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New Study Paves Way to Better Understanding and Treating Long COVID

This Week with Vineet

This Week with Vineet – A Fall Full of Activities

Dear Colleagues,

The hint of fall is in the air and as the season turns, I look ahead to many important activities that have begun or will soon launch in the Department of Medicine.


Author Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc | Publish Date September 23, 2022
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Research    Diabetes   

CU School of Medicine a Site for Major Diabetes Medication Trial 

The University of Colorado School of Medicine was one of 36 study sites for a clinical trial that shows that diabetes drugs liraglutide and insulin glargine, when taken with metformin, allow patients to achieve and maintain their target blood levels for a longer time compared to two other commonly used diabetes medications.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 22, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Community   

New Research Highlights Potential for Improvement in Communicating with Patients with Intellectual Disabilities

Among physicians who see at least one adult patient with significant intellectual disability (ID) in an average month, close to 75% of those surveyed report usually or always communicating with someone other than the patient during the visit, new research shows.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date September 19, 2022
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DOM Newsletter

Medicine Monthly – September 2022

In this issue:

  • New leadership structure for DOM research mission
  • Call for nominations: DOM Faculty Recognition Event
  • DOM Quality & Patient Safety Annual Report
  • Funding opportunities from CCTSI and Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Research & Innovation Conferences begin this month and more!

Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 07, 2022
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Research    Colorectal Cancer    Clinical Trials    DOM Newsletter

CU Cancer Center Leading Clinical Trial of New Drug to Treat Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

A new phase 2 clinical trial led by University of Colorado Cancer Center member Robert Lentz, MD, may offer hope for patients with metastatic colon cancer for whom standard therapy is no longer effective. Lentz is mentored by Wells Messersmith, MD, associate director of clinical services at the CU Cancer Center.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 07, 2022
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Education

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Watch the Department of Medicine's Sept. 7, 2022 Grand Rounds – "Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning," with Sean Davis, MD, PhD, Professor and Rifkin Chair of Cancer Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Deputy Director, Center for Health Artificial Intelligence, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 07, 2022
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Genetics   

New Co-Director of Hereditary Cancers Focused on Improving Access to Genetic Counseling and Testing

As genetic counseling and genetic testing continue gaining importance in the world of cancer, the new co-director of hereditary cancers in the University of Colorado Cancer Center is aiming to increase awareness of these important resources for patients.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date September 06, 2022
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Education    Community    Students    Diversity   

BA/BS-MD Program Aimed at Increasing Diversity of Health Care Professionals in Colorado 

Many college students enter their freshman year unsure of what they want to major in, let alone what they’ll do after they graduate. Then there are students like Hussna Yasini, who entered her first year of college at the University of Colorado Denver knowing she could earn a reserved spot at the CU School of Medicine after she completed her undergraduate studies. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 06, 2022
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COVID-19    Vaccine   

First Variant-Specific COVID-19 Vaccine Approved Targeting BA.4/BA.5

Focused on warding off a cold-weather surge of coronavirus infections and on revamping the COVID-19 vaccine response, health experts approved a new and likely improved version of the vaccine for the first time since the virus emerged.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 05, 2022
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Clinical Affairs   

Period of Transition

For children with pediatric-onset chronic conditions, the relationships they form early on with their doctors and care team members often turn out to be among the most important connections of their young lives.

Years later, when those youth are on the cusp of adulthood and required to transition to adult care, the doctor-patient relationship becomes even more important, and thoughtful transition of care is critical. The growing field of transitional care encourages collaboration among doctors to help young patients effectively manage the shift from pediatric to adult care, to encourage those patients to play a greater part in their own health care, and to improve health care systems to make those transitions more seamless.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 02, 2022
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Education

Monkeypox from Local to Global: What Every Clinician Should Know

Watch the Department of Medicine's August 31, 2022 Grand Rounds – "Monkeypox from Local to Global: What Every Clinician Should Know" with Andrés Henao-Martínez, MD, associate professor of medicine and Karen Wendel, MD, Director, HIV/STI/Viral Hepatitis Prevention and Control, Denver Public Health; assistant professor of medicine, in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date August 31, 2022
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Press Releases    Education    Faculty   

Amira del Pino-Jones, MD, Named CU School of Medicine’s Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Amira Del Pino-Jones, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named the CU School of Medicine’s associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 26, 2022
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Research    Breast Cancer    DNA   

Researchers Find Less Risky Way to Monitor Breast Cancer Progression

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered how to extract critical information about breast cancer tumors and disease progression by analyzing blood plasma rather than using more invasive tissue biopsies.

“This is simply a blood draw,” said the study’s senior co-author Peter Kabos, MD, associate professor of medicine in the medical oncology division at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and CU Cancer Center member. “This allows us to look under the surface to see the defining characteristics of the disease. The advantage is that we don’t need to do repeated tissue biopsies.”


