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Press Releases    Advancement

CU Cancer Center Receives $20 Million Gift to Advance Esophageal Cancer Research and Care

Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 06, 2022

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus today announced the creation of the Katy O. and Paul M. Rady Esophageal and Gastric Center of Excellence, made possible by a $20 million philanthropic investment from Katy O. and Paul M. Rady.

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Research

Building Better, More Accurate Mobile Health Apps and Devices Through Inclusion

Consumer options for apps or wearable devices to help track personal health goals begin well before they arrive in a digital or physical store. The design and testing phase is where developers make crucial decisions on how well the solution will perform: from following evidence-based academic research, to including perspectives from a wide variety of backgrounds. 


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Navigating the NIH’s New Data Sharing Policy

Beginning Jan. 25, 2023, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will require researchers nationwide to include a Data Management and Sharing Policy (DMSP) in all research funding applications. The Research Informatics Office (RIO) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is offering resources to support researchers through this transition and ensure compliance with this new NIH policy, including an upcoming virtual Town Hall meeting.


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Community

University of Colorado to Host Biennial Social Justice Summit

The 2023 University of Colorado Social Justice Summit is coming on Jan. 31, and will center on strengthening a diverse democracy and creating a more just and inclusive campus system and world.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorKiley Kudrna | Publish DateDecember 06, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Esophageal Cancer    cancer screening

Compassionate Care Fuels Family’s Desire to Change Esophageal Cancer Paradigm

Paul O’Hara grew up in a large Midwestern family where loyalty and toughness run deep. About nine years ago, Paulie, as he was called by his siblings, leaned into his family’s caring and stout nature when he was diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of under 20%.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorChris Casey | Publish DateDecember 06, 2022
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Students

Finding Her Religion: UCAN Student Takes a Leap of Faith to Nursing Career

Becca Feldman earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from CU Boulder in 2016, but she found her true calling in healthcare while working as a medical assistant for an ear, nose and throat specialist. Though much of her job was administrative, she got to help with some surgical procedures and remove stitches.


School NameCollege of Nursing
AuthorBob Mook | Publish DateDecember 06, 2022
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Press Releases    Community    Faculty    Veteran and Military Health    Firearm Injury Prevention    COMBAT

CU Faculty Lead Report on 10 Recommendations to Promote Firearm Injury Prevention

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has identified firearm suicide prevention as a key priority, but critical gaps remain in preventing deaths by firearm among service members. According to the 2020 DoD Annual Suicide Report, approximately 60-80% of suicides among service members are enacted with a firearm.


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorColleen Miracle | Publish DateDecember 06, 2022
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CU Anschutz In the News

The Colorado Sun

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus launches new center to fight esophageal and gastric cancer

The Colorado Sun
Publish DateDecember 06, 2022

When Dr. Sachin Wani goes to work every day at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, it can often feel like he is fighting an uphill battle. Wani is a gastroenterologist and an interventional endoscopist, as well as a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Much of his work with patients involves diagnosing and treating cancer of the esophagus.

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NPR

Thanks to the 'tripledemic,' it can be hard to find kids' fever-reducing medicines

NPR
Publish DateDecember 06, 2022

There's a good chance you don't even need to use medicine, says Dr. Sean O'Leary, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, as well as the chair of the Committee on Infectious Diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). "These medicines are not curative. They don't alter the duration of the illness or anything like that. They are essentially purely for comfort," he tells NPR.

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Medical Xpress

Parkinson's medication improved blood pressure in teens with Type 1 diabetes

Medical Xpress
Publish DateDecember 06, 2022

"We know that abnormalities in the large vessels around the heart, the aorta and its primary branches, begin to develop in early childhood in people with Type 1 diabetes," said lead study author Michal Schäfer, Ph.D., a researcher and fourth-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado. "We found that bromocriptine has the potential to slow down the development of those abnormalities and decrease the risk for cardiovascular disease in this population."

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Discover Magazine

What Happens When Scientists Put a Human Intelligence Gene Into a Monkey?

Discover Magazine
Publish DateDecember 06, 2022

IIn a 2010 paper, James Sikela, a geneticist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and coauthors asked whether a humanized monkey would fit into its society, or would live in inhumane conditions due to its altered genes.

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