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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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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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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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Brain-Protected TAVR Results in Fewer Real-World Disabling Strokes

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateJune 05, 2024

This reduction in disabling stroke in the real world was supported by a secondary analysis using propensity score weighting (OR 0.79, 95% CI 0.70-0.90), reported Neel Butala, of Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, both in Aurora.

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News Medical

STew: A new method for unveiling the spatial fingerprint of diseases

news outletNews Medical
Publish DateJune 04, 2024

In disease research, it's important to know gene expression and where in a tissue the expression is happening, but marrying the two sets of information can be challenging.

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Everyday Health

Statins Reduce Heart Disease Risk in Adults Age 75 and Up

news outletEveryday Health
Publish DateJune 04, 2024

For decades, doctors have prescribed statins as an effective, safe, and low-cost medication for lowering cholesterol and decreasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, or other life-threatening heart problems.

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Black Enterprise

National Cancer Survivors Day

news outletBlack Enterprise
Publish DateJune 03, 2024

NCSD was first celebrated on June 5, 1988. It was established by the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation to honor those who have survived cancer, inspire those recently diagnosed, and provide support to families and caregivers.

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