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National Blood Donor Month Highlights Ongoing Need for Regular Blood Donation

The American Red Cross recently made headlines when it announced that anyone who donates blood between January 1–31 will automatically be entered to win two tickets to Super Bowl LVI February 13 in Los Angeles.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 25, 2022
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Education    Community    Students   

First-Generation Medical Student Hopes to Bring More Mentorship to Medicine

As if medical school wasn’t challenging enough, Amira Otmane and her classmates in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Class of 2024 have also had to contend with beginning their medical education during a worldwide pandemic.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date January 21, 2022
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Research    Community    COVID-19    Child & Adolescent

How the Pandemic Changed Children’s Relationships With Social Media

Responding to concerns over increased screen time for teenagers during the pandemic and the potential negative effects of social media use, CU School of Medicine psychology faculty members Jenna Glover, PhD, Sandra Fritsch, MD, and Merlin Ariefdjohan, PhD, reviewed recent studies on children and digital technology, synthesizing their findings in a paper published this month in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date January 17, 2022
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Education    Community   

State of the School 2022

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Colorado School of Medicine still had many accomplishments to celebrate in 2021.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date January 13, 2022
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Education    Community    Students   

Family Motivates Mission to Break Down Health Barriers

Growing up and watching her dad dress in slightly mismatched suits and ties, Jasmin Torres smiled as she witnessed his fashion choices. While a fond memory of her childhood, she eventually learned her father’s fashion wasn’t a quirk, but rather a result of color blindness.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date January 12, 2022
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Education    Community    Students    Medicine

Grandmother’s Experiences During World War II Influence Student’s Decision to Pursue Medicine

Rebecca Henkind grew up seeing the example of her grandmother’s volunteer work with people experiencing homelessness – at the Flemington (New Jersey) Area Food Pantry and with Flemington Presbyterian Church’s shelter.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 07, 2022
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Ava Swenson Balances Medicine With History and Art

Even as a premed student at the University of Minnesota, Ava Swenson knew that to feel truly fulfilled in her medical career, she would need to find ways to indulge her loves of art and history along the way.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 28, 2021
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Research    Patient Care    Education    Community

CU School of Medicine Top Stories of 2021

This was another exciting year for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and we were able to share more than 70 stories spotlighting our incredible faculty, staff, trainees, and students.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date December 16, 2021
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Research    Press Releases    Community    Diabetes

Planting the SEEDS to Connect Diabetes Patients With Devices That Help Them Manage Their Disease

As a nurse, researcher, and educator at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for the past 17 years, Laurel Messer, PhD, has conducted clinical trials that brought devices to market to help diabetes patients monitor their blood sugar levels and administer insulin.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 15, 2021
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Community    Faculty   

CU School of Medicine Faculty Member is Headed to the 2022 Paralympics

Pam Wilson, MD, was your typical recreational athlete before the 1978 car accident that left her partially paralyzed and using a wheelchair for mobility, but after the accident, sports became a vital part of her recovery — a way to strive, compete, improve, and measure her progress as she went through physical therapy and rehabilitation.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 13, 2021
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Research    Community    COVID-19

Colorado Children Currently Participating in Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Trial for Ages 6 Months to 5 Years

A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher is guiding Colorado’s participation in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial for children ages 6 months to 5 years.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date December 02, 2021
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Research    Community    Faculty    Diabetes

Research Finds Breath Ketone Analyzers May Detect Ketosis in People with Type I Diabetes

For people with type I diabetes, a build-up of blood acids called ketones can lead to a serious condition called diabetic ketoacidosis. This condition occurs when the body doesn’t have enough insulin to break down glucose, its usual energy source, and can lead to diabetic coma or even death.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Community    COVID-19

How Worried Should We Be About the Omicron Variant?

