Student Spotlight

Emilie Mathura, OMS I

Class of 2023

  • Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Student Government Association, OB/GYN Club, American Medical Women's Association, and Medical Students for Choice.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The Urban Underserved Track and the sabbatical program which will allow me to complete my Master of Public Health...
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Faculty Spotlight

Cathy Ruff, MS, PA-C

Program Director and Chair of Physician Assistant Studies
Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular Biology
  • Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Cellular/Molecular Biology. Physician Assistant Training at the University of Colorado Health Science Center.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach professionalism topics, Physical Exam, and small group skills. Why did you choose...
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May 29, 2020 | Update from COVID-19 Response Team

Dear RVU Family, We hope that everyone had a safe, relaxing Memorial Day and a good rest of the week. Here are some important messages, reminders and updates: Moment of silence. Sadly, COVID-19 has claimed in excess of 100,000 deaths in the U.S. including 1,168 losses in Colorado and 106 in Utah. We ask that…

May 22, 2020 | Update from the COVID-19 Response Team

Dear RVU Family, We hope that everyone had another safe, healthy, and productive week of telecommuting and virtual learning. Here are a few highlights, reminders and updates from this week: CO update. Colorado is still at the Level of Safer-at-Home. The governor is asking everyone to wear a non-medical cloth face covering while out in public for necessary activities…

May 15, 2020 | Update from the COVID-19 Response Team

Dear RVU Family, We hope you are all staying safe and mentally healthy during these uniquely trying times.  Here are some important resources to help you deal with pandemic related stress and anxiety along with a few updates on the COVID-19 pandemic. FEMA Crisis Counseling for Stress and Anxiety related to Pandemic. The Federal Emergency Management Agency…

May 14, 2020 | FEMA Resources: Crisis Counseling for Stress and Anxiety Related to Pandemic

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved four states, including Colorado and Utah, for development of crisis counseling programs for residents struggling with stress and anxiety as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Colorado and Utah 2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources: Call 2-11 or 866-760-6489 Text your ZIP…

May 1, 2020 | Update from the COVID-19 Response Team

Dear RVU Family, TGIF! As the end of the week is upon us, here are a few updates: Colorado Governor Polis issued an executive order to transition from Stay-at-Home to Safer-at-Home early this week. This new phase allows reopening of certain businesses in the state including Douglas county. However, Stay-at-Home orders are still in effect until Friday, May…

April 28, 2020 | Update from the COVID-19 Response Team

Dear RVU Family, We hope this email finds you and your loved ones in good health as we surpass the one million mark of COVID-19 cases in the United States. Our team continues to meet daily. A summary of recent updates and initiatives is as follows: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has…

April 21, 2020 | Update from the COVID-19 Response Team

Dear RVU Family, Today marks the 3-month time period of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States, recorded on January 21, 2020 in Washington State. Unfortunately, the number of reported cases and deaths remain high with no definitive signs of rounding the outbreak peak. It is sad to see millions of Americans being so negatively impacted by this pandemic physically, mentally, and financially. The brewing…

April 17, 2020 | Update from the COVID-19 Response Team

Dear RVU Family, We hope that you all have had another safe, healthy, and productive week of telecommuting and virtual learning.  We are happy to report that the RVU family is working closely together and supporting one another more than ever during these challenging times.  Here are a few highlights, reminders and updates from this…

April 14, 2020 | COVID-19 Emergency Grant

Dear Students, Important Update: The implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has afforded Universities across the country the opportunity to provide COVID-19 Emergency Grant funding to students in need. Rocky Vista University (RVU) will begin awarding emergency financial aid grants to students, once funding is available, for expenses related to the disruption of…

April 10, 2020 | Update from the COVID-19 Response Team

Dear RVU Family, We hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe and well. The RVU COVID-19 Response Team continues to meet every day to monitor the pandemic situation and ensure the safety of our community while supporting our employees and students as they continue to work and study remotely. Here is a…