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Clinical Excellence Society

Rheumatoid Arthritis    Clinical    Clinical Excellence Society    Rheumatology

‘I Trust Him With My Life’: Rheumatologist Sees Years Spent With Patients as a Privilege

Growing up in Iowa, Jason Kolfenbach, MD, might not have seemed the most likely person to pursue a medical career. He did not come from a family of physicians. In fact, he was the first in his blue-collar family to go to college.

Author Mark Harden | Publish Date July 15, 2024
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Patient Care    Clinical    Internal Medicine    Clinical Excellence Society

Winning Patients’ Trust: CU Faculty Member Prioritizes Exceptional Care

An incredibly talented physician, a role model, a source of guidance and comfort, and the best of the best. These are the words patients and colleagues have used to describe Ronald Colson, MD — one of 21 University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty members inducted into the department’s Clinical Excellence Society, a program that began this year to recognize clinicians who serve as champions for their patients.  

Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date June 26, 2024
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Patient Care    Clinical    Liver    Clinical Excellence Society

‘A Bright Light’: CU Hepatologist Empowers Patients with Complex Liver Diseases

It was a special moment for Lisa Forman, MD, when she and 20 of her colleagues in the University of Colorado Department of Medicine were inducted into the department’s Clinical Excellence Society, a new program that recognizes clinical faculty who exude excellence toward patients.  

Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date June 18, 2024
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Geriatrics    Clinical    Primary Care    Clinical Excellence Society

‘Primary Care Is a Different Animal’: Bennett Parnes, MD, Says Paying Attention is Key to Helping Older Patients

“Really? Me?”

Bennett Parnes, MD, recalls that as his initial reaction when he learned he would be among 21 University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty members to be honored for their clinical work as the inaugural class of the department’s Clinical Excellence Society (CES).

Author Mark Harden | Publish Date June 11, 2024
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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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Manali Kamdar, MD, on Evaluating Liso-Cel in Mantle Cell Lymphoma by Lines of Therapy, Prior BTKi

news outletCGTV
Publish DateJuly 04, 2024

Lisocabtagene maraleucel (liso-cel) has demonstrated its ability to yield durable complete responses in patients with heavily pretreated mantle cell lymphoma and was FDA-approved for this indication in May 2024.

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