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Foundation started after Sandy Hook shooting to study violence prevention to merge with CU Anschutz Medical Campus center

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Publish DateNovember 19, 2020

A foundation started by the parents of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim is closing and being reborn as a program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Folding the Avielle Foundation into the National Mental Health Innovation Center at the university’s main medical training and services campus will make the work of the center more robust and lead to a broader impact, said Matt Vogl, the center's executive director. “We are not currently able to focus attention specifically on violence prevention, building compassion and the associated brain science behind those things,” he said in an email. “Now we can.”

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Ideas Around Testing Remain Unclear as State Relaxes Stay-at-Home Directives

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Publish DateApril 27, 2020

“Tests are backlogged until September, all of them,” Colorado School of Public Health at Anschutz professor May Chu said. … “It’s a huge failure,” said Daniel Goldberg, a public health ethicist and associate professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

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CU Anschutz Turns in High-Profile Research on Children, Bipolar Disorder

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Publish DateJanuary 31, 2020

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus brought notable attention to the work there this month as they explore help for children and teens vulnerable to bipolar disorder. Researchers found two treatments were more effective at delaying new and recurring bipolar symptoms: 12 sessions of teaching families better communication skills or six sessions of traditional psychoeducation to help patients understand and cope with their symptoms.

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Contraceptive questions answered quietly at Catholic hospitals

news outletColorado Politics
Publish DateJanuary 23, 2020

Last month, Maryam Guiahi at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus published an article in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology to make the case that the zeal to stop abortions are, possibly, causing more. She can't prove it conclusively because Catholic hospitals, a major source of health care in this country, especially for the poor, put up what she calls "research barriers" around women they treat. Guiahi knows a sea change on reproductive care based on faith will be difficult to affect. 

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Polis signs new laws for mental health services

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Publish DateMay 17, 2019

Thursday at a ceremony at Children's Hospital Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Polis signed Senate Bill 195 to improve the state’s behavioral health system for kids.

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Colorado’s work on Down syndrome research headed to D.C.

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Publish DateOctober 20, 2017

On a five-member panel of experts, three are from Colorado: Michelle Sie Whitten, founder, CEO and president of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and Frank Stephens, the Quincy Jones Advocate for the Denver-based foundation, who lives in the Washington, D.C., area, as well as Dr. Joaquin M. Espinosa. executive director of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

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