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‘Shining a Light on our Incredible People’: CU Department of Medicine Presents Faculty & Staff Awards

Innovation. Transformation. Extraordinary contributions. All these and more were recognized May 8 at the 2024 University of Colorado Department of Medicine Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony.

Research    Community    Asthma   

School-based Asthma Trial Expands Across Colorado

A team of CU researchers is making strides to advance health equity by reducing pediatric asthma disparities. Their research is part of the Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR) Alliance. This Alliance is a set of seven programs funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to eliminate cardiopulmonary health disparities.


Author Melissa Santorelli | Publish Date May 21, 2024
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Research    Geriatrics    Physiology & Biophysics

Research Reveals Endurance Exercise Training Impacts Biological Molecules

As part of an ongoing national research effort to better understand how physical activity improves health and prevents disease, seven University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty members contributed to an article recently published in Nature, an international journal of science. 


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 21, 2024
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Research    Hospital Medicine    Grant    Hospitalists

Inter-Hospital Transfers Can Go Wrong for Patients. Amy Yu, MD, Wants to Change That.

What happens to patients when they’re transferred from one hospital to another has not been well studied, and national guidelines to standardize transfer procedures are lacking, says a University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member and hospitalist. But what is known about inter-hospital transfers is troubling enough: Patients moved between acute-care hospitals often experience worse clinical outcomes and higher costs than other patients with similar conditions.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date May 20, 2024
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Community    Faculty    Awards    Internal Medicine

CU Faculty Member Receives Prestigious Award for Health Equity Work

In recognition of her exceptional work in advancing health equity, the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) bestowed its 2024 Herbert W. Nickens Award to Rita Lee, MD, a University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member, at a May 17 meeting in Boston.


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 17, 2024
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Clinical    Hospital Medicine    Hospitalists

What Are Hospitalists? And What Value Do They Bring to Health Care?

While hospitals have been around for centuries, hospitalists – hospital-based physicians and other practitioners – are far more recent. In fact, the term “hospitalist” wasn’t coined until 1996 in a New England Journal of Medicine paper.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date May 16, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Medicine    Infectious disease    HIV

Injectable HIV Medication is Superior to Oral Medication for Patients Who Frequently Miss Doses, Study Finds

When a person is diagnosed with HIV, they are placed on a lifelong HIV treatment regimen, called antiretroviral therapy, to keep the virus under control. But for many people, having to take medicine every day can be a struggle for a variety of reasons, resulting in missed doses that could potentially lead to a decline in their health.


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 14, 2024
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Research    Community    Alumni    Geriatrics

CU Leader Appointed to National Advisory Council

The head of the University of Colorado Division of Geriatric Medicine, Cari Levy, MD, PhD, has been selected to join the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), one of twelve agencies within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 13, 2024
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Research    Community    Genetics    Health Policy

Research Shows Impact of Caregiving on Parents’ Employment, Health

When it comes to improving the lives of children with genetic conditions, medical research often focuses solely on the children. But there is an equally important population in need of research that a faculty member at the University of Colorado Department of Medicine is highlighting — the caregivers.  


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 10, 2024
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Research    Education    Faculty    Awards    Mentoring    Staff

‘Shining a Light on our Incredible People’: CU Department of Medicine Presents Faculty & Staff Awards

Innovation. Transformation. Extraordinary contributions. All these and more were recognized May 8 at the 2024 University of Colorado Department of Medicine Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date May 08, 2024
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Community    Faculty    Alumni    Infectious disease    Mentoring

‘It’s So Valuable’: CU Faculty Highlight New Mentorship Program

When Alyssa Castillo, MD, a University of Colorado School of Medicine alumna, stepped back on the CU Anschutz campus in September of 2022, it felt both familiar and different.  


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 08, 2024
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Research    Community    Endocrinology

Could Getting Enough Sleep Help Prevent Osteoporosis?

As part of the University of Colorado Department of Medicine’s annual Research Day, held on April 23, faculty member Christine Swanson, MD, MCR, described her National Institutes of Health-funded clinical research on whether adequate sleep can help prevent osteoporosis. 


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 07, 2024
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Community    Magazine    Global Health

Meet Enrique Soto Pérez de Celis, the CU Cancer Center’s New Associate Director for Global Oncology.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 07, 2024
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Education    Community    Infectious disease    Global Health

Infectious Diseases Doctor Travels to Peru to Teach Tropical Medicine

Andrés Henao-Martínez, MD, an associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado Department of Medicine, was among a small number of experts invited to La Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana in Iquitos, Peru — a city in the Amazon jungle that can only be accessed by boat or plane. These experts gave lectures as part of a course called “LAPAHS,” which is a tropical medicine course from the Loreto Regional Hospital’s Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. 


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 06, 2024
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Infectious disease    anti-obesity medication    HIV    Liver

A Celebrity Weight-Loss Drug Helps People With HIV Fight Fatty Liver, Study Shows

Among the challenges of living with HIV is a higher risk of fatty liver, a condition that can lead to chronic disease, a liver transplant or even death. Kristine Erlandson, MD, a University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member, has found that a medication used to treat diabetes and obesity – and touted on social media for weight loss – can be a powerful weapon against a type of fatty liver disease in people with HIV. Erlandson is an associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases. Her research is focused on helping people with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, live longer lives despite the health challenges they often face.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date April 30, 2024
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Public Health    smoking    Internal Medicine

E-Cigarettes: They May Help People to Quit Smoking, But What About Harm to Public Health?

Evidence is mounting that electronic cigarettes can be useful as a tool in helping people to quit smoking under the right circumstances. But a University of Colorado Department of Medicinefaculty member says there are still questions to be answered about potential harm from e-cigarettes.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date April 26, 2024
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Worker Health    Hospital Medicine

At a Hospital, a Satisfied Workforce Can Mean Better Outcomes for Patients

Clinical teams at hospitals do what often seems like superhuman work for patients. But those teams are made up of humans just like the rest of us, dealing with familiar workplace issues, like heavy workload, long hours, stress, burnout, and turnover of experienced staff.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date April 25, 2024
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Research    Innovation    Patient Care    Education    Community    Students    Academia

More Than 150 Attend CU Department of Medicine’s Annual Research Day

Surrounded by a sea of research posters in a conference center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Jordan Nelson, a third-year medical student at the CU School of Medicine, eagerly awaited the opportunity to discuss her research with others.  


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 24, 2024
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Community   

New Study Shows LGBT Adults Face More Discrimination in Health Care

A recent study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a nonpartisan health policy research organization, reveals that LGBT patients face discrimination at higher rates than non-LGBT patients.


Author Mara Kalinoski | Publish Date April 22, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Pediatrics    Community Health    Health Policy

3 Tips on Building a Successful Research Career

Whether it’s inspiring health care policy changes or increasing the accessibility of medical devices, faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have proven the ability of research to enact positive — and even life-saving — change.


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 22, 2024
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Research    Education    Mental Health    Career Development    Internal Medicine

Research Finds Novel Block Training Schedule May Reduce Resident Burnout

For years, leaders of the University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program in the Department of Medicine have been brainstorming ways to improve how they train the next generation of doctors.   


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 18, 2024
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Patient Care    Medicine    Community Health

You’re Probably Not Allergic to Penicillin — Even If You Think You Are

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have a penicillin allergy listed on your medical record, research suggests it’s highly likely that this label is inaccurate.


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 17, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Community    COVID-19

CU Doctor Helps Long COVID Patients by Expanding Care, Research

Although the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended, a pressing health care crisis has emerged in its wake that many refer to as “long COVID” — a condition in which millions of Americans are experiencing negative symptoms weeks, sometimes even years, after a COVID infection.  


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 17, 2024
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Research    Clinical Trials    Lupus

A Hopeful Journey: A Clinical Trial Is a Life Changer for a Young Woman With Lupus

It took “an incredible amount of bravery” for a young Colorado woman to be the first American to enroll in a clinical trial that points the way to a promising cell-based therapy for those like her with lupus nephritis, where the body’s immune system attacks the kidneys, says Amber Podoll, MD, a University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date April 17, 2024
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Research    Clinical Trials    Veteran and Military Health    Palliative care

Clinical Trial Shows Telephone-Based Program Improves Quality of Life for Chronically-Ill Outpatients

Sometimes, getting a caring phone call is just what we need to feel better. And now, research led by a University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member shows that a program of scheduled phone calls can significantly improve quality of life for people living with serious chronic illnesses – and that improvement continues for months even after the calls end.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date April 15, 2024
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Infectious disease    Hospital Medicine    Outpatient Care

Diving Into Hospital Discharge Details Enhances Safety for Infectious Disease Patients

A pair of University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty members, seeking to enhance patient safety, led an effort to improve the accuracy of hospital discharge orders for patients who need intravenous antibiotics.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date April 09, 2024
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Research    Clinical Trials    Geriatrics    Older Adults

Older Adults Train to Recruit Their Peers, and Other Underrepresented Groups, into Clinical Trials

Older adults have acquired lots of lived experience and transferable skills. A program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is tapping into those assets to help recruit older adults, and other underrepresented populations, into clinical trials, an objective that could help improve health care quality, outcomes, and equity.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date April 08, 2024
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Research    Internal Medicine    Bioethics

‘We’re the Telescope Looking Forward’: Medical Ethicists Ask Tough Questions as Part of $66 Million Research Project

In the original “Jurassic Park” movie, after the process of bringing dinosaurs back to life is explained to a team of consultants, one of them voices a warning: “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”

University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty members will be asking the “should” question years before there’s an answer to “could.”


