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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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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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