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The CDU Advantage

Students at CDU benefit from the CDU Advantage: our unique curriculum builds knowledge and skills in five key areas. This gives our graduates solid preparation to practice in their chosen field and a true understanding of health disparities, health policy and social justice.


Social Justice

International Exposure

Experiential Education

Health Policy


Faculty and students engage in a range of research related to areas of health disparities. Our research efforts have resulted in national and international recognition, awards and competitive grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DOD).

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CDU research teams are making a difference in our community in areas such as:

  • Cancer health disparities research
  • HIV/AIDS research
  • Cardiometabolic research
  • Mental health
  • Health services/policy research health

State-of-the-Art Simulation Center

Our fully functioning, on-campus simulation center provides excellent hands-on training opportunities and the latest technology for all of our students. Exam areas, operating room simulation studio, a clinical skills lab and other dedicated spaces are fully equipped to provide the highest quality learning environment.

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Our Colleges

CDU is comprised of three academic colleges, offering a range of programs in healthcare, medicine and nursing.