Student Spotlight

Uday Patel, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Graduate studies: Master of Science in Medical Physiology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Clubs and Activities: I am a Peer Mentor and member of the RVU Rotary Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I primarily chose RVU because of how close it is to my family and the friends that I grew...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach both years of Primary Care Medicine. Why did you choose to teach...
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Profile

Nicole Michels, PhD

Department Chair
Department of Medical Humanities

Associate Professor of Physiology
Department of Biomedical Sciences

nmichels@rvu.edu • (720) 874-2436
RVUCOM-CO Campus • FC-08


Nicole Michels, PhD, is the Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities and also serves as Assistant Professor of Physiology in the department of Biomedical Sciences. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Michels recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at National Jewish Health where her research focused on innate immune defense mechanisms against Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Her research interests are focused on the role of immune responses in host defense and autoimmunity.