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date April 05, 2024
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Research    Obesity    CCTSI    Community Health

Want to Lose Weight? An Eyeglass Device Can Help Track Your Calories

Tracking how many calories you consume throughout the day to help you lose weight can be a difficult and time-consuming process, but what if you had a device that did it for you?


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 04, 2024
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Education    CU Medicine Today    Mentoring

Mentorship is a Mission: New CU Department of Medicine Programs Aim to Launch and Boost Careers

It was 23 years ago that a young man – born in New Delhi, India; schooled in France, Egypt, and Japan; trained in medicine in Mumbai – came to America in hopes of launching his career.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date April 03, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Palliative care

How a CU Biostatistician is Helping Improve Palliative Care Research

If a person is diagnosed with a serious illness like dementia, heart failure, or cancer, they may begin to receive a specialized type of medical care called palliative care, which focuses on improving the quality of life of both patients and their caregivers. 


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 03, 2024
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Research    Cancer    Genetics    Data analysis

Could Creating a Genetic Risk Score Improve Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis?

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are hopeful new research could prevent up to 130,000 unneeded fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies of thyroid nodules and subsequent surgeries each year in the United States by better understanding the genetic risk associated with thyroid cancer.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date April 01, 2024
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Patient Care    Community    Mental Health   

Jet Lag: How to Combat the Travel Condition That Disrupts Circadian Rhythm

We’ve all had the familiar experience of feeling groggy, irritable, and maybe even ill, when traveling across multiple time zones. While jet lag can be common for any traveler, sleep experts say it’s mostly temporary and can be alleviated through good sleep habits and some extra travel preparation.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date March 22, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19    Infectious disease

CU Doctor Describes Service on NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in 2020 and left millions of people with unanswered questions, a panel of experts from across the country assembled to try to find answers, including the University of Colorado Department of Medicine’s own Steven Johnson, MD. 


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date March 19, 2024
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Research    Education    Awards    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

New Grant Funds Summer Institute for Junior Investigators to Focus on AI, Omics, and Ethics

Faculty members from the University of Colorado Department of Biomedical Informatics and Department of Medicine have received a $1.8 million, five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to offer summer institutes focused on the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in data sciences and omics of cardiovascular and lung diseases.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date March 19, 2024
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Patient Care    Hospital Medicine

Q&A: CU Department of Medicine Doctor Discusses Unintended Consequences of Patients Having Immediate Access to Test Results

In a fast-paced digital age where patients can open their test results as soon as they are available, what happens when a patient reads through complicated results without a physician there to help them understand what it all means? And what happens when a patient misinterprets bad news as good news, or vice versa?


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date March 18, 2024
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Community Health    Cooking and Nutrition

The Truth About Sugar

Bonnie Jortberg, PhD, RD, CDCES was recently showcased as a featured expert in the CU article “The Truth About Sugar: It’s Not So Simple.” Read more in her report out on sugar and processed foods.  


Author Robert Thompson | Publish Date March 13, 2024
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Esophageal Cancer    Multidisciplinary Clinic   

Medical Director Named for CU Cancer Center’s Benign Esophageal/Gastric Clinic

The University of Colorado Cancer Center’s new Benign Esophageal and Gastric Multidisciplinary Clinic has its first medical director.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date March 13, 2024
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Research    Rheumatoid Arthritis

How a Common Food Ingredient Can Take a Wrong Turn, Leading to Arthritis

A University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member says she and her colleagues have identified the means in which bacteria in the digestive system can break down tryptophan in the diet into an inflammatory chemical that primes the immune system towards arthritis.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date March 07, 2024
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Research    Magazine   

Cameroon Native Emily Baiyee Toegel, MD, Brings International Perspective to Her Gastrointestinal Cancer Work

A childhood in Cameroon and medical school in Germany helped form the worldly approach to cancer care and research taken by University of Colorado Cancer Center member Emily Baiyee Toegel, MD. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 28, 2024
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Heart    Transplant Center    Transplant Surgery    Cardiology    Heart Transplant

‘I Am Their Top Priority’: A High-Quality Heart-Transplant Team Sets a New Record

Tim Daly doesn’t mince words when he talks about the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus team that gave him a new heart: “I’m pretty fortunate that I ended up here with these people. They made me a winner.”


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date February 26, 2024
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Research    Magazine   

CU Cancer Center Psychologist Tests Bright White Light Therapy as a Remedy for Cancer-Related Fatigue

There are many remedies for cancer-related fatigue — including exercise, massage, and acupuncture — but patients in Colorado have easy access to one of the most effective: natural sunlight.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 21, 2024
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Patient Care    Community    Pediatrics   

Addressing Health Inequities in the Black Community

In the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado School of MedicineKamal Henderson, MD, is working to understand why marginalized communities shoulder a disproportionate burden of cardiovascular disease. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 21, 2024
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Research    Head and Neck Cancer    Medical Oncology

CU Cancer Center Leaders Using a Molecule as a Weapon Against Cancer

After eight years of work by a pair of University of Colorado Cancer Center leaders on a new way to attack various cancers, the next stage in their quest to bring their therapy to patients is one of nine research endeavors receiving funding from the Anschutz Acceleration Initiative (AAI).


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date February 20, 2024
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Patient Care    Medical Oncology    Internal Medicine    Primary Care

‘She Cares’: A CU Department of Medicine Doctor Celebrates a Patient’s 100th Birthday

It’s common for doctors to develop close connections with longtime patients – connections built on trust, caring, and common humanity. It’s not common for a patient to invite his doctors to his birthday party. And it’s even less common when it’s the patient’s 100th birthday party.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date February 15, 2024
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Honors    Quality and Clinical Effectiveness    Clinical

Champions For Their Patients: 21 Inducted Into CU Department of Medicine’s New Clinical Excellence Society

One by one, amid smiles and applause from peers and families, 21 members of the University of Colorado Department of Medicine’s clinical faculty took to the stage, donned crisp white lab coats adorned with special insignia, hoisted trophies, and heard words of praise from grateful patients and admiring colleagues. 


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date February 09, 2024
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Research   

CU Department of Medicine Doctor Trials Health App for Postpartum Women at Increased Cardiometabolic Risk

Recently published research by Jacinda Nicklas, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, may provide a new way to help women lose weight after pregnancy by using a lifestyle intervention app.


Author Rachael Fischer | Publish Date February 08, 2024
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Research    Community    Hospital Medicine    Homelessness

Homelessness Widespread Among Hospital Patients, Says Study by CU School of Medicine Faculty Members

Three out of 10 hospitalized patients surveyed at two major Colorado hospitals said they were experiencing homelessness or some other form of housing insecurity. The rate of homelessness among hospital patients was found to be more than 20 times higher than that of the general metro Denver population, according to a new study by a University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty member and her colleagues.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date February 08, 2024
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Press Releases    Education    Community   

Geoffrey Connors, MD, Named Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Geoffrey Connors, MD, has been named associate dean for Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Designated Institutional Official at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, effective May 15.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date February 07, 2024
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Toby Keith Dies After Stomach Cancer Battle—These Are the Symptoms to Know

We lost several beloved celebrities in 2023—and while we're barely two months into 2024, this year is shaping up to be another heartbreaker. 


Author Best Life | Publish Date February 06, 2024
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Community    Awareness    Cancer    Stomach Cancer

Toby Keith’s Death Following Stomach Cancer Fight Brings Attention to a Less Common Cancer

Country music star Toby Keith died February 5, 2024 at age 62, according to an announcement on his official website, following his battle with stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer. The following blog post on his cancer was published June 14, 2022, shortly after he publicly disclosed his diagnosis.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date February 06, 2024
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Research    Breast Cancer    Clinical Trials   

Clinical Trial Aids Patient With Recurrent Metastatic Breast Cancer

Margaret Taylor thought she had reached the end of her breast cancer journey.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 05, 2024
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Research    Funding    Awards    Cell and Gene Therapy

Project to Rev Up Cancer-Fighting Cells Wins Anschutz Acceleration Initiative Grant

A project to develop a way to boost the effectiveness of cellular cancer therapies, led by the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s Associate Director of Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination, Eduardo Davila, PhD, is one of nine research endeavors by CU School of Medicine faculty members to be awarded major funding from the Anschutz Acceleration Initiative.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date February 02, 2024
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Cancer    Magazine    Multidisciplinary Clinic    Medical Oncology

You Just Got a Cancer Diagnosis. Should You Get a Second Opinion?