A troubling new variant of the COVID-19 virus first observed by South African scientists has now been found in other parts of the world, including Portugal, Botswana, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It has been found in several U.S. states as well, including Colorado, New York, Hawaii, and Minnesota. Researchers are concerned, as the new variant — dubbed the Omicron variant by the World Health Organization — shows signs of being more contagious than previous variants. It may also be less susceptible to current COVID-19 vaccines.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 29, 2021
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Research    Community   

Keeping An Eye Out for Diabetes

Although early warning signs are often out of sight, patients with any type of diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic eye disease. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss or blindness for people who have diabetes, but it’s not the only type of diabetic eye disease.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date November 29, 2021
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Patient Care    Community

CU Movement Disorders Center Launches Telehealth Program for Underserved Communities

Movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease are complex conditions that often take a specialist — or even a team of specialists — to diagnose and treat. But to many people who live in rural areas or medically underserved communities, specialty care can be geographically or financially out of reach.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date November 12, 2021
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Education    Community    Students

Military Lessons Translate to Medical Studies for Former U.S. Navy Pilot

There’s a saying in U.S. Navy aviation: No fast hands in a cockpit. That means if a warning light comes on or anything else happens to indicate an emergency, the pilot doesn’t immediately start poking buttons or yanking levers. They pause, they take a breath, they assess the situation, and then they respond.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 11, 2021
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Research    Patient Care    Community

Research Finds Associations Between Maternal Diet, Body Composition, and Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome is a relatively new area of study, especially as it relates to pregnancy and how maternal diet and weight can impact it across the three trimesters of a pregnancy.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date November 09, 2021
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Community    Students    CU Medicine Today

On the Job Training

When Jay Lemery, MD, an associate professor of emergency medicine, launched the Climate & Health Science Policy Fellowship in 2017, he started with a recently graduated emergency medicine fellow working in the CU Department of Emergency Medicine.


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date November 04, 2021
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Community    Mental Health

Missy Franklin Shares Mental Health Struggles At Johnson Depression Center Luncheon

When it comes to mental health, it is essential to be vulnerable, to speak out about your struggles, and to practice self-care.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 29, 2021
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Campus Life    Community    Students    Advocacy   

White Coats for Black Lives Holds Annual Die-In to Emphasize Need for Action in Addressing Racism

The wind kicked up as soon as everyone “died,” cold and fierce around the dozens of students, faculty members, and staff members lying on the concrete and browning grass.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 27, 2021
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Patient Care    Community   

Protect Your Eyes from Spooky Infections this Halloween

If you think ghosts, goblins, and vampires are spooky, then beware of the terrors that can result from wearing costume contact lenses that have not been properly prescribed or fitted. Studies show people wearing cosmetic contacts have an increased risk for infections.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date October 26, 2021
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Research    Community

A Rhythmic Approach to Music Therapy for Parkinson’s Patients

The old poem says that music soothes the savage beast, but Isabelle Buard, PhD, is conducting research to find out if music can also soothe the effects of Parkinson’s disease on fine motor skills.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 22, 2021
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Research    Patient Care    Community    CU Medicine Today   

Challenging Outdated FDA Policy

The death of a 16-year-old boy who was bullied for being gay inspired Michael A. Puente, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, to campaign to change a 27-year-old federal regulation restricting the ability of gay and bisexual men to donate their corneas in the United States.


Author Chanthy Na | Publish Date October 21, 2021
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Patient Care    Education    Community    Faculty

Study Finds Family Physicians Deliver Babies in Majority of Rural Hospitals

In the heart of a city, the distances in rural communities may be difficult to envision. The space between neighbors can sometimes be measured in miles rather than blocks; a drive to the nearest hospital may take dozens of minutes rather than a handful.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 19, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    COVID-19    CU Medicine Today   

Addressing COVID-19 Disparities

From the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities of color have been hit hardest by the worst public health crisis in the past 100 years.  


Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date October 14, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    CU Medicine Today

Improving Trauma Care in South Africa

A research-based training program for South African paramedics led by the University of Colorado School of Medicine is improving South African trauma care while also identifying innovations that U.S. military combat medics could use to treat battlefield wounds.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date October 12, 2021
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Press Releases    Community    Faculty

‘Eye to Eye’ With Discrimination, Shame, Strength, and Beauty

Carey Candrian, PhD, knew the statistics.

“Nearly 50% of older LGBTQ adults say their doctor doesn’t know that they’re LGBTQ, and the stress of hiding takes up to 12 years off their life,” Candrian says. “Seventy-six percent of LGBTQ older adults fear having adequate support as they age. Thousands still experience discrimination, harassment, and abuse when seeking or living in senior housing. These are big numbers.”


