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University of Colorado College of Nursing
A L UMNI
The CU College of Nursing Alumni Association is recognizing four incredible alumni for their extraordinary
contributions to the profession and community of nursing. The recipients will be celebrated at the CU Nursing Alumni
Association Awards on June 23, 2022 at 6 p.m. MDT. Join us for our in-person ceremony at the Moss in Denver as we
recognize our awardees' remarkable work and careers.
Distinguished Alumni
Rising Star
Sarah Birch, DNP, APRN,
CPNP-PC, is the director for
Advanced Practice Providers
at Children's National Hospital
and assistant professor of
Pediatrics at George Washington
University School of Medicine.
Her scholarship, expertise, and
interests include Advanced
Practice Provider Utilization and Role Development, Quality
Improvement, Health Policy, Program and Curriculum Development,
Nursing Leadership, Global Health, and Disaster Nursing. Birch is a
triple alumna of the CU College of Nursing, having earned her BSN,
MS, and DNP in 2004, 2006, and 2007 respectively.
Birch is the program director of the TOMODACHI Disaster Nursing
Training Program. The program was launched in 2015 in partnership
with Children's National, US-Japan Council TOMODACHI Initiative,
and Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Tokyo. It aims to foster
disaster nursing knowledge and leadership for nursing students in
Japan and has 35 alumni successfully leading disaster relief.
She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse
Practitioners, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and
the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospitalist Medicine.
Birch is a founding Children's Hospital Association Advanced Practice
Steering Committee member.
Omarah Macias, BSN '21, is
a pediatric nurse at Children's
Hospital Colorado. In 2014
Macias earned a Bachelor
of Arts in Psychology from
Cornell University. After
graduating, she worked at a
mental health facility where
she observed and gained
experience alongside nurses, realizing her passion for nursing
before switching career paths.
During her time at CU Nursing, Macias was a part of the honors
program, served as vice president of the Student Nurses
Association, and even co-founded a student organization called
Future Voices, which is dedicated to amplifying underrepresented
voices. The group stands for diversity, equity, and inclusivity at
the College of Nursing. Their goal is to take collective action
in support of anti-racist and anti-oppressive ideas and foster
a more inclusive campus. Voices is dedicated to amplifying
underrepresented voices.
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