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CU Researcher Receives First-Time Award to Support Ophthalmic Database Development

Jennifer Patnaik, PhD, researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, received the first-ever Philip and Elaine Ellis New Investigator in Ophthalmology Research Award. The gift provides independent research funding to new ophthalmic investigators.

Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date November 23, 2021
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CU School of Medicine Names New Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases

Scott Oliver, MD, chief of the Retina Service and director of the Eye Cancer Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named the inaugural Vitale-Schlessman Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases at the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center, effective Nov. 1, 2021. 

Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date November 16, 2021
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Can Docs Stop Elder Abuse From the Exam Room?

news outletMedscape
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2023

When an elderly woman with advanced Alzheimer's disease entered Laura Mosqueda's examination room for the first time, the patient sat slumped in her wheelchair.

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Wall Street Journal

High-Earning Men Are Cutting Back on Their Working Hours

news outletWall Street Journal
Publish DateJanuary 26, 2023

Lotte Dyrbye, the chief well-being officer for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said she often hears from early-career physicians and other medical professionals who want to work fewer hours to avoid burnout. These medical workers are deciding that to be in it for the long haul requires a day every week or two to decompress, Dyrbye says. But as staff cut back their hours, it costs medical organizations money and may compromise access to care.

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Does Cannabis Use Impair Treatment Adherence?

news outletPOZ
Publish DateJanuary 25, 2023

Older people living with HIV who used cannabis within the past month were about twice as likely to sometimes miss doses of their antiretroviral medications, according to a study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

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Targeted Oncology

A Closer Look at the Most Recent NCCN Guidelines for Bladder Cancer

news outletTargeted Oncology
Publish DateJanuary 24, 2023

The treatment landscape for patients with bladder cancer has rapidly changed with the addition of PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors approved for urothelial carcinoma, antibody drug conjugates like enfortumab vedotin-ejfv (Pacdev), and also targeted agents such as erdafitinib (Balversa) for patients with select FGFR mutations.

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