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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19

‘What We Do’: When Crisis Emerges, CU Anschutz Responds

Author Staff | Publish Date May 21, 2020

The invisible threat of SARS-CoV-2 has upended life on the planet. Unprecedented in our lifetime, the pandemic is triggering waves of loss – of jobs, of celebrations (including in-person graduations), of social connectedness and, worst of all, of loved ones.

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Nation’s Top Science Writer’s Conference Pushed to Fall 2021

The nation’s largest science journalism conference, originally scheduled to take place Oct. 9–13, 2020 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Boulder, has been postponed until the fall of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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Campus Life    Education

Talent and Tenacity Push These Graduates to the Finish Line

This year hit us with a whopper of a surprise, but SARS-CoV-2 watch out: the CU Anschutz Class of 2020, brimming with brilliant minds, relentless determination and acute resilience, is coming for you.


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AuthorStaff | Publish DateMay 21, 2020
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Students

Congratulations 2020 CU Nursing Graduates!

Twenty-twenty will be remembered for many years to come as a unique time. We know it’s been challenging, but you have much to be proud of, and CU College of Nursing wants to celebrate with you. 


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Students

Out of Africa

Seventeen years ago, Eaba Dechasa arrived in America from Ethiopia with his family. His father was a geologist. His mother a teacher. The Dechasas came to America through the Diversity Immigrant Visa program (also known as the visa lottery), which provides up to 50,000 immigrant visas each year. Drawn from random selection among all entries, the visas are awarded to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. Distributed among six geographic regions, no single country can receive more than 7% of the available DVs in any one year.


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Students

A Legacy of Caring

Born into a service-oriented family with strong roots in pediatric cardiology, China Opland knew from a young age that her path would focus on giving. Her maternal grandmother Francine Leca, the first female cardiac surgeon in France, founded Mécénat Chirurgerie Cardiaque in 1996 –  an organization well known throughout the world for providing free heart surgery to children in need.


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Students

Student Persevered in Spite of Cancer Diagnosis

Sara Schwartz had a bumpy start to her nursing degree. Notified 14 days prior to the start of orientation that she was accepted into CU Nursing, she drove to Colorado from California. “I was homeless for a week and planned to live in my car,” she said. Fortunately, she met a girl during orientation whose family allowed her to live in their basement. 


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CU Anschutz In the News

The Atlantic

Is Everyone Depressed?

The Atlantic
Publish DateMay 22, 2020

Over the past month, Jennifer Leiferman, a researcher at the Colorado School of Public Health, has documented a tidal wave of depressive symptoms in the U.S. “The rates we’re seeing are just so much higher than normal,” she says.

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9News

Social Distancing in Colorado Began Before 'Stay-at-Home' Order and Eased Before it was Lifted, Cellphone Data Shows

9News
Publish DateMay 22, 2020

Dr. Jonathan Samet, the UC School of Public Health dean and head of the research group, said the cellphone data reflects the social distancing his team inferred from the slowed growth of new cases, and reveals Coloradans’ incremental changes in mobility, which didn’t exactly line up with the orders.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Why Some Colorado Counties are More Open than Others

Fox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 22, 2020

“We really want to see that we have some evidence of having the transmission under control…declining rates of cases,” said Dr. Glen Mays, chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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National Geographic

Inflamed Brains, Toe Rashes, Strokes: Why COVID-19's Weirdest Symptoms are Only Emerging Now

National Geographic
Publish DateMay 22, 2020

“Almost all the [neurological] things we’re seeing now with COVID-19 are things you might have predicted would have happened,” says Kenneth Tyler, chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

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