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Mentorship is a Mission: New CU Department of Medicine Programs Aim to Launch and Boost Careers

It was 23 years ago that a young man – born in New Delhi, India; schooled in France, Egypt, and Japan; trained in medicine in Mumbai – came to America in hopes of launching his career.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date April 03, 2024
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How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Health Care

In nearly every corner of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – in clinics, in classrooms, in offices, and in laboratories – faculty members and students are thinking about the power artificial intelligence, or AI, holds in health care, from finding treatments for rare diseases to developing machine learning standards to helping ophthalmologists assess patients.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date October 25, 2023
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Caring for Caregivers

Before “wellness” was a commonly discussed concept, before health care as a profession widely recognized that clinician well-being can correlate with patient well-being, Lotte Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, took a gap year between her undergraduate studies and medical school.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 18, 2022
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New Diploma Program Training Clinicians as Leaders in Climate Medicine

The impacts of climate change on human health are among the most profound and far-reaching issues in health care. Global ecosystems are under such stress that the effects of climate change on human health grow more widespread and damaging by the day.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date August 15, 2022
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CU Researchers Awarded Grant for Musculoskeletal Research Training Program

Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have been awarded a federal grant to run an interdisciplinary training program in musculoskeletal research. The award provides $1.58 million in funding to support four predoctoral students and two postdoctoral trainees over the next five years.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date August 04, 2022
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SEA-PHAGES Program Teaches Students Science Fundamentals as They Discover Novel Phages

Bacteriophages, also known as phages, are viruses that infect a host bacteria and share traits with all viruses: They require a host cell to reproduce and are specific to particular hosts.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date July 27, 2022
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Putting Residents Face to Face With Health Care Inequities 

For residents training in specialties such as internal medicine, pediatrics, and emergency medicine, hands-on training is vital when it comes to practicing skills like stabilizing an airway or taking a patient’s medical history. When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), however, training all too often happens in a classroom or online, with no real-world experience to reinforce the lessons or allow for learning opportunities.   


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 26, 2022
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New MD-MS Program Prepares Medical Students for Careers in Human Spaceflight 

Space needs doctors, and a new joint MD-MS degree program between the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU Boulder is aimed at giving medical students the skills they need to advance human spaceflight.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 22, 2022
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Lisa Neal-Graves Tapped to Lead Aurora Wellness Community 

Longtime Colorado innovation leader Lisa Neal-Graves has been named CEO of the Aurora Wellness Community (AWC), a partnership between the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the Aurora community that aims to improve access to primary care for underserved populations in Aurora. The center also will offer services to promote physical, mental, and financial well-being within the community, with a particular focus on housing, food security, generational care, community building, and connection. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 20, 2022
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Emergency Medicine Professor Takes His Skills to Ukraine

Dave Young, MD, heard the call.

When Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 turned into a prolonged war between the two nations, Young was one of hundreds of medical professionals around the world looking for a way to help Ukrainian citizens displaced by the conflict.


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date July 08, 2022
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Mentorship for the Win  

Sanjana Bukkapatnam, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, scored a victory in April when her paper on her glioblastoma research took first place in the National Poster Competition at the American College of Physicians Conference in Chicago. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 25, 2022
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Physician Mistreatment Emerges as Crisis that Can Ripple Through U.S. Health Care

In a recent survey of more than 6,500 physicians from across the United States representing a broad spectrum of racial and ethnic diversity, nearly 30% of respondents reported experiencing discrimination and mistreatment from patients or patients’ family members or visitors.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 19, 2022
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Treating Metastatic Uveal Melanoma

Brigette Douglass lives by the 10% rule: To avoid losing sight of the big picture of her life, she never lets anything consume more than 10% of her focus.

This approach has allowed a full embrace of family, career, and world travel adventures while also becoming one of the longest-participating patients in a clinical trial for metastatic uveal melanoma.


Author Rachel Wittel | Publish Date April 27, 2022
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Learning from RNA's Mistakes Along the Way

Sujatha Jagannathan, PhD, chases RNA for a living and the pursuit often takes her in directions she didn’t expect to go.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date April 21, 2022
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Reading a Book That Never Ends

Olivia Rissland, DPhil, compares RNA to photocopies of pages of books at a library.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date April 18, 2022
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RNA Bioscience Initiative Transforms Campus

Six years ago, the University of Colorado School of Medicine made a major investment in an RNA research program that has resulted in a growing community of scientists working together to investigate the ways RNA is entangled with human health.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date April 14, 2022
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Researchers Discover Mesolithic-Period Infant Burial That Could Be One of Oldest of Its Kind

The remains of an infant that researchers came to call Neve emerged slowly from 10,000 years of sediment. Near the back of Arma Veirana cave above the village of Erli in northwest Italy, delicate brush strokes first revealed perforated shell beads and pendants and then, on the last day of the 2017 excavation season, fragments of a tiny human cranium.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date January 19, 2022
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Early Win for Preemptive Stents on Vulnerable Coronary Plaque

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Publish DateApril 09, 2024

The concept of using stents to seal off non-flow-limiting vulnerable plaques, before they have a chance to rupture, worked out in the first major trial testing this provocative idea.

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Pregnant women report increased COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy during omicron wave

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Publish DateApril 09, 2024

“As of July 29, 2023, Vaccine Safety Datalink surveillance found just 16.2% of pregnant people aged 18 to 49 years had received a COVID-19 booster vaccine, with only 8.3% of Black pregnant people and 9.6% of Latino pregnant people vaccinated during pregnancy,” Joshua T. B. Williams, assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Ambulatory Care Services at Denver Health and Hospitals, and colleagues wrote.

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Doctors take on dental duties to reach low-income and uninsured patients

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Publish DateApril 09, 2024

Pediatrician Patricia Braun and her team saw roughly 100 children at a community health clinic on a recent Monday. They gave flu shots and treatments for illnesses like ear infections.

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Best Physical Therapy Programs

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Publish DateApril 09, 2024

To become a physical therapist, students must first master areas of science such as biomechanics, neuroscience, exercise physiology and anatomy. These are the top schools to train physical therapists at the doctorate level (DPT). The University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Physical Therapy Program is ranked #11.

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