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University of Colorado Denver

Colorado Area Health Education Center, University of Colorado Denver

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Aurora LIGHTS (LeadInG the way to careers in HealTh Sciences) is a pipeline program that encourages and supports educationally and economically disadvantaged students who pursue careers in the health fields and biomedical research. The goals of this program include recruitment, educational and career support, financial aid information, cultural competency training and retention in the specialty. This unique program provides services and resources to students throughout the academic spectrum including elementary, middle and high school, as well as undergraduate and professional schools.

Aurora LIGHTS is supported through the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP).

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