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University of Colorado

CU Boulder inventions transformed to meet market needs after commercialization program

news outletUniversity of Colorado
Publish DateFebruary 16, 2022

Seven university companies pitched to investors during the Pandemic Hyper-Accelerator for Science and Technology (PHAST) Demo Day on Jan. 25, hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder and Rockies Venture Club (RVC). This capstone event provided a chance for angel investors, venture capitalists and the startup community to evaluate pitches and discuss deal opportunities.

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American Dental Education Association

Stay the Course: Advice for Reapplicants

news outletAmerican Dental Education Association
Publish DateFebruary 02, 2022

Applying to dental school can be an arduous process. If you find that you were not accepted to any dental schools this past cycle, you're not alone. Your dream is still attainable, and I believe that you should put your best foot forward to reapplying. Reapplicants should consider the following tips below. 

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Colorado Dental Association

CU Continues its Access-to-Care Initiative with the Save-A-Tooth Program

news outletColorado Dental Association
Publish DateJanuary 12, 2022

In partnership with the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (SDM) and Colorado dental providers, adult patients (18 or older) contemplating tooth extraction to avoid endodontic costs can be referred to the CU SDM’s Division of Endodontics for low-cost treatment. If an examination reveals the patient is eligible for a root canal in the student clinic, it will be performed at the same price as an extraction: $102.

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The Dentists Supply Company

How 2 Colorado Oral Surgeons Prevent the Misuse of Unused Prescription Medications

news outletThe Dentists Supply Company
Publish DateDecember 29, 2021

Dr. Patterson mentions, "The importance of safe prescribing and educating patients on the proper use of pain medication cannot be overstated. As an oral-maxillofacial surgeon who provides treatments that occasionally requires the prescribing of narcotics, I’m acutely aware of the potential risk of opioid abuse."

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CU Anschutz News

State of Research Address Highlights Strong Growth, Breadth of Research and Talent on Campus

news outletCU Anschutz News
Publish DateDecember 22, 2021

Growth, collaboration and COVID-19 marked the second annual State of Research Address on Dec. 7, with Thomas Flaig, MD, vice chancellor for research, highlighting some of the groundbreaking science that netted the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus nearly $654 million in research awards this year.

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UCHealth

Team puts triathlete back together after horrific car crash

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateNovember 24, 2021

There’s not much “typical” about Olesya Prystayko. The 36-year-old Longmont resident speaks five languages. As a young woman, she routinely ran 10-kilometer (6.21-mile) races at a 5:50-mile pace. That was after swimming 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles), and biking another 40 kilometers (about 25 miles). Add those distances up and you get an Olympic-distance triathlon, and her times were fast enough to land her on the Ukrainian national triathlon team.

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CU Anschutz News

Orchestra Brims with Collaboration, Creativity and Love of Music

news outletCU Anschutz News
Publish DateOctober 31, 2021

On an undeniably STEM-oriented campus, the AMC Orchestra offers a unique opportunity for artistic release. The group is part of the ‘Music and Medicine Initiative’ in the University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities and, as of fall semester, has a new director, Jeremy D. Cuebas.

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CU Anschutz News

Women in Medicine Month Concludes With an Inspirational Trio

news outletCU Anschutz News
Publish DateSeptember 29, 2021

The women on this campus teach tomorrow’s healthcare experts, move science forward with breakthrough discoveries and care for patients during their most challenging times. They are medical pioneers, wives, daughters, sisters, friends, mothers, role models and heroes.

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CU Anschutz News

Celebrating Exceptional Women in Medicine During National Hispanic Heritage Month

news outletCU Anschutz News
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2021

Celebrating exceptional women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus? No problem.

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ATLAS Institute

CTD offers company-sponsored capstone option

news outletATLAS Institute
Publish DateSeptember 02, 2021

There’s a new option for ATLAS seniors enrolled in the yearlong capstone course. Aimed at giving Creative Technology and Design (CTD) undergraduates practical experience while letting industries benefit from the cutting-edge creativity that ATLAS students are known for, seniors enrolled in the capstone course can now choose a sponsored option for their projects. In past years students developed their capstone projects solely from personal interests. 

