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Research    Press Releases    Heart

Intense Light May Hold Answer to Heart Treatment Dilemma

Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 10, 2021

Looking to safely block a gene linked to factors known to cause heart disease, scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus may have found a new tool – light.

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Press Releases    Faculty

New University of Colorado College of Nursing study may help some people breathe easier, live longer

Aurora, Colo. (May 13, 2021) -- While news headlines report a lack of oxygen worldwide is affecting our ability to help critically ill COVID-19 patients, historically respiratory disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States (CDC).


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Research    Innovation

With a Treasure Trove of Data, CU Anschutz Gears Up to Strike Gold

Staying competitive in the medical field now requires a new type of mining. While there are no hard hats required, extracting data from a vast array of resources is the new frontier in advancing research and patient care. And the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is ready for excavation.


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Students

Making it Possible for Others to Pursue Nursing

Brandie Galicia’s love of nursing began at age 11 when her mother was diagnosed with a rare congenital disease in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal.


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Research    Faculty    Students    Pharmacy

Persistence Pays Off

According to Kristofer Fritz, PhD, associate professor in the School of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, bench-side research requires a lot of trial and error. Also, according to Dr. Fritz, it takes a certain kind of fortitude and dedication for a PharmD student to undertake an intensive lab-based research project due to the already-demanding academic rigors of a pharmacy degree.


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Community    Students

From Operating Room to Great Outdoors, Graduate Looks Back on Med School Experience

With graduation approaching, Eliza Baird-Daniel is looking forward to returning to her hometown of Seattle, Washington, to begin her residency. Baird-Daniel came to the University of Colorado School of Medicine after earning her undergraduate degree in neurobiology from Cornell University. We sat down with her to find out why she went into medicine, what she hopes to accomplish in the future, and what advice she’d give to new medical students.


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Campus Life    Community    Faculty

New Leader Brings Disability, Access and Inclusion Expertise to the Campus Community

Lisa M. Meeks, PhD, MA, brings a wealth of experience to her new role as founding director of the Office for Disability, Access and Inclusion. Her work will have campus-wide reach, making CU Anschutz the nation’s first health science campus to structurally align disability with diversity, equity and inclusion.


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CU Anschutz In the News

Wall Street Journal

Teen Girls’ Poor Diets Are Worrying Doctors

Wall Street Journal
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

Part of the risk is behavioral: Children pick up eating habits from their parents. Also, being exposed to deficits of some nutrients and excess calories in utero—particularly from fats and carbohydrates—can cause changes in gene expression that “trigger all sorts of pathogenic pathways including promoting obesity,” says Dana Dabelea, a professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at the Colorado School of Public Health, Anschutz Medical Campus. These epigenetic changes can affect the development of children’s fat tissue and when they feel full, she says.

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The Colorado Sun

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus variants circulating in Colorado

The Colorado Sun
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

So, for experts such as Elizabeth Carlton, an epidemiologist at the Colorado School of Public Health, the message is clear: The dents that the variants can inflict in the vaccines’ armor are relatively small. “You are far better off vaccinated if those variants are circulating than if you are unvaccinated,” Carlton said.

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Medscape

Air Supply: Targeting Eosinophils in Severe Asthma

Medscape
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

In this series, recognized experts from the University of Colorado's Severe Asthma Clinic and Comprehensive Lung and Breathing Program explain the implications of recently approved monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma. They explain the value of recognizing the heterogeneity of asthma and the need for correct diagnosis of this troubling subtype as early as possible. Although new and emerging therapies show a promising reduction in disease burden, specialists say that equity and access issues still thwart their efforts to provide these benefits to every patient.

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CBS4 Denver

Colorado Woman Treated For Rare Blood Clots Related To Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

“We were able to determine that she had the triggers in her bloodstream that would suggest that it comes from the vaccine,” said Dr. R. Todd Clark, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Clark knew the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had warned against standard blood clot medicine to treat the side effect, but no alternative was clear. “We made the call for Bivalirudin based off of the best available evidence,” Dr. Clark said.

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