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CU Anschutz Receives $2 Million From the Céline Dion Foundation to Advance Autoimmune Neurologic Disorders Research

The need for more research into a rare disease that halted the career of Céline Dion is a main thread in a new documentary about the music superstar’s painful journey, which, thanks largely to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and a new philanthropic gift, has taken a turn toward “a very bright future.”

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Patient Care    Mental Health    Pediatrics

Multiple Efforts Target Youth Suicide Crisis

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date July 15, 2024

Learning that eight out of 10 youth who take their own lives had seen a healthcare provider within months of their deaths only added fuel to an already burning fire for Bruno Anthony, PhD.

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Education    Faculty

Leading the Way in Simulation Education

After being in bedside nursing for a few years, you’d think you’ve seen just about every possible condition or patient scenario imaginable. Not true. Imagine trying to transition from a bedside nurse to a nurse practitioner/provider role. No longer are you taking orders and focusing on tasks. Now, you are the one analyzing the patient and developing the management plan.


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Research    Public Health    Climate Health

Study Explores Extreme Weather's Role in Parasitic Diseases

Could we be at increased risk of stomach bugs due to extreme weather? A recent Colorado School of Public Health study examined 20 years of data and found a link between extreme weather and two common parasites. As environmental conditions continue to change, these findings underscore the potential need for public health interventions.


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Study Reveals Secrets of Energy Metabolism, Promising Better Blood Transfusions

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have uncovered insights into how red blood cells function and survive during storage – discoveries that could lead to better outcomes for patients receiving blood transfusions.


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Patient Care

Legendary Photographer Ready to Rock Again Thanks to CU Dental Senior & Special Care Clinic

Dan Fong is known for being at the right place at the right time.

In 1972, he never intended to land a gig catering a Rolling Stones party. He never set a goal to become tour chef and photographer for the Doobie Brothers. Having his photos serve as cover art for 10 rock albums was not part of any grand plan.

Fong is someone who meets life as it comes.


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Education    Community    Students

Incoming Student John Gregory Looks Forward to Making Connections in Medical School

Credit the COVID-19 pandemic with at least one positive outcome: It inspired people like John Gregory to pursue careers in medicine.


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Students    Global health nursing

Reflections on UCAN Guatemala Clinical Immersion June 2024

In June 2024, the University of Colorado College of Nursing invited eight students from the UCAN accelerated nursing program to join Guatemalan nurses at a CU partner clinic in the Trifinio region to experience healthcare in a rural area of southwest Guatemala.


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CU Anschutz In the News

The Colorado Sun

Opinion: Prevailing myths about public health hinder advancements that could help Coloradans

The Colorado Sun
Publish DateJuly 17, 2024

Op ed by Cathy J. Bradley, Ph.D., dean of the Colorado School of Public Health and the deputy director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. “As dean of the region’s only school of public health, I have questioned the lack of transformational investments in public health. With COVID-19 commanding less attention, are we investing in the people who saw us through the pandemic? Are we thinking about the next emergency and the role of public health?”

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Newsweek

Why You Should Eat Following the '30-30-3' Rule, According to a Doctor

Newsweek
Publish DateJuly 17, 2024

Bonnie Jortberg, an associate professor in family medicine and registered dietician at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, previously told Newsweek: "Most adults need approximately 0.75 grams of protein per kg of body weight per day. "For most men, this is about 55 grams per day and for women 45 grams per day. For athletes, it is recommended to increase protein to 1.0 grams per kg body weight. [But] it is a myth that eating lots more protein will gain muscle."

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NPR

Mammograms have pros and cons for people in their 40s. Women can handle the nuance

NPR
Publish DateJuly 17, 2024

“In an ideal world, all women would get this information and then get to have their further questions answered by their doctor and come up with a screening plan that is right for them given their preferences, their values and their risk level,” said social psychologist Laura Scherer, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of research in the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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USA Today

A new plague case is a reminder: The 'Black Death' lingers in the US

USA Today
Publish DateJuly 12, 2024

“Humans are really accidental hosts,” said Dr. Michelle Barron, senior medical director for the UCHealth Infection Prevention and Control and a professor of medicine and adviser to the Colorado School of Public Health. “It's when you come into contact with the animals, or the fleas that are associated with the animals, that they then end up infected.”

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