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Colorado’s $1 Million Vaccine Drawings Are Almost Over. Did They Convince Anyone To Get The Shot?

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Publish DateJuly 12, 2021

“It’s hard to answer that question definitively, I think,” said Glen Mays, the chair and a professor in the Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz. He said the drawings were novel and helped promote awareness and excitement about the vaccinations but they came after many early adopters already had gotten their shots. So it’s “really difficult to know exactly what, if any, boost it’s had.” It seems likely that the drawings, at the very least, arrested, then slowed, a significant slide in consumer interest in getting the vaccine.

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More Kids In Juvenile Courts Are There For Violent Crimes. Anger Management Classes Can Help Low-Level Offenders, But Others Need More Intervention

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Publish DateJune 18, 2021

Dr. Jessica Hawks, a clinical and adolescent psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said there isn’t much research on the effectiveness of court-ordered anger management classes, partly because there isn’t one consistent way to teach the classes. The research that does exist suggests the best outcomes involve a “cognitive behavioral” approach and involves parents in the treatment.

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Million-Dollar Drawings, Drag Queens And Free Beer — How Effective Are COVID Vaccine Incentives?

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Publish DateJune 18, 2021

There’s little formal research on non-monetary incentives, like drag queens, mariachi bands, churros and beer, said Glen Mays, who is chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. But the good news is he expects even clinics that vaccinate relatively few people will generate ripple effects. “People who get vaccinated through these kinds of special events, they’re connected to friends and colleagues. And having a friend who’s been vaccinated, having a social contact, who’s been vaccinated, raises those other social contacts’ likelihood of being aware of and ultimately taking up the vaccine,” said Mays.

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Attracting Doctors To Rural Colorado Is A Big Problem. This CU Anschutz Researcher Has A Few Ideas To Fix That

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Publish DateApril 27, 2021

Deutchman is a physician at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He regularly visits small town clinics to train doctors in the use of emerging technologies. He also directs the Rural Track Program at Anschutz, and a big part of the reason he facilitates such training is so the clinics can return the favor for his students. “[They] take advantage of having their physicians that they’re learning from have the ability to teach them in these different technologies,” Deutchman said.

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When The Pandemic Hit, This Professor Traded The Classroom For Public Health Service

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Publish DateApril 09, 2021

Dawn Comstock thrived as a tenured full professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz in Aurora. She taught. She researched and published peer-reviewed studies on things like concussions and injuries in high school sports. In many ways, it was a dream gig. Then, the pandemic hit. “I just felt that I had something to offer and I couldn’t sit on the sidelines anymore,” Comstock said.

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What Side Effects To Expect From The COVID Vaccine (And Why It Still Beats Getting Sick)

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Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

Dr. Fernando Holguin, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Anschutz Medical Campus, said the studies reflect what he’s seen. “There were no hospitalizations related to these events and people recover in one to two days,” Holguin said. He said the symptoms pale in comparison to those who get hit hard with COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Stole Chef Bonanno’s Taste And Smell. Science Is Working On Why

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Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

The good news according to neuroscientist Diego Restrepo who runs a smell lab at The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is that, for most people, the loss of these senses is temporary. Bonanno said his wife lost hers for just a few days. “Most people will recover their sense of taste and smell within a few months,” Restrepo said.

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A Blip, Not A Surge: How Colorado Dodged A Holiday Coronavirus Tsunami

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Publish DateJanuary 21, 2021

“You’re asking the question I think scientists are going to spend the next decade trying to unpack,” said Elizabeth Carlton, an associate professor for the school at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and member of the Colorado COVID-19 Modeling Team that provides epidemiological modeling for the state.

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