Elizabeth Ruiz, 23ABC News

Elizabeth Ruiz

23ABC News

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Elizabeth:

Telehealth improves access to sexual assault nurse examiners in rural areas

As if sexual assault wasn't traumatic enough, imagine having to drive hours to get treatment. That can sometimes be the case for people who live in rural areas. → Read More

Women make history as first gymnastics team at HBCU

Fisk University is the first Historically Black University or College to have a women's gymnastics team → Read More

An HBCU will use decommissioned shipping containers to house students

A 2022 report that surveyed students at historically Black colleges and universities shares that more than half said they struggled to maintain safe, affordable, and consistent housing. → Read More

Culinary Academy of Las Vegas reaches historic employment rate through support services

Support services include financial assistance, childcare, transportation, referrals to community partners, and the ability to get paid while training → Read More

Ripping up grass for cash: A southwestern effort to conserve water

Southern Nevada Water Authority says it pays property owners three dollars a square foot to replace that grass with water efficient landscaping → Read More

Federal government forced to intervene in the Colorado River water dispute

The seven Colorado River Basin states are Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California. → Read More

NASA engages young kids in STEM through national competition

NASA's TechRise Student Challenge allows youth to experience the process of coming up with an idea, developing a payload and doing a flight like NASA. → Read More

Cultivated meat could be coming to a dinner table near you

A cultivated meat expert says one sample of cells from an animal can potentially lead to decades of meat produced. → Read More

Artificial intelligence is helping to protect your children online

The AI pulls data points on a user’s profile like how long they’ve been there, the ages of two different people talking, and the topic of their conversation. → Read More

Historians say 1969 occupation sparked Native American land reclamation efforts

Indigenous historian Ned Blackhawk says the occupation of Alcatraz was part of an era that launched a whole range of Native American self-determination efforts in education, arts and land management. → Read More

Mass shooting sends shockwaves through Half Moon Bay community

Cousin of person killed in Half Moon Bay mass shooting says the majority of the victim's family is in Mexico → Read More

At-home testing for viruses could become a new norm

Global life sciences company Labcorp announced last year emergency-use authorization from the FDA for an at-home collection kit that simultaneously detects COVID-19, influenza, or RSV. → Read More

Next COVID variant will likely be found in airplane wastewater

The CDC Traveler Genomic Surveillance program successfully discovered the BA.2 and BA.3 subvariants during the early days of omicron. → Read More

Competency-based learning gains traction in U.S. schools

Although the shift from the traditional school model to competency-based learning isn't always easy, it's possible even among public schools. → Read More

Plant-based protein will be a part of the solution to battle global food insecurity

To make it accessible to everyone, Aakash Shah says he wanted his product to be shelf stable. Battling global food insecurity is what Shah says drives him. → Read More

Prospective mothers switch jobs for reproductive health benefits

Carolyn Harenko and Kelly Wille specifically changed jobs so they could have reproductive health benefits. Both mothers have struggled with fertility in the past. → Read More

Science proves balanced breathing drastically reduces panic attacks

A four-week program on a tablet aims to help patients breathe more smoothly so they get a better balance of oxygen and CO2. → Read More

Woman with Parkinson's creates app to help track symptoms

The app called StrivePD collects data that can help drug development companies develop therapeutics. → Read More

Historic strike leaves lasting impact on universities across the nation

Labor studies experts say universities are reflecting on their own pay and benefits to remain competitive → Read More

'Death Doula' profession rapidly growing

An end-of-life doula serves as a companion and advocate for caregivers and the person facing their final days on earth. → Read More