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All Student/Faculty/Staff Flu Clinic
October 24 | 12-3 PM | Anschutz Health and Wellness Building, 1st floor, south end

We accept all insurances except for Kaiser. We bill the students’ insurance. No copay.
Self-pay rate is $30 and $45 for ages 65+

What to Bring:
1)    ID
2)    Insurance card
3)    Attached paperwork

Students may also call the Campus Health Center and schedule a flu shot appointment during our regular office hours, 8-5 M-F. The clinic is located on the second floor of the Wellness Building and phone number is 303.724.6242.

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!

State of the School Address: Dr. Jonathan Samet, Dean
November 13 | 4-5pm | CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Shore Family Forum & Rotunda

Please join us for the Colorado School of Public Health’s 2019 State of the School Address. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for discussion. A light reception will immediately follow in the Rotunda area outside of the Shore Family Forum.

RSVP here for a calendar appointment and email reminder.

To view via live stream:

Introduction to Public Health Resources
June 11 - December 11 | CU Anschutz, Strauss Health Science Library
Learn about the wide variety of public health resources available through the Health Sciences Library, focusing on PubMed, Global Health CABI, and Google Scholar. Learn how to effectively search across databases, critically evaluate resources, and quickly locate full-text articles. This class is intended for first year public health students with basic searching skills. Basic computer skills are necessary to navigate the library’s website and databases.
Register for a class here!

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 Interprofessional Open Campus Program (IOCP) is now open for registration!

What is it?
The Interprofessional Open Campus Program is a fall programing series that features guest lectures, a film series, engaging seminars, workshops, and opportunities to engage with the surrounding community.

Who can participate?
The IOCP is for the entire CU Anschutz Campus; students, faculty, and staff members. Professional development topics are applicable to all professions, schools, and programs.

When is it?
Offerings are scheduled on various days and times throughout the fall semester. See the complete Open Campus Program menu to select topics and times that work best for you.

Why participate?
The central theme of the 2019 IOCP is Responding to the Opioid Crisis. Offerings have been designed to address the role that researchers, practitioners, community and family members can play in curbing this national substance use disorder. The menu also features some of the best offerings from previous years, offering a variety of programs and themes to choose from.

The Open Campus Program is hosted by the CU Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education (CU CIPE). Please address any questions to Eric Gilliam, Programing Director, CU Center for IPE.

Register here now as space is limited.

Bioethics Student Advisory Group
October 17 | 12-1 PM | CU Anschutz, Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities

Join an interprofessional group of students who are bringing ethics and humanities to the forefront of health care education.  Lunch is provided!

Colorado School of Public Health Cardno ChemRisk: Recruiting Information Session & Interviews
October 30 | 12-1 PM | CU Anschutz, Ed 2 North, Room 1308

Pizza will be provided!

Cardno ChemRisk is seeking full-time and intern applicants with undergraduate and graduate degrees and training in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health and Public Heath. 

Cardno ChemRisk, a scientific consulting company, provides state-of-the-art toxicology, industrial hygiene, epidemiology, and risk assessment services to organizations that confront public health, occupational health, and environmental challenges.  Professionals on the Cardno ChemRisk team have a long-standing reputation for thorough scientific analysis and for sharing results in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Many of the hundreds of papers published by Cardno ChemRisk scientists are frequently referenced in both litigation and regulatory decision-making.  Our mission
is to provide creative and scientifically rigorous approaches to answering questions about the human health hazards posed by chemical, biological, pharmaceutical, and radiological agents.

To be considered for an interview, submit your cover letter and resume by October 28th to: curecruiting@
For additional information please email

Email by October 28 to RSVP.

CU Anschutz Section of American Society of Safety Professionals
November 13 | 12-1 PM | CU Anschutz Campus Fitzsimmons Building, 3rd floor Q20-E3333 Teleconference Room
OR Zoom:

What is the ASSP?
•    The ASSP ( is a nationally recognized, 100 year old professional society dedicated to supporting occupational health and safety professionals in their efforts to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
•    Their members are leaders in the adoption of innovative ways to protect and promote worker health – called Total Worker Health (
•    The local ASSP chapter ( in Denver is eager to mentor students interested in learning more about this field.
Why should I join?
•    Networking with local professionals
•    Leadership opportunities
•    Scholarships
•    National and regional conferences
•    Educational opportunities
Who can join?
•    Any 2-year or 4-year undergraduate or graduate student in a health-related field
•    Students do not need to have experience in occupational health and safety or be in a safety-specific degree program to join
How much does it cost to join?
•    Annual membership dues are $15

Questions? Contact Natalie Schwatka, PhD at or 303-724-4607

Sign up for the Informational Session!