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 25, 2022
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Education

Mythbusters: Cardiac Amyloidosis

Watch the Department of Medicine's August 24, 2022 Grand Rounds – "Mythbusters: Cardiac Amyloidosis" with Amrut V. Ambardekar, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, Section of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology; Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date August 24, 2022
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Education

Immunotherapy in Lymphomas – the Present and the Future

Watch the Department of Medicine's August 17, 2022 Grand Rounds: "Immunotherapy in Lymphomas – the Present and the Future," with Manali Kamdar, MD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine and Clinical Director of Lymphoma Services, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date August 24, 2022
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This Week with Vineet

A New Model for Research in the DOM

Dear Colleagues,

Watch my video message below for three timely announcements:

  • Our new Vice Chair and Associate Vice Chairs of Research
  • SOM's Annual Research AwardsSubmit nominations by Friday, August 26
  • Upcoming nominations for DOM's Annual Faculty Awards

Onwards,

Vineet


Author Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc | Publish Date August 19, 2022
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Research    Community   

Why End-of-Life Conversations Can Be Difficult for Sexual and Gender Minority Patients

Advance care planning — thinking about what kind of care you want and whom you want by your side at the end of your life — can be difficult under any circumstances. But for sexual and gender minority (SGM) patients — including individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, queer, or intersex — those conversations are often made even more difficult due to stigma, fear, and discrimination.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 17, 2022
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Research    Community    Faculty   

First In-Person Nuclear Receptors IMPACT Meeting Focuses on Support and Collaboration

For many researchers, the end of a post-doctoral fellowship and entry into a junior faculty position can be a time without a map.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date August 12, 2022
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Education

The Rising Tide of Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer

Watch the Department of Medicine's August 10, 2022 Grand Rounds: "The Rising Tide of Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer," with Swati G. Patel, MD, MS, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Risk and Prevention Center, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date August 10, 2022
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Innovation    Faculty   

CU Anschutz Draws Spotlight for Rare Disease Center of Excellence

In November 2021, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus was designated a Rare Disease Center of Excellence by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). CU Anschutz experts are highlighted in the latest edition of Denver magazine 5280 for their work in research and treating rare diseases.


Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date August 08, 2022
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DOM Newsletter

Medicine Monthly – August 2022

In this issue:

  • Poll for faculty senators
  • Medicine Grand Rounds
  • UCHealth rankings
  • CU ASPIRE Program Team awards
  • WellDOM opportunities

Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date August 05, 2022
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Research    Community   

Emphasizing The Importance of Patient Navigation 

A cancer diagnosis can be difficult to work through in the best of circumstances, but factor in barriers related to language, insurance status, educational achievement, geographic location, income level, and more, and the cancer journey — everything from prevention and screening to diagnosis and treatment — can become nearly impossible to traverse. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 05, 2022
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Patient Care    Community   

193 CU Faculty Recognized as 5280 Magazine Top Doctors for 2022

Denver-area magazine 5280 recently published its list of top doctors for 2022. On this year’s list, CU School of Medicine faculty members continue to be ranked among the best. We're proud to congratulate the 193 CU School of Medicine faculty members honored with the title "Top Doctor."


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date August 02, 2022
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Education    Community    Students   

CU School of Medicine Class of 2026 Called to Empathy and Healing as They Begin Medical Studies

This week, members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2026 became new medical students, entering medicine at a critical and often tumultuous time.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date July 29, 2022
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Research    Press Releases    Lung Cancer   

CU Cancer Center Study Aims to Predict Critical Markers for Lung Cancer Treatments

A new study from the University of Colorado Cancer Center explores which lung cancer patients are the best candidates for novel therapies that directly target a gene identified as driving certain cancers.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date July 27, 2022
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Education

The Art of Observation and the Observation of Art

Watch the Department of Medicine's July 27, 2022 Grand Rounds – "The Art of Observation and the Observation of Art," presented by Salvatore Mangione, MD, associate professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date July 27, 2022
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Education    Students   

Putting Residents Face to Face With Health Care Inequities 

For residents training in specialties such as internal medicine, pediatrics, and emergency medicine, hands-on training is vital when it comes to practicing skills like stabilizing an airway or taking a patient’s medical history. When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), however, training all too often happens in a classroom or online, with no real-world experience to reinforce the lessons or allow for learning opportunities.   


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 26, 2022
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Community    COVID-19   

BA.5: What You Should Know About the Dominant COVID-19 Variant

BA.5, the latest omicron variant, now accounts for nearly every new SARS-CoV-2 infection in the state, and community levels are high across the Denver metro area, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date July 26, 2022
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Research    Press Releases    COVID-19   

SARS-CoV-2 Variants Have Developed Resistance to Human Interferons

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have investigated how antiviral proteins called interferons interact with SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, focuses on how the innate arm of the immune system defends against this coronavirus. The work resulted from a collaborative effort by multiple scientists, including the laboratories of Mario Santiago, PhD, associate professor of medicine, and Eric Poeschla, MD, professor of medicine, both at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date July 25, 2022
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Research    Mental Health   

Can Psychedelic Therapy Offer a Sense of Peace for the Dying?

What’s it like living when you are dying?

It’s a question palliative care provider and instructor Jonathan Treem, MD, fields so often, he derived an analogy in answer.

It’s like being in a perpetual horror movie, where a killer lurks inside your home, he says. You’re the main character, alone with the murderer, who lies in wait. As you creep from dark room to dark room, searching for a monster sure to overpower you, the dread builds.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date July 22, 2022
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Research    Press Releases   

Discovery of a Potential Parkinson's Trigger Could Lead to New Treatments

Currently, there are no disease-modifying therapies for Parkinson’s disease that can change the progression of the disease. An international team of scientists led by faculty at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is hoping to change that.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date July 21, 2022
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Press Releases    Community   

Lisa Neal-Graves Tapped to Lead Aurora Wellness Community 

Longtime Colorado innovation leader Lisa Neal-Graves has been named CEO of the Aurora Wellness Community (AWC), a partnership between the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the Aurora community that aims to improve access to primary care for underserved populations in Aurora. The center also will offer services to promote physical, mental, and financial well-being within the community, with a particular focus on housing, food security, generational care, community building, and connection. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 20, 2022
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Research    Endometrial Cancer   

Access to National Patient Data Aids CU Cancer Research  

The bad news about endometrial cancer — cancer that begins in the lining of the uterus — is that it is one of the few cancers that is increasing in incidence even as most other cancers are on the decline, thanks to advances in treatment and prevention.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 18, 2022
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Research    Immunotherapy    lymphoma

Research Shows CAR T Cell Therapy Is Effective Second-Line Treatment for Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) is one of the most aggressive lymphomas and accounts for about 30% of all lymphoma diagnoses.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date July 14, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Sarcoma    Clinical Trials   

Beating a Deadly Sarcoma 

Ward McNeilly thought he was a goner.  

