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Former CU Pharmacy development director reflects on marching to Montgomery

When Sheldon Steinhauser returned to Alabama for the first time in 55 years and crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, he couldn’t help but feel the pain his fellow protestors suffered there so many years before.

Steinhauser, who served as the senior director of development for

School NameSchool of Pharmacy
AuthorSara Knuth | Publish DateJuly 31, 2020
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Education    Community

CU Begins Implementation of New Title IX Rules

The U.S. Department of Education recently issued new guidelines for how universities and K-12 schools will investigate and adjudicate sexual misconduct allegations beginning Aug. 14.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorStaff | Publish DateJuly 31, 2020
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Patient Care

Reconstructive Surgery on Cleft Lip Transforms Teen’s Outlook

As a young child, Jennifer Falomir-Lopez just wanted to look “normal” like all the other kids. She knew she was different but couldn’t explain to her friends why she looked different. Jennifer was born with a cleft lip and cleft alveolus.


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Alumni

Alumna Builds International Online Community to Combat Burnout and Support Nurses

After graduating from CU Nursing with a BS in 2012, Cat Golden worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado and then Children’s Hospital of Michigan. “I was on the peds path and worked nights,” said Golden.


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Press Releases    Faculty

CU College of Nursing Dean Provencio-Vasquez Appointed to NIH National Advisory Council on Nursing Research

AURORA, Colo. (July 29, 2020) – The University of Colorado College of Nursing Dean Elias Provencio-Vasquez was recently appointed to a four-year term to the National Advisory Council on Nursing Research, a federal advisory council to the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Provencio-Vasquez is one of 15 members on the Council to advise, assist, and consult with the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Council is comprised of leading representatives from health and scientific communities including professional nurses who are recognized as experts in the area of clinical practice, education and research, as well as experts in public health, behavioral health, public policy, law, health policy, and economics.


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Community

Podcast: The Impact of Racism and Discrimination on Mental Health

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others shocked so many out of complacency, catapulting the Black Lives Matter protests into the forefront of people’s minds. Many are still struggling with how to best support the Black community, as well as others who experience racism and discrimination in their daily lives. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has also added immense unexpected stress to everyone’s lives. The events of the past several months make the significance of July being Minority Mental Health Awareness Month more important than ever. 


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CU Anschutz In the News

The New York Times

Your Kid Doesn’t Need to Be LeBron or Serena

The New York Times
Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

There’s even a name for it: overtraining syndrome. According to Dr. Gregory Walker, a pediatric primary care sports medicine physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado, “That’s when an athlete has worse performance despite intense training. This can encompass a bunch of factors like physiologic stress, emotional stress, fatigue and anxiety.”

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PBS News Hour

How to Keep Kids Healthy as the Country Reopens

PBS News Hour
Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

The political fight over children returning to school this fall continues to rage, and now the medical community is weighing in, with the American Academy of Pediatrics issuing its own guidance. Dr. Sean O’Leary is vice chair of the organization’s committee on infectious diseases. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to explain how children are affected by the virus and the challenges of reopening schools.

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The Hill

Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Say Telehealth Expansion to Continue Beyond Pandemic

The Hill
Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

“We know that most of the diabetes care can be done through telehealth — at least three of the four visits a year can be easily through telehealth,” said Satish Garg, a professor at the University of Colorado’s Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes. He said he hopes insurance companies will continue to pay for telehealth visits, which several major insurers agreed to do temporarily in March.

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KUNC

Medics In Colorado Dosed 902 People With Ketamine For 'Excited Delirium' In 2.5 Years

KUNC
Publish DateJuly 24, 2020

Dr. Karsten Bartels, an associate professor specializing in anesthesiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, said ketamine's use in hospitals is well-established. It must be administered with caution, Bartels added, and an understanding of the patient. "One has to take into account, for example, what the patient's baseline status is," Bartels said. "If you have a patient who maybe takes a stimulant as a prescription medication or if somebody has taken illicit stimulants, such as cocaine or amphetamines or something like that, then the side-effect profile of ketamine would be very undesirable."

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