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Research    Innovation    Patient Care

‘It’s a New Me’: Amputee Steps Back Into Life with Restored Limb

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date May 26, 2020

On a soft August day in 1992, Paul Nozell and his older brother, seated next to him in a single-prop airplane, surveyed the familiar landscape below. They planned to skirt the sky above their dad’s house in upstate New York. Nozell maneuvered the plane into a “lazy 8,” something he’d done many times.

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Press Releases    Faculty

Largest Study of its Kind of Women in Labor Finds Nitrous Oxide Safe

AURORA, Colo. (May 29, 2020) – Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and the School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that the use of nitrous oxide (N2O) as a pain relief option for individuals in labor is safe for newborn children and laboring individual, and converting to a different form of pain relief such as an epidural or opioid is influenced by a woman’s prior birth history and other factors.


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Research    Press Releases

Extra Choline May Help Pregnant Women Decrease Negative Effects of COVID-19 on Their Newborns

Pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on their babies, according to a new study from researchers in the Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Choline is a vitamin B nutrient found in various foods and dietary supplements, and is critical to fetal brain development.


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Research    Innovation    Patient Care    COVID-19

Q&A with Dr. Neill Epperson, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

With May being Mental Health Month, we sat down with Neill Epperson, MD, professor and chair of the CU Department of Psychiatry, for a wide-ranging conversation about expanding mental health resources and services to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and broader community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, her new “Mind the Brain” podcast, the state of mental health in Colorado, and why the brain is so intriguing.


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Campus Life    Students

Class of 2020 – Coronavirus Impacts Spring Commencement

The impact of coronavirus on our students has been far reaching. Clinics and inpatient facilities where our students typically complete their clinical hours shifted their focus to caring for coronavirus patients and suspended training.


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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases

CU Anschutz Surgeons Study Guidelines for Treating Cancer Patients During Pandemic

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic not only affects patients who have the virus, but strikes the entire healthcare system including the care for patients with cancer. Aggressive cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, require the continuation of oncological care during the pandemic. However, pursuing care exposes both healthcare professionals and vulnerable patients to COVID-19.


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Four CU Anschutz Researchers Among the 2020 Class of Boettcher Investigators

The Boettcher Foundation has selected eight researchers, including four from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, to receive funding through the Boettcher Foundation’s Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program.


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CU Anschutz In the News

The Atlantic

Is Everyone Depressed?

The Atlantic
Publish DateMay 22, 2020

Over the past month, Jennifer Leiferman, a researcher at the Colorado School of Public Health, has documented a tidal wave of depressive symptoms in the U.S. “The rates we’re seeing are just so much higher than normal,” she says.

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9News

Social Distancing in Colorado Began Before 'Stay-at-Home' Order and Eased Before it was Lifted, Cellphone Data Shows

9News
Publish DateMay 22, 2020

Dr. Jonathan Samet, the UC School of Public Health dean and head of the research group, said the cellphone data reflects the social distancing his team inferred from the slowed growth of new cases, and reveals Coloradans’ incremental changes in mobility, which didn’t exactly line up with the orders.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Why Some Colorado Counties are More Open than Others

Fox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateMay 22, 2020

“We really want to see that we have some evidence of having the transmission under control…declining rates of cases,” said Dr. Glen Mays, chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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National Geographic

Inflamed Brains, Toe Rashes, Strokes: Why COVID-19's Weirdest Symptoms are Only Emerging Now

National Geographic
Publish DateMay 22, 2020

“Almost all the [neurological] things we’re seeing now with COVID-19 are things you might have predicted would have happened,” says Kenneth Tyler, chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

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