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Research    COVID-19

CU Scientists Secure $1 Million to Explore COVID-19 and Down Syndrome

  • What you need to know: Three recent grants totaling $1 million will fund studies on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus investigating links between Down syndrome and COVID-19. Researchers hope the work will advance COVID-19 treatments for all patients.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 22, 2020
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Campus Life    Faculty

CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Featured in New Film on Holistic Wellness

  • What you need to know: Some of our CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center experts take the stage in a film on holistic health this week. Watch the trailer.

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) is featured in the upcoming national documentary The Art of Aging Well, airing on Rocky Mountain PBS on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. The film highlights the importance of holistic wellness as we age and showcases John Peters, chief of strategy and innovation at AHWC, center members and the BfitBwell Cancer Exercise Program. Check out the trailer below and tune into Thursday's premier on Rocky Mountain PBS.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 21, 2020
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Campus Life    Support

CU Anschutz Announces Guided Meditation for Campus Community

CU Anschutz’s National Mental Health Innovation Center (NMHIC) will be hosting five-minute guided meditation exercises via Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:50 a.m. beginning Sept. 1. The meditations will focus on stress management in response to COVID-19, and all staff, faculty, and students are welcome to attend.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 25, 2020
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Patient Care

Reconstructive Surgery on Cleft Lip Transforms Teen’s Outlook

As a young child, Jennifer Falomir-Lopez just wanted to look “normal” like all the other kids. She knew she was different but couldn’t explain to her friends why she looked different. Jennifer was born with a cleft lip and cleft alveolus.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 31, 2020
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Research    Faculty

University of Colorado Anschutz, Boulder Launch New Initiative to Expand Research Collaborations

Today, the University of Colorado announced the launch of AB Nexus, an initiative to expand research collaborations between the CU Anschutz and CU Boulder campuses.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 28, 2020
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Innovation    Patient Care    Philanthropy

Video: CU Anschutz Experts Discuss How We Are Redefining the Future of Cancer Care

Chancellor Don Elliman welcomed generous benefactors and community members to a live panel discussion titled “How we are Redefining the Future of Cancer Care with the University of Colorado Cancer Center” on July 23.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 24, 2020
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Research    Patient Care

Charles Dinarello Awarded the 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science

University of Colorado Distinguished Professor Charles Dinarello, MD, has today been named one of the winners of the 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science “for the development of cytokine-targeting biological therapies for treatment of inflammatory diseases.”

Dr. Dinarello shares the prize with Dr. Marc Feldmann and with Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 22, 2020
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Innovation    Press Releases

University of Colorado Announces the Formation of PreView Medical, Inc.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, led by CU Innovations, has partnered with serial MedTech entrepreneurs Jonathan Gasson and Sharon Lake to form PreView Medical, Inc. PreView’s clinically proven technology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment optimization of prostate cancer.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 15, 2020
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Campus Life    Faculty    Students

New Student Portal Design Soft Launches in June

A new CU Anschutz Medical Campus student portal design soft launched on June 12. While the new portal has been in beta mode for students over the past few months, beginning this month, staff and faculty may see the elements of the new design, depending on their roles.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 12, 2020
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Research    Press Releases

Pharmacist-Prescribed Contraception May Improve Usage in Younger, Uninsured Women

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, and the rate is highest among younger women and those who are underinsured.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 11, 2020
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Research    Innovation    Patient Care

Gates Center Researchers at the Forefront of Epidermolysis Bullosa Exploration

From the moment of Brady Attar’s arrival into this world, as a beautiful baby boy who somehow had startling skin lesions covering his body even before his cord was cut, his family had much to learn.

