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Campus Life

First-year MD/PhD student wins $250,000 award

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus conducts cutting-edge research that is advancing personalized medicine and making other important discoveries. Typically, the work is done by scientists whose credentials include a PhD and often other advanced degrees.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 22, 2019
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Patient Care

‘Columbine represents hope’

For Frank DeAngelis, the “beloved 13” are never far away. They are with the retired Columbine High School principal when he speaks about school safety across the country, while he works as a consultant for safety and emergency management in Jefferson County, and the moment he wakes up in the morning.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 17, 2019
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Innovation

A cure for orphan disease homocystinuria?

Born with a rare metabolic disease that increases his risk for stroke and other cardiovascular illness — and greatly limits what he can eat — Russell Maestas is excited about research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus that has produced the first human clinical trial of a potential cure.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 09, 2019
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Campus Life

‘Mayor of Anschutz’ becomes lead ambassador

When it comes to smiling faces and warm dispositions on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, they don’t come much sunnier than Ron Washington.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 02, 2019
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Research

CU Anschutz at the forefront of breakthroughs in Down syndrome research

Colorado is a world leader in studying Down syndrome — with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus at the epicenter — and the galvanized research is spurring discoveries about Alzheimer’s disease, leukemia and autoimmune disorders that affect the broader population.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date March 22, 2019
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Research

Climate change: ‘Physicians need to be involved’

The University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine is a leader in studying the effects of climate change on human health, and Cecilia Sorensen, MD, has put the mileage on her shoes to prove it.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date March 12, 2019
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Campus Life

Physician burnout? It's an epidemic

When Marc Moss, MD, vice chair of clinical research for the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM), delivers presentations about the growing epidemic of physician burnout he shows a clip from the “M*A*S*H” TV show. In the “Heal Thyself” episode, the Army hospital hosts a top-notch replacement surgeon who ends up breaking down amid the unabated stream of wounded soldiers. The strain builds until the surgeon finally crumples to the floor, rubbing his hands together and saying to no in particular, “The blood won’t come off.”


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date March 05, 2019
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Education

How will artificial intelligence affect health care?

The explosion of big data promises potential breakthroughs in disease treatments, but, just as in the development of new drugs, scientists and clinicians must exercise caution in how they apply algorithms and other technologies, according to a CU Anschutz panel of experts.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 21, 2019
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Understanding Alzheimer's: a conversation about living with the disease

From routine questions such as, "When is it time take the car keys away from an Alzheimer’s patient?" to queries about the progress of research into the mysterious disease, a panel of experts, including two from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, led a discussion on the illness that affects 5.5 million people in the United States.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 13, 2019
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Campus Life

Rejuvenation and resource

Today’s fast-paced world tends to trigger angst and stress, leaving people in need of outlets that provide relief, tranquility and health. Dan Bessesen, MD, who was recently named director of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC), believes the center – a place of energy and wellness, connection and fun – can be a beacon of rejuvenation as well as community.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 12, 2019
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