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‘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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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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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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Patient Care    Education

7th Annual DOM Shark Tank Competition

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 31, 2023 Grand Rounds: 7th Annual Department of Medicine Shark Tank Competition promoting high value care projects to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs of healthcare.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 31, 2023
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Tate, McIlvennan Among Cambia Health Foundation's 2022 Sojourns Scholars

The scholars represent the next generation of palliative care leaders and demonstrate the Foundation’s commitment to whole-person care for people with serious illness

The Cambia Health Foundation has announced the selection of 12 emerging palliative care leaders for its Sojourns® Scholar Leadership Program. In its ninth year, this program identifies, cultivates and advances the next generation of palliative care leaders.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date January 12, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Education

State of the Department 2022

Watch the Department of Medicine's State of the Department 2022, presented by Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc, Robert W. Schrier Chair of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc | Publish Date December 14, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Education

Department of Medicine Celebrates Its Best and Brightest

The Department of Medicine enjoyed an evening of celebration and togetherness as they gathered in the Donald M. Elliman Conference Center to recognize some of the department's best and brightest contributors at the 2022 Annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Event. After some long-overdue in-person mingling, Dr. Chopra, Robert W. Schrier Chair in Medicine, began the event by congratulating deserving individuals who have earned various awards in 2022.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date November 03, 2022
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Research    Patient Care

Does Nature Want Us to Be Fat?

After nearly 40 years of research, Richard Johnson, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, presents compelling evidence on the discovery of a fructose-powered “survival switch” in his newly published book, “Nature Wants Us to Be Fat.”


Author Holli Keyser | Publish Date April 27, 2022
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Patient Care    Education

Post-Pandemic Silver Linings: Opportunities for Improving U.S. Healthcare Delivery

Watch Medicine Grand Rounds from March 23, 2022—Post-Pandemic Silver Linings: Opportunities for Improving U.S. Healthcare Delivery featuring Vin Gupta, MD, MSt, MPA, affiliate assistant professor, Evans School, University of Washington; Chief Medical Officer, Amazon Devices; NBC and MSNBC Medical Analyst; Major, U.S. Air Force Reserves Medical Corps.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date March 24, 2022
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Department of Medicine In the News

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Low Bleeding Profile With Asundexian Seen in Pooled Analysis

news outletTCTMD
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2024

Cumulative safety data from three trials testing the reversible direct factor XIa inhibitor asundexian in patients at risk for stroke or recurrent cardiovascular events suggest a better bleeding profile compared with apixaban (Eliquis; Bristol Myers Squibb) in a variety of patient types.

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CBS News

Flu, COVID, RSV: Colorado doctor says 5% of hospitalized patients have two viruses at the same time

news outletCBS News
Publish DateFebruary 13, 2024

Chances are you or someone you know has gotten sick over the past few weeks or months. 

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Cancer Center

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

news outletCancer Center
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2024

Colorado University Cancer Center member Sunnie Kim, MD, emphasizes knowing the risk factors and recognizing the symptoms.

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NPR

Debate simmers over when doctors should declare brain death

news outletNPR
Publish DateFebruary 11, 2024

Benjamin Franklin famously wrote: "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

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