It was summer 2021, and the sarcoma that had started in the Denver resident’s left thigh seemed to be under control, subdued by radiation and chemotherapy following a surgery in 2018 to remove the initial tumor and another surgery in 2019 to remove cancerous tumors in his groin. McNeilly was doing so well, in fact, that his doctors at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital authorized a “chemo vacation” to give his body a break from some of the side effects of the treatment.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 11, 2022
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DOM Newsletter

July 2022 Newsletter

In this issue: 

  • Faculty Promotions 2022 Announcement
  • Call for Applications: University of Colorado Interdisciplinary Joint Biology Pilot Program
  • Updated NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program Annual Awards

Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date July 05, 2022
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Research    Community    Awareness    Mental Health   

Creative Arts Therapy May Reduce Stress and Turnover Among Health Care Professionals

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many health care professionals admit they felt tired. Despite doing work they love, the days could be long or frustrating or very, very disheartening.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date June 28, 2022
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Research   

Bad for the Bone? Novel Findings Suggest Intense Exercise Can Deplete Calcium

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus discovered that while exercise activates muscles, which is critical for bone health, intense exertion over long periods contributes to a metabolic cascade that may lead to a loss of bone mineral density (BMD).


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date June 21, 2022
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Patient Care    Community    Faculty    Clinical Trials   

Biking for a PKD Cure, One Pedal at a Time

It takes a certain tenacity to ride a bike across the country. That's even more true when a person is suffering from a rare disease. But Glenn Frommer is doing just that, and inspiring others along the way. Frommer is riding over 5,300 miles from San Francisco to Boston to raise funding and awareness for polycystic kidney disease (PKD).


Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date June 21, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases    COVID-19    Vaccinations    Clinical    lungs

New Study Paves Way to Better Understanding and Treating Long COVID

A new study published in today’s issue of PLOS Pathogens is the first to link SARS-CoV-2 specific T cells to lung function and those who suffer from long-term COVID symptoms. Long COVID currently affects hundreds of millions of Americans.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date June 09, 2022
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Education

Blount Lecture | Precision Medicine in the Real World

Watcht the Department of Medicine's June 8, 2022 Grand Rounds Blount Lecture | Precision Medicine in the Real World with Calum A. MacRae, MD, PhD, Director, One Brave Idea; Principal Investigator, Apple Heart & Movement Study; Professor and Vice Chair for Scientific Innovation, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date June 08, 2022
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Research    Faculty    Rheumatoid Arthritis   

PhRMA Foundation Funds CU School of Medicine Research on Rheumatoid Arthritis-associated Lung Disease  

Although interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it is a difficult condition to diagnose. By the time ILD is visible in a CT scan, it is often at an advanced state and difficult to treat. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 08, 2022
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Graduate Program    Awards

CU Anschutz Grad School Honors Top Mentors, Changemakers

During the May 27 spring convocation, the Graduate School announced the recipients of the dean’s awards, formally recognizing graduate students and faculty who have made a positive impact on the training environment and culture at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 08, 2022
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Research    Innovation   

Catalyzing a Culture of Collaboration

Today, the AB Nexus program announced its fourth round of grant awards to faculty from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder. From advancing new cancer and diabetes treatments to developing AI tools to diagnose dementia, the selected teams bring together experts from multiple disciplines to advance basic science and translational research that improves human health and well-being.


Author Megan Lane | Publish Date June 06, 2022
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DOM Newsletter

June 2022 Newsletter

In this issue: 

  • APP Balint Groups
  • 2022-23 PACE Scholars
  • Laptops for Telemedicine Providers
  • Shark Tank Winners
  • Leadership Appointments and Promotions

Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date June 02, 2022
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Research    Press Releases   

Tall Height Impacts Risk of Multiple Diseases

Short people might be the same as you and me, unless you’re tall.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date June 02, 2022
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Education

The (Lung) Microbiome and Clinical Implications

Watch the Department of Medicine's June 1, 2022 Grand Rounds—"The (Lung) Microbiome and Clinical Implications" with Alison Morris Gimbel, MD, MS, professor of medicine and Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date June 01, 2022
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Research    Bladder Cancer   

Older Adults with Advanced Bladder Cancer Prioritize Honest Information about What to Expect

The median age for receiving a bladder cancer diagnosis is 73, and a significant number of those living with the disease are in their 70s and 80s.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date June 01, 2022
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Education

Advances in HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 25, 2022 Grand Rounds, "Advances in HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)" with Katherine Frasca, MD, assistant professor of medicine and Program Director, ID Fellowship Program in the Division of Infectious Diseases.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 25, 2022
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Research    Press Releases    Community   

Physician Mistreatment Emerges as Crisis that Can Ripple Through U.S. Health Care

In a recent survey of more than 6,500 physicians from across the United States representing a broad spectrum of racial and ethnic diversity, nearly 30% of respondents reported experiencing discrimination and mistreatment from patients or patients’ family members or visitors.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 19, 2022
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Education

Meiklejohn Lecture | Overdose and Addiction: A Despairing Yet Treatable Medical Disorder

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 18, 2022 Grand Rounds—Meiklejohn Lecture | Overdose and Addiction—A Despairing Yet Treatable Medical Disorder with Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH, Vice Chairman for Public Health; Chief, Section of General Internal Medicine; John Noble Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Community Health Science, Boston University School of Medicine; Professor of Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 18, 2022
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Faculty    Mental Health   

Combating Physician Burnout With Coaching

The term burnout has been tossed around frequently the past two years.

