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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
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Debra Melani
Katelyn Nolan

ANTHONY AIRHART, CPA, ASSOCIATE DEAN, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Anthony Airhart's career has spanned three decades and taken him all over the
world. Primarily spent in higher education and non-profits, he has served in a variety of roles, including executive roles in finance and administration. Since 2011,
he has been with CU Anschutz Medical Campus. He has served as our associate
dean since 2018.
TERI HERNANDEZ, PHD, RN, ASSOCIATE DEAN, RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP

An alumna and associate professor of medicine and nursing, Dr. Hernandez
wears many hats at our university, including as nurse, educator and exemplary
research leader. Her expertise in nutrition during pregnancy and gestational
diabetes has gained national and international attention, and her passion for
furthering our research program promises a powerful future of innovation for
our CU College of Nursing.
ROSARIO MEDINA, PHD, FNP-BC, ACNP, CNS, FAANP, ASSOCIATE DEAN, CLINICAL &
COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

Dr. Medina has served in the academic setting as clinician, professor, director of
APRN programs and assistant dean of our College of Nursing. She has done this
all while keeping her feet planted in the practice world. Dr. Medina's dedication
has shone through in her practice-based research and in her work ensuring equal
health care for patients at our Sheridan Health Care Clinic.
PEGGY JENKINS, PHD, RN, INTERIM ASSISTANT DEAN, GRADUATE PROGRAMS

With 35 years in nursing leadership and an in-depth understanding of complex health
systems, Dr. Jenkins brings valuable experience to our graduate program. Her dynamic and innovative thinking fueled the rapid growth of our iLEAD program, where
she has served as specialty director and instructor for tomorrow's nursing leaders.
DENISE SMITH, PHD, CNM, INTERIM ASSISTANT DEAN, GRADUATE PROGRAMS

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Dr. Smith holds an in-depth understanding of the national graduate education
standards and helped lead the workgroup challenged to address the National
Task Force (NTF) on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education Criteria for the College's
national accreditation. She led a full revision of the Midwifery curriculum and
successfully led the re-accreditation effort for the Midwifery specialty. With her
continued clinical practice, Dr. Smith provides a strong understanding of the dual
roles of our graduate faculty.

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LAURA ROSENTHAL, DNP, ACNP, FAANP, DIRECTOR, DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE PROGRAM

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ON THE COVER
Front and Center - CU Nursing's Living
Legends Colleen Goode, Loretta Ford and
Jean Watson
Photo by Andrew Vessely

An alumna, Dr. Rosenthal has taught across programs, including pharmacology,
advanced practice diagnosis and management, and the DNP Project series. A
proven leader, Dr. Rosenthal served as specialty director and established the
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. While working at the
University of Colorado Hospital, she helped develop one of the first fellowships for
advanced practice clinicians in hospital medicine in 2008.
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