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COLLEGE

After Two Decades,
Amy Barton Closes
One Chapter and
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much is expected," said Barton, PhD, RN, FAAN, one of five
children in her family. "My parents also worked hard to send
us all through college."
Barton, also the Daniel and Janet Mordecai Endowed Chair in
Rural Health Nursing, stepped down from her administrative post
on Sept. 1, but remained with CU Nursing in her other roles.
After getting married, earning her doctoral degree in nursing and
having two children, Barton followed her husband from Florida
to the CU medical campus in 1997.

THE RIGHT MOVE: NEW JOB OUT WEST PROVIDES PERFECT FIT

By Debra Melani

uring her 22 years as associate dean
of Clinical and Community Affairs,
Professor Amy Barton spearheaded
the creation of the University of
Colorado College of Nursing's
clinical enterprise. The string of
health centers target everyone
from Anschutz Medical Campus
students to the Denver area's most
at-risk populations.

Barton also earned numerous prestigious appointments and
awards, wrote a long list of scholarly articles and books and
netted the university $8.5 million in grants during that time.
It appears she listened to her parents.

FATE AND UPBRINGING GUIDE BARTON TO CU
"My parents were very involved in the community, and
I grew up with the ethic that to whom much is given

CU College of Nursing | Fall/Winter 2019

As a new CU Nursing faculty member, Barton stepped right into the
Clinical and Community Affairs leadership position and "loved" it.
"It provides a real balance between the academic world and the
practice world," Barton said of the position, filled by Professor
Rosario Medina, PhD, FAANP, FNP-BC, ACNP, CNS. "I have always
enjoyed working on projects that impacted patients and made a
difference in people's lives," Barton said.
Barton's passion to influence people's health resulted in:
The Campus Health Center at CU Anschutz. Designed for providing faculty, staff and students with convenient health care, the
on-campus clinic offers everything from flu shots to behavioral
health counseling.
Sheridan Health Services. With two facilities (one focused
on family and the other on youth), Sheridan Health Services
provides targeted medical and behavioral care in areas with
high at-risk populations.
Belleview Point Clinic. This clinic in southeast Aurora
Amy Barton focuses on providing integrated health care emphasizing



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