<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=799546403794687&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Story of the Week

Innovation    COVID-19    SODM Shared

Student-Inspired Collaboration Results in Custom Dental Face Shield

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date April 05, 2021

Editor’s note: “Our COVID-19 Fighters” is an occasional series highlighting the ways the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community is helping patients and the wider community in the fight against the pandemic. We welcome your story ideas; please share them here.

Full Story

Latest Stories

COVID-19    Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccines Throw Tough Early Parenting Decision at Pregnant Women

Women whose pregnancies were confirmed during the pandemic now face another test: making the COVID-19 vaccine decision. With a new little being inside of them, a higher risk of severe disease while pregnant and a lag in pregnancy-related data for the vaccines, their early parenting choice offers no blanket answer.


Full Story

Research

CU Dental Researchers Make Craniofacial Gene Discovery

Patience. It's something most researchers need when it comes to discoveries. For Jamie Nichols, CU Dental craniofacial biology assistant professor, and his team, it took eight years to understand how genes impact a crucial component in our facial structures.


Full Story

Press Releases    Faculty

CU College of Nursing professor named ‘2021 Nurse Educator of the Year’

AURORA, Colo. (April 19, 2021) – When COVID-19 swept across the world and wreaked havoc, students everywhere faced missing classes and graduation. But not in one program at the University of Colorado College of Nursing. Kim Paxton, DNP, APRN, developed a high-fidelity virtual simulation so nursing students could continue to learn reasoning skills, earn clinical hours, and attend their commencement ceremony.


Full Story

Patient Care    COVID-19    Vaccinations

CU School of Medicine Experts on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Reactions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday recommended a nationwide pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine because six women who received the vaccine have experienced a rare type of blood clot.


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorGreg Glasgow | Publish DateApril 16, 2021
Full Story

Research    Patient Care

Researchers Find Protein That Helps HIV-1 Navigate Through Cell

HIV-1, which causes AIDS, navigates a labyrinth of immune sensors and anti-viral attackers in order to reach a target-cell nucleus, where it permanently integrates into human DNA and spreads infection. How the virus traffics through this hostile environment has been a relative “black box” of mystery compared to other parts of the life cycle.


Full Story

Research    Community

Research on Burnout Among Nurses Receives AACN Award

A lot has changed in the 20 years since University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers Meredith Mealer, PhD, RN, and Marc Moss, MD, started studying the effects of stress on critical-care nurses.


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorGreg Glasgow | Publish DateApril 14, 2021
Full Story

CU Anschutz In the News

The Hill

Data on gun violence would save lives — just like it has for car crashes

The Hill
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

Op-ed by Emmy Betz, MD, MPH, practicing emergency physician and researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she directs the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative.

Full Story
CBS4 Denver

CU Pharmacy Students Compete With Each Other To Help Vaccination Effort

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

“We were anticipating that once the vaccines were going to become available, we would need to be able to have our students ready to go to support these efforts. They have a few experiential requirements, but this is going to be above and beyond what students would normally do. So, we thought why not make it fun, let’s create a competition,” said Dr. Dana Hammer the Faculty Lead for Student Professional Development in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Full Story
Associated Press

Colorado health officials explore virus vaccine passports

Associated Press
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

One concern about potentially implementing the vaccine passports is ensuring they are equitable for all people, said Dr. Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus. Despite experiencing higher rates of infection and death from the coronavirus, people of color have been vaccinated against the coronavirus at a lower rate than white people.

Full Story
CNN

One in five Colorado high school students say they have easy access to firearms

CNN
Publish DateApril 09, 2021

Still, lead author Ashley Brooks-Russell, an assistant professor in the Colorado School of Public Health, said the findings "highlight that it is relatively easy to access a handgun in Colorado for high school students. "It's clear from our findings that we need to raise awareness and improve efforts to reduce firearm access for youth in Colorado to prevent suicide and fatal injuries," said Brooks-Russell in a statement. "We hope our findings will help inform public health strategies, such as educating parents on the importance of secure home firearm storage, particularly if an adolescent is at risk for suicide."

Full Story