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Campus Life

Unmatched mentor

It’s not a stretch to say that David Elm, PhD, who mentored more than a thousand University of Colorado pharmacy students over three decades, has perhaps contributed to the health of more Coloradans than any other health care professional in the state.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 08, 2019
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Q&A with Thomas Flaig, MD, on World Cancer Day

Thomas Flaig, MD, associate dean of clinical research at the CU School of Medicine, is heartened by the American Cancer Society’s report showing the U.S. cancer death rate has declined 27 percent over the past 25 years. But Flaig, who met with members of the African Cancer Coalition in Ghana last summer, says the trend doesn’t necessarily apply to the rest of the world, where cancer remains a huge health issue and is often the first or second leading cause of death.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 01, 2019
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Patient Care

‘I sometimes can't believe I'm here’

Please excuse Kelsey McNeill if she wipes away tears during a short home video of her husband, Brian, playing the drums while their 4-year-old daughter shimmies to the groove under a blanket.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 31, 2019
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Campus Life

390,000 square feet of possibilities

Campus and The Anschutz Foundation leaders, shovels in hand, on Wednesday turned ground on which the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus takes another bold step toward revolutionizing health care for the region and the world.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 31, 2019
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Education

Dental school pioneers use of multi-modal, digital tools

In Chase Lewis’ first semester at the CU School of Dental Medicine, he dug deep into human anatomy on his school-provided iPad. He used a state-of-the-art dental trainer that simulates drilling on an actual tooth. He even explored new worlds, including a land of dinosaurs and the surface of Mars, in the new Immersive Learning Suite.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 17, 2019
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Innovation

Nevertheless, she persisted

When Victor Spitzer, PhD, director of the Center for Human Simulation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, talks about his friend Susan Potter, he often describes her as “persistent.”


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date December 13, 2018
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Education

Book explains how to treat vertigo

When Carol Foster, MD, first publicized her home-remedy vertigo maneuver in 2013 — an online story and YouTube video both posted — the response was nothing short of phenomenal. The video has received over 3 million views and the CU Anschutz Today story has been clicked 256,000 times.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date December 11, 2018
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Innovation

CU Anschutz on forefront of reimagining health care

Amid spiraling costs, complexity and inefficiencies, the health care industry has reached an inflection point. It’s ripe for massive disruption.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date December 06, 2018
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Research

Can technology provide solutions to mental health crisis?

Speaking to a rapt audience of almost 5,000 in Denver, Matt Vogl covered more territory than what is usual in a brief TEDx talk. He went from an unflinching account of what led him to the brink of suicide 15 years ago to his desire to disrupt and innovate in the nation’s “snarled” mental health system to promising virtual-reality treatments for prisoners in Alaska and beyond.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date December 04, 2018
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Research

Is there a penalty for weight loss?

Losing weight is difficult for most people, and keeping it off is invariably a struggle. Some studies have suggested that a greater than expected reduction in resting metabolic rate — the amount of calories your body burns at rest — may be one factor that contributes to weight regain after weight loss.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date November 20, 2018
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