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Innovation    Campus Life    Education

Pandemic Opens Doors to Innovation on CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date April 06, 2021

You probably remember where you were when everything shut down in March last year. Maybe you were watching the NBA games, or perhaps you recall the White House press conferences. It’s been over a year since COVID-19, social distancing and quarantine became part of our daily vocabulary. 

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Faculty

Newly published article in the Journal of Professional Nursing states that racism keeps People of Color out of nursing profession

DENVER - A recent article by Susan Bonini, Ed.D., MSN, RN at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and published in the Journal of Professional Nursing, discusses the manifestations of whiteness and its effect on the profession of nursing.


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Community    Faculty

Partnerships for Veteran & Military Health Conference Teaches Life Lessons for All

The first-ever Partnerships for Veteran & Military Health virtual conference is scheduled for April 23 – 24, 2021. With an emphasis on Inspiring a Community of Care and Connections, the conference includes nationally known speakers, panel discussions on topics ranging from PTSD to suicide awareness/prevention, and poster presentations.


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Research    Press Releases

Crnic Institute Discovery May Explain High Risk of Leukemia in Children with Down Syndrome

Children with Down syndrome are 20-times more likely to develop acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and 150-times more likely to develop acute myeloid leukemia (AML) compared to their typical peers. According to a new study by researchers at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the reason could be that children with Down syndrome are more likely to present with clonal hematopoiesis (CH), a process in which a blood stem cell acquires a genetic mutation that promotes replication.


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Press Releases    Faculty

Nursing Graduate Students Report High Levels of Stress, Anxiety, Depression

AURORA, Colo. (March 30, 2021 – Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing have found that nearly one-quarter of graduate nursing students have reported elevated levels of stress, anxiety and depression, compounded in the past year by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Research    Press Releases

Anxiety Among Fathers Is Higher Than Recently Reported, New Study Suggests

New research suggests anxiety among men transitioning into parenthood is significantly higher than reported by the global World Health Organization (WHO) regional prevalence rates.


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Innovation    COVID-19    SODM Shared

Student-Inspired Collaboration Results in Custom Dental Face Shield

Editor’s note: “Our COVID-19 Fighters” is an occasional series highlighting the ways the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community is helping patients and the wider community in the fight against the pandemic. We welcome your story ideas; please share them here.


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CU Anschutz In the News

The Hill

Data on gun violence would save lives — just like it has for car crashes

The Hill
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

Op-ed by Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, practicing emergency physician and researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she directs the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative.

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CBS4 Denver

CU Pharmacy Students Compete With Each Other To Help Vaccination Effort

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

“We were anticipating that once the vaccines were going to become available, we would need to be able to have our students ready to go to support these efforts. They have a few experiential requirements, but this is going to be above and beyond what students would normally do. So, we thought why not make it fun, let’s create a competition,” said Dr. Dana Hammer the Faculty Lead for Student Professional Development in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Associated Press

Colorado health officials explore virus vaccine passports

Associated Press
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

One concern about potentially implementing the vaccine passports is ensuring they are equitable for all people, said Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus. Despite experiencing higher rates of infection and death from the coronavirus, people of color have been vaccinated against the coronavirus at a lower rate than white people.

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CNN

One in five Colorado high school students say they have easy access to firearms

CNN
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

Still, lead author Ashley Brooks-Russell, an assistant professor in the Colorado School of Public Health, said the findings "highlight that it is relatively easy to access a handgun in Colorado for high school students. "It's clear from our findings that we need to raise awareness and improve efforts to reduce firearm access for youth in Colorado to prevent suicide and fatal injuries," said Brooks-Russell in a statement. "We hope our findings will help inform public health strategies, such as educating parents on the importance of secure home firearm storage, particularly if an adolescent is at risk for suicide."

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