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Safeguarding Reproductive Care During COVID-19 Crisis

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Publish DateMarch 25, 2020

"Things that should be routine and easy are becoming much more complex," says Dr. Nina Ball, a recent graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a consultant with the advocacy group Cobalt. "Life is changing as we all try to act in the most socially conscious way and avoid trips out of the house that are not necessary and keep distance from others to stop the spread of COVID-19."

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Colorado School of Public Health Drops GRE Requirement

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Publish DateOctober 23, 2019

The Colorado School of Public Health, a coalition of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado that stands as the only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain region, has dropped Graduate Record Examinations, popularly known as the GREs, from its admissions requirements. The move is part of a growing national trend against the use of standardized test scores as a prerequisite to college entry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Cancer, Lung Health and Pain: Colorado’s Clinical Marijuana Studies

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Publish DateJune 12, 2019

Colorado has sixteen active or future clinical marijuana studies, making it fourth highest in number of studies behind Connecticut (35), California (23) and New York (23). The majority of the studies in Colorado involved institutions such as the University of Colorado and Children's Hospital Colorado and are researching marijuana's effects on breast milk, cancer patients, chronic pain, Parkinson's and other ailments.

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Pot revenue could fund new education and law enforcement programs

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Publish DateJanuary 16, 2019

In 2017, the General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 17-074, which created a two-year medication-assisted treatment (MAT) expansion pilot program, administered by the University of Colorado College of Nursing, to expand access to medication-assisted treatment to opioid-dependent patients in Pueblo and Routt counties. The 2017 act directs the General Assembly to appropriate $500,000 per year for the 2017-’18 and 2018-’19 fiscal years from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund to the University of Colorado board of regents, for allocation to the College of Nursing to implement the pilot program. The pilot program repeals on June 30

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CU Kratom Critic: “We Don’t Know If It Works or What the Proof Is”

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Publish DateAugust 28, 2018

Advocates for kratom tout the popular herbal substance grown mainly in Southeast Asia as great for treating chronic pain, anxiety and heroin addiction, among many other uses, and decry Denver Environmental Health's decision to ban it for human consumption last November. But University of Colorado professor and pharmacologist Robert Valuck thinks such a prohibition makes sense even if kratom has medical value. "I'm not saying kratom doesn't work," Valuck stresses. "I'm saying we don't know if it works or what the proof is."

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Study: Too Many Cannabis Industry Employees Get High at Work

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Publish DateMarch 22, 2018

In 2017, the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment taught a daylong course on health and safety practices in the workplace for pot company owners and employees, focusing on a cannabis workplace safety guide released by the CDPHE earlier that year. That course is now available online.

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Richard Kogan on Beethoven, Mad Genius and Creative Resilience

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Publish DateNovember 08, 2017

Richard Kogan, an award-winning psychiatrist and pianist, sees Beethoven as more than just the mad genius he’s often portrayed as. The composer also has “an extraordinary story of recovery from trauma,” says Korgan, who will lecture Thursday night on the subject at the CU Anschutz Campus.

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Matt Vogl’s Mental Breakthrough: From Suicide to a New Center

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Publish DateSeptember 26, 2017

But instead of ending his career, Vogl’s raw honesty opened a new chapter. Four years later, he heads the National Mental Health Innovation Center, an Anschutz Foundation-backed, $10 million startup of his own design.

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