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 08, 2021
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Research    Education    Community

Research Finds Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Fertility Awareness Among Reproductive-Aged Women

When Dana Siegel, MD, was a teacher and mentor to 4th grade students in an under-resourced public school as a City Year AmeriCorps Member prior to medical school, her primary goal was to help bridge education gaps, support equal opportunity for all students, and keep them on track to graduation. What she observed, however, was not just education gaps, but also underlying health care disparities that directly and indirectly impacted her students’ success in the classroom. It was during this time as a teacher that she decided to study medicine.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 07, 2021
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Community    Students

‘The Human Touch’ Puts the CU Anschutz Medical Campus’s Artistic Talent on Display

On page 52, third-year medical student Hayley Specht explores the dual nature of doctoring in her poignant poem “Blackbeard, MD.”


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date October 05, 2021
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Patient Care    Community   

Multidisciplinary Approach Offers Unified Ocular Inflammation Management

Kathryn Mayer was sitting outside with friends one evening when she experienced a strange sensation that caused her right eye to feel very blurry. She went to bed that night thinking it must be an issue with her contact lenses and carried on normally the next day.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date September 30, 2021
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Education    Community    Advocacy

Climate Fellow Working to Support Physicians in Becoming Climate Advocates

It began with a three-week plastic-free challenge that changed the course of Bhargavi Chekuri’s medical career path. The challenge was to go three weeks without the ease and convenience of plastic bags, plastic wrapping, and all the other plastics that make their way into daily life. 


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date September 23, 2021
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Research    Press Releases    Community

CU Researchers Awarded Grant to Study “Safety in Dementia” Decision Tool

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have been awarded a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant for a national study designed to improve firearm safety for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date September 17, 2021
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Combating COVID Stress Among Educators

Between remote learning, ongoing updated health regulations, vaccines, and mask mandates, there’s no question that educators have been among the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. To support educators, the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Colorado School of Medicine developed a new program to help teachers cope with mental health concerns brought on by the pandemic.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 15, 2021
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Research    Community    COVID-19   

COVID-19 Pandemic Presented Unique Challenges to Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Their Families

Of all the unexpected consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, one that parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing didn’t plan for was hearing aids getting tossed in the dog’s water dish.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date September 13, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    COVID-19

What Does the FDA’s Approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Mean?

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 and older. The approval provides the FDA’s strongest endorsement to the Pfizer vaccine, which previously had been approved under an emergency use authorization.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 25, 2021
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Community    Alumni

Serving the Underserved

What started as a way to provide affordable medical care to Denver’s refugee population has grown into a home away from home for those who are far away from home.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 24, 2021
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Community    Publications   

Treating Female Athletes is the Focus of a New Book by Associate Professor of Orthopedics

Orthopedic surgeon Rachel Frank, MD, went straight to the source for her new textbook on treating female athletes: All of the book’s primary authors are women.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 11, 2021
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138 CU Faculty Recognized as 5280 Magazine Top Doctors

Each year, Denver-area magazine 5280 publishes its list of top doctors. On this year’s list, which came out last week, CU School of Medicine faculty members continue to be ranked among the best. We are proud to congratulate the 138 CU School of Medicine faculty members honored with the title Top Doctor.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date August 04, 2021
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Education    Community    Students   

White Coat Ceremony Welcomes Members of the Class of 2025

The 184 members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Class of 2025 were welcomed into the medical profession Friday at the traditional White Coat Ceremony on campus. The group of first-year medical students heard from several speakers before ascending the stage to receive the white coats and stethoscopes that mark the beginning of their new academic journey.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 30, 2021
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Emergency Medicine Professor Headed to Summer Olympics as Physician for Team USA

After a year of waiting, Christina Yannetsos, MD, is finally headed to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 09, 2021
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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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U.S. News Ranks Children’s Hospital Colorado Among the Nation’s Best

U.S. News and World Report released its 2021–22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings this week. Children’s Hospital Colorado ranked number 6 nationally and placed seven pediatric specialties in the top 10, including a number-one ranking for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery. Children’s Colorado is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Together, the institutions are a national center for clinical care and medical research.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date June 15, 2021
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Community    COVID-19    Diversity

School of Medicine Doctor Focusing on Denver’s Latino Community During COVID-19

As a doctor on the front lines in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilia Cervantes, MD, quickly saw the disproportionate toll the virus was taking on Denver’s Latino community.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 04, 2021
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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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Education    Community    Students

