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Chris Casey


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Journalist Launches ‘Back From Broken’, a Recovery Podcast

Vic Vela is intimately familiar with demons. He’s spent much of his life wrestling with depression and addiction. He sabotaged himself for years with drugs, alcohol and other self-destructive behavior. He once begged for mercy when confronted by an angry, gun-wielding drug dealer.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 18, 2020
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Research    Education

CU Medical Student Wins $250,000 Scholarship

For more than a decade, Kumar Thurimella watched helplessly as his father battled ulcerative colitis. Failed treatments and seemingly endless hospital trips ultimately led to pre-colonic cancer and a total colectomy. 


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 18, 2020
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Research    Innovation    Patient Care

Where Is a Healthcare Revolution Centered? CU Anschutz

Until now, technological upheavals have emanated from the usual hubs, such as Cupertino, Calif., (Google) and Seattle (Amazon). More and more, however, the best minds are coming to Colorado, where the healthcare space sits ripe for innovation.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 11, 2020
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Campus Life    Community

Enhanced SafeZone Network Makes Campus Even Safer

If you look carefully, you might see them: white Tic-Tac-sized plastic boxes dotting room walls and hallways across the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The devices may be inconspicuous, but they are powerful tools that help keep the campus secure. 


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 11, 2020
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Education    Community

Why Did Our Neurosurgeon Go To Washington?

If you thought you were hopelessly hooked on American politics, Jeremy Hosein, MD, can do you one better. Hosein, a senior neurosurgery resident at CU Anschutz, traded his hospital scrubs for a pressed suit and moved east, finding himself exactly where he wanted to be – in the trenches of U.S. healthcare policy.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 06, 2020
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Patient Care    Campus Life

Colonels Row Renovation a ‘Game-Changer’ for Veteran Care

In what one predicted would be a “game-changer,” Colonels Row on the west side of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus will house patients of the Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH), bringing military veterans undergoing care a welcome dose of old-time camaraderie and homey comfort.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 05, 2020
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Press Releases    Community

Voting and Polling Center Coming to CU Anschutz

Voting just got easier for members of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community, as well as for residents living in close proximity to the campus. A new, on-campus Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) will be open March 2-3 for the Presidential Primary Election. In addition, a 24-hour drop box will be available on campus, starting on Feb. 10, for ballot drop-off.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 27, 2020
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Innovation    Patient Care

Rep. Crow Tours Heroes Clinic, a National Model of Dental Care For Vets

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) learned about the groundbreaking care being provided by the CU School of Dental Medicine’s Heroes Clinic, a national model of free and reduced-cost dental care for veterans, during a quick visit before returning to Washington, D.C.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 22, 2020
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Patient Care

Veteran’s Pancreatic Cancer Caught ‘At Just the Right Time’

Steve Becker always looks forward to Veteran’s Day. He and his father, Don, did hitches in the Navy, so it’s a special day they set aside to hang out and reflect on their service to the nation.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 16, 2020
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Patient Care

Top-Flight Care Fuels Lacrosse Player's Drive to Reach the Pros

Dylan Johnson was on a roll during his senior season as captain of the Denver University lacrosse team. The Pioneers were ranked No. 8 nationally and Johnson, a surefire top pick in the upcoming Major League Lacrosse draft, was having his best college season yet.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 10, 2020
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