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CU Anschutz News

CU Cancer Center Receives Highly Competitive SPORE Grant for Head and Neck Cancer

news outletCU Anschutz News
Publish DateJune 30, 2021

Research and treatment of head and neck cancers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center reached a new level this month with a highly competitive Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The SPORE was approved by NCI Scientific Program leadership for FY2021 funding; the projected starting date is July 1

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CU Anschutz News

Grad Sees Dentistry as a Way to Spread Happiness

news outletCU Anschutz News
Publish DateJune 29, 2021

Growing up, Dalal Alnassar rarely smiled. Behind her seemingly sad demeanor was the immense weight of embarrassment due to her imperfect smile. But after receiving dental care, the Kuwait native felt her shame evaporate and her confidence and happiness grow. Now she could unabashedly smile, a feeling that would ignite her passion for dentistry. 

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CU Anschutz News

Kuwaiti Grad Finds Creativity in Dentistry

news outletCU Anschutz News
Publish DateMay 18, 2021

When Mohammad Alshemali witnessed a near-fatal accident as a teen in Kuwait, his decision to work in the healthcare field was solidified. He was playing soccer with his family, and his cousin ran into the road after a ball and was hit by a car.

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CU Anschutz News

CU Dental School Taps Boulder Campus in Enhancing Hands-On Learning

news outletCU Anschutz News
Publish DateMay 11, 2021

Dental students stuck off-campus – because of a pandemic or any reason – can soon log in to their laptops or tablets and rotate, maneuver and inspect the shiny tools of their trade from homes.

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CU Anschutz News

Student-Inspired Collaboration Results in Custom Dental Face Shield

news outletCU Anschutz News
Publish DateApril 05, 2021

CU dental school teams with Inworks in creating COVID-protective design that cuts cost and waste

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CU Anschutz News

Pregnancy, Pandemic and Career: 'It's Your Future and Your Family'

news outletCU Anschutz News
Publish DateFebruary 02, 2021

Postdocs and faculty in the CU School of Dental Medicine's Department of Craniofacial Biology reflect on starting a family during COVID-19

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Parker Chronicle

CU Dental Graduate to Open All-Women Dental Practice in Parker

news outletParker Chronicle
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2021

Isra Ahmed, of Denver, is moving a new practice to Parker to fulfill a need that has been a dream of hers since she started dental school at the University of Colorado - a "community hub" for dental work.

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Denver 7

Colorado medical and law schools see surge in applications

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateDecember 20, 2020

Medical schools around the country have seen a surge in applications this year, that some have dubbed the “Fauci effect,” after the country’s leading infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

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NVIDIA

Delivering Exceptional Dental Training with Virtualization

news outletNVIDIA
Publish DateOctober 15, 2020

NVIDIA helped provide graphics-rich virtual workstations to enable CU School of Dental Medicine students and staff to access dental applications.

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International Association for Dental Research (IADR)

IADR names Tamanna Tiwari an Emerging Leader

news outletInternational Association for Dental Research (IADR)
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2020

2020 marks the Centennial of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). In celebration of this milestone, the IADR Board of Directors launched the IADR Centennial Emerging Leaders Award to recognize young investigators who will lead the research field into the next century.

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CBS4 Denver

Fluoride Shortage in Colorado Town's Water

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 11, 2019

Closed mine blamed for fluoride shortage in Longmont, Colorado.

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SWI swissinfo.ch

Are the Chemicals in Your Toothpaste Decided in Geneva?

news outletSWI swissinfo.ch
Publish DateJuly 12, 2019

Geneva often makes the headlines as the setting for peace talks. Should it also take credit and be recognised for our small personal victories in the daily battle to prevent tooth decay?

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University of Colorado

Visionary Health Fair Serves Migrant Families

news outletUniversity of Colorado
Publish DateMarch 18, 2019

School was out and the student doctor was in – as was the ophthalmologist, the dentist, the pharmacist and others in the health field. The Urban Underserved Track (UUT) at the CU School of Medicine held its second health fair in partnership with the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning and the Lions Club at the New America School in Denver, providing mostly immigrant students and their communities free health and vision screenings after the bell and before bedtime.

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