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Valerie Gleaton

Research    Community

Studies Explore Links Between Stress, Choline Deficiency, Preterm Births, and Mental Health Issues

In two recent articles published in Schizophrenia Bulletin, Sharon Hunter, PhD, an associate professor in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, and M. Camille Hoffman, MD, MSc, an associate professor in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, along with their research group, have uncovered a potential link between choline deficiency in Black pregnant women in the United States and increased risk of developmental and behavioral issues that can evolve into mental illness later in for their children’s lives.

Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date June 16, 2021
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Education    Community    Students   

CU School of Medicine Holds Commencement for the Class of 2021

The University of Colorado School of Medicine Hooding & Oath Ceremony took place Friday, May 28, 2021, at 9 a.m. Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, the in-person ceremony was limited to the 184 members of the class of 2021, their personal CU School of Medicine faculty hooders, and up to two vaccinated guests each. The event was also livestreamed for friends and family members unable to attend in person.  

Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date May 28, 2021
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Community    Students

From Operating Room to Great Outdoors, Graduate Looks Back on Med School Experience

With graduation approaching, Eliza Baird-Daniel is looking forward to returning to her hometown of Seattle, Washington, to begin her residency. Baird-Daniel came to the University of Colorado School of Medicine after earning her undergraduate degree in neurobiology from Cornell University. We sat down with her to find out why she went into medicine, what she hopes to accomplish in the future, and what advice she’d give to new medical students.

Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date May 14, 2021
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Research    Innovation   

Center for Surgical Innovation Celebrates One Year in New Location, Looks Forward to the Future

When Sarah Massena joined the Center for Surgical Innovation (CSI) as executive director in 2007, she saw the role as an ideal way to merge her interests in science and business.

Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date May 04, 2021
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Education    Community

New CU School of Medicine at Colorado State University to Welcome First Cohort this Summer

The new University of Colorado School of Medicine at Colorado State University (CU SOM at CSU) branch campus will welcome its first four-year cohort of 12 medical students in Fort Collins this July. The branch will provide new avenues for clinical training for students as well as an opportunity to collaborate with another of Colorado’s top universities.  

Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date April 23, 2021
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$3M Grant Awarded to Orthopedics Researcher to Study the Role of the Gut Microbiome on Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects the joints, but according to researcher Michael Zuscik, PhD, it may start in the gut.

Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date April 02, 2021
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Community    COVID-19    Students    Vaccinations

CU Medical Student Helps Streamline COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Events

When COVID-19 struck during his first year of medical school in 2020, Michael Skaggs was still a few years away from being able to provide clinical care to patients. But he was right on time to put his skills as a former engineer and whitewater rafting company manager to work.

Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date March 23, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    COVID-19

Increased Alcohol Consumption During COVID-19 Pandemic Could Lead to  Uptick in Liver Disease 

James Burton, MD, professor of medicine and medical director of liver transplantation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, says he and his colleagues are already starting to see the effect pandemic drinking is having on patients.  

Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date February 15, 2021
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School of Medicine In the News


After what scientists learned from COVID vaccines, a look at the future of mRNA technology

news outlet9News
Publish DateJune 02, 2021

Researchers believe mRNA technology, which was used in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, could permanently change the way vaccines are developed. 

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The Denver Post

Todd Saliman, CU’s chief financial officer, named interim university president

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

Todd Saliman, the University of Colorado’s chief financial officer, was named interim president of the four-campus, multibillion-dollar CU system Tuesday ahead of the looming departure of President Mark Kennedy.

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Eat This, Not That!

What Happens To Your Heart When You Drink Coffee

news outletEat This, Not That!
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

This may be music to your sleep-deprived ears: new research convincingly shows that, for most people, enjoying coffee on a regular basis may actually be good for your heart.

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Novel rRNA Assay Pinpoints Drugs That Shorten Time to TB Cure

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJune 01, 2021

A novel, non-culture-based assay called the ribosomal RNA synthesis (RS) ratio provides a molecular metric to assess the effects of candidate tuberculosis (TB) drugs, potentially accelerating the development of treatments that can cure TB faster, researchers say.

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