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CU Faculty Members Create an Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Program in Uganda With Virtual Consulting Support

Imagine knowing of a technology that can improve surgical outcomes, but not having access to it or a way to implement it even if it was available. That was the unique challenge that Colby Simmons, DO, MBA, found himself in as an America Society of Anesthesiologists Global Humanitarian Outreach Scholar in Uganda during his third year of residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2017.


Author Katharine George | Publish Date April 06, 2023
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Faculty    Clinical   

School of Medicine Honors Distinguished Clinicians

The University of Colorado School of Medicine honored seven clinicians with the school’s first-ever Distinguished Clinician Awards on Tuesday.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date March 29, 2023
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Press Releases    Faculty

CU School of Medicine Names New Chair of Physiology and Biophysics

David DiGregorio, PhD, head of the neuroscience department at Institute Pasteur in Paris, has been named chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, effective Jan. 1, 2023.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date October 21, 2022
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Faculty    CU Medicine Today   

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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CU School of Medicine Names First Endowed Chair in Climate Medicine

The University of Colorado School of Medicine has established an Endowed Chair in Climate Medicine to provide transformational training for physicians to address the health consequences of climate change.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date September 08, 2022
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Press Releases    Education    Faculty   

Amira del Pino-Jones, MD, Named CU School of Medicine’s Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Amira Del Pino-Jones, MD, associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named the CU School of Medicine’s associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date August 26, 2022
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Research    Education    Community    Faculty

Dean Reilly Welcomes Undergraduate Students Interested in Careers in Medicine to Campus

Fourteen undergraduate students interested in medicine from universities around the country got the chance Monday to sit down with University of Colorado School of Medicine Dean John J. Reilly Jr. to talk about the future of medicine. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 22, 2022
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Research    Faculty    Rheumatoid Arthritis   

PhRMA Foundation Funds CU School of Medicine Research on Rheumatoid Arthritis-associated Lung Disease  

Although interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it is a difficult condition to diagnose. By the time ILD is visible in a CT scan, it is often at an advanced state and difficult to treat. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date June 08, 2022
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Heide Ford Named Chair of Pharmacology at CU School of Medicine

Heide Ford, PhD, professor of pharmacology, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, effective June 15.


Author Mark Couch | Publish Date May 17, 2022
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Research    Faculty    CU Medicine Today

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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Community    Faculty

The Rare Disease That Took Gilbert Gottfried’s Life  

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, known for his brash standup act as well as providing the voice for the Aflac duck and the parrot Iago in Disney’s 1992 animated film “Aladdin,” died April 12 from complications of myotonic dystrophy type 2, an inherited muscular dystrophy that affects the muscles and other body systems. Gottfried was 67. 


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 21, 2022
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Research    Faculty    CU Medicine Today

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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Community    Faculty    Diversity   

CU School of Medicine Assistant Professor Honored for Her Work on Behalf of Medically Underserved Communities. 

Josina Romero O’Connell’s dream of being a doctor began when she was 3 years old, watching as her grandfather died in a small community clinic in a rural area of New Mexico halfway between Taos and Santa Fe.  


Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date April 15, 2022
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Research    Education    Faculty    CU Medicine Today

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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Community    Faculty    CU Medicine Today   

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    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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Patient Care    Education    Faculty   

CU Street Medicine Connects Students with Opportunities to Aid People Experiencing Homelessness

Patient care doesn’t always happen within four walls or in buildings with controlled climates and cupboards full of supplies. Sometimes it happens in a parking lot, on the sidewalk, by a trail – wherever a person with need happens to be.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 28, 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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‘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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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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School of Medicine In the News

The New York Times

Herbert Pardes, Who Steered the Growth of a Giant Hospital, Dies at 89

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 09, 2024

Dr. Herbert Pardes, a psychiatrist and a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health who brought order to the merger of two major medical centers that became New York-Presbyterian Hospital and ran it for 11 years, died on April 30 at his home in Manhattan. He was 89.

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The Colorado Sun

A 15-year-old hockey player with MS may never experience a symptom, thanks to Colorado research

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMay 09, 2024

Blaise Pfeifer, 15 and a ninth grader at Standley Lake High School, lives for hockey. He started skating at 3, travels the country for tournaments, and describes gliding across the ice with a puck “like second nature.” 

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Medscape

Don't Overlook Cardiovascular Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

Cardiovascular disease management is an often overlooked but critical aspect of care for people with type 1 diabetes, authors of a new review paper said.

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The New York Times

But How Does the Worm Get in Your Brain?

news outletThe New York Times
Publish DateMay 08, 2024

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s disclosure that a doctor apparently found a dead worm in his brain has sparked questions about what brain parasites are, the damage they can cause and how, exactly, they get there.

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