The CU School of Medicine gradated the first African American student in 1947, more than four decades after the school was founded. Dr. Charles J. Blackwood became a community leader in Colorado.
Members of the CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus community convened at the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities for Something Queer, the third annual back-to-school gatehring of LGBTQ faculty, staff and allies.
Four Aurora high school students have been accepted to the BA/BS-MD program at the University of Colorado Denver, a program that promotes diversity in medical professions in Colorado. Students must be Colorado residents and be interested in becoming primary care physicians in Colorado. Accepted students who meet academic and professional requirements earn a reserved spot at the CU School of Medicine.
The School of Medicine Office of Diversity & Inclusion is here to connect you with services and departments throughout the university system and in the community that will assist and support your academic and professional success. We also work to develop a respectful, diverse and inclusive environment in the School of Medicine, across the University of Colorado campuses and with the community at large.
We believe diversity enhances the learning environment, strengthens the visibility and ties to nearby communities, and contributes to the community’s overall health through programs and trainings focused on decreasing health disparities and increasing health equity.
Students interested in activities that
compliment their medical school training can join medical interest
groups and community-minded organizations on campus.
Student Groups →
Shanta Zimmer, MD,
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Office Phone: 303-724-9317
Office Room: Fitzsimons Building, N1219E
Regina D. Richards, MSW,
Director for Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office Room: Fitzsimons Building, N1218F
Diversity and Inclusion Professional
BA/BS-MD Program Coordinator
Phone: (303) 724-3466
Diversity and Inclusion Fax: 303-724-6409
CU School of Medicine
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Anschutz Medical Campus Box C292
13001 East 17th Place, Fitzsimons Building
Aurora, CO 80045