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Validating Vaccines

The percentage of parents who refuse all vaccines for their children is small, roughly about 3%. There is, however, an increasing number of parents who refuse or want to defer individual vaccines or use an immunization schedule for their child that is not recommended. That’s according to Children’s Hospital Colorado’s primary care pediatrician and health services researcher Allison Kempe, MD, MPH, and pediatric infectious disease specialist Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, who’ve been working on vaccine research related to hesitancy for over two decades.

Together with Children’s Colorado, the Anschutz Medical Campus, and a myriad of local, regional and national organizations, Drs. Kempe and O’Leary are using their research to educate parents and inform providers on how best to address a debate that, at least according to nearly everyone in the medical community, really shouldn’t exist — but does.

Research    Patient Care    Public Health    Vaccinations

Validating Vaccines

The percentage of parents who refuse all vaccines for their children is small, roughly about 3%. There is, however, an increasing number of parents who refuse or want to defer individual vaccines or use an immunization schedule for their child that is not recommended. That’s according to Children’s Hospital Colorado’s primary care pediatrician and health services researcher Allison Kempe, MD, MPH, and pediatric infectious disease specialist Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, who’ve been working on vaccine research related to hesitancy for over two decades.

Together with Children’s Colorado, the Anschutz Medical Campus, and a myriad of local, regional and national organizations, Drs. Kempe and O’Leary are using their research to educate parents and inform providers on how best to address a debate that, at least according to nearly everyone in the medical community, really shouldn’t exist — but does.


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ACCORDS Hosts International Conference on Pragmatic Research in Health

In 2020, the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) education program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, was awarded a three-year conference grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). After successfully offering the first online conference in August 2020, ACCORDS, and co-sponsor Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), will virtually offer the second virtual Colorado Pragmatic Research in Health Conference (COPRH Con) on May 24-26, 2021. CU Anschutz employees and CCTSI members from affiliated institutions can attend this year’s conference for free.


Author Katie Klossner | Publish Date April 01, 2021
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Improving Healthy Behaviors in Primary Care

Jodi Summers Holtrop, PhD, MCHES, Associate Program Director and Senior Implementation Scientist of the ACCORDS Dissemination and Implementation Research Program, has a program of research in the area of improving healthy behaviors in primary care. One goal of her research is to help patients get help with achieving a healthy weight from their own primary care doctor’s office. 


Author ACCORDS D&I Science Program | Publish Date February 18, 2021
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Medical Students Gain Valuable Experience Through Community Projects

In October, ACCORDS (Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science) and the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute invited a panel of several current and former students from the University of Colorado School of Medicine to share their experiences working on community-based projects with the Committed to Community program through 2040 Partners for Health, an Aurora, Colorado based nonprofit that works to eliminate health disparities and improve health in marginalized communities in the Denver metro area.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date December 23, 2020
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Getting Back to School Safely During a Pandemic

Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics, has been on the School of Medicine faculty since 2010. He trained in the CU residency program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, practiced as a general pediatrician in Fort Collins for eight years, before returning to the Anschutz Medical Campus in 2007 to do his fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date October 12, 2020
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CU School of Medicine in the U.S. News and World Report Rankings

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is listed No. 9 on the primary care rankings of medical schools and No. 31 on the research rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 17, 2020
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ACCORDS In the News

Associated Press

EXPLAINER: How activists target CDC vaccine tracking system

news outletAssociated Press
Publish DateMay 07, 2021

A VAERS submission does not mean that the vaccine is responsible for any of the events reported. “For example, if you get a vaccine and then you get struck by lightning, you can report that to VAERS,” said Dr. Sean O’Leary.

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The New York Times

Poll Shows Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 06, 2021

Dr. Sean O’Leary predicted that just as adults had swarmed Covid vaccine providers during the initial weeks of distribution, parents and pent-up young teenagers would rush for it at the start, too.

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ABC News

Children make up 26% of new COVID-19 cases in Colorado

news outletABC News
Publish DateMay 05, 2021

Dr. Sean O'Leary said highly transmissible variants, the lack of vaccine for kids and loosened COVID-19 restrictions are contributing to the numbers.

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CNN

States ready plans to vaccinate 12-15 year-olds against COVID-19

news outletCNN
Publish DateMay 04, 2021

"I hear all the time from parents who are interested in getting their kids into studies, or they call and ask when these vaccines are going to be available down to age 12, so there is a lot of pent up demand," said Dr. Sean O'Leary.

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