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Research    Drug Development    Quantum

Quantum Leap: CU Anschutz Set to Pioneer Advancements in Medicine

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date February 15, 2024

Although a search for “quantum” in the popular media turns up mostly references to a revived TV series (“Quantum Leap”) and a recent superhero film (“Quantumania”), in the science world, the actual technology is creating quite the buzz.

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Research    Faculty    Students

Explore Advancements in Cancer Treatment, 3D Imaging and More at CU Dental Research Day

From radioprotection in head and neck cancer therapy to trends in patient-centered communication training, the presentation lineup at the 39th Annual CU Dental Research Day brings together a variety of compelling research topics. 


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Research    Clinical Research    Cardiology

CU Anschutz Set to Launch Gene Therapy Trials for Heart Disorder

It started in the early 1990s as a registry of patients with a heart condition. Today, data from more than 2,000 families with dilated cardiomyopathy is informing the next generation of therapies for this serious disease.

Together, cardiologist Luisa Mestroni, MD, and geneticist Matthew Taylor, MD, PhD, both professors in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, have helped thousands of patients in the clinic. They’ve also studied many of the over 50 genes associated with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In the following Q&A, they explain their research and the gene therapy clinical trials that will be launching on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus during the first half of 2024.


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Community    Students

First Rural Midwifery Track Cohort Announced

There’s a devastating need for maternity care in rural communities: over 2 million women in the US live in areas without access to birth facilities or maternity care providers. In Colorado, nearly 40% of counties are maternity care deserts. Colorado has 65,000 annual births, about 8,000 of which happen in rural communities.1


School NameCollege of Nursing
AuthorMolly Smerika | Publish DateFebruary 20, 2024
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Neuroscience    Alzheimer's    Clinic-Based Pharmacy

Blocking Key Protein May Halt Alzheimer’s Progression

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that inhibiting a key protein can stop the destruction of synapses and dendritic spines commonly seen in Alzheimer’s disease.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorDavid Kelly | Publish DateFebruary 20, 2024
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Community    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    Leadership   

New Center for Health Equity Executive Director Brings Passion to Mission

While new to her position as executive director of the recently launched Center for Health Equity, Deborah Parra-Medina, MPH, PhD, FAAHB, already has a vested interest. Parra-Medina followed her eldest daughter and grandchildren to Colorado, so her professional mission of ensuring healthy and thriving communities is personal.


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Research    Orthopedics    Pediatrics

More Intense Exercise Reduces Post-Concussion Anxiety in Teens, Study Finds

Returning to moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) after a concussion may play a vital role in helping teens feel less anxious while recovering from the injury, according to a new study from researchers in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorKara Mason | Publish DateFebruary 20, 2024
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CU Anschutz In the News

Neurology Today

PET Imaging Shows Early Signs of Neuroinflammation in Service Members Exposed to Repeated Blast Injuries

Neurology Today
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2024

James P. Kelly, MA, MD, FAAN, FANA, executive director of the Marcus Institute for Brain Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, pointed to research he published in 2016 in Lancet Neurology showing that blast injuries tend to impact specific areas of the brain, and specifically astrocytes, which presents differently than chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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The Colorado Sun

In Colorado’s fourth pandemic winter, examining one of COVID’s “fascinating and beguiling” patterns

The Colorado Sun
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2024

“Fascinating and beguiling,” is how Elizabeth Carlton, a professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, described the phenomenon. “I think, by now, there probably is something happening driving this pattern,” she said — instead of the trend being a statistical fluke.

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Healio

Palliative telecare team improves quality of life in COPD, ILD

Healio
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2024

“This new approach can reduce the burden of illness for patients,” David B. Bekelman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus, told Healio.

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Healio

Recent migraine diagnosis linked to increased risk for car crashes among older drivers

Healio
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2024

“We were surprised to see such a large increase in the odds of a crash associated with incident migraine,” Carolyn G. DiGuiseppi, MD, MPH, PhD, a professor in the department of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, told Healio. “Prior studies have shown small increases in the risk of motor vehicle crash injuries in people with prevalent migraine but did not examine recently diagnosed migraine. This suggests there is a high-risk period for people immediately following their diagnosis with migraine.”

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