CU School of Medicine Graduation 2021

After a year of many celebrations being held virtually, the University of Colorado School of Medicine will celebrate this year's graduates with an intimate hooding and oath ceremony on Friday, May 28, 2021.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date May 25, 2021
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Community    Students

Sharing a Special Moment With a Mentor

If she wanted to be hooded by her most important mentor, University of Colorado School of Medicine student Sara Delenn Graves knew she couldn’t wait until graduation.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 21, 2021
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Community    COVID-19   

CU School of Medicine Doctor Working to Get COVID-19 Supplies to India

After seeing the tragic COVID-19 crisis unfolding in India, Saketh Guntupalli, MD, associate professor of gynecologic oncology in the University of Colorado School of Medicine and member of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, decided to do something about it.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 19, 2021
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Community    Students

Coming Home, Giving Back and Paying it Forward

For Simon Feseha, attending the University of Colorado School of Medicine was a little bit like coming home.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 18, 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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Community    Students   

Exploring the World Leads to Medicine

Gavi Roda’s journey to medicine was seeded at a young age but didn’t fully blossom until her teenage years. As a child, she traveled frequently with her parents, Veralex and Greg Roda. Her family crisscrossed the world and moved more than eight times, including living in Singapore for four years, before finding a home in Broomfield, Colorado.


Author Chanthy Na | Publish Date May 10, 2021
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Press Releases    Education    Community

Scholar’s New Book Amplifies Children’s Voices

When children’s rights expert Warren Binford, JD, EdM, reported in 2019 that children in migration were held by the U.S. government in squalid conditions at the southern border, her description – based on interviews with the children and site inspections of the facilities – was denounced by White House officials and its allies as untrue.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date April 27, 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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Research    Community

Research on Burnout Among Nurses Receives AACN Award

A lot has changed in the 20 years since University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers Meredith Mealer, PhD, RN, and Marc Moss, MD, started studying the effects of stress on critical-care nurses.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 14, 2021
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Press Releases    Education    Community

CU School of Medicine Moves Up in the U.S. News and World Report Rankings

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is listed No. 6 in primary care and No. 27 in research on the Best Medical School rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 30, 2021
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Community    COVID-19

Spreading Truth, Combating Misinformation 

As a scientist and medical researcher, Emily Bates, PhD, was relieved and grateful to be able to take a COVID-19 vaccine. But when she began talking to others who didn’t work in medicine, she was surprised to find skepticism and resistance to the vaccines that can end the pandemic. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 29, 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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Education    Community    Students

Medical School Students Celebrate Virtual Match Day

For the second year in a row, the University of Colorado School of Medicine Match Day celebration was hosted virtually for students, faculty, staff, family, and friends due to the pandemic. Instead of a mad dash to retrieve an envelope from a bulletin board, like the Match Day Jeff Druck, MD, assistant dean of student affairs, experienced, this year’s Match announcement was replaced by an email that promptly hit inboxes at 10 a.m. MDT on Friday, March 19.


Author Emma Brokaw | Publish Date March 22, 2021
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Education    Community    Students

CU School of Medicine Match Day 2021

It's a time-honored tradition that many medical students dream about. You receive a message, you open it, and suddenly it seems like everything in your life changes. For medical students who are about to graduate, Match Day is a career-defining moment.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 19, 2021
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Education    Community    Faculty    Diversity

On a Mission to Create Meaningful Progress on Diversity and Inclusion

Kia Washington, MD, looks back on her undergraduate experience as four years that helped to shape who she is. One of those years in particular stands out as not just formative, but transformative.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date March 08, 2021
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CU and Mile High Medical Society Celebrate New Scholarship Fund

The University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus today announced the establishment of the Charles J. Blackwood, MD, Endowed Memorial Scholarship to support Black and other underrepresented medical students.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date February 22, 2021
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Patient Care    Education    Community

CU Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Reaches Five-Year Mark for Providing Care in Greenland

Five years ago, the Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine (WEM) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine journeyed to Greenland to provide health care services for researchers at the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Summit Station.


