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How to become a successful innovator, entrepreneur

Becoming a successful innovator and entrepreneur can be a daunting and difficult process, which is why the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has developed extensive resources to help its researchers find success in developing novel ways to help others.


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date June 13, 2024
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Education    Community    Pulmonology

From Intubation Practice to 3D Lungs: Interactive Activities Help Faculty Connect With Students

When physicians and scientific researchers are invited to explain their profession to elementary, middle school, or high school students at career fairs, it can be challenging to come up with ways to engage students. Rather than having to scratch their heads for ideas, faculty, fellows, and trainees in the University of Colorado Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine can check out pre-developed educational activity kits provided by the division that have proven to spark students’ interest.  


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date June 07, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Education    Community    Health Policy

TikTok and Ozempic: CU Doctors Discuss Risks, Benefits of Advertising

As social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram have risen in popularity, so have direct-to-consumer advertisements for drugs like Ozempic, whether it be pop-up advertisements or social media influencers promoting products to their followers. Now, more and more people are asking their doctors to prescribe them drugs they have seen in advertisements, prompting three chief medical residents — Lynne Rosenberg, MD, Samantha Thielen, MD, and Evan Zehr, MD — in the University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program to deliberate: Is this a beneficial or harmful occurrence?   


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date June 03, 2024
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Research    Community    Health Policy    Bioethics

CU Researchers Analyze Prevalence, Impact of Ethical or Religious Barriers to Providing Medical Aid in Dying

Recently published research led by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus examined the prevalence — and impact — of physicians’ ethical or religious barriers to their involvement in medical aid in dying (MAiD), a multi-step process where a physician provides a terminally ill adult with decision-making capacity with a lethal dose of medication to end their life.  


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 31, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Community    Training    Internal Medicine

Project to Integrate Spanish Interpreter Wins Shark Tank Competition

Amid intense competition and tough questions from a panel of “sharks,” a team of medical residents at the University of Colorado Department of Medicine emerged victorious on Wednesday during this year’s 8th Annual Department of Medicine Shark Tank Competition.  


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 30, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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