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Research    Cancer    Diabetes

Metabolomics: The Science Behind a Tour de France Winner

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 21, 2020

What you need to know: A CU Anschutz research team, experts in athletes’ baseline metabolic profiles and how these physiologies change during competition, are helping guide some of the world’s elite athletes to their best performances, including the recent Tour de France winner. Their understanding of the metabolic underpinnings of top athletes has implications for improved treatments of disease, including cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

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Faculty    Students

Virtual interviews make a difference before — and during — pandemic

When the rest of the higher education world was reacting to COVID-19 and doing an immediate pivot to online student interviews, the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was ahead of the curve. 


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Community

The City of Aurora Wants to Hear From You: Housing Survey

What you need to know: The city of Aurora is surveying residents and other stakeholders, including members of the CU Anschutz community, about ways to expand housing options in the city.

AURORA – The city of Aurora recently conducted a study on the housing needs of the community and is seeking input from residents and other stakeholders on how to best expand housing options across the income spectrum throughout the city. 


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorStaff | Publish DateOctober 21, 2020
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Yes on Prop EE to combat teen vaping across the Western Slope

een vaping is a critical public health problem in America. It is worse in Colorado — and worse still in Mesa County, where a staggering 51% of Mesa County high schoolers have used vaping products, including 32% of students who currently vape.


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Patient Care   

Improving Confidence with Reconstructive Surgery After a Double Mastectomy

Knowing your family health history is one of the first steps to finding out if you may have a higher risk of cancer and might need early screenings. Ela Carta is no stranger to the struggles of having a family history of cancer. At the age of 30, Carta’s aunt, Audie, began urging Carta to get a mammogram. With a long family history of breast cancer and fibrocystic breast disease, Carta knew she had to be proactive with her health.


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Press Releases

BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Collaborate to Advance Medicines for Genetically Driven Diseases

BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBIO) and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus today announced a collaboration to advance novel research on genetically driven diseases into therapeutic applications for patients.


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Press Releases    Community

Casey Greene Named Director of New Center for Health Artificial Intelligence

Casey Greene, PhD, has been named director of the new Center for Health Artificial Intelligence at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he will lead the creation of a center building communities that use sophisticated data analysis methods to advance research and improve clinical practice on the Anschutz Medical Campus.


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CU Anschutz In the News

The New York Times

What Does ‘Negative’ on a Coronavirus Test Really Mean?

The New York Times
Publish DateOctober 20, 2020

“The tests have to be used when they’re supposed to be used,” said Andrea Prinzi, a clinical microbiologist at the University of Colorado, Anschutz. “That’s when they’re going to help you the most.”

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LADDERS

This is what happens when our minds are faced with a split-second decision

LADDERS
Publish DateOctober 20, 2020

“We wanted to know how this kind of decision making takes place,” says senior study author Diego Restrepo, Ph.D., professor of cell and developmental biology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in a release. “How, for example, do you decide to swing or not swing at a fastball in baseball?”

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The New York Times

In a First, New England Journal of Medicine Joins Never-Trumpers

The New York Times
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

“Wow,” said Dr. Matthew K. Wynia, an infectious disease specialist and director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado. He noted that the editorial did not explicitly mention Mr. Biden, but said it was clearly “an obvious call to replace the president.”

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The Denver Post

Colorado is one of just six states where Latinos are more likely to die prematurely than white residents

The Denver Post
Publish DateOctober 09, 2020

The things that make Colorado a healthy place, like the abundant opportunities for outdoor exercise, aren’t equally available to people who work lower-paying jobs and don’t have the money or free time to enjoy them, said Patricia Valverde, a faculty member at the Colorado School of Public Health’s Latino Research and Policy Center. And who works in low-wage jobs, which also tend to be more dangerous and may not offer health insurance, isn’t random, she said.

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