Most people know the feeling, but what can you actually do about it? Tyra Fainstad, MD, visiting associate professor of internal medicine, and Adrienne Mann, MD, assistant professor of hospital medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine decided they wanted to do something to address the root of the problem, so they created and implemented Better Together, a physician coaching program for trainees. The duo answers common questions and addresses misconceptions about burnout.

Editor’s note: This interview was edited for clarity and brevity. 


Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date May 16, 2022
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Research    Press Releases   

CU School of Medicine Research Defines the Role of HDAC6 in Regulating Heart Stiffness 

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered an enzyme that regulates heart stiffness, setting the stage for developing novel treatments for heart failure. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 16, 2022
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Research

Updates in Prevention of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 12, 2022 Research and Innovation Conference—"Updates in Prevention of Rheumatoid Arthritis," presented by Kevin D. Deane, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, William P. Arend Endowed Chair in Rheumatology Research in the Division of Rheumatology.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 12, 2022
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Education

6th Annual DOM Shark Tank Competition

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 11, 2022 Grand Rounds—6th Annual Shark Tank Competition, sponsored by the Quality & Patient Safety Program. Promoting high value care projects to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs of health care.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 11, 2022
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COVID-19    Faculty   

Eight Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic

Michelle Barron, MD, presented for the Women in Leadership Speaker Series on April 27, a perfect choice by organizers seeking a woman leader during the COVID-19 pandemic. Barron, a professor of medicine in the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a top infectious diseases expert in the state, was front and center of the public health crisis during the past two and a half years.


Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date May 09, 2022
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Women's Health    Rheumatoid Arthritis   

What You Need to Know about Rheumatoid Arthritis

Well over 1.3 million Americans are living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network. The potentially debilitating disease turns the body’s immune system against itself, attacking tissues and joints. Left untreated, the disorder can lead to deformed joints and disability.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date May 09, 2022
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Research    Women's Health    Mental Health   

Coaching Program Reduces Burnout Among Resident Physicians

A coaching program aimed at decreasing burnout among female resident physicians significantly reduced emotional exhaustion and imposter syndrome while increasing self-compassion over a six-month period, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 06, 2022
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Research

Better Together Physician Coaching: Preventing and Mitigating Burnout in Women Residents

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 5, 2022 Research and Innovation Conference, "Better Together Physician Coaching: Preventing and Mitigating Burnout in Women Residents" with Adrienne Mann, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine and Tyra Fainstad, MD, visiting associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 05, 2022
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Research

Optimizing Endoscopy Procedure Documentation improves Guideline Adherent Care in Upper GI Bleeding

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 5, 2022 Research and Innovation Conference, "Optimizing Endoscopy Procedure Documentation improves Guideline Adherent Care in Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding" with Timothy Yen, MD, Chief Gastroenterology Fellow; Leaders in Informatics, Quality & Systems (LInQS) Fellow.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 05, 2022
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Education

Addressing Disparities in the Burden, Care and Outcomes of People with Chronic Kidney Disease

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 4, 2022 Grand Rounds—Collins Lectureship: "Addressing Disparities in the Burden, Care and Outcomes of People with Chronic Kidney Disease" with Deidra C. Crews, MD, ScM, FASN, MACP, professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology; Deputy Director, Center for Health Equity, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 04, 2022
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DOM Newsletter

May 2022 Newsletter

In this issue: 

Our DOM communications team has helped reformat our newsletter, aiming for brevity, visual appeal and interactivity. For topics of interest, you will always find more in-depth coverage with the click of a button. Optimizing communications is a priority of the DOM and I hope this new approach makes it easier for you to access key highlights.



Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 04, 2022
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Research    Community    Support    Diabetes   

Physical Activity Coaching Shows Benefits for People with Type 2 Diabetes

For some people with type 2 diabetes, the E word can evoke dread: exercise.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 04, 2022
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Awareness    Neuroscience    CU Anschutz 360 Podcast   

OCD Ruled Moksha Patel’s Life Until a Rare Surgical Procedure Changed Everything

Moksha Patel, MD, is a busy man. He recently finished a fellowship in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he is now a senior instructor. He’s been appointed lead physician informaticist for the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency at CU Anschutz and is working toward an MBA at CU Denver.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date May 02, 2022
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Research

CARE Clinic: An Innovative Model to Improve Value, Delivery & Experience of Oncology Care

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 28, 2022 Research & Innovation Conference—Kasey Bowden, MSN, FNP, AGACNP, Medical Director, CARE Clinic, Division of Oncology; Associate Division Head and assistant professor of medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine on "CARE Clinic: An Innovative Model to Improve Value, Delivery and Experience of Oncology Care."


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 28, 2022
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Research

Mass Spectrometry Based Analysis of Cardiac Protein Expression and Kinetics

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 28, 2022 Research & Innovation Conference—Maggie Lam, PhD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology on "Mass Spectrometry Based Analysis of Cardiac Protein Expression and Kinetics."


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 28, 2022
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Education

Legacies of the Holocaust and Health Equity Today

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 27, 2022 Grand Rounds—2022 Holocaust Genocide Contemporary Bioethics Program "Legacies of the Holocaust and Health Equity Today" with Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President at the American Medical Association.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 27, 2022
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Research    Patient Care

Does Nature Want Us to Be Fat?

