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Research    Public Health

Bird Flu Surveillance Aims at Keeping Human Risk Low

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date January 20, 2023

Sightings of dead geese in neighborhood ponds are becoming sadly more common today, as the most significant avian flu outbreak in U.S. history continues its march across the country. Nearly 58 million birds have fallen to the wild waterfowl-driven epidemic, with the virus now detected in 47 states.

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Faculty

On the Shoulders of Pediatric Nursing Giants

Cassie Fishbein leads the program that’s regarded as the birthplace of nurse practitioners. Founded by Loretta “Lee” Ford and Henry Silver in 1965, the University of Colorado’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care program was the first of its kind.


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Education    Community

Innovative Nursing Program to Build 4 Corners Workforce

Coloradans rightfully expect their colleges and universities to educate students and address critical needs facing our state. A new collaboration between Fort Lewis College and the University of Colorado not only does both, but is also a unique, cost-effective effort that can significantly impact a regional and national problem.


School NameCollege of Nursing
AuthorOp-ed | Publish DateJanuary 30, 2023
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Graduate Program    Leadership

New Graduate School Dean Takes the Helm

Jennifer Richer, PhD, takes the helm Feb. 1 as the new dean of the Graduate School. A member of the University of Colorado community for nearly 30 years, Richer has been a longtime member of the School of Medicine faculty, a committed researcher and educator and a passionate mentor to future leaders in research. 


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Community    Students    Public Health

Local Elementary Students Become “Pharmacists for a Day”

Based on the expressions from the elementary students in the room it looked like all fun and games. But as lighthearted as the event was, becoming a “Pharmacist for a Day” held a serious message.


School NameSchool of Pharmacy
Authorcupharmacy | Publish DateJanuary 30, 2023
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Patient Care

“It feels like you’re the only one. They (CU Dental providers) care.”

When Lise Gresock, 88, came to the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (CU SDM)—she was hesitant and nervous. For decades, she had not had a great experience going to the dentist. While she liked her previous dentist, she wanted a more conservative treatment option. When she met the CU Dental team of Sarah Dirks, DDS, and Elena Ciobanu, DDS, BDS (ISP ’22), Gresock was immediately at ease.


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Community

5 Simple Tips to Help Grow Hydration Habits

Even when the temperature outside dips into single digits and we might forget our summer habits, one remains vital throughout the year: drinking enough water.


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorRachel Sauer | Publish DateJanuary 30, 2023
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CU Anschutz In the News

CPR

For those with debilitating OCD, a surgical procedure can help

CPR
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2023

Deep brain stimulation is increasingly being used for people suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD, which affects about three percent of the population. Dr. Moksha Patel, who's a physician at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, suffered from debilitating symptoms of OCD, including obsessive hand-washing, showering, even using cleaning agents like bleach to clean his body. He said the symptoms made him feel like a prisoner of his own mind and kept him from many day-to-day activities.

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The Conversation

Vaccination to prevent dementia? New research suggests one way viral infections can accelerate neurodegeneration

The Conversation
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2023

Article authored by Andrew Bubak, Assistant Research Professor of Neurology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; Diego Restrepo, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; and Maria Nagel, Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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The Conversation

Kicking off the new year by cleansing your body with a detox diet? A dietitian unpacks the science behind these fads

The Conversation
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2023

Article authored by Taylor Grasso, Registered Dietitian, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Medscape

Oncologist to Insurer: 'This Denial Will Not Stand.'

Medscape
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2023

According to health policy expert Kelly Anderson, PhD, MPP, getting patients the cancer care they need should not require an oncologist venting on social media. Plus, "an oncologist without a strong social media following may not have gotten care approved and that's not how medicine should work," said Anderson, assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora.

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