A cancer diagnosis is a serious matter – which is why a patient who gets one should seriously consider getting a second opinion.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date February 01, 2024
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Research   

ACCORDS Program Leads Selected for Anschutz Acceleration Initiative

ACCORDS faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are set to launch and support 10 distinct projects over the next five years that aim to develop patient-centered decision support tools across various clinical domains as part of the recently-awarded Anschutz Acceleration Initiative (AAI).


Author Melissa Santorelli | Publish Date January 30, 2024
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Research    Breast Cancer    Medical Oncology

Tablets Show Promise as an Alternative to Chemotherapy in CU Cancer Center Member’s Breast Cancer Study

The focus of a University of Colorado Cancer Center member’s research career has been a quest for new, better therapies for patients with breast cancer. That quest by Elena Shagisultanova, MD, PhD, has resulted in a clinical trial pointing the way to an oral treatment that’s more tolerable than intensive chemotherapy for patients with a type of metastatic breast cancer that accounts for about 20% of cases among women under age 45.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date January 29, 2024
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Research    Latino Health    Hospital Medicine    Dialysis

CU Department of Medicine Professor to be Inducted into National Honor Society for Researchers

University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member Lilia Cervantes, MD, MSCS, has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), a 116-year-old medical honor society of physician-scientists. She's one of just 100 new members elected for 2024 out of 302 nominations.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date January 29, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Education    Community   

‘No Longer the Best-Kept Secret’: CU School of Medicine Dean Talks of Growth, Progress, Challenges

John J. Reilly, Jr., MD, dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, offered an upbeat overview of the school’s achievements through the last year in his annual State of the School address on January 10. He charted a promising path toward future progress, while also detailing challenges ahead.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date January 10, 2024
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COVID-19    Infectious disease    Influenza

Is It Time to Wear a Mask Again?

With the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly in the rear-view mirror, most of us have thrown away our paper masks, or stuffed them in our back pocket. These days, it’s common to see only one or two people wearing a mask at the supermarket or riding the light rail.

But just as we’ve gotten used to going unmasked in public, storm clouds have been gathering to give us second thoughts.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date December 21, 2023
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Diversity    Health equity    Clinical Trials    lymphoma    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    LGBTQ

‘Incredibly Diverse’: CU Department of Medicine Awards First Round of DEIJ Grants

Five projects submitted by faculty, staff, and trainee members of the University of Colorado Department of Medicine (DOM) have been awarded grants in the inaugural round of the department’s new Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) grant program.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date December 18, 2023
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Research    Community    Lung Cancer   

How Unusual is ‘Big Bang Theory’ Actress Kate Micucci’s Lung Cancer? 

Actress and musician Kate Micucci, best known for her role as Lucy on CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” recently underwent surgery for lung cancer.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 15, 2023
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Patient Care    Sarcoma    Cancer

Trusting the Patient: A CU Department of Medicine Leader’s Transformational Encounter

It was a quarter-century ago, but Mark Earnest, MD, PhD, still vividly recalls an “odd request” from a patient.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date December 14, 2023
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Community   

‘We Are All Artists’ Exhibit Features Work By CU Anschutz Campus Artists 

The hopes, dreams, fears, and anxieties of health care workers across Colorado, including the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, are now on display in the lobby of Children’s Hospital Colorado


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 13, 2023
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Research    Cancer    Clinical Trials   

What to Know About Supportive Care Trials

Not all clinical trials are aimed at finding new cures. There are also supportive care trials, with the goal of improving a patient’s quality of life.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date December 12, 2023
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Skin Cancer    Melanoma   

Drawing on Data and Imagery in the Fight Against Melanoma

A recent study of a type of immune blood cells associated with resistance to certain treatments for melanoma is one sign of the growing role of data science in solving some of medicine’s most puzzling riddles, says Hatim Sabaawy, MD, PhD, associate director of translational research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date December 11, 2023
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Heart    Cardiology    PCORI

CU Department of Medicine Cardiologist Lands $7 Million Funding Award for Nationwide Study on Improving Heart-Failure Treatment

Larry Allen, MD, chief of the Division of Cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will receive a funding award for a nationwide study that he hopes will lead to more heart-failure patients getting the life-saving medications they need.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date November 28, 2023
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Research    Press Releases    Publications   

CU Researchers Evaluate Possible Publication Bias

A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus collaborated to analyze possible publication bias in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM). Their findings, Primary Author Characteristics Associated with Publication in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, was published in October.


Author Melissa Santorelli | Publish Date November 28, 2023
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Education    Community    Students    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

CU Anschutz Learners Get Hands-On Training in Health Inequities 

Last Friday was a valuable learning opportunity for some students and residents in the University of Colorado School of Medicine and other schools on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 21, 2023
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Heart    alcohol    holidays    atrial fibrillation

To Help Keep Your Heart Healthy, Go Easy on the Holiday Cheer

Having one too many toasts at a holiday celebration can lead to something much more serious than a nasty hangover the next day.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date November 20, 2023
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Research    Rheumatoid Arthritis   

Interdisciplinary Research Could Lead to New Targeted Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis 

New research led by University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty members Fan Zhang, PhD, and Anna Helena Jonsson, MD, PhD, may lead to new targeted treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that causes joint inflammation and destruction. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 08, 2023
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Education    Community    Leadership    Conferences    Mentoring

Climbing the Mentorship Mountain: Daylong Workshop Examines the State of the Mentoring Art

More than 240 people representing 20 institutions nationwide joined together last week on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to address the value of mentorship and career guidance for health care professionals. 


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date October 31, 2023
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Colorectal Cancer   

What ‘Walking Dead’ Actor Erik Jensen’s Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Means 

Erik Jensen, the 53-year-old actor who played Steven Edwards in season five of the AMC drama “The Walking Dead,” announced this week that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer that has spread to his liver. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 27, 2023
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Research    Clinical Trials    Obesity   

CU Gastroenterology Professor Overseeing Trial of Swallowable Gastric Balloon For Weight Loss 

A new device for weight loss — a swallowable gastric balloon that requires no invasive procedures — may soon be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after a nationwide clinical trial that is being overseen by Shelby Sullivan, MD, professor of gastroenterology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of the Metabolic and Bariatric Program.   


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 27, 2023
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Research    COVID-19    Esophageal Cancer   

Exploring the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Effect on Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Cancer Screening 

The COVID-19 pandemic had dramatic effects on all types of cancer screenings, from mammograms to colonoscopies. In the early days of the health crisis in spring 2020, screening numbers dropped dramatically as health care providers shifted their attention to caring for the seriously ill and fears of contracting the virus kept the general public away from hospitals, clinics, and other facilities.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 25, 2023
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Education    Community    CU Medicine Today   

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Health Care

In nearly every corner of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – in clinics, in classrooms, in offices, and in laboratories – faculty members and students are thinking about the power artificial intelligence, or AI, holds in health care, from finding treatments for rare diseases to developing machine learning standards to helping ophthalmologists assess patients.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date October 25, 2023
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Education

Exercise, Diabetes and Longevity: A translational research journey tackling a clinically important question

Watch the Department of Medicine's October 18, 2023 Medical Grand Rounds – "Exercise, Diabetes and Longevity: A translational research journey tackling a clinically important question," presented by Jane EB Reusch, MD, professor of medicine, integrative physiology and bioengineering, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes; Associate Director, Center for Women's Health Research; University of Colorado School of Medicine; Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date October 18, 2023
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Community    Cardiology

Scared to Death: How Haunted Houses Can Affect the Heart

There’s a lot to fear at haunted house attractions — wandering zombies, real life jump scares, demons lurking through the dark — but should adrenaline junkies add heart attack to that list?