After nearly 40 years of research, Richard Johnson, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, presents compelling evidence on the discovery of a fructose-powered “survival switch” in his newly published book, “Nature Wants Us to Be Fat.”


Author Holli Keyser | Publish Date April 27, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases    COVID-19   

CU Study Reviews COVID-Related Hospital Visitation Limits and Family Stress

Efforts by hospitals to protect people from COVID-19 by restricting them from visiting family members in ICUs may have contributed to a significant increase in stress-related disorders, according to a study led by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date April 25, 2022
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Faculty   

Faculty Awards Honor Superior Accomplishments

Each year we honor one of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus’s greatest assets – our remarkable faculty – with the faculty awards. These accolades recognize superior accomplishments in teaching and leadership.  

The awards are special not only because they acknowledge outstanding performance in our core areas as a university, but also because they are recognition by colleagues and students of this exemplary work.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 25, 2022
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Education

Hear Them: A Recounting of Residency Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 20, 2022 Grand Rounds—"Hear Them: A Recounting of Residency Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic" with 2021–22 Chief Medical Residents Manuel Urra, MD, Samantha King, MD, MS and Christopher Caruso, MD, MPH.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 20, 2022
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Patient Care    Lung Cancer    Prostate Cancer    Melanoma    Immunotherapy   

Acknowledging the Fears of Cancer by Giving Them a Face and a Name

To understand why Beau Gill built a mental cupboard for Jeff and Spike, first you must travel back with him to the small town of Catemaco in Mexico’s state of Veracruz.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date April 20, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Community   

Hickenlooper Visits CU Anschutz for COVID-19 Response Insights

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper visited the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on April 14, hearing from CU and UCHealth leaders on how they joined efforts in the battle against COVID-19 and touring the new Anschutz Health Sciences Building (AHSB). The senator’s aim was to take lessons learned back to the U.S. Capitol to help guide legislation and manage the country’s future health crises.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date April 19, 2022
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Faculty   

American Diabetes Association Honors Two Outstanding CU Anschutz Researchers

In 1986, Jill Norris had a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology in hand and pondered what to do next. She decided to pursue a doctorate in epidemiology and applied to a few schools. An invitation from a renowned figure in the field not only cemented her decision but also set her on a lifelong professional path to an elite position among her peers and now, international recognition.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 18, 2022
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Research

Targeting Lipoprotein Lipase in Neurodegenerative Disease

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 14 Research and Innovation Conference—"Targeting Lipoprotein Lipase in Neurodegenerative Disease" with Kimberley D. Bruce, PhD, assistant professor of medicine from the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 14, 2022
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Optimizing Oxygen Targets in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 14 Research and Innovation Conference—"Optimizing Oxygen Targets in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome" with Neil Aggarwal, MD, MHSc, visiting associate professor of medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 14, 2022
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Education

Wahlstrom Lectureship—Diagnosis and Management of Acute Kidney Injury: Circa 2022

Department of Medicine April 13, 2022 Grand Rounds: Wahlstrom Lectureship—"Diagnosis and Management of Acute Kidney Injury: Circa 2022" with Talat Alp Ikizler, MD, FASN, Catherine McLaughlin Hakim Chair in Vascular Biology, professor of medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 13, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Cancer   

Advancing Bladder Cancer Treatment by Studying Biomarkers’ Ability to Respond to Chemotherapy

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer among adult men. In recent decades, however, research and treatment innovation for this disease have lagged. Thomas Flaig, MD, vice chancellor of research for CU Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, recently presented findings from a 10-year-long effort to study bladder cancer biomarker development and treatment.


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date April 11, 2022
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Patient Care    Community   

New Focus on Irritable Bowel Syndrome Leads to Comprehensive Treatment 

Though irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects around 10% of the population, there is a lot that patients and physicians still don’t know about it. What is known is that it is more common in women and people younger than 60, and it is often associated with mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. And it can cause life-impacting symptoms if not treated properly.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 08, 2022
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Incentivizing, Enforcing and Improving Equitable Health Care for Patients with Disabilities

Watch the Department of Medicine's Research and Innovation Conference April 7, 2022: "Incentivizing, Enforcing and Improving Equitable Health Care for Patients with Disabilities" | Megan A. Morris, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 07, 2022
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Research

Understanding and Predicting Outcomes in CAR T-cell Therapy for Aggressive Lymphoma

Watch the Department of Medicine's Research and Innovation Conference, April 7, 2022: "Understanding and predicting outcomes in CAR T-cell therapy for aggressive lymphoma" | Steven Bair, MD, assistant professor, Division of Hematology, University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 07, 2022
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Education

Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Updates and New Directions

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 6, 2022 Grand Rounds, the Thomas A. Neff Lecture with Mark W. Geraci, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Interdisciplinary Research, Health Sciences; visiting professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh on "Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Updates and New Directions."


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 06, 2022
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DOM Newsletter

April 2022 Newsletter

In this issue: 

  • DOM Research Day Recap

  • PRIDE AGOLD Summer Institute

  • Shark Tank Call for Applications

  • Write for The Conversation

  • Residency Match Day Results


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 06, 2022
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Department of Medicine Hosts Dynamic, In-Person Research Day

After more than two years of virtual-only events, the Department of Medicine hosted the 10th annual Research Day—held in-person and via Zoom—a flagship event to showcase the latest achievements in basic, translational, clinical and outcomes research in medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 05, 2022
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Research    Patient Care   

Half of Liver Transplants Last Year Resulted from Alcohol Use

James Burton, MD, a transplant hepatologist, regularly sees the ravages caused by alcohol in patients. A decade ago, most severe alcohol-related liver cases were in older patients, but increasingly, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, Burton and his colleagues are treating younger patients.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 05, 2022
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Research    Press Releases   

