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Innovation    Education    COVID-19

Center for Surgical Innovation Manages Move – and Leads in Protocol – Amid the Pandemic

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date July 07, 2020

COVID-19 may have ruined the party as the world-renowned University of Colorado School of Medicine Center for Surgical Innovation (CSI) moved into its new digs this spring, but it didn’t steal its creative drive. Faced with social-distancing restrictions as most of its neighbors on campus shuttered around them, the staff not only managed their move amid the crisis. They served as a model for labs nationwide.

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Research    Education    Alumni    Students

New Program Gives Library Resource Access to CU Anschutz Alumni

A pilot program giving alumni access to select library resources is helping to strengthen alumni connections to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


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Press Releases

Pharmacy School First in Colorado to Offer Graduate-level Cannabis Education

Industry analysts say the market size of cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals could generate up to $2 billion by the end of 2020 — and legal sales could earn up to $23 billion by 2025. The Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry reports that 6,694 patients received a physician certification for medical cannabis in the month of April alone, bringing the total number of medical cannabis users on the state’s registry to more than 80,000. 


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Press Releases

$9 Million CDC Grant for Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Health, Work & Environment

The Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health has been awarded a $9 million five-year training and research grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve worker health, safety and well-being. The award from the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) provides continued support for the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC), under the direction of University of Colorado Distinguished Professor Lee Newman, MD, MA and Colorado State University Professor Stephen Reynolds, PhD.  


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Patient Care

Facing Tough Road of Cancer Treatment, Scott Ryberg Just Kept Running Up Mountains

The day after Scott Ryberg lost his mother to lung cancer, the trail, as always, beckoned.


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Research    Innovation    Press Releases

Researchers Find Promising Therapy to Fight Epidemic of Liver Disease

In an effort to combat a growing worldwide epidemic of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), scientists have discovered a new target and a new therapy that has shown promising results in preclinical mouse models, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


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COVID-19    Alumni

CU College of Nursing alum earns grant to explore COVID-19’s impact on nurses at Children’s Colorado

AURORA, Colo. June 18, 2020) Children's Hospital - In the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic sent shockwaves throughout the nation's healthcare facilities. Like many other hospital systems, Children's Hospital Colorado was left grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime crisis. Because COVID-19 initially impacted adult populations and organizations caring for adults, pediatric hospitals have been left out of the broader conversation. Lindsey Tarasenko, PhD, RN, Magnet Program Director & Nurse Scientist, wants to change that.


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CU Anschutz In the News

9News

1,000 Patients Wanted for COVID-19 Vaccine Trial in Colorado

9News
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

“Our site here at University of Colorado Hospital is part of a nationwide network called the COVID Prevention Network, which is set up so that it has a cohort of sites that are available to sequentially enroll into multiple vaccine studies,” said Dr. Thomas Campbell, an infectious disease physician at the CU School of Medicine and University of Colorado Hospital. “If it works, the Moderna vaccine could be a real game-changer for the pandemic.”

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Associated Press

Colorado Unveils Coronavirus Modeling Tool for Public

Associated Press
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

“The goal is to put into the hands of Coloradans the tools that we use to project where the epidemic may go and to allow people to look and see how what they do can affect the course of the epidemic,” said Dr. Jonathan Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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CBS4 Denver

Coronavirus In Colorado: Young Adults Seeing Higher Rate Of Infection

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Carlton with the Colorado School of Public Health said young adults usually show lesser symptoms and don’t need to be hospitalized. However, she is seeing that trend shift. “More concerning is percent of hospitalizations of people under 40 is upwards,” Dr. Carlton said. “Which means of the people hospitalized with COVID, more and more are young people.”

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Denver Business Journal

Colorado Health System in Top 20 for Hospitals Ranked on Care, Civic Leadership

Denver Business Journal
Publish DateJuly 10, 2020

The University of Colorado Hospital Authority, based in Aurora, ranks among the top 20 U.S. hospitals, according to the Lown Institute Hospitals Index.

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