RM-PHTC Student Leaders in Public Health
Fall Application Deadline November 15

The goal of the Student Leaders in Public Health program is to enhance the public health workforce in the Rocky Mountain region, by supporting students conducting applied health projects and providing opportunities for mentoring and professional development.
During the 2019-20 academic year, the RMPHTC will award 27 students in higher education $3,500 in financial support to assist with public health field placements and faculty--‐student collaborative projects.
Apply Here!

Join the Anschutz Gender Equity Working Group 

The Gender Equity Working Group is a semi-formal group whose members are invested in taking on issues related to gender identity, gender diversity, and equity concerns for people of all genders. Some of our previous or current projects include:


  • ​Advising and support around the new pronouns, gender identity, and sexual orientation fields in the CU Student Portal
  • Establishing a lactation policy and advocating for family-friendly policies and practices
  • Developing information sessions and support for pregnant or parent-to-be community members


We are establishing separate groups on the CU Denver and CU Anschutz campuses, and need student leaders to participate in the Anschutz Gender Equity Working Group

Students who are interested must be able to commit to the following:


  • ​Attend monthly, hour-long meetings (these will take place during the workday, likely during lunchtime)
  • Identify and advocate for gender-based concerns of relevance to them and to their peers and colleagues


This working group is open to people of all genders. We’ll be hosting one or more information sessions for interested folks to learn more, identify issues of interest or concern, and connect with other members of the Anschutz community.

To express interest in this group or to gather more information, please contact Jacob McWilliams, Gender & Sexuality Center Director, at 


 Upcoming Events

CU Anschutz Student Council Open Forum
September 25, October 23, November 20 | 12-1pm | ColoradoSPH Student Lounge (2nd Floor ED2 South)

Please come share your ideas with student leadership on how wecan improve the program! 

Total Health Committee: Chili Potluck
October 10 | 11:30AM - 12:30PM | Dean's Conference Room, Fitzsimons Bldg, 3rd Floor, Rm W3166

Bring an ingredient and your appetite!
Beef and Vegetarian Chili will be available.
Signup Here
We’ll be putting all the ingredients in a crock-pot the morning of the event, so the chili can be nice and warm for lunch.
We’ll need specific ingredients, so please provide at least one to participate. Make sure you provide your ingredient either prior to or the morning of, to Bernie (Fitzsimons Bldg., 3rd Floor, Office E3345). Thank you!

Total Health Committee Book Club

By popular recommendation the Total Health Book Club will begin with: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.
This book is available in paperback, audio book, and digital download from most retail sites.
Of course, you can skip all of that and check it out from your local library.
There are 41 chapters that we will split up into two sessions to discuss over 2 lunchbreaks.
(Bring your lunch and thoughts regarding the book).
Monday, October 14th from 11am-12pm (1-20 chapters); Dean’s Conference Room, W3166
Tuesday, November 12th from 11am-12pm (21-41 chapters); Dean’s Conference Room, W3166

Lastly, we want to know who’s participating! Please sign up here
(You will also receive calendar appointment and reminder message prior to each of the discussion dates)

CU @ The Hyatt
October 16 | 5-7 PM |Hyatt Regency, 13200 East 14th Place, Aurora, Colorado 80011
CU Anschutz Alumni Relations and Student Services invite you to a student and alumni meet and greet. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar. Join us for light bites and drink specials to network with fellow CU Anschutz Faculty and Staff Alumni.

Center for Women's Health Research: 11th Annual Women's Health Research Day
November 5 | 3-6 PM | CU Anschutz, Ben Nighthorse Campbell Building, Shore Family Forum

This event consists of a Keynote Address and a Poster Session.  Featured Keynote Speaker is Carolyn Mazure, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Yale University. 

Not Just Studies of Mice and Men: Transforming Science, Evolving Opportunities

Submit your poster today for the poster session.  Prizes awarded to top posters.  For more information please see the CWHR website.