Teens with Severe Obesity Forgo Weight Loss Surgery Due to Stigma, Lack of Information and Costs

Adolescents with severe obesity may not pursue metabolic bariatric surgery for weight loss due to lack of information, difficulties with access to care, and because of social stigma, according to a newly published study led by a University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date April 04, 2022
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Community   

National Cancer Institute Renews CU Cancer Center’s ‘Comprehensive’ Designation

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has once again recognized the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center as one of the best cancer centers in the country. On March 31, the NCI officially renewed the CU Cancer Center’s “comprehensive” designation with a strong rating, the best ever received at the CU Cancer Center. The award recognizes the center’s strengths in basic, translational, clinical, and population science research, as well as leadership and resources devoted to community outreach and engagement and cancer research, training, and education.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 31, 2022
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Research    COVID-19   

Can COVID-Causing Coronavirus Outwit Human Innate Immune Response?

As Americans cross their fingers, hoping the pandemic stays behind them, scientists across the country remain focused on the novel coronavirus, intent on combating its next move.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date March 28, 2022
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Research    Community    Faculty   

Rising Star Position Will Support Health Disparities and Shared Decision-Making Research

While conducting research for her doctoral dissertation, Channing Tate, PhD, MPH, spoke with 144 older Black adults about hospice care – what they knew about it, whether they’d consider it, what their experiences with hospice had been.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 25, 2022
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Research    Community    Awareness    Colorectal Cancer   

Younger Patients Increasingly Being Diagnosed with Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer, the third most commonly-diagnosed cancer in the United States (excluding skin cancers) and second leading cause of cancer-related mortality, is increasingly affecting people in their 20s and 30s, recently published research shows.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 23, 2022
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Community   

For Trailblazing Doctor, History and Empowerment Go Hand in Hand

As a young girl in the 1940s, Helen Morris, MD, saw a world rocked by atrocities and on the brink of momentous change. Eighty years later, Morris, who was among a small group of women doctors in Colorado early in her career, sees history repeating itself.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date March 21, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19   

CU School of Medicine Faculty Members Help Draft COVID-19 Guidance for Cardiologists 

Two faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are key contributors to a set of COVID-19 guidance for cardiologists released today by the American College of Cardiology. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 16, 2022
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Faculty   

Possibilities Endless: Lilia Cervantes, MD

While practicing medicine at Denver Health, Lilia Cervantes, MD, researcher and associate professor of hospital medicine and director of immigrant health at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, treated socially marginalized patients with kidney failure who had no access to standard dialysis care. These patients could only receive dialysis at the emergency room when their health was in critical condition. 


Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date March 09, 2022
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Faculty    Women's Health   

Closing the Sex Gap in Medical Research: CU Center Leads Way

Whether it’s dangerous side effects with Ambien or poorer heart health with type 2 diabetes, women often react to drugs and disease differently than men. Yet studies behind these sex and gender differences in medical science are still relatively scant.


Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date March 07, 2022
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Patient Care    Community    Breast Cancer   

Dianne Primavera’s Journey From Cancer Patient to Cancer Advocate 

Dianne Primavera wouldn’t take no for an answer.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 07, 2022
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Research    Melanoma    Surgical Oncology   

Changing the Standard of Care for Stage III Melanoma Surgery 

For years, surgery for patients with stage III melanoma — melanoma that has spread to the lymph nodes — involved removing those lymph nodes along with the primary tumor. Known as completion lymph node dissection (CLND), the surgery was meant to ensure that no cancer remained after surgery.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 04, 2022
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Research    Public Health    Clinical Research    Fellowship   

Transforming practitioners into researchers: ACCORDS’ SCORE Fellowship

The strength of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus is built in part on the ties between practitioners and researchers — field experts working regularly in hospitals or clinics using what they have seen in their practice to inform their research. This is where innovation and truly life-altering discoveries are made.

The Surgical/subspecialists Clinical Outcomes Research (SCORE) Fellowship at ACCORDS is a one-of-a-kind opportunity allowing physicians to gain skills and begin their work in outcomes-based research. The fellowship is designed to train outstanding physician-researchers in clinical translational and outcomes research. Since 2014, SCORE has primarily focused on surgeons and subspecialists interested in research training.


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Research    Community    Kidney Cancer   

5 Things to Know About Kidney Cancer 

March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, and to get the latest information on the disease, we spoke with University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center member Elaine Lam, MD, FACP, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 02, 2022
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Patient Care    Sports Medicine    Clinical Affairs   

Multidisciplinary Approach Makes CU Sports Medicine Program a Winner

CU Sports Medicine — a multidisciplinary program involving the School of Medicine’s departments of orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics — serves a wide range of patients: from toddlers to seniors, elite athletes to weekend warriors. To help dispel some misconceptions about the field and highlight what sets CU’s program apart from the competition, we interviewed three experts to learn from the pros.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date March 01, 2022
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Patient Care    Education    Clinical Affairs   

Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

“Quality over quantity.” It’s a familiar piece of advice for everything from shopping habits to food choices. But the concept is especially important when it comes to health care. In fact, it’s what led a coalition of CU Anschutz Medical Campus entities — the School of Medicine, the College of Nursing, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Colorado — to establish the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency in 2012. 


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date March 01, 2022
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Research    Patient Care   

Scientific Statement Sparks Call-to-Action on Treating In-Hospital Stroke

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, which – if not treated quickly – often leaves victims with devastating disabilities. While clear stroke treatment guidelines in emergency departments have resulted in rapid care for years, for a unique patient population that suffers in-hospital strokes (IHS), the treatment hasn’t always been so speedy.


