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Patient Care    Cancer

Harnessing the Healing Power of a Doctor-Patient Relationship

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date November 23, 2021

With the quiet comfort of a caring partner, Sue Krummrei reaches over and pats her husband’s leg as he breaks down on camera.

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Campus Life    Community

CU Anschutz Survey a Success: Campus & Workplace Culture Survey Completed

Survey completion leads to 35% participation rate 

The Campus & Workplace Culture (CWC) Survey concluded Nov. 19, with 35% of our campus community taking part.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorStaff | Publish DateNovember 23, 2021
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Research    Press Releases    Advancement    Epidemiology

CU Researcher Receives First-Time Award to Support Ophthalmic Database Development

Jennifer Patnaik, PhD, researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, received the first-ever Philip and Elaine Ellis New Investigator in Ophthalmology Research Award. The gift provides independent research funding to new ophthalmic investigators.


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorRachel Wittel | Publish DateNovember 23, 2021
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Press Releases    COVID-19

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Researchers to Lead Multi-Institution Effort to Study Long COVID

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will lead a four-year, multi-institution effort to study the effects of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), or long COVID, with more than $11 million in first-year funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). More than 30 research teams across the country will study and share data in real time as part of the Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative, a centralized effort that will enable research with a nationally representative cohort of patients with long COVID.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorKelsea Pieters | Publish DateNovember 21, 2021
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Research    Press Releases

CU Anschutz Researchers Examine How a Viral RNA Changes Shape to Hijack Host Cells

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researchers have observed how an RNA molecule from a virus forms a complex, three-dimensional structure, and is able to change its shape to hijack host proteins. The details of this process, elusive to scientists for decades, were revealed by using cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM).


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorKelsea Pieters | Publish DateNovember 21, 2021
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Research    Public Health

Study Recruitment Effort Grows Into a Public Health Tool to Reach Young American Indian/Alaska Native Women

Three years ago, researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health’s Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health launched a forward-looking study. They looked to use social media and mobile application technology to reach out to young (16 to 20 years of age) American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women living in urban areas. The goal: push out messages and virtual interventions aimed at preventing alcohol-exposed pregnancies (AEPs) and fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASDs) – serious health risks for both women and children.


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Education

Physical Therapy Graduate Is Ready to Bring Accessible Assistive Technology to Pediatric Patients

Jason Nadeau is a member of the Class of 2021 in Physical Therapy at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The program is housed within the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation within the University of Colorado School of Medicine


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorStaff | Publish DateNovember 19, 2021
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CU Anschutz In the News

Scientific American

The Colon Cancer Conundrum

Scientific American
Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

“That’s not because there is something biologically different between 49- and 50-year-olds,” says Swati G. Patel, a gastroenterologist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, who was not involved in the study. Rather it is because when people start getting screened, cancers they may have had for years are detected.

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The Denver Post

Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations dropped over the weekend. A blip or the start of a trend?

The Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

The last time that hospitalizations dropped for three days in a row was Oct. 7-9. They promptly rebounded and rose for the next month, though. It’s too early to know whether the same thing will happen now, said Dr. Jon Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. “If you’re the 100% optimist, it’s a glimmer” of hope, he said. “We’ve seen this bouncing around before.”

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NBC News

Routine childhood vaccinations lag as experts push to catch up

NBC News
Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

“We’re still not back to where we need to be,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease doctor at Children’s Hospital Colorado and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Routine immunizations protect children against 16 infectious diseases, including measles, diphtheria and chickenpox, and inhibit transmission to the community. The rollout of Covid shots for younger kids is an opportunity to catch up on routine vaccinations, O’Leary said, adding that children can get the vaccines together. 

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Washington Post

What happened to Eric Clapton?

Washington Post
Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

“He could be helping us in finishing off this pandemic, especially with a vulnerable population,” says Joshua Barocas, an associate professor of medicine with an expertise in infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “We’re looking at millions and millions of people worldwide. He could be a global ambassador, and instead he’s chosen the pro-covid, anti-public-health route.”

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