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Debra Melani


Patient Care    Community

CU-Backed Bill Aimed at Curbing HIV Infection

A bill approved this month and backed by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences pushes open the door to highly effective HIV-prevention drugs, potentially curbing infection for the state’s most at-risk citizens.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date July 04, 2020
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Community    COVID-19

Program Connects Students With COVID-19’s Most Vulnerable

Editor’s note: “Our COVID-19 Fighters” is an occasional series highlighting the ways the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community is helping patients and the wider community in the fight against the pandemic. We welcome your story ideas; please share them here.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 30, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

Providers and Patients Find ‘Silver Lining’ in Rapid COVID-Era Telehealth Transition

A mighty push from a novel virus created the momentum that telemedicine promoters have long wished for, forcing doctors’ visits from the office to the computer screen.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 19, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

Delirium Strikes COVID-ICU Patients at Higher Rates

In the picture she drew, the patient drifts above her hospital bed, her body human-like, her head resembling a bird. Shadow-like shapes add an eeriness to a black-and-white backdrop, as ghostly faces float around the room.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 09, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

CU Anschutz Researchers Roll Out Antibody Test

Editor’s note: “Our COVID-19 Fighters” is an occasional series highlighting the ways the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community is helping patients and the wider community in the fight against the pandemic. We welcome your story ideas; please share them here.

A one-of-a-kind antibody test targeting the novel coronavirus has joined the arsenal of tools needed in understanding and eradicating COVID-19. The test, described as “among the best of the best,” emerges from an also unique partnership between UCHealth and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, a joint venture researchers hope will serve as a catalyst for future projects.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 09, 2020
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Community    COVID-19

Controlling the Chaos: Expert Offers Tips on Shielding Our Minds

Eruption of civil unrest in cities across the country has dealt society a double blow. Already immersed in a pandemic-driven world of uncertainty, fear and insecurity have been compounded with feelings of injustice, anger, sadness and despair.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 02, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

Want to Banish the COVID Blues? Think 'Pawsitive'

Anxiety and cabin fever can stem from the stay-at-home orders impacting American lives for the past few weeks. But for nearly 85 million U.S. families, their households offer something that can reduce their feelings of angst and isolation. And it doesn’t come from the fridge.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 01, 2020
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Education    Students

Diversity Program Fuels Graduate's Drive to Change Face of Dental Medicine

As the only African American woman in her class, Kasey Jones knew that when she left the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, she had a job to do, one that went beyond fixing jaws and extracting teeth.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 26, 2020
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Education    Students

A Fairy Tale: Pair Meet in Medical School, Snag Couple's Match

Once upon a time, not really that long ago, a city girl fell in love with public health at a university in Boston. In a twist of fate (it had to be, once you hear the whole story), the girl moved to Colorado, undergraduate degree in hand, to work in a lab on the acclaimed University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. A Bostonian at heart, the girl never intended to stay.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 26, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

Caring for the Sickest COVID-19 Patients Brings Challenges, Sacrifices, Big Rewards

Editor’s note: “Our COVID-19 Fighters” is an occasional series highlighting the ways the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community is helping patients and the wider community in the fight against the pandemic. We welcome your story ideas; please share them here.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 21, 2020
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