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Chris Casey


Research    COVID-19 Podcasts

Research Could Lead to New Therapeutic Options for Lymphedema Patients

Thanks to a somewhat unexpected research journey, Tamara Terzian, PhD, and her team recently uncovered a new molecular pathway to a previously untreatable and common lymphatic disease, lymphedema. Terzian explains how the establishment of a lymphatic club on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus – involving Beth Tamburini, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and immunology, and Traci Lyons, PhD, associate professor of medicine-medical oncology – helped to advance her team’s significant findings.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 02, 2020
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Research

Researchers Have ‘Eureka’ Moment When Studying Molecule’s Role in Lymphedema

Tamara Terzian, PhD, a dermatology professor and researcher in the University of Colorado Cancer Center, focuses much of her research on genetic pathways that underlie diseases of the skin, such as pigmentary disorders and melanoma. Of particular interest in these diseases is the role of the tumor-suppressor molecule p53.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 02, 2020
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Innovation    Patient Care

Pancreatic Cancer Journey Underscores Importance of a Second Opinion

A year ago, when Colorado was getting pummeled by usual March snowstorms – not a pandemic – Nancy White strolled out on a rare warm day to do some yard work. Leaves bagged, she went back inside and faintly touched her side.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 02, 2020
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Community

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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