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COVID-19    COVID-19 Podcasts

Podcast: COVID Reflections, Michelle Barron, MD

Author Kelsea Pieters and David Kelly | Publish Date November 10, 2020

When the pandemic struck last winter, it upended our lives in ways few could have imagined. Many of us work from home now, our kids go to school online, we wear masks and avoid our elderly or sick relatives for fear of passing along a potentially deadly illness. Meanwhile, lockdowns and isolation have spawned a mental health crisis that we are only now beginning to fully grasp.

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Campus Life    Education

Carol Rumack and Wendy Kohrt, Faculty Members in the CU School of Medicine, Named Distinguished Professors

Two faculty members from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have been given the title Distinguished Professor. They were nominated for the honor – the highest honor that CU bestows on its own faculty members – by colleagues at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorStaff | Publish DateNovember 24, 2020
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COVID-19    COVID-19 Podcasts

Podcast: COVID Reflections, Sean O'Leary, MD

When the pandemic struck last winter, it upended our lives in ways few could have imagined. Many of us work from home now, our kids go to school online, we wear masks and avoid our elderly or sick relatives for fear of passing along a potentially deadly illness. Meanwhile, lockdowns and isolation have spawned a mental health crisis that we are only now beginning to fully grasp.


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COVID-19    COVID-19 Podcasts

Podcast: COVID Reflections, Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH/MSPH

When the pandemic struck last winter, it upended our lives in ways few could have imagined. Many of us work from home now, our kids go to school online, we wear masks and avoid our elderly or sick relatives for fear of passing along a potentially deadly illness. Meanwhile, lockdowns and isolation have spawned a mental health crisis that we are only now beginning to fully grasp.


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Campus Life    Education    Students

Empathy Turns Anesthesiology Into Passion for December Graduate

The inner workings of the human body fascinate Fabienne Haas. But also top of mind for Haas, who graduates from the University of Colorado Anesthesiologist Assistant Program in December, are the emotions swirling inside patients as they are about to undergo surgery.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorChris Casey | Publish DateNovember 23, 2020
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Research    Women's Health

Women’s Health Research Event: Happiness ‘More Important Now Than Ever’

With COVID-19 cases surging around the world and a race for life-saving vaccines at the top of most people’s minds, focusing on happiness during the pandemic might seem petty. But it’s actually more important now than ever, said Laurie Santos, PhD, keynote speaker at the Nov. 11 Center for Women’s Health Research Annual Community Event.


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Research    Faculty

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Research

Infection with HIV is a chronic condition, requiring daily medication to suppress viral replication. Maintaining and adhering to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is extremely important in obtaining the best outcomes for person’s living with HIV (PLWH). Today, those living with HIV who adhere to a daily medication regimen have close to a normal life expectancy. However, knowing what affects medication adherence has the potential to improve outcomes. CU Nursing faculty and students are recognized for their work in HIV research, and have recently published studies addressing a variety of issues affecting this population including fatigue, exercise and mental health. The following are highlights of recent work.


School NameCollege of Nursing
AuthorDana Brandorff | Publish DateNovember 21, 2020
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CU Anschutz In the News

U.S. News & World Report

AHA News: Why People Fear Performing CPR on Women – and What to Do About It

U.S. News & World Report
Publish DateNovember 24, 2020

"Hopefully, this information can be used to help us eliminate the biases that people may have," said Shelby Shelton, a professional research assistant at the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine and one of the investigators.

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The Denver Post

Not just sore throats and scraped knees: School nurses play pivotal role in containing COVID-19 in Colorado

The Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 24, 2020

That’s been an adjustment for Lexi Barrere, an instructor at the University of Colorado’s College of Nursing and nurse practitioner at a school-based health clinic serving families in Sheridan School District No. 2. Barrere and her colleagues would traditionally go into schools to provide services such as sports physicals and mental, dental or behavioral health care, but now they rely on connecting with patients virtually, which is limiting families’ access to care, she said.

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New York Post

Doctors fear COVID-19 worst for college basketball: ‘Horrible idea’

New York Post
Publish DateNovember 24, 2020

“My thoughts are that it’s a horrible idea to play,” Comstock, an epidemiology professor at the Colorado School of Public Health and a sports injury expert, said with an uneasy laugh, “but I have no doubt that colleges are going to go through with it anyway.

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Colorado Politics

Foundation started after Sandy Hook shooting to study violence prevention to merge with CU Anschutz Medical Campus center

Colorado Politics
Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

A foundation started by the parents of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim is closing and being reborn as a program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Folding the Avielle Foundation into the National Mental Health Innovation Center at the university’s main medical training and services campus will make the work of the center more robust and lead to a broader impact, said Matt Vogl, the center's executive director. “We are not currently able to focus attention specifically on violence prevention, building compassion and the associated brain science behind those things,” he said in an email. “Now we can.”

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