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White Coats for Black Lives: Annual CU Anschutz Campus ‘Die-In’ Is a Condemnation of Racism and a Call for Action

A light rain began to patter on the yellowing fall leaves as, one by one, dozens of people – many in white lab coats and green scrubs – lay down on concrete benches or the grass. Others sat with their heads bowed, as if to meditate, or pray, or ponder the pain and injustice that had brought them there.


Author Mark Harden | Publish Date October 12, 2023
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Community    Health equity    Advancement

New Donation Rules Begin Taking Effect in U.S. Blood Banks

Revised blood donation rules that do away with a rule that defers men who have sex with men (MSM) to abstain from sex for three months prior to donating blood are beginning to be implemented into blood banks throughout the country.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date August 18, 2023
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Research    Health equity    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Mitigating AI Bias Goes Beyond the Data

The discussion around bias in artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer contained to data. Even the most impartial algorithm or analysis can encounter prejudice.  


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date July 17, 2023
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Research    Health equity    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Do Chatbot Avatars Prompt Bias in Health Care?

Chatbots are increasingly becoming a part of health care around the world, but do they encourage bias? That’s what University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers are asking as they dig into patients’ experiences with the artificial intelligence (AI) programs that simulate conversation.


Author Kara Mason | Publish Date June 05, 2023
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Community    Diversity    Health equity   

Representation Matters: Dozens Gather at Annual Die-In to Spotlight Action Against Racism and Injustice

Representation matters.

On a recent day in her pediatric pulmonary clinic, the first patient Jennifer Taylor-Cousar, MD, saw was a 10-year-old girl who is Black and who asked if she could keep the disposable gloves and stethoscope used during her appointment. She wants to be a doctor, just like Taylor-Cousar.


Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date October 20, 2022
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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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