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date October 13, 2023
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Education

Extracellular Vesicles as Trauma Signals

Watch the Department of Medicine's October 11, 2023 Medical Grand Rounds, "Extracellular Vesicles as Trauma Signals," presented by Tracy L. Bale, PhD, The Anschutz Foundation Endowed Chair in Women's Integrated Mental and Physical Health Research; Professor, Department of Psychiatry; Director, InterGenerational Stress and Health; Director, Department of Psychiatry Sex Differences Research; University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date October 11, 2023
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Research    Press Releases   

Tânia Reis, PhD, Wins Prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award for Brain Metabolism Research

Tânia Reis, PhD, an associate professor of endocrinology, metabolism, and diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is one of eight recipients of the National Institutes of Health’s prestigious Director’s Pioneer Award for 2023


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 06, 2023
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Education

So Whatcha Sayin'?: Pandemic Lessons on Communication

Watch the Department of Medicine's October 4, 2023 Medical Grand Rounds: “So Whatcha Sayin’?: Pandemic Lessons on Communication,” presented by Taison D. Bell, MD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Virginia.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date October 04, 2023
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Research   

CU Researchers Identify Potential Target for Treating Obesity and Metabolic Disease

A research team led by Emma Robinson, PhD, and Timothy McKinsey, PhD, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has identified a potential target for treating obesity and metabolic disease that could enhance the effectiveness of existing anti-obesity drugs.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date October 02, 2023
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Education

Moving the Needle on Public Health: Doing Research that Informs Public Health Policies

Watch the Department of Medicine's September 27, 2023 Medical Grand Rounds, "Moving the Needle on Public Health: Doing Research that Informs Public Health Policies," with Josh Barocas, MD, associate professor of medicine, Director, Social Determinants of Health Disparities Modeling Unit, Principal Investigator and Director, The Missing US Project, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 27, 2023
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Patient Care    Community    Leukemia   

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Climber Tristan Chen Treated for Leukemia at CU Cancer Center

When your life is about being outdoors — about making your way up and around complex rock formations, looking for that flow you get into as every foothold and ledge reveals itself — the last place you want to be is stuck in a hospital bed, enduring the side effects of chemotherapy.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 22, 2023
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Education

CU Cardio-Obstetrics: Our First Year

Watch the Department of Medicine's September 20, 2023 Medical Grand Rounds: "CU Cardio-Obstetrics: Our First Year," presented by Josephine C. Chou, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, Director, CU Cardio-Obstetrics Program, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 20, 2023
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This Week with Vineet

Mentorship Academy, Annual Report, Opportunities and Accomplishments

Dear Colleagues,

I spent the beginning of this week as a Visiting Professor at Weill Cornell running a mentoring workshop for their Department of Medicine. I viewed the day (our talks, workshop and meetings with senior faculty) as a “warm up” to our own Mentorship Academy coming to CU Anschutz Medical Campus on October 27! And man – are we ready! Registration will be LIVE for general admission participants – both virtual and in person – on Monday, September 25. I encourage you to attend – you will hear from some of the nation’s thought leaders on how to become a better mentor, more effective mentee, and learn about concepts including peer mentoring, inclusive mentorship, and the value of mentorship teams. Trainees, faculty and staff are welcome and I think you will all walk away having learned something!


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 15, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Education    This Week with Vineet    DOM Newsletter

Reaching New Heights: 2022 Annual Report

Our future is brighter and better than it has ever been. The Department of Medicine’s journey towards Reaching New Heights has just begun. 
 
Our focus on advancing human health tells a compelling story. Here are some highlights from our annual report:


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 12, 2023
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Education

The Right-Sizing Care: A Peer Mentored Care Model

Watch the Department of Medicine's September 6, 2023 Medical Grand Rounds: "The Right-Sizing Care: A Peer Mentored Care Model," presented by Duane Pearson, MD, Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Head for Clinical Affairs, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Peer Mentored Care Collaborative.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 06, 2023
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DOM Newsletter

Medicine Monthly – September 2023

In this issue:

  • Mentorship Academy Registration
  • Geriatrics & Aging Research Symposium Registration Open
  • Set Up Email Forwarding
  • Staff Mentorship Program Applications Open
  • Kamdar Named Inaugural Recipient of the Morton and Sandra Saffer Endowed Chair

Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 05, 2023
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Education

Environmental Justice, North Denver, and You

Watch the Department of Medicine's August 30, 2023 Medical Grand Rounds: "Environmental Justice, North Denver, and You," presented by Katie Dickinson, PhD, MS, associate professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Colorado School of Public Health.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date August 30, 2023
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Education

Virchow's Social Medicine Today – Toward Health Equity through Community Engagement

Watch the Department of Medicine's August 23, 2023 Medical Grand Rounds: "Virchow's Social Medicine Today—Toward Health Equity through Community Engagement," presented by Donald Nease, MD, professor of family medicine, Director of Community Engagement and Health Equity, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Green-Edelman Chair for Practice-Based Research, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date August 23, 2023
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Research    Data analysis

NCI National Cancer Plan: Maximize Data Utility 

At the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE), cancer center members are creating an interactive data platform to give researchers information on Colorado’s demographics, cancer burden, risk factors and health behaviors, environmental factors, and access to care across the cancer continuum.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 04, 2023
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Research    Public Health    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    ColoradoSPH at CSU

Red Meat Allergy From Ticks: Reality or Science Fiction?

Apparently, people love their red meat. Either that, or they find news of a rare allergy that can result from a tick bite juicy fodder for water-cooler chit-chat.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date August 01, 2023
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Research    Press Releases   

Fructose Intake Can Lead to Obesity in Humans, Just Like in Hibernating Animals, CU Researchers Say

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have officially identified a central conduit to obesity: fructose.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date August 01, 2023
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Patient Care    Community   

More Than 200 CU Faculty Members Recognized as 5280 Magazine Top Doctors for 2023

Denver-area magazine 5280 released its list of top doctors for 2023, and CU School of Medicine faculty members continue to be ranked among the best. Congratulations to the more than 200 CU School of Medicine faculty members honored with the title "Top Doctor."


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date July 31, 2023
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Education    Community    Students   

CU School of Medicine’s Class of 2027 Enters the Profession at Annual Matriculation Ceremony

One-hundred and eighty-four aspiring physicians officially began their journey at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on July 28, gathering on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus for the annual Matriculation Ceremony where they officially received their white coats. The annual tradition at medical schools around the country welcomes new classes of medical students to the profession. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 28, 2023
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Education    Community    Students   

CU School of Medicine Matriculation 2023

We are honored to introduce the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2027 at our annual Matriculation Ceremony on Friday, July 28, at 9 a.m.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date July 26, 2023
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Research    Melanoma    Immunotherapy   

R01 Grant Will Help Find a Way to Overcome Resistance to Immunotherapy in Melanoma  

Melanoma cells can hide, but they can’t run from Eduardo Davila, PhD, associate director of cancer research training and education coordination at the University of Colorado Cancer Center


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 26, 2023
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Research    Lung Cancer   

Studying the Role of Sox9 in Lung Cancer

New research led by Sharon R. Pine, PhD, director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s Thoracic Oncology Research Initiative, may help doctors understand why some lung cancer patients don’t respond to immunotherapy.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 24, 2023
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Research    Health equity    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Mitigating AI Bias Goes Beyond the Data

The discussion around bias in artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer contained to data. Even the most impartial algorithm or analysis can encounter prejudice.  


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date July 17, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Community   

Doctors of Old ‘Fitz’ Reunite for First Time Since Army Base Closure

As Nicholas DiBella, MD, walked through the bright halls of UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, heading toward the first-ever reunion of physicians who served at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (FAMC), memories came flooding back.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date July 13, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19   

Long COVID Patients Tell Top Officials That CU Anschutz Saved Them

While long COVID remains shrouded in mystery, the ravages of the disease were on clear and painful display when Admiral Rachel Levine, MD, U.S. assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, visited the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on July 11 to learn about the campus’s research and clinical care, and hear directly from patients.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date July 13, 2023
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Research    Rheumatoid Arthritis    Data analysis

CU Data Scientist Receives Funds to Study Precision Medicine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

With no cure or widely successful therapeutic options for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Fan Zhang, PhD, is looking to computational machine learning to identify new target treatments.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date July 12, 2023
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COVID-19    COVID-19 Podcasts    Clinical Research   

Studying How to Treat, Identify Long COVID: CU Anschutz Takes the Lead

Between leading-edge research and the region’s first clinic to specialize in treating patients with long COVID symptoms, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is at the forefront of providing care while seeking to understand this still-mysterious disease. 


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date July 11, 2023
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Research    ATLAS    COMBAT

A New Gold Standard for Emergency Airway Management

For patients with severe respiratory failure, tracheal intubation is a life-saving procedure. Health care providers perform intubation in critical care settings using one of two devices: direct or video laryngoscopes.


Author Colleen Miracle | Publish Date July 10, 2023
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Research    Press Releases    Cancer   

Research Offers Insight into Improving Efficacy of PD-L1 Immunotherapy for Cancer Patients

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institutebrings researchers and oncologists one step closer to better understanding the complexities of PD-1 inhibitors, a common type of immunotherapy, and their intracellular signaling on cancer behavior.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date July 06, 2023
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Colorectal Cancer    Multidisciplinary Clinic    Clinical   

Expanding the Umbrella of Care

In the earliest days of specialized cancer care, two things often happened: either individual oncologists were burdened with the expectation to know everything, or patients were sent on treatment journeys that could involve multiple visits with multiple clinicians in multiple locations.