Eileen and Chris Attar had their second boy at one of the best children’s hospitals in Texas, and yet the expert who could teach them the most about extremely rare Epidermolysis Bullosa was hundreds of miles away in Austin. It would be days and weeks before they fully understood, still in shock, that “EB” was a genetic disorder that in severe versions weakens skin and soft membranes to the point where patients like Brady have new raw wounds every day.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 10, 2020
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Research    Faculty

Advancing Indigenous Research: 'Knowledge That Endures'

By its definition, science is the systematic knowledge gained through repeated observations of the world around us. And, as history indicates, the first pioneers of scientists were Indigenous people, whose contributions in modern science must not be overlooked.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 03, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19

CU Researchers Develop Key Findings as COVID-19 Clinical Trials Progress

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, the good news is that Colorado hospitals have moved through the surge of cases they were experiencing from late April to early May. For example, at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, the census of COVID-19 patients is down nearly 70 percent from its peak.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 03, 2020
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Research    Innovation    Patient Care

Hope Realized

She’s a bright and motivated young woman with an infectious smile. She’s seemingly the picture of perfect health. But, at 25 years old, she wears support braces on her wrists and knees. And sports pain patches, too. Her condition is so painful, in fact, that she can’t sleep. She takes pills for that, she said. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 02, 2020
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Four CU Anschutz Researchers Among the 2020 Class of Boettcher Investigators

The Boettcher Foundation has selected eight researchers, including four from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, to receive funding through the Boettcher Foundation’s Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 26, 2020
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Press Releases

Nation’s Top Science Writers’ Conference Pushed to Fall 2021

The nation’s largest science journalism conference, originally scheduled to take place Oct. 9–13, 2020 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Boulder, has been postponed until the fall of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 21, 2020
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Education    Community

AmeriCorps, Mentors Shape Soon-to-be Grad’s Next Mission

As an AmeriCorps volunteer, Rachel Steinberg knew she wanted to work with Native American communities. Now, preparing to graduate with her MPH from the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH), Steinberg is set to continue her mission of serving vulnerable populations.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 19, 2020
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Innovation    Patient Care    COVID-19

Video: CU Anschutz Experts Discuss Life on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Chancellor Don Elliman welcomed 2,000 guests to a live panel discussion titled “Life on the Front Lines of COVID-19 with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus” on May 7.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 08, 2020
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Patient Care    Education

School of Medicine Grad Overcomes Adversity, Heads to Stanford Residency

Mario Hernandez embarked on the path to medicine by accidentally stabbing his leg with a yard aerating tool when he was 9. He still remembers the wound bleeding everywhere and being aware he needed to go to the hospital.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 07, 2020
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Research    Community    COVID-19

Colorado School of Public Health Leads the Charge in Modeling the Impact of COVID-19

When Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) needed to respond to the rapidly worsening COVID-19 pandemic, they needed data and projections of the pandemic’s course based upon Colorado data.  A team was quickly assembled by the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) to collaborate with CDPHE on epidemic modeling—the basic approach for generating the needed information for decision-making.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 05, 2020
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Research    Press Releases

Colorado Emergency Departments Take New Steps to Prevent Youth Suicide

A new study conducted in seven Front Range emergency departments demonstrated success in helping parents make their homes safer when a teen is distressed.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 05, 2020
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Patient Care    Education

Competence With Confidence: Overnight Simulation Prepares Medical Students for Residency

Editor's note: This story was reported pre-coronavirus pandemic. Educational activities are being delivered online amid the public health crisis. 

 

It's 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 6, and the lights are bright on the fourth floor of the Education 1 Building at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Fourth-year medical students are interacting in an Emergency Medicine Overnight Simulation at the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE).


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 30, 2020
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Patient Care    Education    COVID-19

Organizing a Massive Field Hospital? No Problem for This Nurse

When Captain Taylor Allen, BSN, RN, arrived in Denver in March for an internship with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) before entering CU Nursing’s Master’s program, she never thought her Army experience would be in demand. Boy was she wrong.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 28, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: More Than 80 Under Development

Herd immunity to a germ occurs when enough people become immune to minimize the spread of the virus. Immunity occurs either through being infected naturally or through vaccination. Can we stake our hopes of conquering COVID-19 on herd immunity via widespread infection?


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 28, 2020
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Community    COVID-19

We Are In This Together

A strong spirit of giving among the community has helped carry an important message at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – that we are all in this together.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 28, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

Unsung Heroes on the COVID-19 Front Lines

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.

