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Testing for Blood Clotting Abnormalities Reveals Which Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients Are at Risk for Thrombotic Events

When researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, used a combination of two specific blood-clotting tests, they found critically ill patients infected with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were at high risk for developing renal failure, venous blood clots, and other complications associated with blood clots, such as stroke.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 15, 2020
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Charles J. Blackwood - A True Pioneer

The University of Colorado School of Medicine was launched in 1883. The new medical school, despite the sentiments about co-ed medical education at the time, did offer medical school admission to “all persons of either sex.” There was no such provision for African Americans. Though the early female students may not have been welcomed with open arms, the first female graduated in 1891. However, it was over 4 more decades, 1947, before CU School of Medicine graduated the first African American student, Dr. Charles J. Blackwood. He was featured in the CU Alumnus magazine on stage with Dr. Florence Sabin with a caption that described him as the first “Negro” graduate.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 03, 2020
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School of Medicine In the News

9News

Colorado doctor featured on Golden Globes with actress Carey Mulligan

news outlet9News
Publish DateMarch 01, 2021

A Colorado doctor was center stage Sunday night as he joined celebrities at the Golden Globes. Dr. Fernando Holguin has spent the last year treating COVID-19 patients – but on Sunday, Hollywood took a minute to honor health-care workers like him.

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The Denver Post

Drop in Flu During Pandemic

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateFebruary 24, 2021

“I’ve never seen flu this low,” said Larissa Pisney, medical director of
infection prevention and control for UCHealth University of Colorado
Hospital [and assistant professor of medicine at CU School of
Medicine]. “This is certainly unprecedented.”

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Colorado professor says he wishes he had the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 24, 2021

On Wednesday the FDA said Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. This could help pave the way for its approval for emergency use after a meeting on Friday.

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Fox 31 | Channel 2

Doctors say COVID-19 vaccine is safe for ‘long haulers’ despite lack of hard data

news outletFox 31 | Channel 2
Publish DateFebruary 24, 2021

 Persisting symptoms in recovered COVID-19 patients continue to baffle doctors nearly a year after some of the affected people first became sick.

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