As the field of cancer care has grown and evolved, buoyed by tremendous strides in research and therapeutics, patients could increasingly and reasonably hope to live many years, rather than many weeks or months, after a diagnosis. A significant contributor to this hope has been the move toward multidisciplinary care.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date July 05, 2023
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Patient Care    Community    Pancreatic Cancer    Multidisciplinary Clinic   

Individualized Care Provides Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Patient with Stage 4 Diagnosis

Barb Spanjer lay on the floor of her office. She had never been so tired. Her stomach and left side ached, and the pain under her left shoulder blade was relentless. She had seen her doctor a couple of times that autumn of 2017, but the medicine for the ulcer he suspected she had wasn’t working. She had been too tired and too busy running the construction company she and her husband, Steve, owned to follow up with the doctor. But it was getting harder to ignore the symptoms. Something just wasn’t right.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date June 26, 2023
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Patient Care    Colorectal Cancer   

Colorectal Cancer Patient Doug Scanlon Grateful for Cutting-Edge Care at CU Cancer Center 

For Doug Scanlon, last year’s Walk to End Colon Cancer was a victory lap. This year, it’s more like a homecoming. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 22, 2023
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Research    Lung Cancer   

CU Cancer Center Researcher Receives Gilead Grant to Study Persister Cells in Lung Cancer 

Cancer researchers have long been interested in the resistance that lung cancer patients develop to targeted therapies aimed at specific mutations. Though the therapies provide significant remission at first, the cancer eventually finds a way to return. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 19, 2023
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Research    Community    Public Health    Obesity   

Study Finds Maternal Diet May Have Long-Lasting Effects for Offspring

The diet a mother consumes while pregnant may increase the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring, new research shows.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date June 16, 2023
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Patient Care    Community    Immunotherapy    lymphoma    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

CU Cancer Center Member Gains Unique Perspective as Cancer Patient

For a significant portion of his career, Arnold Levinson, PhD, MJ, has done work related to cancer.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date June 16, 2023
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Research    Blood Cancer    Awards

Overcoming Drug Resistance in Multiple Myeloma 

The good news for people with multiple myeloma is that treatments exist that almost always put the cancer into deep remission soon after it’s diagnosed. The bad news for people with the blood cancer, though, is that even though that remission can last several years, almost all patients eventually relapse — and the disease that returns becomes increasingly difficult to treat. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 12, 2023
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Press Releases    COVID-19   

Study Shows Commonly used Diabetes Drug Reduces Risk of Long COVID

A new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases this week has found that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, reduces the risk of long COVID.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date June 09, 2023
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Research    Innovation    Patient Care   

CU Anschutz Receives $50 Million From The Anschutz Foundation to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Medicine

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus this week announced the Anschutz Acceleration Initiative, a program to advance cutting-edge healthcare innovations that are poised to reach patients within the next three to five years.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 07, 2023
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Community    Prostate Cancer    Bladder Cancer    Kidney Cancer    Testicular cancer

CU Cancer Center Member Helps Develop Genitourinary Cancer Guidelines in Sub-Saharan Africa 

It’s one thing to develop cancer treatment guidelines in the U.S., where even the smallest health centers have access to the same basic technology for treatment and testing. But what about creating guidelines for oncologists in Sub-Saharan Africa, where access to medical resources can be limited and the disease can present differently?  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 07, 2023
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Research   

Advancing Research Collaboration: AB Nexus Awardees Announced

The AB Nexus program has announced its sixth round of grant awards to researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder. From advancing new Alzheimer’s treatments to developing predictive computer models to help youth in crisis, the awarded teams are advancing a wide range of collaborative research projects aimed at improving human health and well-being.


Author Megan Lane | Publish Date June 06, 2023
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Research    Health equity    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Do Chatbot Avatars Prompt Bias in Health Care?

Chatbots are increasingly becoming a part of health care around the world, but do they encourage bias? That’s what University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers are asking as they dig into patients’ experiences with the artificial intelligence (AI) programs that simulate conversation.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date June 05, 2023
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Research    Community    Cancer    Magazine    Mental Health   

Understanding Cancer in the Mind and the Heart

Cancer, the author Susan Sontag wrote, is “the disease that doesn’t knock before it enters.”

It’s the scary C-word that a large and continually growing body of research demonstrates has effects far beyond its physical symptoms. A cancer diagnosis, especially one made in the later stages of the disease, often impacts a person’s mental and emotional health in ways that can be unexpected and broad-reaching.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date June 05, 2023
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Research   

Three CU Anschutz Researchers Named to the 2023 Class of Boettcher Investigators

The Boettcher Foundation has selected eight researchers, including three from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, to receive funding through the Boettcher Foundation’s Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program. 


Author Staff | Publish Date May 31, 2023
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Research    Community    Philanthropy    Magazine   

Endowed Chairs Fund Vital Research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center 

Philanthropy is critical to the mission of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Donors who are able to make gifts of any amount help CU Cancer Center members contribute to breakthrough research and improved patient outcomes. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 31, 2023
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Education    Community    Students    Graduation

CU School of Medicine Celebrates Class of 2023

After a medical school experience mostly shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Class of 2023 graduates from the University of Colorado School of Medicine are ready to take the next step into their profession.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date May 22, 2023
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Community    Public Health   

Here’s How to Avoid a Spring Surge of Hungry Ticks

On a trip five years ago, as he was about to check off the last of all 50 states he’d visited, Daniel Pastula jumped out of the car for a quick photo at the Maine state line. After memorializing the moment, Pastula glanced down to an unwelcome surprise – his pant legs were crawling in ticks.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 18, 2023
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Press Releases    Community   

CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration Announce Initiative to Increase Diversity in the Behavioral Health Workforce

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), in partnership with the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), launched the Hummingbird Initiative today, a program that aims to increase diversity in the state’s behavioral health workforce. 


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 17, 2023
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Education    Community    Students    Graduation

CU School of Medicine Graduation 2023

It is with great pleasure that we celebrate the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2023 with a hooding and oath ceremony on Monday, May 22, at 10:15 a.m.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date May 17, 2023
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Education    Community    Students    Cancer    Graduation

Cancer Diagnosis During Medical School Offered Unique Insight into Patient Experience

Steve Haberkorn knows he’s not the first person to pursue a career in medicine out of a desire to help people. That’s why he did it, though – to help where he can and work to improve people’s lives.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 15, 2023
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Research    Innovation   

Clinical Trial for Gene Therapy Treatment Cures Sickle Cell Disease Patient at CU

The University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Sickle Cell Treatment and Research Center entered its 50th year with a major research victory: An experimental gene therapy has been successful in curing a patient of sickle cell disease (SCD), which affects millions of people around the globe.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date May 11, 2023
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Education    Students   

CU School of Medicine Remains in the Top 10 in Latest U.S. News Medical School Ranking

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is No. 8 for primary care and No. 26 for research, according to the latest Best Medical School rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. This is the sixth time in the past eight years that the CU School of Medicine has ranked in the top 10 for primary care.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 11, 2023
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Research    Cancer    Diabetes   

Platform Promises Improvement in Athlete Performance, Early Insight Into Disease Risk

With each study into world-class cyclists being pushed to the physiological limit, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researchers get deeper insight into high-performance metabolism. They are also gaining clues about how to head off serious diseases in the general population through early detection and personalized interventions.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date May 08, 2023
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Research    Community    Regenerative Medicine   

CU Anschutz Takes the Reins in CAR T Cancer Therapy Research

One of the initially scheduled speakers at this spring’s “Transforming Healthcare” series on May 2 bowed out for a more spontaneous event: his own wedding. With his high-school diploma newly in hand and his little-known CAR T-cell therapy giving him time, the young man decided to embrace the future – now.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 08, 2023
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Community    Lung Cancer    Hope

Lung Cancer Survivorship Celebration Emphasizes Living with Hope and Optimism

Paul Herzegh’s lung cancer story began six years ago on a beautiful April morning, roadtripping back home to Boulder from visiting friends in Virginia. He was 68, in otherwise good health, and felt some small kinks in his chest.

Hardly any time later, he had a diagnosis: stage 4 adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer that originated in the cells lining the outside of his lungs. At that point, he didn’t know much beyond “the conventional wisdom that 'lung cancer is a killer,’” he explained Saturday evening, emphasizing the air quotes because, well, the conventional wisdom was wrong.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 05, 2023
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Research    Esophageal Cancer    Advancement   

Esophageal and Gastric Center Naming Celebration Cements CU Cancer Center Legacy

About 40 people recently gathered at the Anschutz Health Sciences Building to celebrate the newly named Katy O. and Paul M. Rady Esophageal and Gastric Center of Excellence and honor Sachin Wani, MD, as the inaugural center director and recipient of the Katy O. and Paul M. Rady Esophageal and Gastric Center Chair.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 02, 2023
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Research    Sustainability

How Are Chemical Harm Risks Established After an Industrial Spill?

When discussing recent high-profile industrial chemical spills in places such as East Palestine, Ohio, and Philadelphia, the first step in public health response is identifying the harm these chemicals pose, according to Lisa Bero, PhD. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date May 02, 2023
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Community    Cardiology

What is the Heart Stent Procedure That Ray Romano Had? 

Sixty-five-year-old actor and comedian Ray Romano revealed recently that he had a heart stent placed after doctors discovered a blockage in one of the arteries that delivers blood to the heart. Stents are small tubes that open arteries to restore blood flow. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 01, 2023
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Research    Blood Cancer    Immunotherapy    lymphoma

What is the Best Lymphoma Treatment After CAR T Therapy Fails? 

