Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jarrett Smith
Submission Date Dec. 5, 2012
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University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Raul Cardenas
Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Office of Student Affairs
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Objectives of the Committee Are:

​Assessing the cultural climate of the university as it pertains to opportunities for multicultural faculty and staff for academic advancement and productivity
Offer training programs and leadership development that support recruitment and retention efforts of staff and faculty, unearth unconscious biases within the university’s culture, and foster a nurturing environment for people of diverse backgrounds.
Network with current faculty and staff to recruit others that are interested in the University of Colorado Denver.
With the assistance of the Human Resources Office, we have been able to assign key person(s) or offices to serve on search committees

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :


Debbie R. Carter, MD - School of Medicine
Tina M. Moser, MLIS – Health Sciences Library

Members and Affiliations

Dominic F. Martinez, MA – Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Dimple Patel, MS – School of Medicine
Ann-Christine Nyquist, MD - School of Medicine
Regina Richards, MSW – School of Medicine
Jerry Perry, Health Sciences Library
Connie Franklin – College of Nursing
Connie Valdez, PhamD – School of Pharmacy
Fayette Augillard - School of Public Health
Carol Reagan - School of Public Health
Sheila Yeh, MLIS - Health Sciences Library
Eugene Brooks, DDS, MBA - School of Dental Medicine
Karl Davis - Anschutz Medical Campus Financial Aid Office
Deidre Magee, PhD - School of Medicine
Sonia Flores, PhD - Graduate School
Sophia Meharena, DO - School of Medicine
Beverly Brunson, MPA - School of Pharmacy
Curtis Henry, PhD - Graduate School
Carla Johnson, MS - College of Nursing
Paritosh Kaul, MD - School of Medicine
Robert Winn, MD – School of Medicine
Rita Lee, MD – School of Medicine
Charlene Ortiz – School of Public Health
Tarik Walker, MD – School of Public Health
Xiaoli Yu, PhD – Graduate School
Xiaoping Yang, PhD – Graduate School
Amy Schlueter, MS - College of Nursing
Kathy Magilvy, PhD, RN, FAAN - College of Nursing
Julia Agazio - College of Nursing
Vicky Saulsberry – Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Medhat Ahmed - Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Christian Valtierra - Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Mercedes Golden – Anschutz Medical Campus Financial Aid Office
Deedra Colussy - Anschutz Medical Campus Financial Aid Office
Michael Galbraith, PhD, RN – College of Nursing
Cerise Hunt, MS – School of Public Health
Jennifer Pacheco – School of Public Health
Ravi Mahalingam, PhD - Graduate School

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has a mission to promote and support a diverse community that acknowledges values, fosters, and benefits from the unique qualities, rich histories, and wide variety of cultural values and beliefs that mirror and fulfill the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus mission of education, healthcare, research, and community service.

The responsibilities and activities of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion:

Provide current students with information, support, and referrals for academic, financial, and personal issues
Advise and support minority student organizations
Supplement student outreach efforts of the various Anschutz Medical Campus schools by recruiting, advising and supporting prospective students from underrepresented populations
Coordinate campus “pipeline” programs and activities, including Health Professions Opportunity Days for high school and undergraduate students
Maintain a resource library (books, journals, videos) for faculty, staff and students
Support recruitment and retention of faculty from underrepresented populations
Support the campus GLBTI group
Sponsor annual Celebrate Diversity Events

Where is the Office of Diversity and Inclusion?
The Office of Diversity is located in the Education North 2 builiding on the 3rd Floor (Student Services). The office is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to drop in.

One of the programs that we coordinate is the Undergraduate Pre-health Program (UPP).

The Undergraduate Pre-Health Program was established to address health disparities and the declining numbers of first generation and underrepresented students entering the health professions.

By participating in this program students will be prepared to attend one or more health professions training programs, thus increasing the number of highly qualified, underrepresented students in the health care professions applicant pool. Participants will also learn about diseases that are impacting their community and about the prevention and treatment options for of these diseases.

Students will enroll in a 12-month Undergraduate Pre-Health Program. Topics will include Health Disparities in underserved communities and careers and opportunities in Health Care and research. The courses will be taught by distinguished University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus faculty and will consist of lectures, demonstrations and laboratory research.

The curriculum of the summer program will focus on diseases and health-related practices that disproportionately affect underserved communities: cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV infection, child and adult immunizations, and drug addiction. Participants in the Undergraduate Pre-Health Program will meet monthly for Saturday Academies to attend developmental workshops that will cover everything from health disparities to study skills. All participants will be required to take one of the test and prep-courses necessary to apply to medical, pharmacy, nursing, dental or other health profession programs (i.e.: DAT, MCAT or GRE).

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Dr. Brenda Allen

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The AVC position reports to the provost as part of the executive leadership team in Academic and Student Affairs to enhance and sustain diversity, promote a culture of inclusiveness and develop strategic initiatives that contribute to the success of faculty, students and staff.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:
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