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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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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."
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."
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Watch the Department of Medicine's March 31 Research & Innovation Conference: Supporting Patient Transitions within the Healthcare System with Elizabeth Boggs, MD, assistant professor, Division of Hospital Medicine.
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.
Watch Medicine Grand Rounds from March 30, 2022—Pathological Cardiovascular Fibrosis: Role of Resident Stem Cells featuring Mary C.M. Weiser-Evans, PhD, Charles Boettcher II Professor of Medicine, from the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension.
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.
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.
Watch Medicine Grand Rounds from March 23, 2022—Post-Pandemic Silver Linings: Opportunities for Improving U.S. Healthcare Delivery featuring Vin Gupta, MD, MSt, MPA, affiliate assistant professor, Evans School, University of Washington; Chief Medical Officer, Amazon Devices; NBC and MSNBC Medical Analyst; Major, U.S. Air Force Reserves Medical Corps.
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.
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.
Match Day results for the Department of Medicine’s residency program were announced today. The time-honored tradition of Match Day is filled with great anticipation for medical students, who find out which residency program they will are matched to and will begin after graduation.
Internal Medicine Residency Match Results
“I’m thrilled to announce the results of this year’s Internal Medicine Resident Match,” said Geoffrey R. Connors, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine Residency Program director. “Once again, the University of Colorado Internal Medicine program is going to be infused with the energy, excitement, and talent from another fantastic group of incoming doctors. The interns who will arrive here in June are incredible.”
Department of Medicine Research & Innovation Conference March 17, 2022
Watch the Department of Medicine's March 16 Grand Rounds, the H.R. Bob Brettell Lecture, featuring guest presenter Eva Marie Aagaard, MD, FACP, professor of medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Education from Washington University School of Medicine on "Medical Education: There's No Looking Back Now".
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.
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.
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.
Dianne Primavera wouldn’t take no for an answer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Watch the Department of Medicine's February 9, 2022 Grand Rounds—"Connection, Meaning & the Future of Chronic Pain Care" with Joseph Frank, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that having one kind of autoimmune disease can lead to another.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Celebrating exceptional women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus? No problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Long COVID is a set of symptoms that persist more than four weeks after the resolution of a COVID-19 infection, according to Dr. Thomas Campbell, an infectious disease physician and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases. Campbell also serves as chief clinical research officer for UCHealth.
In today’s episode of Moving Medicine, AMA Chief Experience Officer Todd Unger discusses caring for LGBTQ seniors and addressing disparities during end-of-life care with Carey Candrian, PhD, an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver.
Michelle Barron, an infectious disease specialist with UCHealth [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], wrote: “It is generally thought that you are unlikely to develop infection within 90 days after infection, but there are reports of individuals that had infection with omicron, that within two to 4 weeks, subsequently developed infection with BA.2 or some of the new variants.”
Connie Price with Denver Health, another infectious disease specialist [and professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine], said that in general, they are finding reinfection to be less severe. “Immunity does keep the virus a little more in control, likely not spreading as much virus,” said Price.
“Historically, those with asthma and allergic disease are susceptible for poor outcomes due to viral infections,” says Max Seibold, a pediatrician and genomics researcher at the National Jewish Health hospital [and associate professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] who led the research. “There was a real fear there about whether this was a risk group.”