to use qualitative research methods in public health research.  Over the course of the semester, students complete a small field project focused on a public health topic of their choosing and gain experience and skills in designing, implementing, analyzing, and writing up the results of qualitative research.

CBHS 6620 – Survey Research
Faculty: Nancy Asdigian
CBHS 6620 (Survey Research) is a hands-on, project-based course that provides an opportunity for students to develop skills in: a) articulating research questions that can be answered through survey research; b) selecting survey samples; c) writing effective survey questions; d) implementing survey methods in line with evidence-based practices; and e) compiling and reporting survey results.  An important goal of this course is to create a collaborative (vs. exclusively hierarchical) learning environment where student work is a central source of content and innovation, as well as a springboard for discussion.

CBHS 6630 – Mental Health
Faculty: Robin Kimbrough-Melton
In Mental Health (CBHS 6630 and PMHW 6601), students will learn about the etiology and prevalence of mental health and substance abuse disorders, learn about the relationship of social determinants to behavioral health disorders, explore the impact of these disorders by culture, race/ethnicity, and gender, and understand why mental health is increasingly called a significant public health challenge.

CBHS 6639 - Wellness Coach Fieldwork
Successful completion of CBHS 6611 Foundation of Health Behavior is recommended but not required. As a wellness coach you will meet with patients within the General Internal Medicine clinic at UCHealth Outpatient Pavilion. Wellness Coaches will be trained to use motivational interviewing and health behavioral theoretical knowledge to help patients set goals related to various health behaviors (i.e. physical activity and stress management). Space is limited and you will need a code to register.  If interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Jenn Leiferman:

Cuba Public Health Services (3 credits)
This Spring 2020 class provides students an opportunity to learn about global public health issues through study of the public health system in Cuba and other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean via online readings and discussions, 4 seminars in Colorado, and a 12-day trip to Cuba.
The 3-credit class is offered by the Colorado School of Public Health (CBHS 6633). To learn more about the class and how to apply, you may visit the University’s Office of Global Education website, which includes information from the attached flyer, and a link to the application: For questions, please email the class instructor Joan O’Connell, PhD, at

EHOH 6624 – Infectious Diseases Environmental Contexts (3 credits)
Instructor: Beth Carlton
Thur., 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Global health elective course focused on the impact of environmental factors -- from safe water access to climate change -- on the transmission, control and emergence of infectious diseases.

EHOH 6626 – Public Health & Disaster Responder (3 credits)
Instructor: Debra Kreisberg
Tues., (Hybrid) 3:30-7:00 pm
The goal of this course is to advance the skill set of emergency public health professionals who may participate in planning and implementing response activities in a disaster. This experiential course will examine and apply the challenges of collaborating, coordinating, and interfacing with internal and external emergency management response partners during the response and post response phase of an emergency.

EHOH 6638 – Communication Skills for Public Health Impact (3 credits)
Instructor(s): Lee Newman/Lili Tenney
Two sections: One is hybrid and one is online. The hybrid includes five in-person classes from 4:00-5:50 pm on Thursdays as well as some synchronous online activities. The online may have some synchronous activities too during the Thursday 4:00-5:50 pm slot.

EPID 6634 Applied Global Health Epidemiology 2.0 cr.
This course provides the opportunity to apply previously gained analytic skills to “real world” examples of global public health investigations as well as US public health investigations covering topics/skill sets with global importance. It also provides opportunities to explore in depth the practical applications of skills.

EPID 6637 Injury & Violence Epidemiology and Prevention 2.0 cr.
Prereq: EPID 6630 or permission of instructor
Students will learn the major causes of and risk factors for injuries and violence, identify and use key data sources to characterize injury problems, develop and evaluate injury control and prevention strategies, critically analyze literature and explore injury related research questions.

EPID 6648 Foodborne Disease Outbreak Detection 1.0 cr.
Prereq: Introductory course in epidemiology or permission of instructor. Credit will not be given for taking both EPID 6648 and EPID 6640
This course focuses on the practical basis for developing and implementing methods for foodborne disease outbreak detection, investigation and control; using recent outbreaks to highlight underlying principles.


 New Scholarship & Funding Opportunities

Professional Development Stipend
Career Services, within the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH), offers this professional development funding opportunity to all currently enrolled students in good academic standing. Applications will be reviewed and awarded on a competitive basis.
A maximum of $500 per student per academic year is available. Funds will be provided as a reimbursement, after students attend a professional development event and provide receipts and proof of attendance.
There are three application cycles/deadlines per year. Students should submit an application by the deadline that coincides with the date of their professional development event.

Application Process
1.    Complete the Colorado School of Public Health Career Services Professional Development Scholarship application in its entirety.
2.    Email application, and any additional required documents, as an attachment to  by the posted cycle deadline.


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