Signature and Affiliate Graduate Programs

Graduate Experience for Multicultural Students for Health Professionals (GEMS-HP)

The goal of the GEMS-HP Program is to provides summer research opportunities in basic and translational research in the areas of Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases to students currently enrolled in Health Professional training including, but not limited to, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant and Public Health. 

Contact: Adela Cota-Gomez, PhD | | GEMS Homepage​


​​Urban Underserved Track (CU-UNITE) is a longitudinal track for students at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, College of Nursing Nurse Practitioner program and the Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) program. CU-UNITE is designed for students interested in working with urban underserved communities. The track will provide the skills and support needed for future health care providers serving those urban populations.

Contact: Jamal Moloo |​​ | CU Unite Homepage​
And/or Naomi Spector | 

Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health 

​The Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health provides clinical training, consultation, advocacy, and research in infant and early childhood mental health.  Postdoctoral and community fellowships are offered to qualified professionals seeking advanced training in infant and early childhood mental health.  Program faculty provide supervision, consultation, and training to academic programs and community agencies in Colorado as well as across the nation.

School of Dental Medicine Post-Baccalaureate Program

This program is a structured, yearlong curriculum with a full academic load in the sciences. This concentration in the sciences not only allows the student to improve his or her credentials, it also has the potential to ease the academic stress of the first year of the dental curriculum. This program is designed to help address the shortage of ethnically underrepresented professionals practicing dentistry in the State of Colorado and the nation. Currently those underrepresented populations are Hispanic, American Indian/Native American and African American health professionals.

School of Dental Medicine International Student Program (ISP)

The International Student Program offers qualified graduates of foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the CU School of Dental Medicine. Graduates of this two-year accelerated DDS program may take any state or regional board, and thus are eligible for licensure and practice ​within the United States.

Contact: Jane Mi​ller | | Dental Med ISP Homepage
And/or Beatriz Bustamante |​ 

​CU Roberts Noyce Scholarship Program in STEM 

The CU Denver Robert Noyce Scholarship Program promotes secondary teaching as a career for undergraduates and post-baccalaureates majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, the Noyce Program aims to respond to the critical need for high quality math and science teachers by providing scholarships, research and teaching experiences, and professional development for talented students.

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) Office of Communications and Outreach

LASP is committed to building innovative education and outreach programs that connect scientists and engineers with the public. Joining forces with high-quality educational and scientific partners in Colorado and across the country, we create dynamic Earth and space science programs tailored to the unique needs of students, teachers, journalists, and the public.