For 30% to 40% of lymphoma patients who receive CAR T therapy, the treatment is a godsend. Typically given to lymphoma patients for whom other treatments have proven ineffective, CAR T therapy involves removing immune cells from the body via a blood draw, reengineering them to become better cancer fighters, then reintroducing them to the bloodstream, where they seek out and destroy cancer cells. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 25, 2023
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Firearm Injury Prevention    COMBAT

CU School of Medicine Launches Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative

The University of Colorado School of Medicine has officially launched the Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative, bringing CU Anschutz experts together to serve as a trusted community and national resource for firearms-related research and solutions.


Author Colleen Miracle | Publish Date April 24, 2023
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Campus Life   

How to Use the Campus Events Calendar

Looking for events happening on campus? Wondering how to better promote your event? Need a one-stop-shop for all campus events? Look no further than the CU Anschutz Medical Campus Events Calendar. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date April 20, 2023
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Research    Heart    Cardiology

Never-Married Men Diagnosed with Heart Failure Have Increased Risk of Death

Bad news, confirmed bachelors: If you’re diagnosed with heart failure, you’re at greater risk of dying sooner than women or previously married men who receive a similar diagnosis, new research shows.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date April 19, 2023
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Community    Advocacy    Palliative care

National Healthcare Decisions Day Highlights Importance of Advance Care Planning

One of life’s greatest certainties is its uncertainty – that the unexpected, unplanned, and unpredicted may happen and we do the best we can to handle it.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date April 16, 2023
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Community    Head and Neck Cancer    Veteran and Military Health

PACT Act Allows Military Veterans to Access Benefits for Expanded List of Conditions Related to Exposures

When the PACT Act went into effect January 1, after being signed into law in August, many U.S. veterans were able to access benefits for an expanded list of health conditions presumed to be caused by exposure to toxic substances.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date April 14, 2023
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Research    Press Releases   

A New Way to Conduct Research: Streamlining the Clinical Trial

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have partnered with UCHealth to pilot a streamlined way to conduct clinical trials that could cut down on costs, time and extra lab work, while enabling patients to more easily enroll in research studies.  


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Research    Community    Cancer   

Where Advanced Cancer Patients Are Discharged After Hospitalization Affects Outcomes

Cancer patients younger than 65 who are discharged to a skilled nursing facility following hospitalization are less likely to receive cancer treatment and hospice care before death, new University of Colorado Cancer Center research shows.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date April 12, 2023
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Community   

What to Know About Traveling to the CU Cancer Center

Whether they are coming from across the state, across the region, or across the country, more than 1,000 people each year arrive at the University of Colorado Cancer Center for treatment, surgery, or a second opinion on their cancer diagnosis.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 10, 2023
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Research    Diabetes   

How a Smartphone App Can Help People With Diabetes Manage Their Condition and Avoid Certain Medications 

Can a smartphone app reduce the need for medication in patients with Type 2 diabetes? That’s what Marc Bonaca, MD, professor of cardiology in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, set out to discover.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 10, 2023
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Research    Press Releases    Addiction   

Study Shows Involuntary Displacement of People Experiencing Homelessness May Cause Significant Spikes in Mortality, Overdoses and Hospitalizations

Involuntary displacement of people experiencing homelessness will likely lead to a substantial increase in morbidity and mortality over a 10-year period.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date April 10, 2023
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Research    Lung Cancer    Radiation   

Research Shows Targeted Therapy Allows Certain Lung Cancer Patients to Avoid Whole-Brain Radiation

Whole-brain radiation therapy used to treat brain metastases is a significant cancer treatment that, while generally well-tolerated, can have serious long-term side effects, including dementia. Neither clinicians nor patients undertake it lightly.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 29, 2023
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Faculty    Clinical   

School of Medicine Honors Distinguished Clinicians

The University of Colorado School of Medicine honored seven clinicians with the school’s first-ever Distinguished Clinician Awards on Tuesday.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date March 29, 2023
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Patient Care    Pancreatic Cancer    Surgical Oncology    Multidisciplinary Clinic   

Enjoying the Gift of Time After a Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

Before receiving a pancreatic cancer diagnosis eight years ago – a diagnosis that resulted from persistent self-advocacy – Carolyn Degrafinried spent one awful weekend wondering if she was losing her mind.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 23, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Rheumatoid Arthritis   

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Be Delayed or Prevented?

Many stages occur on the path to getting rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic disease in which the immune system attacks the body, especially the joints. If providers could spot the predictive biomarkers and intervene early enough, there is a strong likelihood they could delay, or even prevent, RA from developing.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date March 22, 2023
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Research    Blood Cancer    Clinical Trials    lymphoma   

Clinical Trials Show Promise for ‘Jurassic Park’ Actor Sam Neill’s Rare Lymphoma

In a forthcoming memoir, actor Sam Neill of “Jurassic Park” fame reveals that he’s been battling angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, also known as AITL.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date March 22, 2023
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Cancer    Clinical Trials    cancer screening   

Can One Blood Test Transform Cancer Screening?

Because early detection offers the best chance of surviving cancer, screening tests that involve one quick blood draw are generating excitement. If approved, rather than scheduling downtime and facing intimidating procedures, patients could undergo screening for multiple cancers at once, just by rolling up their sleeves during routine doctor exams.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date March 20, 2023
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Research    Community    Diabetes   

Can Taking the Stairs Help You Lose Weight? 

Audrey Bergouignan, PhD, isn’t looking for people with obesity to start running marathons. She just wants them to walk across the room. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 20, 2023
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Education    Community    Students   

Opening the Envelope and Taking the Next Step

They are going to Pittsburgh and Providence, to Omaha and Oakland, to Santa Barbara and St. Louis. They will learn to be doctors at Travis Air Force Base, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, at the Mayo Clinic.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 17, 2023
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Community    Colorectal Cancer    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Two CU Cancer Center Members Attend Biden’s Moonshot Event on Colorectal Cancer 

Earlier this month, medical professionals, patient advocates, industry innovators, federal policymakers, and public health officials, including two members of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, gathered at the White House for the Cancer Moonshot Colorectal Cancer Forum.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 16, 2023
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Research    Community    Data analysis

Data Analysis Finds Inaccuracies Are Common in Insurance Physician Directories

For many, a necessary but often frustrating step in accessing health care services is determining whether a provider is in their health plan network.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 14, 2023
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Education    Community    Students   

CU School of Medicine Match Day 2023

For medical students, Match Day is the culmination of many years of commitment, hard work, and sacrifice as they discover the next phase of their journey to becoming future physicians.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 14, 2023
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Faculty   

Wells Messersmith, MD: Innovating New Cancer Treatments on a Gut Level

Wells Messersmith, MD, specializes in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, or cancers of the gut. As the division head of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Division of Medical Oncology, Messersmith is pushing the frontiers of anticancer treatments from the intersection of precision medicine and immunotherapy.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date March 11, 2023
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Research    Faculty    Regenerative Medicine   

Gates Grubstake Fund Awards Over $1.5 Million to Campus Researchers

The Gates Grubstake Fund invokes the memory of Gold Rush prospectors who received seed money, “grubstakes,” for food and supplies so they could search for treasure. The funding supports the work of modern-day prospectors – translational researchers affiliated with Gates Institute – whose work developing cell- and gene-based therapies could make a difference in human lives. In 2022, four awardees received $350,000 each to support their work.


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Faculty   

Abigail Lara, MD: Creating a Culture of Excellence from the Classroom to the ICU

Abigail Lara, MD, is a pulmonologist and critical care medicine specialist with a subspecialty in scarring lung diseases. As an associate professor, physician and administrator on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Lara deftly shifts focus between the “pure adrenaline” of caring for patients in the ICU and the serene tenacity she brings to her leadership roles in the classroom and administration.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Faculty   

Vineet Chopra, MBBS, MD, MSc: Leading Excellence in Patient Care and Safety

Optimism. Intelligent risk-taking. Relentless incrementalism. These are but a few hallmarks of the leadership of Vineet Chopra, MMBS, MD, MSc. Chopra’s specialty is hospital medicine, with a research focus on patient safety and preventing hospital-acquired complications. 


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Research    Press Releases   

CU School of Medicine Researchers Part of National Team That Identified a New Dietary Approach to Treatment for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Research by a team that includes two faculty members from the University of Colorado School of Medicine may change the treatment paradigm for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), an allergic condition that causes chronic inflammation in the esophagus that can lead to esophageal narrowing and dysfunction.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 27, 2023
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Research    Diversity    Health equity    Equity Diversity and Inclusion   

How Can the Healthcare System Achieve Health Equity?

It’s a fact. Health disparities exist across all levels of the healthcare system. Kamal Henderson, MD, assistant professor, Division of Cardiology, takes a pragmatic approach to his work in the clinic and his research. He’s guided by a single question:


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 27, 2023
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Research    Heart    Medical Marijuana   

Can Cannabis Cause Heart Attacks?

Not long after Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012, Lori Walker’s daughter came home shaken from a party.

