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Department of Surgery News and Stories


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From COVID-19 to Opioids: Medical Students Highlight Studies Completed Through Summer Research Program

In the course of her research, Jamie Burke, a student in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, learned that at least 50% of patients surveyed at a safety net breast surgical oncology clinic were uncomfortable interpreting their own medical results.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date December 16, 2022
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Research    Education    Community    Students

New Research Shows that Surgical Training Tool Significantly Improves Residents’ Ability to Practice Essential Skills

A tool designed to help surgical trainees practice skills such as knot tying, suturing, vascular and bowel anastomoses, and other techniques has helped eliminate barriers to simulation resources.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date March 16, 2022
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Medical Student Receives Grant to Help With Cannabis Study

Emma Lamping, a second-year student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has received a $5,000 “Emerging Scientist Award” from the Institute of Cannabis Research in Pueblo, Colorado, for her work on a research study comparing postoperative pain medication requirements and surgical outcomes after major abdominal surgery for the treatment of cancer between daily cannabis users and nonusers of cannabis.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date January 06, 2022
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Research    Education    Students

Second Annual Medical Student Summer Research Program Offers Mentorship and Hands-On Research Experience

Of all the lessons she learned during the eight-week Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSRP), Rose Castle, a rising second year at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who is interested in pursuing general surgery, drew her main takeaway outside the operating room.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date August 10, 2021
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Department of Surgery In the News


Altruistic Donors Helping Strangers

news outletCPR
Publish DateMarch 08, 2023

The number of people in the United States needing a liver transplant overall is growing, so the generosity of living donors is increasingly important.

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The New York Times

New Treatment Could Help Fix the Heart’s ‘Forgotten Valve’

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMarch 04, 2023

For the first time, patients with damaged tricuspid valves in their hearts might have a safe treatment that actually helps.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Loveland Woman Warns Others After Burning Herself in the Shower

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 09, 2023

Clinicians advise awareness of scald burns, which involve touching a hot liquid and happen regularly in the bathroom and kitchen.

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CBS4 Denver

Frostbite Symptoms to Watch for During Frigid Temperatures Along Colorado's Front Range

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateJanuary 30, 2023

Frostbite is a concern when temperatures fall dangerously low as what is happening to start this week.

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