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Patient Care    Heart

What Do a Heart Disorder and an Octopus Trap Have in Common?

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date February 22, 2021

Name a heart disorder after an octopus trap, and you lure in cardiologists attracted by the “catchy” name. Also label it “broken heart” syndrome, and reporters swarm en masse every February, looking for an enticing story for Valentine’s Day or American Heart Month.

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Research    Cancer

Podcast: Closing the Cancer Care Gap Can Be a Matter of Life and Death

A cancer diagnosis today, while still scary and life-changing, signals a death sentence far less often than ever before. On the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, with its top doctors and advanced treatments, miracles happen every day. But for many people, that level of care remains out of reach.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorDebra Melani | Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021
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Students

CU Nursing Students to Present at NACNS Conference

Four students in the University of Colorado College of Nursing Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist master’s program are getting a taste of academic life by presenting research addressing commonly encountered problems in critical care settings. The students will present during the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) annual conference March 9 – 11, 2021 that is being held virtually.


School NameCollege of Nursing
AuthorDana Brandorff | Publish DateFebruary 23, 2021
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Research    Education

Future Physician-Scientist Aims to Contribute to History of Advancements

I have always been awestruck by the technological advances we have made as a society. Science has always been the backbone of our modern society and underpinned these discoveries. As Americans, we are able to enjoy a life with many luxuries built off science. And as humans, we are able to transcend nationalities and boundaries, as science can be shared among all of us worldwide.


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Press Releases    Education    Community

CU and Mile High Medical Society Celebrate New Scholarship Fund

The University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus today announced the establishment of the Charles J. Blackwood, MD, Endowed Memorial Scholarship to support Black and other underrepresented medical students.


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Patient Care    Education    Community

CU Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Reaches Five-Year Mark for Providing Care in Greenland

Five years ago, the Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine (WEM) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine journeyed to Greenland to provide health care services for researchers at the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Summit Station.


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Patient Care    COVID-19    Vaccinations

Series Looks at the Vaccine Rollout Offering the World a Hint of Hope

At a time when life before COVID-19 seems like a dream, a vaccine rollout garnering the world’s attention offers a glimpse of hope for a return to pre-pandemic life. But, as with everything SARS-CoV-2-related, questions and uncertainties remain.


School NameCU Anschutz Newsroom
AuthorDebra Melani | Publish DateFebruary 18, 2021
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CU Anschutz In the News

The Denver Post

CU School of Medicine launches endowed scholarship to support Black, underrepresented students in medical field

The Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

Among other accomplishments, Blackwood opened a private practice; served three years in the U.S. Air Force, during which time he opened the Radiology Department at Hamilton Air Force Base in California; and was the first African American clinical professor of medicine at the CU School of Medicine.

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9News

'She was basically housed in a separate facility': CU's first Black nurse fought racism to help others in need

9News
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

Her sons, along with the University of Colorado College of Nursing, established a memorial nursing scholarship in her name and hope she will be inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.

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Colorado Public Radio

What Side Effects To Expect From The COVID Vaccine (And Why It Still Beats Getting Sick)

Colorado Public Radio
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

Dr. Fernando Holguin, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Anschutz Medical Campus, said the studies reflect what he’s seen. “There were no hospitalizations related to these events and people recover in one to two days,” Holguin said. He said the symptoms pale in comparison to those who get hit hard with COVID-19.

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The New York Times

Coffee Drinking Tied to Lower Risk of Heart Failure

The New York Times
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

“Usually, researchers pick things they suspect would be risk factors for heart failure — smoking, for example — and then look at smokers versus nonsmokers,” said the senior author, Dr. David P. Kao, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado [School of Medicine]. “But machine learning identifies variables that are predictive of either increased or decreased risk, but that you haven’t necessarily thought of.”

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