Author Holli Keyser | Publish Date February 24, 2022
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Education    Community   

Get to Know: James E. Carter, Jr., MD

In celebration of Black History Month, CU Anschutz is launching the “Get To Know” series to highlight Black excellence on campus year-round – leaders, innovators and change makers who are accomplishing the extraordinary in their fields every day. The “Get To Know” series will expand throughout the year as an inclusive platform for voices on our campus. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date February 22, 2022
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Research    Diabetes    Obesity   

CU Researchers Identify New Method for Stimulating Signaling to Improve Metabolic Health and Possibly Treat Obesity

Following up on a 2018 study that identified an epigenetic modifier known as histone deacetylase 11 (HDAC11) as a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes, researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have published new research that finds HDAC11 regulates G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) called beta-adrenergic receptors (β-ARs).


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 11, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Community    COVID-19   

CU Clinic Helps Patients Recover From Post-COVID Symptoms 

For health care workers, one of the most troubling aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is people who get and recover from the virus, only to have additional — often more severe — symptoms arise weeks or even months later. Known in medical journals by names like “post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC)” or “long-haul COVID,” the condition can have debilitating effects even among the previously young and healthy. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 11, 2022
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Research    Community   

NIH-Funded Study Seeks to Develop Therapeutic to Mitigate Asthma Symptoms for People With Obesity

Asthma is a chronic condition that can cause airways in the lungs to become inflamed and narrowed. A common perception of obesity is that it involves low-grade systemic inflammation.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date February 08, 2022
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Press Releases    Clinical Research   

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Named ‘Rare Disease Center of Excellence’

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – home to Children’s Hospital Colorado, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and the CU School of Medicine – has been designated as a NORD Rare Disease Center of Excellence for its research and commitment to advance care for patients with rare diseases.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 08, 2022
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Research    Press Releases   

CU Researchers Survey Physicians on Experiences Providing Medical Aid in Dying

In 2016, Colorado voters approved a new state law that provided medical aid in dying for terminally ill patients. This law authorizes a physician, who is identified as the attending physician, to prescribe a lethal dose of medications that results in death.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date January 11, 2022
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Research    Rheumatoid Arthritis    Autoimmune disease   

CU Anschutz Researchers Find One Autoimmune Disorder Could Lead to Another

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that having one kind of autoimmune disease can lead to another.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 04, 2022
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Community    COVID-19   

How Worried Should We Be About the Omicron Variant?

A troubling new variant of the COVID-19 virus first observed by South African scientists has now been found in other parts of the world, including Portugal, Botswana, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It has been found in several U.S. states as well, including Colorado, New York, Hawaii, and Minnesota. Researchers are concerned, as the new variant — dubbed the Omicron variant by the World Health Organization — shows signs of being more contagious than previous variants. It may also be less susceptible to current COVID-19 vaccines.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 29, 2021
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Campus Life    Community    Students    Advocacy   

White Coats for Black Lives Holds Annual Die-In to Emphasize Need for Action in Addressing Racism

The wind kicked up as soon as everyone “died,” cold and fierce around the dozens of students, faculty members, and staff members lying on the concrete and browning grass.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 27, 2021
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COVID-19    Blood    Clinical Research   

Genetic Markers May Predict Severity of COVID-19 Infection

Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, along with colleagues at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, have discovered specific genetic biomarkers that not only show who is infected with COVID-19, but offer insights into how severe the disease might be, filling a major diagnostic gap.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 26, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    Geriatrics   

Leading in Prevention of Elder Abuse: CU Anschutz Boasts One of Only Two Teams in Nation

Elder abuse and neglect are major problems – they happen to one in 10 older adults in the United States – and often hide in plain sight.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 19, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    COVID-19    CU Medicine Today   

Addressing COVID-19 Disparities

From the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities of color have been hit hardest by the worst public health crisis in the past 100 years.  


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date October 14, 2021
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Press Releases    Community    Faculty   

‘Eye to Eye’ With Discrimination, Shame, Strength, and Beauty

Carey Candrian, PhD, knew the statistics.

“Nearly 50% of older LGBTQ adults say their doctor doesn’t know that they’re LGBTQ, and the stress of hiding takes up to 12 years off their life,” Candrian says. “Seventy-six percent of LGBTQ older adults fear having adequate support as they age. Thousands still experience discrimination, harassment, and abuse when seeking or living in senior housing. These are big numbers.”


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 08, 2021
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Research    Press Releases   

CU Researchers Awarded NIH Grant for New Center to Study Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have been awarded a $3.7 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to support establishing a center that specializes in the study of the causes of rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, and other autoimmune diseases.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date September 21, 2021
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Research    Patient Care    Community    COVID-19    Quality and Clinical Effectiveness   

Multidisciplinary Team Designs Novel Mask in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Ideas and innovation don’t always co-exist with convenience. On the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, the road to a novel mask design to address the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic took some unexpected twists and turns.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date September 08, 2021
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Community    Faculty    Students   

Lymphoma Expert, Doctoral Student Find Gender Bias Upends Work-Life Balance

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


Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date September 08, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    COVID-19   

What Does the FDA’s Approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Mean?

