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Research    Innovation    Patient Care

This Is Breakthrough: Dr. Kia Washington

Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date June 15, 2021

“To give someone their senses back feels really satisfying,” says Kia Washington, MD, director of research and professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. “To restore form and function in the hand, or restore someone’s vision, appeals to me because you can really change people’s lives. You can change the way they see the world.”

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Periodontics residents start their next adventures after graduation

Taking time off and building a dental practice is on the lists for two of CU School of Dental Medicine’s periodontics graduates. The two students earned their certificates in Periodontics and Masters of Science in Dentistry in June.


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Patient Care    Education    SODM Shared

Grad Sees Dentistry as a Way to Spread Happiness

Growing up, Dalal Alnassar rarely smiled. Behind her seemingly sad demeanor was the immense weight of embarrassment due to her imperfect smile. But after receiving dental care, the Kuwait native felt her shame evaporate and her confidence and happiness grow. Now she could unabashedly smile, a feeling that would ignite her passion for dentistry. 


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This Is Breakthrough: Dr. Richard Zane

“To me, the most important thing is how does this affect patients? And how do we make patient lives easier, better, more fulfilled?” 


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorStaff | Publish DateJune 22, 2021
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Three CU Nursing students earn spots in VA Learning Opportunity Residency (VALOR) Program

For most college students, the summer between their junior and senior years is filled with part-time jobs and a break from school. But for three University of Colorado College of Nursing students — Dustin Bell, Jakob Nelsen, and Gabriel Toepel — their summer will be spent creating valuable working relationships, building a resume, and increasing clinical skills, clinical judgment, and critical thinking while caring for our nation’s veterans.


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Research    Faculty    Pharmacy

Treatment Gets Personal with Advances in Precision Medicine

Is there a way to reduce the time spent in trialing different medications, such as antidepressants? Is there a way to predict who may be at increased risk of experiencing medication side effects?


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Education    Diversity

For LGBTQ Community, Ending the Silence Could Enhance Their Lives – and Deaths

In her second year on the job at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Carey Candrian, PhD, was shadowing a hospice admissions nurse as she interviewed a dying woman in the patient’s home.


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Colorado Public Radio

More Kids In Juvenile Courts Are There For Violent Crimes. Anger Management Classes Can Help Low-Level Offenders, But Others Need More Intervention

Colorado Public Radio
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

Dr. Jessica Hawks, a clinical and adolescent psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said there isn’t much research on the effectiveness of court-ordered anger management classes, partly because there isn’t one consistent way to teach the classes. The research that does exist suggests the best outcomes involve a “cognitive behavioral” approach and involves parents in the treatment.

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KUNC

Colorado Offered Prison Staff $500 To Boost COVID Vaccinations Two Months Ago. Around 40% Remain Unpoked

KUNC
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

“If people don't like the idea of an incentive, you have to think: okay, so what are the alternatives?” said Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz. “Because in the end, for many vaccines we have, if the vaccine is important, we have had to implement mandates in order to keep people vaccinated over time.”

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FOX News

AstraZeneca antibody cocktail fails to prevent COVID-19 symptoms in trial

FOX News
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

"The results of STORM CHASER suggest that AZD7442 may be useful in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in individuals not already infected," Myron J. Levin, M.D., professor of pediatrics and medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine, and principal trial investigator, said in a news release.

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Colorado Public Radio

Million-Dollar Drawings, Drag Queens And Free Beer — How Effective Are COVID Vaccine Incentives?

Colorado Public Radio
Publish DateJune 18, 2021

There’s little formal research on non-monetary incentives, like drag queens, mariachi bands, churros and beer, said Glen Mays, who is chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. But the good news is he expects even clinics that vaccinate relatively few people will generate ripple effects. “People who get vaccinated through these kinds of special events, they’re connected to friends and colleagues. And having a friend who’s been vaccinated, having a social contact, who’s been vaccinated, raises those other social contacts’ likelihood of being aware of and ultimately taking up the vaccine,” said Mays.

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