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The Denver Post

CU School of Medicine launches endowed scholarship to support Black, underrepresented students in medical field

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

Among other accomplishments, Blackwood opened a private practice; served three years in the U.S. Air Force, during which time he opened the Radiology Department at Hamilton Air Force Base in California; and was the first African American clinical professor of medicine at the CU School of Medicine.

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9News

'She was basically housed in a separate facility': CU's first Black nurse fought racism to help others in need

news outlet9News
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

Her sons, along with the University of Colorado College of Nursing, established a memorial nursing scholarship in her name and hope she will be inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.

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Colorado Public Radio

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

news outletColorado Public Radio
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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The New York Times

Coffee Drinking Tied to Lower Risk of Heart Failure

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

“Usually, researchers pick things they suspect would be risk factors for heart failure — smoking, for example — and then look at smokers versus nonsmokers,” said the senior author, Dr. David P. Kao, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado [School of Medicine]. “But machine learning identifies variables that are predictive of either increased or decreased risk, but that you haven’t necessarily thought of.”

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Denver 7

Will the COVID-19 pandemic change our perception on employees staying home when they are sick?

news outletDenver 7
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

There are potential economic benefits for businesses that allow employees to call out sick, according to Glen Mays, a professor of public health policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. “We know from strong evidence that taking sick days significantly reduces the likelihood of transmission in the work settings,” Mays said.

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CBS4 Denver

Actor Gary Sinise Expands Philanthropic Work To Help More Colorado Veterans Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injuries

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateFebruary 25, 2021

Actor Gary Sinise is expanding his philanthropic work and that means more help for Colorado veterans with brain injuries. His new network will give money to the Marcus Institute for Brain Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Colorado Public Radio

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

news outletColorado Public Radio
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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The Denver Post

How many first responders in the Denver area have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine? It’s hard to know.

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 12, 2021

“It is very disappointing that this is not something that we’re tracking,” said Glen Mays, chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. “It’s a high-priority area. First-responder safety and protection is a critical element of the emergency preparedness plans that are put in place at every level of government.”

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