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 and older. The approval provides the FDA’s strongest endorsement to the Pfizer vaccine, which previously had been approved under an emergency use authorization.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 25, 2021
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Research    COVID-19   

Reading the Waves: Summit Targets Pandemic’s Evolution

As the country rides a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, it faces a riptide that’s threatening its course. The delta variant, the now-predominant strain of coronavirus, prompted President Joe Biden’s call for booster shots for all vaccinated adults on Aug. 18 and underscored discussions at a research summit that ran parallel to the president’s nationwide address.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date August 24, 2021
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Press Releases   

Vineet Chopra, MD, Named Chair of Department of Medicine

Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc, chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System, has been named chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, effective Oct. 18, 2021.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date August 12, 2021
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Patient Care    Community   

138 CU Faculty Recognized as 5280 Magazine Top Doctors

Each year, Denver-area magazine 5280 publishes its list of top doctors. On this year’s list, which came out last week, CU School of Medicine faculty members continue to be ranked among the best. We are proud to congratulate the 138 CU School of Medicine faculty members honored with the title Top Doctor.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date August 04, 2021
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Press Releases    COVID-19   

CU Anschutz Researchers Take Part in Large Genomic Analysis Highlighting COVID-19 Risk Factors

In March of 2020, thousands of scientists from around the world, including researchers from the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine, united to answer a pressing and complex question: What genetic factors influence why some COVID-19 patients develop severe, life-threatening disease requiring hospitalization, while others escape with mild symptoms or none at all?


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date July 08, 2021
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Education    Diversity   

For LGBTQ Community, Ending the Silence Could Enhance Their Lives – and Deaths

In her second year on the job at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Carey Candrian, PhD, was shadowing a hospice admissions nurse as she interviewed a dying woman in the patient’s home.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 17, 2021
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Patient Care    COVID-19    Vaccinations   

CU School of Medicine Experts on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Reactions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday recommended a nationwide pause on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine because six women who received the vaccine have experienced a rare type of blood clot.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 16, 2021
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Research    Community   

Research on Burnout Among Nurses Receives AACN Award

A lot has changed in the 20 years since University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers Meredith Mealer, PhD, RN, and Marc Moss, MD, started studying the effects of stress on critical-care nurses.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 14, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    COVID-19    Transplant Center   

Increased Alcohol Consumption During COVID-19 Pandemic Could Lead to  Uptick in Liver Disease 

James Burton, MD, professor of medicine and medical director of liver transplantation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, says he and his colleagues are already starting to see the effect pandemic drinking is having on patients.  


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date February 15, 2021
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Research    Press Releases    Education   

CU Offers Plan for Improving Mental Health Care for Resident Physicians

A pilot program to offer mental health services offered resident physicians at the University of Colorado School of Medicine provides a model for confidential and affordable help, according to an article published today by the journal Academic Medicine.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date February 04, 2021
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Research    Press Releases   

CU Faculty Promote “Ecology of Attention” in New England Journal of Medicine Article

Patients need and deserve the undivided attention of clinicians providing their care, but frequent interruptions and pressure to be responsive to colleagues can have detrimental impacts on the quality of care.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date January 28, 2021
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Research    COVID-19   

COVID-19: A Time to Reinvest in Our Early Career Scientists

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the stress and uncertainty weighed heavily on many of those on the front lines. Lilia Cervantes, MD, an associate professor of medicine at Denver Health and the University of Colorado Division of Hospital Medicine, and a physician-scientist, was one of the first to work in a COVID-19 unit. The night before her first shift at Denver Health, Cervantes, also a mother of two daughters, went online to make a will.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 07, 2021
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Innovation    Patient Care    Community   

What to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

With the FDA emergency approval of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer last week and Moderna approval due any day, immunizations against the deadliest pandemic in the past 100 years will begin this week.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date December 14, 2020
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Patient Care    Community   

5280 Magazine Top Doctors Includes More Than 160 CU Faculty

Each year, Denver-area magazine 5280 publishes its list of top doctors. The annual list was recently released, and year after year, our CU School of Medicine faculty members were ranked among the best. We're proud to congratulate the more than 160 CU School of Medicine faculty members honored with the title top doctor.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date August 12, 2020
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Research    Faculty   

Advancing Indigenous Research: 'Knowledge That Endures'

By its definition, science is the systematic knowledge gained through repeated observations of the world around us. And, as history indicates, the first pioneers of scientists were Indigenous people, whose contributions in modern science must not be overlooked.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 03, 2020
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Research    Press Releases   

CU Researchers Identify Potential Target for Cardiac Fibrosis Treatment

A research team led by scientists from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation (CFReT) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has identified a potential target for treating heart failure related to fibrosis.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date September 17, 2019
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Department of Medicine In the News

Washington Post

A potential connection between dementia and air pollution

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateSeptember 19, 2022

On hot days, go for a walk in the morning instead of the afternoon, when ozone levels are higher, said Anthony Gerber, a pulmonologist at National Jewish Health [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], a medical center in Denver specializing in respiratory diseases.

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KDVR

Doctors say get your flu shot early this year

news outletKDVR
Publish DateSeptember 19, 2022

Michelle Barron, the senior medical director of infection prevention at UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said two patients came in with Influenza A on Sunday and one had to be hospitalized. “The big message I have for everybody is get your flu shot early this year. I know there is always a debate of should I get it early or should I wait,” Barron said.

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TCTMD

PROTECTED TAVR: No Less Stroke With Embolic Protection, but Some See Hope

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateSeptember 17, 2022

The results were published simultaneously online in the New England Journal of Medicine; along with an accompanying editorial by John Carroll, (University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora), and Jeffrey Saver, (David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles), that provides a more-sobering assessment of the trial.

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KKTV

Colorado doctors predicting early flu season, severity of illness could also be stronger

news outletKKTV
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2022

“It’s going to be different than the last two years in that, the last two years, we really haven’t seen a lot of flu. This year, I think we will see a regular flu season, which may be a little shock to people, because like I said, we’ve been covid, covid, covid for the last two years,” said Michelle Barron – UCHealth’s senior medical director for infection prevention and control.

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