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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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‘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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Nursing homes ‘can’t escape’ need for increased palliative care access: researchers

news outletMcKnights Long Term Care News
Publish DateJuly 17, 2024

Nursing home residents could greatly benefit from expanded access to palliative care, but providers need more access to standardized tools, staff education and relationships with clinicians to make informed decisions about care, specialists say.

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Yes, the plague does still exist – here’s how to avoid it

news outletCPR
Publish DateJuly 10, 2024

In the Middle Ages, plague killed millions in Europe, claiming perhaps up to 200 million lives, half the continent’s population. But it's not just a thing of the past.

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Jennifer Taylor-Cousar, MD, MSCS, on Early Signals of Efficacy With Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy

news outletCGTV
Publish DateJuly 09, 2024

4D-710, 4D Molecular Therapeutics’ (4DMT) gene therapy candidate for treating cystic fibrosis, showcased CFTR transgene RNA and protein expression in all 10 participants treated at the higher and lower dose levels with follow-up up to 12 months in the phase 1/2 AEROW clinical trial (NCT05248230).

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The Role of mTOR/Aurora A Kinase Combination Therapy Requires Further Elucidation in Solid Tumors

news outletOncLive
Publish DateJuly 05, 2024

Although combination therapy with the mTOR inhibitor sapanisertib and Aurora A kinase inhibitor alisertib (MLN8237) resulted in marginal clinical benefit among patients with advanced solid tumors, correlative analyses indicated that apoptotic response and tumor immune cell infiltrate may affect clinical outcomes.

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