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


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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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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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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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Inside Colorado’s Battle Against Rare Diseases

news outlet5280
Publish DateAugust 03, 2022

Melissa Haendel’s background in genetic research might be the key to coordinating rare disease information across the CU Anschutz Campus—and the world. Haendel is one of the leaders in the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI).

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Q&A: Nationwide long COVID-19 study needs more participants

news outlet9News
Publish DateAugust 03, 2022

A CCTSI study looking at the long-term side effects some patients are facing months after a positive COVID-19 test, a condition often called long COVID, is searching for more participants.

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Prescription exercise?

news outletToday
Publish DateJune 06, 2022

In our new series Beyond the Scale, NBC’s John Torres reports for TODAY on a groundbreaking study at the National Institutes of Health that could help doctors prescribe personalized workout plans for patients.

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More than half of early Covid-19 patients at one hospital had symptoms two years later, study finds

news outletCNN
Publish DateMay 11, 2022

Even two years after their initial infection, the majority of people who were hospitalized with Covid-19 early in the pandemic had lingering symptoms, according to a new study that may be one of the longest and largest on record to follow people with long Covid.

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