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Research    COVID-19 Podcasts

Podcast: CU Anschutz Experts Share Ups and Downs of Controlling a Pandemic

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date August 05, 2020

Other than halting it in its tracks, if experts on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus could wave a wand and change something about their battle against the coronavirus pandemic, it might be taking the politics out of the picture.

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Research    Faculty

Page leads major scientific statement on cannabis and heart health

University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Robert Page, PharmD, MSPH, FAHA recently served as chair of an American Heart Association (AHA) writing group that found cannabis use shows substantial risks and no benefits for cardiovascular health. The group also says more research is critical. Below is a news release from the AHA.


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Research    Community

Podcast: Mental Health Challenges Facing Refugees

“People in my culture, even my family, wouldn’t have sought mental health treatment, and that’s one of the reasons why I got into the mental health field. I experienced it myself," said Phoutdavone Phimphasone-Brady, a refugee from Laos, who grew up in Kansas. Phimphasone-Brady shared how her firsthand experience with mental health stigma sparked her passion for her work as a clinical psychologist in a recent special edition of the Mind the Brain podcast. 


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Community

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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CU Anschutz In the News

The New York Times

In This Pandemic Summer, Don’t Forget About Kids’ Other Risks

The New York Times
Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

Dr. Maya Haasz, an attending physician in the pediatric emergency room at Children’s Hospital Colorado and an assistant professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine, said they are seeing injuries that reflect a summer of individual activity rather than team sports. Kids are out riding their bikes and their scooters, she said, but not always wearing helmets. “We’re seeing more significant head injuries,” she said.

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CNN

Weed Is Not Good For Your Heart, Studies Say

CNN
Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

Anyone planning to use marijuana should discuss possible risks with their health professional first, said Page, who is a professor in the department of clinical pharmacy and physical medicine/rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Aurora, Colorado. "If people choose to use cannabis for its medicinal or recreational effects, the oral and topical forms, for which doses can be measured, may reduce some of the potential harms," Page said in a statement.

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Is It Safe to Travel to See My Family?

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Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

In search of what I might call a more humanistic view on air travel in the time of COVID-19, I reached out to an unlikely source: an infectious disease specialist. Dr. Michelle Barron is the medical director of infection control and prevention at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora. Talking with Barron about the risks of contracting and spreading COVID-19 while traveling was a little like talking to Alex Honnold about the perils of rock climbing.

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The Denver Post

Rocky, Postponement-Filled Week Leaves Doubt as to Whether MLB Can Pull off 2020 Season

The Denver Post
Publish DateAugust 05, 2020

“They’re doing the right things in identifying who’s infected, making sure those people are isolated, doing contract tracing, quarantining,” said Dr. Lisa Miller, a professor of epidemiology at Colorado School of Public Health. “Those are all very important, but unless they can figure out exactly what’s gone wrong with each outbreak — and correct it — then it seems like they run the risk of this continuing.”

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