PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS CURRENT STUDENTS FACULTY/STAFF ALUMNI COMMUNITY                                    
RVU Blog Header Image

| Blog

January 24, 2022 | COVID-Tracking

By Kristen Kaiser | Jan 24, 2022 | Comments Off on January 24, 2022 | COVID-Tracking

COVID-19 Menu COVID-19 Home RVU Reintegration Plan RVU Policies Students Employees Additional Resources FAQs COVID 19 Attestation Form (iNet)   External Links Centers for Disease Control World Health Organization Colorado Coronavirus Gov Utah Coronavirus Gov (Web) Southwest Utah Public Health Dept. COVID-19 Tracking (Updated Monday 01/24/22)   Location Cases Per 100K People Deaths Per 100K People Colorado 1,185,867 20,592 10,799(+183) 188 Utah 825,989 25,764 4,030 (+79) 126 Arizona 1,752,552 24,078 25,623 (+412) 352 Kansas 681,048 23,377 7,321(+158) 251 Wyoming 135,369 23,390 1,601 (+13) 277 Idaho 358,057 20,036 4,322(+48) 242  

Read More

January 21, 2022 | CRT Get Boosted Challenge

By Kristen Kaiser | Jan 21, 2022 | Comments Off on January 21, 2022 | CRT Get Boosted Challenge

January 20, 2022 | CRT Update Hello RVU Students, The COVID-19 Response Team is issuing a challenge to all students to Get Boosted and Fight COVID! If you have already been boosted, upload a PDF of your vaccination card to SentryMD here by February 11th. The booster shot plays an important role in preventing unnecessary absences from both work and school due to quarantine. As an example let’s look at two cases: Student A has been vaccinated with two doses of the Moderna vaccine with the last dose given 6 months ago.  If student A is exposed to someone with COVID-19, he would have to quarantine for 5 days. This quarantine would be avoided with a booster shot. Student B has been vaccinated with two doses of Moderna vaccine followed by a booster shot 5 months later. If student B is exposed to someone with COVID-19, she does not have to quarantine. No missed labs or makeup exams. The most recent CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19 booster shots can be found here or by scanning the QR code below. Looking for a vaccination site? Check out state resources for Colorado here and for Southern Utah here. Please submit a PDF of your vaccination […]

Read More

January 20, 2022 | CRT-Update

By Kristen Kaiser | Jan 20, 2022 | Comments Off on January 20, 2022 | CRT-Update

January 20, 2022 | CRT Update Dear RVU Family, The COVID-19 Response Team (CRT) met yesterday to discuss our phased mitigation strategy to keep our community safe during the Omicron surge. Due to high community transmission rates, the safety standards issued on December 29, 2021 will remain in place through February 4th.  As a reminder these standards are: Safety Standards A mask mandate for all indoor public spaces on campus will be enforced. Please wear a surgical, N-95, KN-95, or similar mask to protect yourself and others around you. In the past week, we have seen this relaxed a bit and want to urge you to please be vigilant in wearing a mask while on campus. For those who are fully vaccinated (please see below for additional information), masks may be removed in private offices or study rooms when studying alone. Faculty and staff who have been working remotely (with their manager’s permission) are encouraged to continue doing so. Only two students maximum per study room. Fitness centers will remain closed. While meetings can be held in person, no food will be permitted and masks will be required. If you have any symptoms of COVID or experience a positive exposure, stay home […]

Read More

January 18, 2022 | COVID-Tracking

By Kristen Kaiser | Jan 18, 2022 | Comments Off on January 18, 2022 | COVID-Tracking

COVID-19 Menu COVID-19 Home RVU Reintegration Plan RVU Policies Students Employees Additional Resources FAQs COVID 19 Attestation Form (iNet)   External Links Centers for Disease Control World Health Organization Colorado Coronavirus Gov Utah Coronavirus Gov (Web) Southwest Utah Public Health Dept. COVID-19 Tracking (Updated Monday 01/17/22) Location Cases Per 100K People Deaths Per 100K People Colorado 1,103,720 19,166 10,616(+191) 184 Utah 750,334 23,404 3,951 (+64) 123 Arizona 1,609,792 22,116 25,211 (+438) 340 Kansas 621,692 21,852 7,163(+66) 246 Wyoming 126,468 21,852 1,588 (+16) 274 Idaho 340,857 19,074 4,274(+37) 239  

Read More

January 10, 2022 | COVID-Tracking

By Kristen Kaiser | Jan 10, 2022 | Comments Off on January 10, 2022 | COVID-Tracking

COVID-19 Menu COVID-19 Home RVU Reintegration Plan RVU Policies Students Employees Additional Resources FAQs COVID 19 Attestation Form (iNet)   External Links Centers for Disease Control World Health Organization Colorado Coronavirus Gov Utah Coronavirus Gov (Web) Southwest Utah Public Health Dept. COVID-19 Tracking (Updated Monday 01/10/22) Location Cases Per 100K People Deaths Per 100K People Colorado 989,409 17,181 10,425(+154) 181 Utah 682,036 21,274 3,887 (100) 121 Arizona 1,477,483 20,299 24,773 (418) 340 Kansas 566,192 19,435 7,097(+91) 244 Wyoming 119,857 20,709 1,572 (+46) 272 Idaho 327,451 18,323 4,237(+75) 237  

Read More

January 3, 2022 | COVID-Tracking

By Kristen Kaiser | Jan 3, 2022 | Comments Off on January 3, 2022 | COVID-Tracking

