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Valerie Gleaton

Education    Community   

Panel Discusses “Being LGBTQIA+ On Anschutz Medical Campus”

On June 28 the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE) hosted the third installment in its virtual community event series “Being _____ On Anschutz Medical Campus.” The goal of the series is to connect with the Anschutz community and amplify diverse voices through candid conversations with members of underrepresented groups. Previous events centered on the Black and AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) communities.

Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date June 30, 2021
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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 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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Physicians On COVID Crisis Standards In Idaho And Elsewhere: ‘Enormous Amount Of Anger’

news outletNPR
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2021

The very idea of rationing health care is something usually reserved for battlefields, or massive disasters such as earthquakes or typhoons. But indeed, such rationing is a grim reality as caregivers in north and north central Idaho consider “triage protocols” in the shadow of a new surge of COVID-19.

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CBS4 Denver

Data From Colorado Hospitals Part Of New Study That Shows Moderna Vaccine Is Slightly Better Against Delta Variant

news outletCBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2021

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective against the delta variant. 

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Denver hospitals are seeing ICU beds fill up

news outlet9News
Publish DateSeptember 15, 2021

Colorado has nearly 900 people in the hospital with COVID-19; 83% of them are unvaccinated. 

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Why You May Feel Like You Need More Sleep When You Feel Sick

news outletwell+good
Publish DateSeptember 14, 2021

Sleep and the workings of the immune system are inextricably intertwined: When you’re chronically sleep-deprived, your immune response is weaker, which can increase your likelihood of getting sick from whatever virus or bacteria is floating in your airspace.

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