Author Chanthy Na | Publish Date February 19, 2021
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Patient Care    Community    COVID-19    Transplant Center

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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Education    Community    Students

CU School of Medicine Sees Applications Double Over Five Years

Even amid an increase in medical school applications across the country, the University of Colorado School of Medicine stands out. Outpacing the rise at most other medical schools, the CU School of Medicine has seen its number of applications double in the past five years, jumping 35% in the past year alone, compared to an increase of 18% nationwide. More than 14,000 candidates from around the world applied for one of just 184 seats in the class of 2025.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date February 12, 2021
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Research    Community

How the Pandemic is Disturbing Our Sleep

Katherine Green, MD, MS, assistant professor of otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and medical director of the UCHealth Sleep Medicine Clinic, knows how important sleep is to our overall well-being. She also knows that the stresses of the past year — the COVID-19 pandemic, social and political unrest — have had detrimental effects on our sleep.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date February 08, 2021
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Education    Community

Increasing Elementary Schoolers’ Access to Science

Along with art and music, science classes are often among the first to go when a school is faced with budget cuts.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date February 04, 2021
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State of the School Address by Dean Reilly

Dean John J. Reilly, Jr., MD, highlighted some of the CU School of Medicine’s accomplishments over the past five years and outlined key initiatives moving forward in his annual State of the School address on January 13. He also spoke to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date January 15, 2021
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Medical Students Gain Valuable Experience Through Community Projects

In October, ACCORDS (Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science) and the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute invited a panel of several current and former students from the University of Colorado School of Medicine to share their experiences working on community-based projects with the Committed to Community program through 2040 Partners for Health, an Aurora, Colorado based nonprofit that works to eliminate health disparities and improve health in marginalized communities in the Denver metro area.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date December 23, 2020
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CU School of Medicine Faculty Member Mentors Time Magazine’s ‘Kid of the Year’

The world got to know Gitanjali Rao on December 3, 2020, the day Time magazine named her its first ever “Kid of the Year.”

The 15-year-old scientist and inventor from Lone Tree, Colorado, was recognized for her projects addressing prescription opioid addiction, contaminated water, cyberbullying and more, as well as her desire to bring together a community of young innovators from around the world to help solve global problems.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date December 21, 2020
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Patient Care    Community

12 FAQs About the COVID-19 Vaccine – Answered by CU Immunologists

Immunologists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine this week expressed confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines and encouraged people to get vaccinations when they become available. They also addressed frequently asked questions about how the vaccines work, why they have confidence in the process that created the vaccines, and who should get the shots.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date December 18, 2020
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Innovation    Patient Care    Community

What to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

With the FDA emergency approval of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer last week and Moderna approval due any day, immunizations against the deadliest pandemic in the past 100 years will begin this week.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date December 14, 2020
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School of Medicine Launches Climate & Health Program

Doctors see it every day in clinics and emergency rooms around the world: the ever-worsening effects of climate change on human health.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date December 09, 2020
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Casey Greene Named Director of New Center for Health Artificial Intelligence

Casey Greene, PhD, has been named director of the new Center for Health Artificial Intelligence at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he will lead the creation of a center building communities that use sophisticated data analysis methods to advance research and improve clinical practice on the Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date October 20, 2020
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Community    COVID-19   

Getting Back to School Safely During a Pandemic

Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics, has been on the School of Medicine faculty since 2010. He trained in the CU residency program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, practiced as a general pediatrician in Fort Collins for eight years, before returning to the Anschutz Medical Campus in 2007 to do his fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date October 12, 2020
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Education    Community

Turning a Program Requirement into an Impactful Community Project

This summer, many parents scrambled as summer camps for their children were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Desperate parents were searching for safe activities that could engage their children after a spring of remote learning and lockdown at home.


Author Chanthy Na | Publish Date September 23, 2020
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Patient Care    Community   

5280 Magazine Top Doctors Includes More Than 160 CU Faculty

Each year, Denver-area magazine 5280 publishes its list of top doctors. The annual list was recently released, and year after year, our CU School of Medicine faculty members were ranked among the best. We're proud to congratulate the more than 160 CU School of Medicine faculty members honored with the title top doctor.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date August 12, 2020
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CU School of Medicine Welcomes Class of 2024

The University of Colorado School Medicine and Office of Student Life welcomed the class of 2024 with a virtual orientation last Friday, launching the new medical students on their studies while the world continues to deal with a global pandemic.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date August 03, 2020
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Charles Dinarello Awarded the 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science

University of Colorado Distinguished Professor Charles Dinarello, MD, has today been named one of the winners of the 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science “for the development of cytokine-targeting biological therapies for treatment of inflammatory diseases.”


