Eight Diversity and Excellence grants awarded to university

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. – The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Denver received $22,359 in Diversity and Excellence grants for 2012-13.

Sixteen proposals were submitted between the two campuses, with a total of eight projects selected — four from each campus — to receive grants. Funding amounts totaled $11,864 for the CU Anschutz Medical Campus projects and $10,495 for CU Denver projects.

Across the University of Colorado system, $52,000 in grants were distributed this year by the Advisory Board for the Diversity and Excellence Grants. Diversity and Excellence Grants provide assistance for projects initiated by faculty or staff that seek to support diverse faculty development and/or contribute to a climate of cultural competence.

Funding for the grants comes through the Office of the President, discretionary funding.

Selected projects at CU Denver were:

  • Summer Bridge Program: Omar Montgomery, MPA, MES, and Donna Langston, PhD
  • Including our housekeepers: Basic computers, written Spanish/English, Great World Cinema: Andres Lema-Hincapie, PhD
  • The Ivory Tower of Babel: Linguistic Diversity and the American University: Philip Joseph, PhD
  • Community College Urban Education Pipeline Initiative: Jason Clark, Shelley Zion, PhD, Aswad Allen, TJ Cole, Rebecca Martinez and Jeannine Carter

Selected projects at CU Anschutz Medical Campus were:

  • MCAT Academy Learning Style Based Approach: Christian Valtierra, Ian Abeyta and Jim Do
  • Health Professions Opportunity Day (hPod): Bridging Middle School and High School Health Careers: Larry Armenta and Dominic Martinez
  • Student Academic Success Center (SASC) Pre-Health Community Scholars Program and Students Enriching Communities (STEM) Summer Program: Dominic Martinez, Sophie Low, Jim Do and Olga Chesnokova
  • Molecular Technology Boot Camp: Building a molecular toolbox to enlighten and empower: Leslie Palacios-Helgeson

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