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CU Department of Medicine Doctor Trials Health App for Postpartum Women at Increased Cardiometabolic Risk

Recently published research by Jacinda Nicklas, MD, MPH, associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, may provide a new way to help women lose weight after pregnancy by using a lifestyle intervention app.


Author Rachael Fischer | Publish Date February 08, 2024
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CU Department of Medicine Professor to be Inducted into National Honor Society for Researchers

University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member Lilia Cervantes, MD, MSCS, has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), a 116-year-old medical honor society of physician-scientists. She's one of just 100 new members elected for 2024 out of 302 nominations.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date January 29, 2024
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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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Transformative Learning in GME, COVID-19 & Beyond

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 9, 2023 Research and Innovation Conference: “Transformative Learning in GME, COVID-19 & Beyond,” presented by Benjamin Vipler, MD, MEd, FACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 09, 2023
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Cysteinyl Leukotrienes and Chronic Kidney Disease Progression

Watch the Department of Medicine's May 2, 2023 Research and Innovation Conference: "Cysteinyl Leukotrienes and Chronic Kidney Disease Progression," presented by Seth Furgeson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date May 02, 2023
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Making Fat from Fat: The Role of Maternal Triglycerides Driving Baby Fat and Childhood Obesity Risk

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 11, 2023 Research and Innovation Conference: "Making Fat from Fat: The Role of Maternal Triglycerides Driving Baby Fat and Childhood Obesity Risk," presented by Linda A. Barbour, MD, MSPH, professor of medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, Divisions of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 11, 2023
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Modeling Acute Bacterial Infection in a Host Compromised with Preexisting Kidney Disease

Watch the Department of Medicine's April 11, 2023 Research and Innovation Conference: "Modeling Acute Bacterial Infection in a Host Compromised with Preexisting Kidney Disease," presented by John Montford, MD, associate professor of medicine and nephrology, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date April 11, 2023
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Novel Methods to Improve Identification of Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

Watch the Department of Medicine's March 14, 2023 Research & Innovation Conference: "Novel Methods to Improve Identification of Hereditary Cancer Syndromes," presented by Swati G. Patel, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Gastrointestinal Hereditary Cancer Center, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date March 14, 2023
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Expanding Treatment of Hepatitis C Among Patients with Substance Use Disorder

Watch the Department of Medicine's March 14, 2023 Research & Innovation Conference: "Expanding Treatment of Hepatitis C Among Patients with Substance Use Disorder," presented by Erin Bredenberg, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date March 14, 2023
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Functional Consequences of Acetylation on Sarcomeric Proteins

Watch the Department of Medicine's March 7, 2023 Research & Innovation Conference: "Functional Consequences of Acetylation on Sarcomeric Proteins," presented by Kathleen Woulfe, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date March 07, 2023
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Engaging Stakeholders to Design a Physical Activity Support Program for Adults with Overweight or Obesity: Preliminary Findings

Watch the Department of Medicine's Feb. 28, 2023 Research & Innovation Conference: "Engaging Stakeholders to Design a Physical Activity Support Program for Adults with Overweight or Obesity: Preliminary Findings," presented by Danielle M. Ostendorf, PhD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date February 28, 2023
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GrittyWork: Improving Patient, Clinician and Organizational Outcomes through Evidence-Based Hospitalist Staffing Models

Watch the Department of Medicine's Feb. 21, 2023 Research & Innovation Conference – "GrittyWork: Improving Patient, Clinician and Organizational Outcomes through Evidence-Based Hospitalist Staffing Models," presented by Marisha Burden, MD, professor of medicine, Head, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Angela Keniston, MSPH, assistant professor of medicine, Director, Data and Analytics, Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date February 21, 2023
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Discovering T Cell Epitopes in Granulomatous Lung Disease

Watch the Department of Medicine's Feb. 21, 2023 Research & Innovation Conference: "Discovering T Cell Epitopes in Granulomatous Lung Disease," presented by Michael T. Falta, PhD, assistant research professor of medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date February 21, 2023
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Macrophages in the Right Ventricle

Watch the Department of Medicine's Jan. 31, 2023, Research and Innovation Conference, "Macrophages in the Right Ventricle," presented by Sue Gu, MD, MScPH, instructor of medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Laboratory, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date January 31, 2023
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Complement and the Kidney

Watch the Department of Medicine's Jan. 24, 2023 Research and Innovation Conference: "Complement and the Kidney," presented by Joshua M. Thurman, MD, professor of medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date January 24, 2023
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Leveraging Innovative Mixed Methods in the VA Transitions Nurse Program

Watch the Department of Medicine's Jan. 24, 2023 Research and Innovation Conference: "Leveraging Innovative Mixed Methods in the VA Transitions Nurse Program," presented by Christine D. Jones, MD, MS, associate professor of medicine, Interim Associate Director, Denver-Seattle Center of Innovation, Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center; Co-Director, Veterans Affairs Advanced Health Services Research and Development Fellowship Program, Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date January 24, 2023
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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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Standardized Risk Assessment for Perioperative Delirium

Watch the Department of Medicine's Jan. 10 Research & Innovation Conference – "Standardized Risk Assessment for Perioperative Delirium," presented by Robert B. Metter, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Director, Inpatient Medicine Consult Service, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date January 10, 2023
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Hastening Improvement in Lung Cancer Outcomes: Screening, Survivorship and Social Change

Watch the Department of Medicine's Jan. 10, 2023 Research & Innovation Conference – "Hastening Improvement in Lung Cancer Outcomes: Screening, Survivorship and Social Change," presented by Jamie Studts, PhD, professor of medicine, Division of Medical Oncology; Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control; Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date January 10, 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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How Palliative Care Could Help Break the SNF-to-Hospital Cycle

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Publish DateFebruary 20, 2024

A dearth of coordination or integration between rehab teams and palliative care teams routinely forces some patients into a cycle between the hospital and the nursing home in their last year of life.

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Brain Tomorrow

Chronic Back Pain? Treat Your Brain, Not Your Back

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Publish DateFebruary 20, 2024

An important new study indicates that for some sufferers of chronic back pain, retraining the brain’s perception of pain may yield greater relief than treating the back only as the site of the pain.

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Low Bleeding Profile With Asundexian Seen in Pooled Analysis

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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

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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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