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date June 22, 2020
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Community    Students

CU School of Medicine Holds Virtual Commencement for the Class of 2020

Although the campus remained quiet for this year’s commencement ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic, University of Colorado (CU) School of Medicine graduates celebrated at home with family and friends. This year’s new (pomp and) circumstance brought the School of Medicine community together virtually to celebrate the class of 2020 and their resilience during this time of adversity.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date May 22, 2020
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CU School of Medicine in the U.S. News and World Report Rankings

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is listed No. 9 on the primary care rankings of medical schools and No. 31 on the research rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 17, 2020
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Researchers Identify Ways to Improve Care to Trafficked Children

Newly published research by a CU School of Medicine faculty member and colleagues identifies multiple ways that health care providers and organizations can improve the quality of care provided to trafficked children.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 04, 2020
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CU Partners with Salud to Open Clinic in Aurora

The University of Colorado School of Medicine joined Salud Family Health Centers on Friday, February 28, to celebrate the grand opening of a new federally qualified health center in Aurora that will serve community residents who depend on Medicaid for health insurance.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date March 02, 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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Christina Yannetsos, MD, Named a Physician For Team USA

Christina Yannetsos, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named a physician for Team USA for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee for the 2020 Olympiad in Tokyo.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date December 03, 2019
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Researchers Compare Nutritional Value of Infant and Toddler Foods

Infant and toddler foods sold in pouches have lower nutritional value than foods sold in jars and other packaging, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date December 02, 2019
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Long-Term Benefits of Nurse Home Visits for New Mothers and Infants

Home visits by nurses to check on infants and first-time mothers offer learning benefits for the children and savings in the cost of public welfare programs, according to new research published in December 2019 issue of the journal Pediatrics.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date November 20, 2019
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Gabow Honored by National Academy of Medicine

Patricia Gabow, MD, professor emerita of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and former CEO of Denver Health, has today been named the recipient of the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care.                   


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date September 19, 2019
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Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries Have Higher Suicide Risk

Military veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more than twice as likely to die by suicide compared with veterans without such a diagnosis, according to a newly published study by researchers led by faculty from the CU School of Medicine.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date August 01, 2019
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Opioid Prescribing Rates Higher in U.S.

Physicians in the United States may prescribe opioids more frequently to patients during hospitalization and at discharge when compared to their physician peers in other countries, according to a recently published study led by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date July 24, 2019
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Brian T. Smith Named Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance

Brian T. Smith has been named Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance for the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Executive Director of CU Medicine, effective August 1.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date June 10, 2019
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CU-CSU Partner to Open Medical School Branch

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is in the planning stages of establishing a medical school branch in Fort Collins in partnership with Colorado State University.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date May 30, 2019
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CU Awarded Grant for Open Educational Resources

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in partnership with other campuses in the CU System has received a $60,000 award under the state’s Open Education Resources (OER) initiative.


Author School of Medicine | Publish Date February 21, 2019
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Health Day

Heart Function Rebounds for Kids With COVID-Linked MIS-C

news outletHealth Day
Publish DateJanuary 19, 2022

A rare and serious inflammatory condition called MIS-C can strike kids weeks after they've recovered from their COVID infection.

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Westword

Looking Inequity in the Eye With Dr. Carey Candrian

news outletWestword
Publish DateJanuary 18, 2022

When Carey Candrian first arrived as an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, she was not yet comfortable with identifying as a lesbian. She had known she was a lesbian since the age of sixteen, but hadn't come out to anyone besides herself.

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Washington Post

Why teens need more sleep, and how we can help them get it

news outletWashington Post
Publish DateJanuary 18, 2022

We already know this pandemic has been horrendous for teens and their mental health. Last month’s mental health advisory from the U.S. surgeon general underscored the magnitude of the issue, as feelings of hopelessness and even suicidality have been on the rise over the past several years among this age group, with the pandemic only adding to teens’ stress levels.

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Denver Gazette

'The situation is only going to worsen': Colorado doctors call on Polis to enact crisis standards of care

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateJanuary 18, 2022

Some Colorado hospitals are already enacting tenets of the state's crisis standards of care amid a crush of patients and a shortage of providers, and emergency physicians have now called on Gov. Jared Polis to officially enact the plan for the first time.

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