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Regulation of Body Weight: Relevance to Obesity

Watch the Department of Medicine's Jan. 17, 2023 Research and Innovation Conference – "Regulation of Body Weight: Relevance to Obesity," presented by Dan Bessesen, MD, professor of medicine, Director, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, Anschutz Foundation Endowed Chair in Health and Wellness; Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date January 17, 2023
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Innovating in Digital Education: An Online Course in Bayesian Reasoning

Watch the Department of Medicine's Jan. 17 Research and Innovation Conference – "Innovating in Digital Education: An Online Course in Bayesian Reasoning," presented by Amiran Baduashvili, MD, associate professor of medicine, Associate Vice Chair of Education, Director, Advanced Hospital Medicine Clinical Scholars Program, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date January 17, 2023
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CU Innovations Annual Report 2022 Showcases a Year of Innovations

CU Innovations Annual Report 2022
CU Anschutz Medical Campus


Author CU Innovations | Publish Date December 14, 2022
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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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Inter-Hospital Transfers: Provider Perspectives on Care Coordination Challenges

Watch the Department of Medicine's Dec. 13, 2022 Research & Innovation Conference – "Inter-Hospital Transfers: Provider Perspectives on Care Coordination Challenges" presented by Amy Yu, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date December 13, 2022
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Career Development Special Topic: Starting a Research Lab

Watch the Department of Medicine's Nov. 29, 2022 Research and Innovation Conference, "Career Development Special Topic: Starting a Research Lab" presented by Traci R. Lyons, PhD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date November 29, 2022
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Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Program at CU Anschutz

Watch the Department of Medicine's Nov. 15, 2022 Research & Innovation Conference: "Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Program at CU Anschutz" with Marc S. Schwartz, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Hematology, Blood Cancer and Bone Marrow Transplant Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date November 15, 2022
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HLA Gene Editing to Treat Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis

Watch the Department of Medicine's Nov. 15, 2022 Research & Innovation Conference: "HLA Gene Editing to Treat Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis" with Brian Freed, PhD, FACHI, Executive Director, ClinImmune Cell & Gene Therapy; professor of medicine and immunology, Division of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date November 15, 2022
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Genetic Insights into Diabetes Complications in Clinical Biobanks

Watch the Department of Medicine's Nov. 8, 2022 Research & Innovation Conference, "Genetic Insights into Diabetes Complications in Clinical Biobanks" with Sridharan Raghavan, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date November 08, 2022
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Methods for Evaluating Vaccine Antigen Trafficking and Archival

Watch the Department of Medicine's Nov. 8, 2022 Research & Innovation Conference, "Methods for Evaluating Vaccine Antigen Trafficking and Archival" with Beth Jiron Tamburini, PhD, associate professor of medicine and immunology, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date November 08, 2022
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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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Belzutifan for VHL-Associated Tumors: A Molecules to Medicine Success Story

Watch the Department of Medicine's Nov. 1, 2022 Research & Innovation Conference – "Belzutifan for VHL-Associated Tumors: A Molecules to Medicine Success Story," with Elaine T. Lam, MD, FACP, Medical Director, Cancer Center Infusion Center, University of Colorado Hospital; Director of the Medical Oncology Kidney Cancer Program, University of Colorado Cancer Center, UCHealth Anschutz Medical Campus; Cancer Research Medical Director, UCHealth Cancer Center at Highlands Ranch Hospital; associate professor of medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date November 01, 2022
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Newly discovered species of bacteria in the microbiome may be a culprit behind rheumatoid arthritis

A recently published study co-authored by Kristen Demoruelle, Kevin Deane, V. Michael Holers and Kristi Kuhn, medicine faculty in the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Division of Rheumatology, revealed an important clue to a potential culprit behind this disease: the bacteria in your gut.


Author The Conversation | Publish Date October 27, 2022
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Stop the Start: Therapeutics Targeting C5aR1 to Treat Early Rheumatoid Arthritis as a New Pathway to Precision Medicine

Watch the Department of Medicine's Oct. 11, 2022 Research & Innovation Conference – "Stop the Start: Therapeutics Targeting C5aR1 to Treat Early Rheumatoid Arthritis as a New Pathway to Precision Medicine" with Nirmal K. Banda, PhD, MPhil, MS, research professor in the Division of Rheumatology.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date October 11, 2022
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Pain Reprocessing Therapy: Initial Findings & Future Directions

Watch the Department of Medicine's Oct. 11, 2022 Research & Innovation Conference – "Pain Reprocessing Therapy: Initial Findings & Future Directions" with Joseph W. Frank, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and Yoni K. Ashar, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date October 11, 2022
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The Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) – Advancing the Science for Better Health

Watch the Department of Medicine's Oct. 4 Research and Innovation Conference: "The Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) – Advancing the Science for Better Health" with Paul S. MacLean, PhD, professor of medicine and pathology, Director of the Colorado NORC, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date October 04, 2022
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Rhythm Management of AF Using AI: Strategies to Integrate Machine Learning Algorithms into Care Decisions

Watch the Department of Medicine's Sept. 27 Research & Innovation Conference – "Rhythm Management of AF Using AI: Strategies to Integrate Machine Learning Algorithms into Care Decisions" with Michael Rosenberg, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology/Cardiac Electrophysiology and Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 27, 2022
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You Are What You Eat: Fact, Fiction, or Perception?