Rocky Mountian Public Health Case Competition
November 8-9 | Nov. 8 11am - Nov. 9 6pm | Strauss Health Sciences Library

The Rocky Mountain Public Health Case Competition, hosted by the Colorado School of Public Health, is a 2019 Interprofessional Open Campus Program that helps students across varied disciplines gain experience working in collaborative teams to design creative and innovative solutions to real-world health problems. The purpose of the event is to expand the intellectual and multidisciplinary environment and promote awareness of CU Anschutz Medical Campus throughout Colorado and beyond.

Case Competition draws graduate students from varied disciplines on The University of Colorado’s Anschutz, Denver, and Boulder Campuses, as well as partnered Colorado School of Public Health universities, Colorado State University and University of Northern Colorado. 

Students have the option to register as a single participant or an interdisciplinary group of three.  To apply as a group of three, each member must represent a different discipline (example group: Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health).  UNC and CSU students are under the Colorado School of Public Health and therefore can only represent one member of a group of three.  Individuals and groups will be paired at the event in teams of four to six. 

Registration Process:
Deadline is October 18, 2019

2.  Click this link and pay $10 registration fee (all applicants must pay registration fee)
3.  You will receive a confirmation email within 72 hours once both requirements  
      are completed (if you do not receive an email within this timeframe contact

2019 Global Health Project Fair
November 15 | 10 AM-12 PM | Anschutz Campus, ED2 Student Bridge

The 2018 Global Health Project Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on November 15, 2019. Students seeking global health opportunities to fulfill academic requirements for practicum, capstone, and mentored scholarly activities are encouraged to attend the event. The fair will be held on the Student Bridge on the second level between Education Buildings 2 North and South.

Global Health Faculty from different CU schools will be available to meet with to explore their available projects and opportunities for student involvement for this academic year. 

Questions about the project fair may be directed to Molly Moss, Center for Global Health at

ColoradoSPH Study Break Hosted by CU Anschutz Student Council
December 4 | 12-1pm | ColoradoSPH Student Lounge (2nd Floor ED2 South)

Take a quick warm drink break and finish the semester strong!


 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.

UNC Fall 2019 Courses
Public Health Issues in Reproductive Health (CH 575/CHBH 5750)
This UNC course is open to all Colorado SPH students and will feature seven in-person class sessions with the remainder of the course online. Course topics will cover a range of topics including, best practices for sexual health communication and how to advocate for sexual and reproductive health through policy and social action. Tackle these and other sexual and reproductive health issues in Public Health. For more information about this course, contact Dr. Rose Grose,
Psychosocial Aspects of Aging (GERO 6250)
Later life issues are explored using an ecological approach that highlights the benefits and consequences of aging for the individual, family, and society.
Health Aspects of Aging (GERO 6400)
This course examines contemporary physical and mental health concerns of older adults. Course activities examine health and aging, and develop skills in presenting information to older adults, caretakers, academic peers and professionals who work with older adults.

UC Anschutz Fall 2019 Courses
Opioid Use, Overdose, and Public Health (PMHW 6622)
A one-credit course taught by Ingrid Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS, and Jason Glanz, PhD, both of the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Research. It will discuss the physiologic and behavioral effects of opioid use and opioid use disorder, factors contributing to the modern opioid epidemic in the U.S., and diverse public health interventions and policy approaches to preventing harm from opioid use.  This course will be offered in Fall 2019, and is expected to fill up quickly!

Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion (PMHW 6621)
Will be offered for the second time in Fall 2019. This 3-credit course focuses on understanding and applying the field of positive psychology to public health research and practice, and teaches strategies to enhance wellbeing and prevent and/or treat mental health and substance use disorders at a population level. ​

Special Topics: Latino Health (CBHS 6670)
A one-credit course taught in the fall and spring.  This course is intended for students interested in learning about specific health issues concerning Latino communities and understanding evidence-based and innovative interventions for reducing Latino health disparities.  For more information check the CBHS 6670 Flyer or email the Latino Research & Policy Center.

Latino Health (CBHS 6645)
This is a 4-credit course, taken over two semesters with three key elements:
1. A colloquium of national and local experts who provide presentations in conceptual, theoretical and practical expertise on seminal topics in Latino Health
2. A mentor-based learning experience
3. A faculty-directed peer supportive experience


 New Scholarship & Funding Opportunities

The Mim Orleans Scholarship
Established by Professor Emerita Miriam Orleans, the Orleans Graduate Research Fund supports student research activities and associated costs including travel and conference stipends.

     Deadlines for Fall 2019:
     August 11, 2019
     December 8, 2019
Visit ColoradoSPH's website page "Financing Your Education" for information and the scholarship application.

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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