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Debra Melani


Education    Diversity

For LGBTQ Community, Ending the Silence Could Enhance Their Lives – and Deaths

In her second year on the job at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Carey Candrian, PhD, was shadowing a hospice admissions nurse as she interviewed a dying woman in the patient’s home.


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Patient Care    Clinical Research

Newly Approved Alzheimer’s Drug Spurs Hope and Controversy

As controversy swirls around the first disease-modifying Alzheimer’s drug ever approved, top experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus see the move – for the most part – as a step forward.


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Research    COVID-19

A Spray Bottle and Light: Study Finds Inexpensive Way to Disinfect Masks

Fears surrounding a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak last spring hit home hard for May Chu, PhD, a clinical professor in the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH).


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Innovation    Education

New CU Program Tackles Medicine’s Tough Realities Before They Matter

Bryn Launer took a deep breath as she picked up the phone. She was calling the brother of a patient with a severe head injury suffered in a motorcycle accident. Still unconscious in the hospital after three days, the woman’s outlook appeared grave.


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