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Bird Flu in Cows? What is H5N1, and What Is All the Fuss About?

Although bird flu (H5N1) has circulated among wild and domestic flocks for 30 years, it has surprised public health experts in the past two years with the longest, largest and deadliest outbreak in history. Either through infection or preventive culling, the avian flu virus has affected a record 90 million domestic birds since January 2022 in the United States alone.

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Retinol for Kids? What a Preteen Skin Care Routine Should Look Like

Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date May 30, 2024

A social media trend targeting children has preteens following regimented skin care routines, begging parents for retinol products and dreaming of trips to beauty supply stores. The craze has grown so much that these skin-obsessed youth are called the “Sephora Kids.”

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Undergraduate Diversity Program Celebrates Ten Years of Stellar Outcomes and Opportunities

According to the National Science Foundation, a small percentage of underrepresented minorities (URM) pursue post-secondary studies in STEM fields. Of those who do, only 12 percent go on to receive a doctoral degree in the sciences. Ten years ago, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CU Pharmacy) Professor Jared Brown, PhD, decided to do something about that.


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Faculty    Pharmacy

Pharmacy Dean Supports International Campaign

“Think Health, Think Pharmacy” is a new global campaign launched by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP). It aims to raise awareness of pharmacies as places of primary health care provision, and to advocate for pharmacists as healthcare professionals, primarily in the minds of policymakers but also of several other target groups.


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Racial bias and discrimination among women of color can impact their baby’s biological clock

Two people of the same age can look and act very differently in terms of how old they seem. The secret lies in their “biological age,” a measure of cell and tissue health. 


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Community    Awareness    Internal Medicine

CU Faculty Member Joins a Medical Journal’s First-Ever Digital Media Team

Social media has become a primary channel for information, and now, medical journals are strategizing how to best use these platforms to promote important research, inquiries, and discoveries.  


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Research    COVID-19    Faculty

Lingering Effects of COVID-19

Nursing school is stressful. And when you add in a global pandemic, it adds another layer to an already complex situation.


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Community    Students

Student-Made Documentary Chronicles Eight Diverse Students’ Journeys Through Medical School

Members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Class of 2024 will have more than their memories to call on when looking back at their time in medical school. They also have a documentary, “Diversity & Inclusion in Medicine: The Journey,” created by four of their classmates. The film, released in May, follows eight students from diverse backgrounds through their four-year medical school journey, chronicling the highs and lows along the way.


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CU Anschutz In the News

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Surgeons dissect the changing face of ACL treatment

Healio
Publish DateMay 17, 2024

According to Rachel M. Frank, MD, associate professor in the department of orthopedic surgery and the director of the Joint Preservation Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, “recent interest is namely due to the fact that we have recognized which tear patterns are most appropriate for repair, and we have narrowed down how to do the repair from a technical and biologic aspect.”

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Asynchronous Primary Care Offers Challenges, Opportunities

Medscape
Publish DateMay 17, 2024

Asynchronous care holds promise in extending care beyond traditional constraints, according to Stephen Fuest, MD, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado, and a co-moderator of the workshop. "By capitalizing on our experiences in designing and implementing systems for portal communication, we can find ways to optimize productivity and alleviate burnout," Fuest said.

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CU Anschutz digs into quantum computing

Becker's Health IT
Publish DateMay 17, 2024

CU Anschutz and researchers have started to explore Atom's quantum computing hardware and worked with the company to examine healthcare applications. The two organizations are developing a "roadmap" to enable quantum computing for "tangible value for healthcare," according to CU Anschutz's press release.

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CPR

Coloradans’ injuries from guns have cost $8.4 million in health care in six-year span

CPR
Publish DateMay 17, 2024

Colorado has been trying to track numbers, treating firearm injuries and deaths as a public health emergency. As part of a concerted prevention push from the state, including a resource hub, that data can be found on a new online dashboard. The push comes from a partnership between the Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Injury and Violence Prevention Center in the Colorado School of Public Health.

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