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Campus Life

CU Anschutz Medical Campus Debuts New Commercial

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date March 01, 2021

Dedicating one’s days and nights to treating people who are sick, injured and suffering is not in a typical job description. It takes a certain mettle to be drawn to a career of making life-saving decisions under tremendous pressure. The drive to never give up, no matter the odds, is a quality that sets these health professionals apart. 

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Alumni

The Millionaire Next Door

When Sue Mower was cleaning out her cousin’s room at an assisted living facility where she lived prior to her death, she opened a kitchen cupboard and saw rows and rows of tiny disposable paper cups used to dispense medications. “I had to smile. It was a curious habit, but typical Evelyn,” said Mower.


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Education    Community    Faculty    Diversity

On a Mission to Create Meaningful Progress on Diversity and Inclusion

Kia Washington, MD, looks back on her undergraduate experience as four years that helped to shape who she is. One of those years in particular stands out as not just formative, but transformative.


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Education    Students

Waiting on a Hometown Match


As Anthony Scott awaits Match Day on March 19, when he’ll find out where he will spend the next four years as a resident in psychiatry, he doesn’t find his mind wandering far. Scott, who received undergraduate and graduate degrees at Arizona State University before coming to the University of Colorado School of Medicine, hopes to stay on the Anschutz Medical Campus for his residency, working with some of the same physicians and faculty members he trained with as a medical student.


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Patient Care    Philanthropy    Prostate Cancer    Magazine

An Engineer Tackles the Problem of Prostate Cancer as a Patient and Financial Donor

Ashton Villars has always been a problem solver. As a competitive athlete in basketball, waterskiing, and tennis and an actual rocket scientist, Villars has tackled every challenge in life head on — including his prostate cancer diagnosis. Now, he’s bringing that same problem-solving spirit to supporting cancer research. 


School NameCU Cancer Center
AuthorCancer Center | Publish DateMarch 05, 2021
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Research    Press Releases

Melissa A. Haendel joins CU Anschutz as Chief Research Informatics Officer

Melissa A. Haendel, PhD, has been named Chief Research Informatics Officer (CRIO) for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, a newly created position responsible for transforming the campus use of information and information systems to accelerate biomedical discoveries, streamline health system operations, and continuously improve patient care. 


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Press Releases

Only 50% of CO clinicians are willing and able to counsel women on abortion

AURORA, Colo. (March 2, 2021) – Pregnant patients in Colorado may be told about parenting and adoption, but not abortion. This is according to a new study led by Kate Coleman-Minahan of the University of Colorado College of Nursing published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.


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CU Anschutz In the News

The New Yorker

When the Kids Started Getting Sick

The New Yorker
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

A study from the Colorado School of Public Health, published in Environmental Science & Technology, found that those who live within a mile of an unconventional gas well can be exposed to eighty-six times more benzene than other communities are; benzene exposure has been linked to leukemia.

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The New York Times

In Their Own Words: Why Health Experts Say Elementary Schools Should Open

The New York Times
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

“I am an infectious diseases physician, respiratory virus researcher, pediatric hospitalist and mother of two. I have taken care of children with Covid-19 and seen its devastating complications. I have engaged in this work while taking care of the academic and social-emotional needs of my children. I had to make the difficult choice to abandon the public school system, of which I was a strong proponent. My children needed to be in school. I needed them to be in school. I knew this could be done safely. I wish the same for everyone else.” Suchitra Rao, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Pediatrician, Infectious Disease, Children's Hospital, Colorado

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The Denver Post

What is herd immunity?

The Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Generally speaking, a population has reached herd immunity when each infected person passes a virus to no more than one other person, on average, said Dr. Jon Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. Under those circumstances, an epidemic will peter out, though some people still will get sick after reaching the herd immunity threshold, he said.

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9News

Colorado doctor featured on Golden Globes with actress Carey Mulligan

9News
Publish DateMarch 04, 2021

Holguin, who usually spends his days treating patients at UCHealth and teaching at the CU Anschutz School of Medicine, joined actress Carey Mulligan for a telehealth skit during the awards show. "If you asked me, 'would you ever see yourself in the Golden Globes?' Of course, never. It’s really quite a lot of fun," Holguin said. "They called me up and from one day to another, I was learning some lines, which I was a little bit nervous about because I don’t do this for a living."

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