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COVID-19    Vaccinations   

Eight Things You Should Know About Omicron

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date January 11, 2022

Omicron is hitting the nation hard, pushing delta out as it infects at a higher rate of speed than any SARS-CoV-2 variant so far. In past days, infection rates in some of Colorado’s mountain towns have topped the nation, even in areas with high vaccination rates.

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Education    Community    Students

First-Generation Medical Student Hopes to Bring More Mentorship to Medicine

As if medical school wasn’t challenging enough, Amira Otmane and her classmates in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2024 have also had to contend with beginning their medical education during a worldwide pandemic.


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorValerie Gleaton | Publish DateJanuary 21, 2022
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Voting for U.S. News & World Report Hospitals Ranking

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is proud of our faculty's work at UCHealth that contributes to its annual rankings on the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals. These rankings are important as many students, residents, faculty, and patients consider these rankings when deciding where to train, practice and receive care.


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Community    Faculty

How Can I Prepare for an Emergency?

From the photos of passengers stranded on snowy highways to the Boulder County fire evacuation notices, it’s now more important than ever to have a plan in case of an emergency, including creating an emergency preparedness kit.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorKiley Kudrna | Publish DateJanuary 19, 2022
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Research    COVID-19   

Researchers Explore Vulnerabilities Within SARS-CoV-2 ‘Hotbeds’ of Replication

Beneath the SARS-CoV-2 membrane and its spikes lurks a squiggle of genetic material, or RNA, enveloped by a protein that acts like bubble wrap to protect the genetic material. This protein also acts as a “hotbed” for multiple interactions to control the infected cell.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorChris Casey | Publish DateJanuary 19, 2022
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First Cashierless Mini-Mart, Kitchen on Medical Campus to Go in Former Etai's Space

Three organizations committed to innovation and improving public health outcomes through better eating have partnered to create the first markets in a healthcare setting. The mini market and specialty kitchen will be geared toward on-the-go healthcare workers, students, faculty and staff at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


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Research    Education    Faculty

Researchers Discover Mesolithic-Period Infant Burial That Could Be One of Oldest of Its Kind

The remains of an infant that researchers came to call Neve emerged slowly from 10,000 years of sediment. Near the back of Arma Veirana cave above the village of Erli in northwest Italy, delicate brush strokes first revealed perforated shell beads and pendants and then, on the last day of the 2017 excavation season, fragments of a tiny human cranium.


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorRachel Sauer | Publish DateJanuary 19, 2022
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WebMD

How to Make Sense of Omicron and Changing COVID Protocols

WebMD
Publish DateJanuary 14, 2022

"The most likely time that you're going to be infectious is those 5 to 6 days. We ask that you mask afterwards, we ask that you remain diligent." "We have to be somewhat realistic about what people are willing and able to do," said Barocas, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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The Denver Post

Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations still trending up as state surpasses 1 million cases

The Denver Post
Publish DateJanuary 14, 2022

Data from South Africa and the United Kingdom suggests that people hospitalized with the omicron variant tend to have shorter stays than those hospitalized with delta, allowing beds to turn over more quickly and somewhat reducing the strain on capacity, said Beth Carlton, an associate professor of environmental and occupational health at the Colorado School of Public Health. “The one encouraging bit of news is that we’re not seeing an exponential increase in hospital demand,” she said. Exponential growth is when numbers snowball, increasing by higher and higher rates.

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Washington Post

States and health systems activate crisis standards, new protocols as omicron strains U.S. hospitals

Washington Post
Publish DateJanuary 14, 2022

Colorado’s crisis-standards activation focuses on EMS — including ambulance and paramedic services — “because the pinch points are largely not in the ICU, which is what we were worried about previously,” said Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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9News

No, COVID-19 and flu have not combined into a new strain called ‘flurona’

9News
Publish DateJanuary 14, 2022

Dr. Payal Kohli, assistant clinical professor of medicine at University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, further clarified that COVID-19 belongs to the coronavirus family of viruses, which is a separate family of viruses than the flu.

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