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Research    Patient Care    Education    Pediatrics

The Kempe Center Marks 50 Years of Protecting the World’s Children

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 04, 2022

Over the past 50 years, The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect has changed the culture of children’s rights worldwide. Established in 1972, The Kempe Center became the first of its kind, providing research, training, education and innovative program development for all forms of child abuse, neglect and trauma.

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Community

Government Launches 988 Suicide Prevention Hotline 

In an effort to make it easier for those experiencing a mental health crisis to get help immediately, the federal government in July launched the 988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline. The simple three-digit phone number works like 911 to connect callers with trained mental health professionals in their area. 


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorGreg Glasgow | Publish DateAugust 09, 2022
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Research    Innovation    Education   

Creative Teacher Uses Research to Define ‘Anatomy’ of a Curriculum

Editor’s note: This is part of our periodic series of articles showcasing the creative talents of our faculty and students on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. If you know of someone who is a “Creator in the Classroom,” please send us a tip here.


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Community    Public Health

Monkeypox Has Been Declared a National Health Emergency; Now What? 

The worldwide outbreak of monkeypox that started in May 2022 has now grown to such a degree that on August 4, the Biden administration declared a public health emergency to raise awareness of the virus in the United States and to free up funding and resources for a more robust response. More than 6,600 probable or confirmed cases have now been detected in the U.S., including in Colorado, and there are more than 28,000 confirmed cases worldwide. 


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorGreg Glasgow | Publish DateAugust 08, 2022
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Innovation    Faculty   

CU Anschutz Draws Spotlight for Rare Disease Center of Excellence

In November 2021, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus was designated a Rare Disease Center of Excellence by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). CU Anschutz experts are highlighted in the latest edition of Denver magazine 5280 for their work in research and treating rare diseases.


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Students    Global health nursing

Guatemala Course Helps Undergraduates Connect With Global Health

“Any global health experience helps you realize the commonalities and differences in healthcare throughout the world,” says Shannon Pirrie, DNP, CNM, Specialty Director of the Nurse-Midwife program at CU College of Nursing. “It’s pretty eye-opening to see the work folks do in other countries with much less resources and education than we have.”


School NameCollege of Nursing
AuthorBob Mook | Publish DateAugust 05, 2022
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Faculty    Veteran and Military Health

Veteran Serves Veterans: Retired Army Col. Lori Trego’s Road From Deployment to Advocacy

Serving in the military and being deployed twice (once to Iraq and once to Afghanistan) profoundly influenced (Retired) Col. Lori Trego’s perspective and her life’s work.


School NameCollege of Nursing
AuthorBob Mook | Publish DateAugust 04, 2022
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CU Anschutz In the News

Washington Post

Congress wants more red-flag laws. But GOP states, gun groups resist.

Washington Post
Publish DateJuly 26, 2022

Research by the Injury and Violence Prevention Center at the Colorado School of Public Health found 85 percent of protection orders granted by judges were filed by law enforcement.

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Medscape

COVID Childcare Woes Increased Stress in Healthcare Workers: Study

Medscape
Publish DateJuly 26, 2022

The survey was conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who collected data from 58,408 healthcare workers in 208 organizations between April and December 2020. Respondents were asked, "Due to…COVID-19, I am experiencing concerns about childcare," and subsequently assessed their CCS on a scale of 1, "not at all," to 4, "a great extent," with a score of 3 or 4 representing high CCS.

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CNBC

The danger of skipping your Covid booster is rising—and more than 100 million Americans are at risk

CNBC
Publish DateJuly 26, 2022

Booster shots essentially amplify those same benefits, says Ross Kedl, a professor of immunology and microbiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He says booster-induced protection against severe illness holds up over time against every known Covid variant and subvariant, including BA.5.

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CBS4 Denver

988 Crisis Line Goes Live

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 26, 2022

Researcher and Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Campus Dr. Emmy Betz weighed in, saying surprisingly, Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation, ranked 7th. This new tool will help combat that. 

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