Watch the Department of Medicine's Sept. 27 Research & Innovation Conference – "You Are What You Eat: Fact, Fiction, or Perception?" with Janine Higgins, PhD, Vice Chair for Research and professor, Department of Medicine; Director of Operations and Nutrition Research Director, Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date September 27, 2022
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Updates in Prevention of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 12, 2022 Research and Innovation Conference—"Updates in Prevention of Rheumatoid Arthritis," presented by Kevin D. Deane, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, William P. Arend Endowed Chair in Rheumatology Research in the Division of Rheumatology.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 12, 2022
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Better Together Physician Coaching: Preventing and Mitigating Burnout in Women Residents

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 5, 2022 Research and Innovation Conference, "Better Together Physician Coaching: Preventing and Mitigating Burnout in Women Residents" with Adrienne Mann, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine and Tyra Fainstad, MD, visiting associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 05, 2022
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Optimizing Endoscopy Procedure Documentation improves Guideline Adherent Care in Upper GI Bleeding

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 5, 2022 Research and Innovation Conference, "Optimizing Endoscopy Procedure Documentation improves Guideline Adherent Care in Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding" with Timothy Yen, MD, Chief Gastroenterology Fellow; Leaders in Informatics, Quality & Systems (LInQS) Fellow.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 05, 2022
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CARE Clinic: An Innovative Model to Improve Value, Delivery & Experience of Oncology Care

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 28, 2022 Research & Innovation Conference—Kasey Bowden, MSN, FNP, AGACNP, Medical Director, CARE Clinic, Division of Oncology; Associate Division Head and assistant professor of medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine on "CARE Clinic: An Innovative Model to Improve Value, Delivery and Experience of Oncology Care."


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 28, 2022
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Mass Spectrometry Based Analysis of Cardiac Protein Expression and Kinetics

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 28, 2022 Research & Innovation Conference—Maggie Lam, PhD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology on "Mass Spectrometry Based Analysis of Cardiac Protein Expression and Kinetics."


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 28, 2022
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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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Targeting Lipoprotein Lipase in Neurodegenerative Disease

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 14 Research and Innovation Conference—"Targeting Lipoprotein Lipase in Neurodegenerative Disease" with Kimberley D. Bruce, PhD, assistant professor of medicine from the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 14, 2022
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Optimizing Oxygen Targets in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 14 Research and Innovation Conference—"Optimizing Oxygen Targets in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome" with Neil Aggarwal, MD, MHSc, visiting associate professor of medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 14, 2022
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Incentivizing, Enforcing and Improving Equitable Health Care for Patients with Disabilities

Watch the Department of Medicine's Research and Innovation Conference April 7, 2022: "Incentivizing, Enforcing and Improving Equitable Health Care for Patients with Disabilities" | Megan A. Morris, PhD, MPH, associate professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 07, 2022
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Understanding and Predicting Outcomes in CAR T-cell Therapy for Aggressive Lymphoma

Watch the Department of Medicine's Research and Innovation Conference, April 7, 2022: "Understanding and predicting outcomes in CAR T-cell therapy for aggressive lymphoma" | Steven Bair, MD, assistant professor, Division of Hematology, University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 07, 2022
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Department of Medicine Hosts Dynamic, In-Person Research Day

After more than two years of virtual-only events, the Department of Medicine hosted the 10th annual Research Day—held in-person and via Zoom—a flagship event to showcase the latest achievements in basic, translational, clinical and outcomes research in medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 05, 2022
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Supporting Patient Transitions within the Healthcare System

Watch the Department of Medicine's March 31 Research & Innovation Conference: Supporting Patient Transitions within the Healthcare System with Elizabeth Boggs, MD, assistant professor, Division of Hospital Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date March 31, 2022
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Development of a SARS-CoV-2 ELASA

Department of Medicine's Research & Innovation Conference March 17, 2022


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date March 17, 2022
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Targeting Immunosuppression: A Novel Therapeutic Avenue for Polycystic Kidney Disease

Department of Medicine Research & Innovation Conference March 17, 2022


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date March 17, 2022
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Wall Street Journal

High-Earning Men Are Cutting Back on Their Working Hours

news outletWall Street Journal
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2023

Lotte Dyrbye, the chief well-being officer for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said she often hears from early-career physicians and other medical professionals who want to work fewer hours to avoid burnout. These medical workers are deciding that to be in it for the long haul requires a day every week or two to decompress, Dyrbye says. But as staff cut back their hours, it costs medical organizations money and may compromise access to care.

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Does Cannabis Use Impair Treatment Adherence?

news outletPOZ
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2023

Kristine Erlandson, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and colleagues aimed to characterize associations between cannabis use and antiretroviral adherence in a cohort of older people with HIV.

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Targeted Oncology

A Closer Look at the Most Recent NCCN Guidelines for Bladder Cancer

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateJanuary 24, 2023

“One thing that’s really defined the treatment of bladder cancer patients in the last 5 years or so has been the introduction of immune checkpoint inhibitors. The use of these agents initially started out as a later-line of therapy and these agents are being tested across different disease states,” noted Thomas Flaig, vice chancellor of research for the University of Colorado Denver, member, University of Colorado Cancer Center, and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Chair of the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Bladder Cancer, in an interview with Targeted Oncology.

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Pueblo senior fast tracked to prestigious medical program

news outletKOAA
Publish DateJanuary 24, 2023

Ian Espinoza, a high-achieving scholar at South High School, is one of only 10 Colorado seniors to be accepted into a prestigious collegiate program that will fast-track him to medical school. The BA/BS-MD Degree Program at the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus aims to promote the diversity of practicing medical professionals in Colorado and to better serve the healthcare needs of the state by assembling up to 10 outstanding students each year from broadly diverse backgrounds.
 
“This offer is an indication of the high regard the school holds, not only for your past academic and personal accomplishments but also for our assessment of your capabilities as a future undergraduate student and physician,” wrote Matthew Taylor of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “As part of this program, you will be completing your four years of undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado Denver and your four years of medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.”

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