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Campus Life    Education    Alumni

Scribbled Notes on Scraps of Paper Tell WWII POW’s Tale of Sheer Will

Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date November 30, 2021

As dawn broke over the South Pacific on Sept. 21, 1944, Jack Comstock, MD, stepped out of the officers’ quarters on his callused bare feet, wearing a G-string and little else. He stared at the specks on the pale horizon.

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Students    Vaccinations

Childhood Shaped His Perspective

Whether it’s learning to drive, graduating high school, or moving out, there’s a lot of freedom that comes with young adulthood. For Christopher Battelli, the transition from child to young adult meant the ability to make his own medical decisions.


School NameCollege of Nursing
AuthorDana Brandorff | Publish DateDecember 02, 2021
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Research    Community    COVID-19

Colorado Children Currently Participating in Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Trial for Ages 6 Months to 5 Years

A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher is guiding Colorado’s participation in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial for children ages 6 months to 5 years.


School NameSchool of Medicine
AuthorRachel Sauer | Publish DateDecember 02, 2021
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Research    Press Releases

Cultivating Computation at CU Anschutz and Around the World

The connection between laboratory scientists and data analysts must grow stronger to accelerate advances that improve human health, and a faculty member at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has proposed a better way to promote these collaborations.


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Pharmacy    Oncology

Fulbright Sends O'Bryant to Nigeria

Dr. Cindy O’Bryant, PharmD, Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, received a Fulbright Specialist Program Scholar Award. A program of the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright Specialist Program is a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in two to six-week, project-based exchanges at host institutions across the globe. On November 27, Dr. O’Bryant left the U.S. for Nigeria with other oncology pharmacists to share her knowledge and experience in cancer care to advance pharmacy oncology practice. She made time to answer questions before her trip about her award, what she expects from the field, and what she hopes to share with medical professionals in Nigeria.


School NameSchool of Pharmacy
AuthorJordan Kellerman | Publish DateDecember 01, 2021
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Students    Pharmacy

P1 Brings Drive and Navajo Culture to the First Remote PharmD Cohort

Earning a PharmD from her home in Window Rock, Arizona, Diedre Greyeyes is one busy lady. The full-time online student at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is also a full-time distance student at Colorado State University (CSU) earning an MBA. And because of the magic of technology, Greyeyes is able to do both from her home – a necessity when the closest Target is over two hours away.


School NameSchool of Pharmacy
AuthorJordan Kellerman | Publish DateNovember 30, 2021
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Campus Life    Education    Alumni

Returned to Freedom, POW Doctor Lives Out Years in Noble Fashion

In fall 1944, prisoner-of-war Jack Comstock, MD, was assigned to travel to Bilibid Prison in Manila then to a boat along with 500 slave laborers bound for Japan. With the medical detachment approaching, Comstock knew the time had come. 

He needed to bury the latest stash of diary entries underground – literally. 


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CU Anschutz In the News

Scientific American

The Colon Cancer Conundrum

Scientific American
Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

“That’s not because there is something biologically different between 49- and 50-year-olds,” says Swati G. Patel, a gastroenterologist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, who was not involved in the study. Rather it is because when people start getting screened, cancers they may have had for years are detected.

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The Denver Post

Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations dropped over the weekend. A blip or the start of a trend?

The Denver Post
Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

The last time that hospitalizations dropped for three days in a row was Oct. 7-9. They promptly rebounded and rose for the next month, though. It’s too early to know whether the same thing will happen now, said Dr. Jon Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. “If you’re the 100% optimist, it’s a glimmer” of hope, he said. “We’ve seen this bouncing around before.”

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NBC News

Routine childhood vaccinations lag as experts push to catch up

NBC News
Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

“We’re still not back to where we need to be,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease doctor at Children’s Hospital Colorado and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Routine immunizations protect children against 16 infectious diseases, including measles, diphtheria and chickenpox, and inhibit transmission to the community. The rollout of Covid shots for younger kids is an opportunity to catch up on routine vaccinations, O’Leary said, adding that children can get the vaccines together. 

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Washington Post

What happened to Eric Clapton?

Washington Post
Publish DateNovember 21, 2021

“He could be helping us in finishing off this pandemic, especially with a vulnerable population,” says Joshua Barocas, an associate professor of medicine with an expertise in infectious diseases at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “We’re looking at millions and millions of people worldwide. He could be a global ambassador, and instead he’s chosen the pro-covid, anti-public-health route.”

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