• A tale of friendship

    After homelessness and drugs, Army veteran finds inspiration through dental student and Heroes Clinic

    Willie Peterson is an Army veteran who has lived through his share of hard times. He has learned to cherish small blessings and pay attention to positive role models.… Full Story

    May 30, 2017
    Chris Casey
    Willie and Bill at the Heroes Clinic at CU Anschutz
  • Tragedy turns into advocacy

    Patient advocates visit campus to promote a culture of communication and consent

    On a recent Wednesday afternoon on the Anschutz Medical Campus, students in the Interprofessional Education and Development (IPED) course welcomed some special visitors to their classrooms: patients, acting as advocates, were there to speak about how future health care professionals can empower patients to be health care partners.… Full Story

    March 30, 2017
    Jennifer Loyd
    Advocate Patty Skolnik speaks to students in the IPED course.
  • Our students don chefs’ hats to further their education

    New Culinary Medicine/Dental Medicine class offers interdisciplinary education in cooking and nutrition

    On a recent Friday, Gabriela Andrade, a second-year dental student from the CU Anschutz School of Dental Medicine (SDM), was putting the finishing touches on a group project.… Full Story

    February 9, 2017
    Jennifer Loyd
  • Student's research in methadone clinics connects heroin, opioids

    Colorado draws on CU Anschutz public health and addiction experts to understand link between drugs, fight 'public health crisis'

    Lindsey Kato takes the opioid epidemic personally — the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) alumna has lost eight friends to heroin overdoses.… Full Story

    February 9, 2017
    Michael Davidson
    methadone dose
  • Opioid epidemic leads to changes in prescription for pain

    School of Dental Medicine is among several CU Anschutz schools and colleges studying and fighting public health crisis

    Helping patients cope with severe pain is a priority for dentists and physicians, but the opioid epidemic requires health-care practitioners to face a balancing act.… Full Story

    February 3, 2017
    Michael Davidson
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  • WWII vet receives hero's welcome at clinic

    Heroes Clinic in School of Dental Medicine continues to expand services

    Charles Walters doesn’t consider himself a hero, but the moment he enters the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine the retired Naval Captain and World War II veteran receives a hero’s welcome from the clinicians who will repair his chipped tooth.… Full Story

    February 1, 2017
    Chris Casey
    Charles Walters and Olga Hamilton at CU dental medicine school
  • CU Pre-Health Scholars participate in Community Strengthening Project

    A select group of young adults with an interest in pursuing health careers receive an introduction to the many diverse opportunities available to them through the CU Pre-Health Scholars Program (CUPS) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora while they’re still in middle school and high school.… Full Story

    December 19, 2016
    Guest Contributor
  • Cuban surgeon resumes career after shining at CU Anschutz

    School of Dental Medicine is the latest stop for Ivan Quintana Hijano, who practiced in Cuba and helped East Timor recover from occupation and violence

    One cold afternoon, Ivan Quintana Hijano walked through the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.… Full Story

    December 7, 2016
    Michael Davidson
    Ivan Quintana Hijano
  • Well-traveled student says CU at top of dental schools

    Former professional basketball player takes long path to CU Dental School, wants to give back to community

    By age 26, Brandon Powell was living the life he’d always envisioned for himself. For four years, the 6-foot-3 point guard had been jetting around Europe, climbing the ranks of professional basketball teams in Germany and Austria.… Full Story

    October 18, 2016
    Guest Contributor
    Brandon Powell
  • 'Fabulous Faces'

    Dental medicine fellow changing image of craniofacial disorders through research and actions

    Guest contributor: Debra Melani Crouched at his desk in a quiet corner of a university lab, Francis Smith, PhD, peers at rows of jagged lines spanning his computer screen.… Full Story

    October 6, 2016
    Guest Contributor
    Francis Smith