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Community    COVID-19   

Omicron Parties, Home Tests, Variants, N95s: COVID Convo Covers it All

Author Staff | Publish Date January 28, 2022

With signs of a retreating omicron surge, should people who escaped the pandemic’s most transmissible variant throw a party – with infected guests?

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Alumni    eScripts    Pharmacy

CU Pharmacy Alumna Makes Medical Matters Her Affair

2022 marks a milestone year for the classes of ‘82, ’92, ‘02, and ’12. All year long, we’ll be spotlighting alumni from each of these classes as they provide a retrospective on life at CU Pharmacy and their career success. ’02 alumna, Elisha DeLong Sieg kicks off the first 2022 alumni spotlight.


School NameSchool of Pharmacy
AuthorJaron Bryant | Publish DateJanuary 28, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19

Omicron Symptoms and Treatment: What to Know

Omicron is making its impact felt not just in Colorado, but across the country and globe. 


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Innovation    Faculty    Students

CU School of Dental Medicine Recognized as an Apple Distinguished School

Digital Education at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (CU SDM) blends the sustainable, best-practice use of existing tools and workflows while bringing in the latest innovative technology to amplify education from all sides. Supported by the faculty and the CU SDM leadership team, Apple products have been incorporated as a significant element of our learning culture to meet students and faculty where they are and beyond.


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Research    COVID-19    Cancer    vaccine

CU Anschutz Research: Innovation in the Face of COVID Crisis

Much has changed in the world since COVID-19 emerged and touched off a global health crisis. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and other academic research institutions have been at the heart of the response to the pandemic, aggregating data, making discoveries, running clinical trials and developing therapies.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorChris Casey | Publish DateJanuary 26, 2022
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Pharmacy    pediatrics    Clinical

Orth Helps Develop Pharmacy Protocols for Pediatric Initiative

Any medical professional will tell you that kids need special attention. So, when assistant professor Lucas Orth, PharmD, had the opportunity to work with the Colorado Pediatric Preparedness for the Emergency Room (COPPER) program, he knew it was worth his time.  


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Community    Awareness    Blood

National Blood Donor Month Highlights Ongoing Need for Regular Blood Donation

The American Red Cross recently made headlines when it announced that anyone who donates blood between January 1–31 will automatically be entered to win two tickets to Super Bowl LVI February 13 in Los Angeles.


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorRachel Sauer | Publish DateJanuary 25, 2022
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CU Anschutz In the News

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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