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MSMHA News


​June 2014 

Dr. Spitzer and MSMHA students Kelsey Hines, Blake Iceton, Kalie Petefish, and Jessica Kahl attended the Aspen Ideas Festival, and demonstrated the arthroscopic simulator at the Innovation Gallery. Click here to read more about presentations by faculty here at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

First MSMHA Graduates

​May 2014 

The MSMHA program celebrates our first graduates! We thank the inaugural class who paved the way for our program. Pictured from left to right: Hollis Howery, Gabriel Morgione, Adam Lawson, and Rae Russell.





Hollis Howery Accepts Diploma

​May 2014 

The Graduate School honored the MSMHA program and our first graduating class by choosing our program to represent all master's degree recipients at Commencement. Class president, Hollis Howery, accepted the diploma from Dean Shur and Chancellor Elliman on behalf of all AMC basic science master's graduates.




Hollis Howery

Rae Russell

May 2014
MSMHA second year students, Hollis Howery (above left) and Rae Russell (above right), both earned American Association of Anatomists (AAA) travel awards to attend the Experimental Biology and AAA annual meeting in San Diego. Both presented posters and enjoyed three solid days of science.

Rae Russell


April 2014

MSMHA second-year student, Rae Russell, had a busy spring, as she presented a poster at the annual Association for Chemoreception Sciences meeting in Bonita Springs, Florida. Rae's poster presentation was one of the outcomes of her MSMHA Capstone project, conducted under the guidance of Dr. Tom Finger.



Rae Russell


April 2014

Under the direction of Dr. Lisa Lee, Rae Russell is first-author for the article, "Gross Anatomy of the Spinal Cord: An Online Learning Module." This is the first peer-reviewed publication for a student in the MSMHA program. Congratulations Rae and Dr. Lee!


Alexandra Colvin



April 2014

Congratulations to 1st year MSMHA student, Alexandra Colvin, on her acceptance to the University of Colorado Medical School. Alex will start Medical School this August, and will work at completing the master's degree requirements along-side the med school curriculum.



Rae Russell


​December 2013 

Congratulations to 2nd year MSMHA student, Rae Russell, for being named the recipient of the first ever Outstanding Student Achievement award. MSMHA faculty nominated students based criteria such as academic achievement, scholarship, teaching, service, peer mentoring, and professionalism.  Dr. Selitrennikoff presented Rae with a $250 award (pictured right).



Fred Gonzales with the Arrhythmias Choir

​December 2013 

MSMHA first-year student, Fred Gonzales, participates in a Christmas concert with the Arrhythmias Choir. The choir is comprised of a variety of students, faculty, and staff from throughout the medical campus.


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Lisa Lee Mike Pascoe

2012-2013
Dr. Lisa Lee and Dr. Mike Pascoe are co-recipients of a Rymer Grant, which is awarded by the Academy of Medical Educators. The grant is titled: Development and Evaluation of a Modular Anatomy Resource Utilizing Innovative Camera Technology.


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Rae Russell

July 2013
MSMHA student, Rae Russell, presented a talk titled "“Gross anatomy of the spinal cord” at the American Association of Clinical Anatomy annual conference. This presentation resulted from an Independent Study project Rae enbarked on with Assistant Professor, Dr. Lisa Lee. “Gross anatomy of the spinal cord” is currently under review for publication at MedEdPORTAL, which is a peer reviewed cross-indexed suite of services provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The module was also deployed to students at the University of Colorado Dental School and the results of the study titled, “Implementation and evaluation of an online learning module on gross anatomy of the spinal cord to first year dental students,”



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