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Community    Diversity   

Pride and Connection: LGBTQ+ Hub Debuts to Unite and Serve CU Anschutz Community

Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date June 21, 2022

On a warm afternoon in November 2021, a handful of volunteers gathered under a small tent at Boettcher Commons, cheerfully laying out T-shirts, lanyards, stickers and buttons on a table. The buzz in the air was about more than just the kickoff event’s swag and snacks: After years of disconnection and pandemic-induced isolation, the clouds literally parted for the opening of the CU Anschutz LGBTQ+ Hub, the university’s first-ever official, campus-wide organization dedicated to connecting and championing the LGBTQ+ community at CU Anschutz.

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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Announces 2022 Alumni Awardees

The Alumni Association for the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is proud to unveil the recipients for the third annual Alumni Awards. This year's honorees are Edward Skaff, RPh '59, Kristin Speer, PharmD '12, and Laura Tydall, PharmD (RPh '82).


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CU Pharmacy Alumna Finds Rewards in Academia

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COVID-19    Pediatrics

Is Odd Late Flu Season Par for Post-Pandemic Course?

An unusually late surge in flu cases this spring should remind everyone that, as far as nasty viruses go, these are unprecedented times. Since the novel coronavirus joined the picture in 2020, what doctors see in their offices and hospital beds has continually bucked the norm.


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Research    Press Releases

Researchers Find Two FDA-Approved Drugs That Curb Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Two commonly used psychiatric drugs show evidence of improving symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, including boosting cognition, according to a study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


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Research    Community    Awareness    Mental Health   

Creative Arts Therapy May Reduce Stress and Turnover Among Health Care Professionals

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many health care professionals admit they felt tired. Despite doing work they love, the days could be long or frustrating or very, very disheartening.


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Faculty    Pharmacy Perspectives    Cancer    Pharmacy   

A Clinician At Heart

Professor. Researcher. Fulbright awardee. Cindy O’Bryant, PharmD, can now add Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs to her impressive CV.


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CU Anschutz In the News

The New York Times

Experts Say We Have the Tools to Fight Addiction. So Why Are More Americans Overdosing Than Ever?

The New York Times
Publish DateJuly 01, 2022

In late 2019, she crossed paths with Dr. Paula Riggs, a child, adolescent and addiction psychiatrist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who seemed to know exactly what that something was. Dr. Riggs has spent her career mapping the intersection of mental illness and addiction in teenagers and young adults.

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STAT

Lattes and gummies: Food science inspires a new approach to treating gut and liver injury

STAT
Publish DateJuly 01, 2022

Producing adequate amounts of the foam for humans and ensuring it meets the Food and Drug Administration’s safety standards will take some more work, said Joseph Onyiah, an assistant professor of gastroenterology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who was not involved with the study.

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Colorado Public Radio

Colorado sees a drop in life expectancy not seen since WWII, driven by COVID and overdose deaths

Colorado Public Radio
Publish DateJuly 01, 2022

Dr. Lilia Cervantes, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said she wasn’t surprised by the new numbers. “The Latino community makes up the majority of the essential workforce,” said Cervantes, who is a member of the Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce. “During COVID, they've been the least protected. They've not been able to avoid public transportation. They've had to continue working sometimes even while ill and are the least likely to have healthcare coverage.”

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CNN

Some sheriffs who condemned red flag laws are putting them to use

CNN
Publish DateJuly 01, 2022

Another analysis, by researchers with the Injury & Violence Prevention Center at the Colorado School of Public Health, found that in the first year of the Colorado red flag law, 85% of protection orders granted by judges had been filed by law enforcement. “A lot of that is because the law enforcement petitions may have been more complete,” said Dr. Marian Betz, an epidemiologist and deputy director of the center. “They had the information that judges needed to move forward with it.”

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