“Mom, what does pot do to the heart?” she asked Walker, PhD, an associate professor of cardiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date February 24, 2023
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Research    Community   

At the Forefront: Marshaling Resources for Rare Diseases

All Sophie Rosenberg and her parents should be worrying about is kindergarten and playdates. Instead, hospital visits and leg braces overshadow the 5-year-old’s life, and her parents dedicate their time to the search for a miracle.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 21, 2023
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Research    Community    Public Health   

Curbing Fentanyl Deaths Should be Guided by Science and Evidence

In May 2022, the Colorado Legislature passed, and Gov. Jared Polis signed into law, House Bill 1326 – the “fentanyl accountability” bill. Among other actions, the bill introduced stricter criminal penalties for possessing smaller amounts of fentanyl or other drugs laced with fentanyl.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date February 17, 2023
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Research   

Junior Faculty at CU Cancer Center Selected for 2023 American Cancer Society Grants 

Four early career researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center have received Institutional Research Grants (IRGs) from the American Cancer Society (ACS) for 2023 through the parent grant awarded to the CU Cancer Center. IRGs are intended to support junior faculty members to obtain preliminary results that will enable them to compete successfully for federal research grants.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 17, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Diabetes   

Study Examines Power of Group Sessions in Managing Diabetes

Ramona Koren remembers “falling apart” when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a decade ago. Her life turned upside down, and she had “no clue” what to do next.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 15, 2023
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Diabetes    Geriatrics    Alzheimer's   

Study Suggests Fructose Could Drive Alzheimer's Disease

An ancient human foraging instinct, fueled by fructose production in the brain, may hold clues to the development and possible treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date February 13, 2023
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Research    COVID-19   

CU School of Medicine Researcher Identifies Potential Cause of ‘Long COVID’ 

Even though the COVID-19 public health emergency classification will expire this spring, the lingering effects of the pandemic remain. A constant puzzle to solve since the first year of the pandemic has been “long COVID,” a condition in which those infected with the virus have symptoms that linger months or even years after they have cleared the initial infection. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 10, 2023
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Research    Education    Community   

Medical Student Meagan Chriswell Balances Research and Community Service

When her PhD research project led to the discovery of a unique bacteria that might be responsible for triggering rheumatoid arthritis, Meagan Chriswell knew just what to call the newly discovered bacteria: subdoligranulumdidolesgii(Suhb-doe-lih-gran-you-luhm dee-doe-les-ghee-eye), named after the Cherokee word for arthritis and rheumatism.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 08, 2023
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Community    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

CU Cancer Center Part of Global Effort to Close the Care Gap

About one in five people worldwide will develop cancer in their lifetimes and in 2020, the most recent year for which data are available, cancer accounted for nearly 10 million deaths worldwide.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date February 04, 2023
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Community   

Capturing the One-of-a-Kind Beauty of Snowflakes

Jason Persoff, MD, listens to storms in much the same way he listens to patients: unhurriedly, questioningly, observing details that indicate background and environmental elements influencing and shaping the present moment.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 27, 2023
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Research    Lung Cancer   

Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Funds Efforts to Increase Lung Cancer Screening 

A project co-created by University of Colorado Cancer Center leader Jamie Studts, PhD, to boost lung cancer screening rates in Kentucky has proven so successful that Studts has received a grant from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation (BMSF) to create an enhanced version of the program that will roll out in two more states in the coming years.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date January 23, 2023
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Innovation    Patient Care    Pancreatic Cancer   

World Traveler Books CU Anschutz for Pancreatic Cancer Journey

Bonnie Dahl knows chance and circumstance played key roles in halting her pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly and insidious forms of the disease.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date January 17, 2023
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Research    Community   

CU Cancer Center Member Leads Conference on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancers 

In addition to the research and clinical work she performs as a member of the University of Colorado Cancer CenterSwati Patel, MD, also just completed a one-year term as president of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Gastrointestinal Cancer (CGA-IGC), an international professional medical organization dedicated to taking care of patients who may be at increased risk of GI cancer based on family history and genetics.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date January 17, 2023
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Education    Community   

State of the School 2023

2022 was a year that saw significant new hires, the opening of a state-of-the-art health and sciences building, and the launch of a new Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, but it also was a year that offered plenty of challenges and new problems to solve. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date January 12, 2023
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Research    Faculty    Lung Cancer   

Balancing Science and Medicine to Benefit Lung Cancer Patient Care

When his mom fell off a ladder on New Year’s Eve a number of years ago, after deciding that was as good a night as any to clean the leaves from her gutters, one of the first things Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, did after she got home from the hospital was take her pulse.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 12, 2023
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Research    Press Releases   

CU Faculty Member Receives Five-Year NIH Award

Carey Candrian, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has received a five-year award from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to develop a novel intervention to improve care for sexual and gender minority older adults in hospice.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date January 11, 2023
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Research    Community    Immunotherapy   

What is Immunotherapy? 

When it comes to treating cancer, doctors have many tools in their arsenal. For decades, cancer was treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation — broad tools that affect healthy cells along with the cancer cells they are meant to eradicate. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date January 11, 2023
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Research    Prostate Cancer    Cancer   

Using Big Data to Help Understand when a Treatment is Right for Prostate Cancer Patients

As growing numbers of people diagnosed with cancer receive testing to have their cancer genetically sequenced, researchers and clinicians are learning volumes more about specific mutations and genetic alterations that can occur in each type of cancer.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 09, 2023
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Research    Blood Cancer    Funding   

New Grant Funding Supports Researcher in Understanding Early Factors in Blood Cancer

A necessary part of the scientific process is sometimes being wrong, and Eric Pietras, PhD, was wrong. He’s the first to admit it.

When Pietras, a University of Colorado Cancer Center member and associate professor of hematology, joined the CU School of Medicine in 2015, a significant body of research suggested that inflammation activated blood-forming stem cells, which normally are dormant in bone marrow.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 06, 2023
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Research    Heart   

CU Researchers Identify New Pathway for Preventing Cardiac Fibrosis

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered a new mechanism for slowing scarring of heart tissue — a process known as cardiac fibrosis.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date January 06, 2023
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Community    Head and Neck Cancer   

Here’s What to Know About Martina Navratilova’s Double Cancer Diagnosis

On January 2, tennis great Martina Navratilova revealed that she has been diagnosed with two unrelated cancers: stage 1 throat cancer and early-stage breast cancer


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date January 04, 2023
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Faculty    Inclusion   

Essay: Medical Providers Often Lack Training in Caring for People With Disabilities

Patients with disabilities often face medical providers who make inaccurate assumptions about their quality of life that can lead to paternalism and substandard care, according to an essay published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). 


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 04, 2023
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Research    Community   

7,000? 10,000? Is There an Ideal Number of Steps Per Day?

Depending on the day and the publication, the ideal number of steps to take daily is 10,000. Or 3,000. Or maybe an in between 7,000.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 03, 2023
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Community    Lung Cancer   

What Are Pack-Years?

For many people, receiving a cancer diagnosis may require learning a new vocabulary ­– terms that can be useful guideposts for defining the disease and its treatment.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 03, 2023
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Campus Life    Community    Students    Awareness   

As Car Thefts Rise, CU Anschutz Police Department and Campus Partners Provide Safety Tips, Debut New Program

Colorado leads the nation in auto theft, and, unfortunately, Denver and Aurora are two of the prime targets for thieves. On campus thus far in 2022, there have been 106 recorded reports of stolen vehicles and 39 attempted auto thefts, more than double from last year. The rise was especially troubling during November, when criminals stole or attempted to steal 23 vehicles.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 14, 2022
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Research    Community    Palliative care

Addressing Racism in Palliative Care Research Starts with Listening and Community Partnerships

A good death can take many forms. Because each person is unique, with different personal and cultural beliefs and expectations, there is not a single definition of a good death.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date December 14, 2022
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Research    Innovation    Press Releases   

CU Anschutz Ranked Globally as a Top University for Innovation

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been named one of the top academic institutions in the world for innovation, according to Nature’s 2022 Innovation Index report. The report ranked CU Anschutz in the top four universities globally for forging the strongest innovations links.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 14, 2022
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Research   

CU Anschutz State of Research 2022 Address Highlights Robust Campus Growth and Innovation

Vice Chancellor for Research Thomas Flaig, MD, delivered the annual State of Research Address on Dec. 6 to an online audience of more than 500 scientists, students and staff from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Author Megan Lane | Publish Date December 12, 2022
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COVID-19    Vaccinations   

CDC Study Backs Bivalent Booster Effectiveness. So Why is Uptake So Low?

