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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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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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Research    Geriatrics    Physiology & Biophysics

Research Reveals Endurance Exercise Training Impacts Biological Molecules

As part of an ongoing national research effort to better understand how physical activity improves health and prevents disease, seven University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty members contributed to an article recently published in Nature, an international journal of science. 


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 21, 2024
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Research    Hospital Medicine    Grant    Hospitalists

Inter-Hospital Transfers Can Go Wrong for Patients. Amy Yu, MD, Wants to Change That.

What happens to patients when they’re transferred from one hospital to another has not been well studied, and national guidelines to standardize transfer procedures are lacking, says a University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member and hospitalist. But what is known about inter-hospital transfers is troubling enough: Patients moved between acute-care hospitals often experience worse clinical outcomes and higher costs than other patients with similar conditions.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date May 20, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Medicine    Infectious disease    HIV

Injectable HIV Medication is Superior to Oral Medication for Patients Who Frequently Miss Doses, Study Finds

When a person is diagnosed with HIV, they are placed on a lifelong HIV treatment regimen, called antiretroviral therapy, to keep the virus under control. But for many people, having to take medicine every day can be a struggle for a variety of reasons, resulting in missed doses that could potentially lead to a decline in their health.


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date May 14, 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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Research    Education    Faculty    Awards    Mentoring    Staff

‘Shining a Light on our Incredible People’: CU Department of Medicine Presents Faculty & Staff Awards

Innovation. Transformation. Extraordinary contributions. All these and more were recognized May 8 at the 2024 University of Colorado Department of Medicine Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony.


Author Mark Harden | 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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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    Pediatrics    Community Health    Health Policy

3 Tips on Building a Successful Research Career

Whether it’s inspiring health care policy changes or increasing the accessibility of medical devices, faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have proven the ability of research to enact positive — and even life-saving — change.


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 22, 2024
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Research    Education    Mental Health    Career Development    Internal Medicine

Research Finds Novel Block Training Schedule May Reduce Resident Burnout

For years, leaders of the University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program in the Department of Medicine have been brainstorming ways to improve how they train the next generation of doctors.   


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 18, 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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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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Research    Internal Medicine    Bioethics

‘We’re the Telescope Looking Forward’: Medical Ethicists Ask Tough Questions as Part of $66 Million Research Project

In the original “Jurassic Park” movie, after the process of bringing dinosaurs back to life is explained to a team of consultants, one of them voices a warning: “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”

University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty members will be asking the “should” question years before there’s an answer to “could.”


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date April 05, 2024
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Research    Obesity    CCTSI    Community Health

Want to Lose Weight? An Eyeglass Device Can Help Track Your Calories

Tracking how many calories you consume throughout the day to help you lose weight can be a difficult and time-consuming process, but what if you had a device that did it for you?


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 04, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Palliative care

How a CU Biostatistician is Helping Improve Palliative Care Research

If a person is diagnosed with a serious illness like dementia, heart failure, or cancer, they may begin to receive a specialized type of medical care called palliative care, which focuses on improving the quality of life of both patients and their caregivers. 


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date April 03, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19    Infectious disease

CU Doctor Describes Service on NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in 2020 and left millions of people with unanswered questions, a panel of experts from across the country assembled to try to find answers, including the University of Colorado Department of Medicine’s own Steven Johnson, MD. 


Author Tayler Shaw | Publish Date March 19, 2024
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Research    Rheumatoid Arthritis

How a Common Food Ingredient Can Take a Wrong Turn, Leading to Arthritis

A University of Colorado Department of Medicine faculty member says she and her colleagues have identified the means in which bacteria in the digestive system can break down tryptophan in the diet into an inflammatory chemical that primes the immune system towards arthritis.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date March 07, 2024
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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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Research    Latino Health    Hospital Medicine    Dialysis

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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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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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
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Author CU Innovations | Publish Date December 14, 2022
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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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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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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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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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Research    Press Coverage

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

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

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Author Department of Medicine | Publish Date March 17, 2022
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The New York Times

F.D.A. Warns Against ‘Microdosing’ Mushroom Chocolate Bars

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateJune 10, 2024

At least 12 people in eight states have fallen ill after eating Diamond Shruumz-brand Microdosing Chocolate Bars and other mushroom edibles, including several who had seizures or lost consciousness and needed to be placed on ventilators. People also developed high blood pressure and abnormal heart rates.

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

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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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