David Schwartz, MD, chair, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and his wife, who also is a physician, Louise Sparks have donated $2500 to the Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Inclusion and Outreach.

This contribution will be used to support five high school women and/or underrepresented minority trainees to participate in the Denver Student Training in Research Science Program (Denver STaRS). The main goal of the Denver STaRS program is to provide research exposure and experience to encourage students to pursue careers in clinical or translation fields.

Students from Denver East High School, Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) Stapleton and Green Valley Ranch Campuses, and the Career Education Center (CEC) Middle College of Denver depending on track are invited for a series of lectures, trainings, mentoring opportunities and research experiences designed to broaden and encourage applications to undergraduate, medical and graduate school programs at the University of Colorado system.

The Schwartz/Sparks gift is on behalf of the extraordinary accomplishments and dedication of division heads, vice chairs, and their supportive families in the Department of Medicine.

“We are grateful for this contribution and honored that Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Sparks have chosen to support this program,” said Dominic F. Martinez, senior director, Office of Inclusion and Outreach.

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