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Community    Faculty

CU Anschutz Expert on Dolphin QB Injury: ‘You Can’t Just Tough-Out a Concussion’

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date October 04, 2022

Concussions are a common risk in all sports, but especially with football and most notably in the NFL. Unfortunately, the latest player to sustain a concussion is Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. After a nasty hit that left him stumbling in the third game of the season, Tagovailoa re-entered the game and continued to play. Just five days later, he suffered another head-to-the-ground hit that forced him to leave the field on a stretcher.

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Research    Diversity    Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacist Fosters Diverse Approaches to Science, Studies How Viruses Work

Growing up in a family of machinists, Carlos Catalano was fascinated by the inner workings of devices. Wrist watches, especially, weren’t safe around the family home in Southern California.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorChris Casey | Publish DateOctober 05, 2022
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Students

Student’s Local Roots Led Her to Nurse-Midwifery Program

From a strictly geographical standpoint, Stephanie Brooks, RN, BSN, hasn’t ventured very far. But in terms of her life, education, and career, she’s explored many new and exciting places.


School NameCollege of Nursing
AuthorBob Mook | Publish DateOctober 05, 2022
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Students

CU Nursing Student Challenges Nurse-Midwifery Gender Norms

The first thing most people might notice about Eric Alvarez, RN, SNM, as he listens attentively to a nurse-midwifery lecture, is that he seems to be the only guy in the room.

Historically, there are far fewer men in the nursing profession than women. According to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 12% of working nurses are men. Percentage-wise, just 6% percent of nurse-midwives are men.


School NameCollege of Nursing
AuthorBob Mook | Publish DateOctober 04, 2022
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Students

White Coat Ceremony Welcomes CU Students into the Dental Profession

"Today, we celebrate and mark the symbolic transition from dental student to dental care provider." 

Dean Denise Kassebaum, DDS, MS, opened the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine White Coat Ceremony with congratulations, appreciation and support for the DDS Classes of 2025 and 2026. One hundred sixty first- and second-year dental students, accompanied by family and friends from around the world, gathered on Boettcher Commons at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to partake in this momentous occasion on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. 


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Students    Scholarship    Plastic Surgery

Medical Student Anna Lee Receives ARCS Scholarship

ARCS Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting academically outstanding students in science, engineering, math, technology, and medical research, has awarded a $7,500 scholarship to Anna Lee, a second-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorGreg Glasgow | Publish DateOctober 03, 2022
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Students

Daughter’s Birth Inspired Nurse-Midwifery Student’s Journey

Jessica Dean, BSN, was long intrigued by the field of nurse-midwifery, but the birth of her daughter made her a true believer.


School NameCollege of Nursing
AuthorBob Mook | Publish DateOctober 03, 2022
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CU Anschutz In the News

KDVR

Mental health experts say locals responding to Hurricane Ian need to watch for signs of PTSD

KDVR
Publish DateOctober 04, 2022

CU Anschutz mental health expert who has treated victims, volunteers and first responders following natural disasters Ian Stanley says it’s important to know the signs. With thousands of Colorado first responders and volunteers heading across the country to lend a hand. “First responders’ instinct is going to be to help other people. It’s in their training, it’s in their character, and it’s really important they take stock of their own stress levels and mental health and lean on each other for support,” Stanley said.

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Associated Press

New NIH-funded Study Will Investigate a Debilitating Condition Known as Down Syndrome Regression Disorder

Associated Press
Publish DateOctober 04, 2022

Lina Patel, PsyD, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and member of the Crnic Institute research team says, “DSRD is often described as a condition whereby a person withdraws into their own inner world. Many common daily activities are suddenly disrupted, such as going to the bathroom, eating, communicating with others – it all goes away suddenly and they lose a lot of the skills they’ve gained over the course of their life.”

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CBS4 Denver

Volunteers who help with disasters often suffer mental trauma

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateOctober 04, 2022

"First responders are familiar with and trained for these high stakes, high-intensity operations," said Dr. Ian Stanley, an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and psychological health lead for the CU Anschutz Center for Combat Medicine and Battlefield (COMBAT) Research.

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Healio

Women with breast cancer want more education on sexual health during treatment

Healio
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2022

“We collected patient-reported outcome surveys in patients with breast cancer since 2019 and noted that of the four domains of quality of life we measure, sexual well-being was the lowest when we first saw women with breast cancer,” Sarah Tevis, MD, assistant professor of surgical oncology at University of Colorado School of Medicine, told Healio.

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