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Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) News and Stories


Community    Health equity    CCTSI

iHeard Colorado Will Collaborate With Communities to Provide Accurate Health Information

Have you heard about a horse tranquilizer that rots flesh? A fungus that spreads between people? How do you know what is true? Should you be concerned or take any action?

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date June 20, 2023
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Community    COVID-19   

CU Anschutz researchers work with Colorado communities to develop trustworthy and relevant COVID-19 information

The massive volume of messages we all have received about COVID-19 led the World Health Organization to coin the term “infodemic”: too much information, including false or misleading messages, in digital and physical environments during a disease outbreak. Though academics will be studying the toll of this misinformation for many years to come, we know it has been massive.

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date June 07, 2022
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Research    Community    COVID-19    Pediatrics

CCTSI plays major role in vaccine clinical trials for children

As Colorado surpasses a 47 percent rate of its population being fully immunized (with 12 counties surpassing 70 percent), researchers continue to expand the study of the vaccines on children as young as five years old. The Pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) and its nursing staff are playing a major role.

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date June 24, 2021
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Community    COVID-19

Five Questions for Lilia Cervantes, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine Lilia Cervantes, MD is a homegrown success story, a physician researcher and a changemaker. Growing up in Denver and receiving her undergraduate degree from CU Boulder, she went on to earn her medical degree and complete her internal medicine residency at the CU School of Medicine. For the past 12 years, she has worked as an internal medicine hospitalist at Denver Health, the safety-net hospital in Denver. Dr. Cervantes’ research describes the worse outcomes of undocumented immigrants with kidney failure who rely only on emergency dialysis. As a result of Dr. Cervantes’ research and advocacy, in 2019 Colorado Medicaid opted to include the diagnosis of kidney failure as a qualifying condition under Emergency Medicaid, expanding access to standard dialysis. Recently, she published a qualitative study on the experiences of Latinx individuals hospitalized for COVID-19.

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date March 30, 2021
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Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) In the News

The Conversation

Recognizing when someone is having a seizure – and how you can help during those first critical moments

news outletThe Conversation
Publish DateFebruary 21, 2024

The Conversation US asked Dr. Jacob Pellinen, a neurologist specializing in epilepsy, to walk us through how to recognize a seizure in a bystander or loved one and what to do in those crucial moments after a seizure begins. Research is supported by the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

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Daily Camera

CU Boulder center supports human biomedical research

news outletDaily Camera
Publish DateNovember 23, 2023

Chris DeSouza, who leads the Clinical Translational Research Center at CU Boulder, said the center is the only one housed in an undergraduate non-medical campus nationwide. It’s supporting more than a dozen active research protocols at CU Boulder.

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CU Connections

Five questions for Ron Sokol and Janine Higgins

news outletCU Connections
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

Leaders of CCTSI on how $54 million grant will help power innovation, health equity.

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Denver Gazette

National Institutes of Health awards $54 million to CU Anschutz

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateOctober 13, 2023

The funding, to be awarded over a seven-year period, is the fourth consecutive time the federal agency has funded the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute located on the CU Anschutz campus in Aurora since 2008.

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