COVID-19 Menu COVID-19 Home RVU Reintegration Plan RVU Policies Students Employees Additional Resources FAQs COVID 19 Attestation Form (iNet)   External Links Centers for Disease Control World Health Organization Colorado Coronavirus Gov Utah Coronavirus Gov (Web) Southwest Utah Public Health Dept. COVID-19 Tracking (Updated Monday 01/03/22) Location Cases Per 100K People Deaths Per 100K People Colorado 929,275 16,137 10,271(+644) 178 Utah 636,992 19,869 3,787 (147) 118 Arizona 1,390,409 19,102 24,355 (1,319) 335 Kansas 520,388 17,862 7,006(+172) 240 Wyoming 115,638 19,980 1,526 (+54) 264 Idaho 319,382 17,872 4,162(+133) 233  

Read More

Dr. Dwight Hertz Honored with Professor Emeritus Status at Rocky Vista University

By Kristen Kaiser | Dec 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Dr. Dwight Hertz Honored with Professor Emeritus Status at Rocky Vista University

Dr. Dwight Hertz Honored with Professor Emeritus Status at Rocky Vista University [December 15, 2021 – Parker, CO] Rocky Vista University’s (RVU) Board of Trustees (BOT) has honored Dwight Hertz, MD, retiring Professor of Pathology, with the title of Professor Emeritus. The designation of “emeritus” is reserved for faculty members who have served RVU over a number of years and who will remain active in scholarship following their retirement. “Dr. Hertz has been a valued and vital member of the [RVU] community for nine years. This prestigious honor is well-deserved. The dedication and commitment he has shown throughout his career as a medical educator is inspirational to us all,” said Heather Ferrill, DO, MS, Dean of RVUCOM. While at RVU, Dr. Hertz never missed an opportunity to impart knowledge and wisdom to RVU’s students and employees. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Hertz hosted the popular “From Triathlete to Tetraplegic” presentation about his personal medical experience, which always packed the auditoriums at RVU. He also participated in a guest speaker series for the Integrative Medicine Interest Group, a student club, in the annual “Why We Overeat” educational presentation. A retirement party for Dr. Hertz was held in late October. Dr. Hertz […]

Read More

December 13, 2021 | COVID-Tracking

By Kristen Kaiser | Dec 14, 2021 | Comments Off on December 13, 2021 | COVID-Tracking

COVID-19 Menu COVID-19 Home RVU Reintegration Plan RVU Policies Students Employees Additional Resources FAQs COVID 19 Attestation Form (iNet)   External Links Centers for Disease Control World Health Organization Colorado Coronavirus Gov Utah Coronavirus Gov (Web) Southwest Utah Public Health Dept. COVID-19 Tracking (Updated Monday 12/13/21) Location Cases Per 100K People Deaths Per 100K People Colorado 845,084 14,831 9,627(+283) 167 Utah 610,681 19,048 3,640 (76) 114 Arizona 1,316,189 18,083 23,036 (447) 316 Kansas 486,895 16,713 6,834(+100) 235 Wyoming 112,862 19,501 1,472 (+44) 254 Idaho 311,692 17,442 4,029(+59) 225  

Read More

December 6, 2021 | COVID-Tracking

By Kristen Kaiser | Dec 6, 2021 | Comments Off on December 6, 2021 | COVID-Tracking

COVID-19 Menu COVID-19 Home RVU Reintegration Plan RVU Policies Students Employees Additional Resources FAQs COVID 19 Attestation Form (iNet)   External Links Centers for Disease Control World Health Organization Colorado Coronavirus Gov Utah Coronavirus Gov (Web) Southwest Utah Public Health Dept. COVID-19 Tracking (Updated Monday 12/06/21) Location Cases Per 100K People Deaths Per 100K People Colorado 838,587 14,562 9,344(+244) 162 Utah 602,952 18,776 3,564 (77) 111 Arizona 1,292,054 17,751 22,589 (360) 310 Kansas 475,304 16,315 6,734(+58) 231 Wyoming 111,812 19,319 1,428 (+81) 247 Idaho 308,869 17,284 3,970 (+71) 222  

Read More

Dr. Amanda Brooks, Director of Research and Scholarly Activity, Accepted into Honor Research Society

By Kristen Kaiser | Dec 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Dr. Amanda Brooks, Director of Research and Scholarly Activity, Accepted into Honor Research Society

Dr. Amanda Brooks, Director of Research and Scholarly Activity, Accepted into Honor Research Society [December 1, 2021 – Parker, CO] Amanda Brooks, PhD, Director of Research and Scholarly Activity, was nominated for and awarded full membership into the Sigma Xi Honor Society for Scientific Research, one of the oldest international organizations dedicated to science and engineering, based on her extensive research endeavors. Part of Dr. Brooks’ research focuses on how alterations in gut bacteria, often due to medication, can change both a person’s mental state and their physical well-being. More specifically, explained Dr. Brooks, she has multiple ongoing projects centered around the impact of the gut microbiome on osteoarthritis and the particular biological changes that occur in the joint. In addition to membership to Sigma Xi, Dr. Brooks also joined the editorial board of Antibiotics and is in the process of editing their special issue of “Antimicrobial Materials.” She is also on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Medicine, assisting with the section on orthopedics. On the publication front, Dr. Brooks was recently published in Frontiers of Microbiology for her study on selective tumor localization via intravenous delivery and in Future Microbiology for her research collaboration with Benjamin […]

Read More