If any of the 86% of Americans lacking a current bivalent booster took a shot on the omicron-targeting vaccine right now, their chances of being sick with COVID-19 on Christmas Day would fall by as much as half.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date December 12, 2022
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Colorectal Cancer    cancer screening

What Kirstie Alley’s Death Tells Us About Colorectal Cancer Screening 

Actress Kirstie Alley, best known for her role as Rebecca Howe on the 1980s sitcom “Cheers,” died Monday at age 71. According to a representative for the actress quoted in People magazine, Alley died from colon cancer after a short battle with the disease.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 06, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Esophageal Cancer    cancer screening

Compassionate Care Fuels Family’s Desire to Change Esophageal Cancer Paradigm

Paul O’Hara grew up in a large Midwestern family where loyalty and toughness run deep. About nine years ago, Paulie, as he was called by his siblings, leaned into his family’s caring and stout nature when he was diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of under 20%.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date December 06, 2022
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Press Releases    Advancement   

CU Cancer Center Receives $20 Million Gift to Advance Esophageal Cancer Research and Care

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus today announced the creation of the Katy O. and Paul M. Rady Esophageal and Gastric Center of Excellence, made possible by a $20 million philanthropic investment from Katy O. and Paul M. Rady.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 06, 2022
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Community    Cancer    Magazine    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    Leadership   

Women Are Gaining Increasing Seats at the Table in Cancer Leadership

Two important numbers to keep in mind are that 50.5% of the U.S. population is female, and that cancer will account for more than 606,000 deaths in the United States this year, making it the second-leading cause of death.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 28, 2022
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Press Releases    Head and Neck Cancer    Cancer   

CU Anschutz Researchers Find Less Invasive Treatment for Certain Head and Neck Cancers

A new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has identified a less invasive way to treat a subset of head and neck cancers that could potentially change the standard of care for patients.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date November 28, 2022
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Research    Community   

Colorado Voted to Decriminalize ‘Magic Mushrooms’ — What Happens Next?

Earlier this month, voters made Colorado the second state — after Oregon — to decriminalize psilocybin and psilocin, the psychedelic compounds found in so-called “magic mushrooms.”  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 15, 2022
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Research    Education    Community    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

PIKE-PREP Supports Scholars from Underrepresented Backgrounds in Pursuing Top-Tier Education

Xander Bradeen began his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado Boulder planning to major in neuroscience as a pre-med student, the first in his family to pursue a college education. Then he learned about prairie voles.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 14, 2022
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Research    Lung Cancer    Funding   

Translational Research Scholar Grant Supports Further Study of Immune Cell Changes During Lung Cancer Treatment

University of Colorado Cancer Center member Erin Schenk, MD, PhD, has been named one of the CU School of Medicine 2022 Translational Research Scholars and received four-year grant support to facilitate exploration and new lines of research.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 07, 2022
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Patient Care    Community    Faculty    Bladder Cancer   

Sculpture Crafted in Honor of Cancer Doctor’s Impact on Patient’s Life

Gifts of significance don’t always have to be large monetary contributions. Sometimes, the most impactful gifts don’t involve money at all.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date November 07, 2022
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Research    Press Releases   

CU Researchers Receive $2 Million NIH Grant for Chronic Kidney Disease and Acute Kidney Injury Study

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have been awarded a $2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to contribute to the creation of the Kidney Tissue Atlas that will help improve care to patients with life-limiting kidney diseases.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date November 03, 2022
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Research    Innovation    Education   

Awards Ceremony Recognizes Research Excellence at CU Anschutz

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus hosted its second annual Research Awards ceremony on Oct. 25. More than 125 people gathered to recognize the contributions of their fellow colleagues with cheers and standing ovations. With eight different award categories and over a dozen individual awardees, the event highlighted the significant depth, strength and teamwork of the CU Anschutz research community.


Author Megan Lane | Publish Date October 31, 2022
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Research    Community   

Michaela Montour Celebrated as Research Administrator of the Year 

Corralling four research programs, 12 shared resources, a 28-member leadership team, and a $23 million grant is a huge job — but it’s one that Michaela Montour has performed at the University of Colorado Center with ease for more than 20 years.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 31, 2022
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Community    Pediatrics    Infectious disease

Cold and Flu Season Off to a Fierce Start, with Surge in RSV Cases Among Children

If it seems like many of your friends and family are sick right now, they’re not alone. Cold and flu season is off to a roaring start, and is on track to be especially fierce as respiratory viruses surge among children and older populations.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 28, 2022
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Thyroid Cancer    Awards

Bryan Haugen, MD, Receives Outstanding Scholarly Physician Award from the Endocrine Society

University of Colorado Cancer Center member Bryan Haugen, MD, always knew he was a science person. His question was if he wanted to be a MD or a PhD. After completing his bachelor’s degree at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota, he did a few years of research at the Mayo Clinic before starting medical school there.


Author Jessica Cordova | Publish Date October 27, 2022
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Research    Rheumatoid Arthritis   

Can Gut Bacteria Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered that a unique bacteria found in the gut could be responsible for triggering rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in people already at risk for the autoimmune disease. 


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

Health Care Workers Reported High Rates of Childcare Stress During Early Days of COVID-19 Pandemic

Much of the work of health care happens because of a strong support base – the childcare, household labor, and other jobs that allow health care providers to show up every day at the clinic or hospital.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 25, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Education   

State of the Campus 2022 Shines Spotlight on Our People

Chancellor Don Elliman delivered his annual State of the Campus Address on Oct. 19 to an in-person audience for the first time since 2019. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date October 20, 2022
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Patient Care    Diabetes    Obesity   

Elon Musk Rockets Weight-Loss Drug Into Public Eye

When a Twitter follower praised Elon Musk’s new “awesome, fit, ripped and healthy” look, the billionaire entrepreneur replied that his secret was “fasting” and “Wegovy.” Given society’s obsession with celebrities and weight loss and Musk’s massive following on Twitter, a viral tweet was born.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 19, 2022
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Faculty    CU Medicine Today   

Caring for Caregivers

Before “wellness” was a commonly discussed concept, before health care as a profession widely recognized that clinician well-being can correlate with patient well-being, Lotte Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, took a gap year between her undergraduate studies and medical school.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 18, 2022
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Colorectal Cancer    Cancer    cancer screening

The Message Hasn’t Changed: Get Colorectal Cancer Screening

The best screening test for colorectal cancer is the screening that gets done, because it decreases a person’s chances of getting colorectal cancer and significantly reduces their risk of dying from colorectal cancer.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 13, 2022
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Diversity    Clinical Research    Inclusion    Leadership

McDermott Named Deputy AD for Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Research at CU Cancer Center

As lead investigator or sub-investigator on numerous clinical trials at the University of Colorado Cancer Center — many of them investigating new treatments for head and neck cancerJessica McDermott, MD, has been instrumental in improving access to cancer clinical trials for patients from medically underserved communities.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 11, 2022
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Education    Community    Fellowship   

New Fellowship Program Will Train Future Leaders of Academic Medical Centers

A newly established fellowship program in the University of Colorado School of Medicine will help participants prepare for administrative leadership roles in academic medical centers, with a focus on providing guidance and understanding around health care leadership.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 10, 2022
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Research    Lung Cancer   

American Lung Association Award Funds CU Research on Epithelial Progenitor Cells 

University of Colorado Cancer Center members Moumita Ghosh, PhD, and Eric Clambey, PhD, have received a grant from the American Lung Association (ALA) to study how epithelial progenitor cells and immune cells may impact each other to shape the outcome of lung cancer


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 03, 2022
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Research    Lung Cancer   

CU Anschutz Researchers Create New Method to More Accurately Measure Cancer Lesions’ Response to Treatment

Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a new way of measuring cancer lesions’ response to treatment that could better inform the development of new cancer drugs.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date September 29, 2022
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Research    Prostate Cancer    Cancer   

Ongoing Research Studying Effect of High-Dose Testosterone in Treating Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and, when caught and treated early, is considered curable. But when prostate cancer becomes metastatic, meaning it spreads to distant organs, it is no longer considered curable and novel treatment strategies are needed.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date September 28, 2022
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Community    Heart   

Recognizing and Preventing Peripheral Artery Disease 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 22, 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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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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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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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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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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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 Carroll | Publish Date August 08, 2022
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Research    Community    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

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    Students    CU Medicine Today   

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    CU Medicine Today   

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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Research    Press Releases    Education    Clinical Research    CU Medicine Today   

Department of Biomedical Informatics Launches to Advance Patient Care Using Data-Driven Discovery

Connecting basic science and medicine with clinical and translational scientists, the University of Colorado School of Medicine is introducing the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) to enhance clinical care through integrated computational technology, laboratory investigations, and artificial intelligence (AI).


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date July 06, 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 Carroll | 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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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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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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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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Research    Press Releases    Community    CU Medicine Today   

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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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 Carroll | 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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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 Carroll | 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    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    CU Medicine Today   

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    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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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    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz

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    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

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    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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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    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

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 Carroll | 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 Carroll | 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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Campus Life    Education    Alumni   

Scribbled Notes on Scraps of Paper Tell WWII POW’s Tale of Sheer Will

As dawn broke over the South Pacific on Sept. 21, 1944, Jack Comstock, MD, stepped out of the officers’ quarters on his callused bare feet, wearing a G-string and little else. He stared at the specks on the pale horizon.


Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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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 Carroll | 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 Mark Couch | 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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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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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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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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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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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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