 

As the coronavirus pandemic grows, so does the reliance on health care workers around the world. From social media salutes to neighborhood parades, the world is finding innovative ways to applaud the efforts of the medical community on the front line of the fight against COVID-19.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 23, 2020
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Campus Life    COVID-19

Worried About Healthcare Workers, Nursing Student Launches Mask Drive

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 Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 22, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

Multiple COVID-19 Clinical Trials Underway at CU Anschutz

Doctors and nurses—many of whom are also researchers—are working around the clock at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to treat patients who are hospitalized with COVID-19. Over the next several months, research teams and caregivers will treat patients using four different drugs in the course of multiple clinical trials using Sarilumab, Remdesivir and Hydroxychloroquine.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 15, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

Calming the Inflammation Storm to Protect the Lungs in COVID-19

If COVID-19 is a fire, the damaging cycle of inflammation known as a ‘cytokine storm’ is the tsunami that fans the blaze while flattening the rest of the village.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 15, 2020
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Press Releases    COVID-19

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

On March 27, Gov. Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to COVID-19 and discussed the predictive modeling that is guiding the public health decisions the state is making as well as the updated public health order that corresponds with the stay-at-home executive order. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 06, 2020
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Press Releases    COVID-19

State Provides COVID-19 Modeling Data

On April 5, the state released additional COVID-19 modeling data to the public. Governor Jared Polis first provided an in-depth analysis of the data during a press conference on March 27. The state will continue to review data as it evolves to inform future policy decisions.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 06, 2020
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Community    COVID-19 Podcasts

Making a Map in Uncertain Times: Tools and Support for Students During COVID-19

With our students and residents facing unique stressors in the efforts to treat and slow the spread of coronavirus, Matt Vogl of the National Mental Health Innovation Center sat down with campus experts Rachel Davis, MD and Robert Rosenthal, PhD, to map out some COVID-19 coping mechanisms for our community.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 20, 2020
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Community    COVID-19 Podcasts

We Got This: First Responder Stress and Resilience for COVID-19

As our First Responders rise to the demands of combating coronavirus, Matt discusses their particular issues of stress and resilience around COVID-19 with Steven Berkowitz, MD and Laura McGladery, PMHNP. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 20, 2020
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Community    COVID-19

Stigma and Discrimination Against Asian Americans on the Rise

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has interrupted daily life as we know it. For Asian Americans, however, this virus has brought more than just social disruption and a lack of paper products. Incidences of stigma, discrimination and occasionally outright violence have erupted across the world.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 20, 2020
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Research    COVID-19 Podcasts

Coronavirus: ‘Right Now, We’re Just Trying to Buy Time’

On March 12, only two months after the novel coronavirus outbreak, now known as COVID-19, started gaining traction in the Hubei province of China, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. COVID-19 has now reached over 100 countries, including over 1,200 cases in the United States, prompting President Trump to declare a state of emergency on March 13.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 16, 2020
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Patient Care    Education    COVID-19

What Was it Like on the Front Lines of the Spanish Flu?

From typhoid to smallpox to the Spanish Flu, we’ve had no shortage of epidemics in the United States in the last 100 years and no shortage of nurses to help care for the ill. Now, it’s the coronavirus.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 13, 2020
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Campus Life    Community

What to Do in the Event of an Active Harmer

Michael Bear, director of Emergency Management at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, says three simple actions can be taken to save your life: run, hide and fight. Bear, joined by CU Anschutz Police Chief Randy Repola, discussed important steps to take to be prepared if you are faced with an emergency situation. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 12, 2020
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Campus Life    Community

As Strategic Planning Unfolds, CU Anschutz Leans Into the Future

Leaning Into the Future, CU’s strategic planning process, is roughly halfway to completion, as the effort that began in early summer 2019 moves toward a July presentation to the Board of Regents and implementation expected in the fall.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 12, 2020
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Education    Community

‘You Are Not a Hothouse Flower’

Lilly Marks, vice president for Health Affairs at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, knows career discomfort.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 10, 2020
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Research

Researchers Identify Ways to Improve Care to Trafficked Children

Newly published research by a CU School of Medicine faculty member and colleagues identifies multiple ways that health care providers and organizations can improve the quality of care provided to trafficked children.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 09, 2020
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Innovation    Patient Care    Community

CU Partners With Salud to Open Clinic in Aurora

The University of Colorado School of Medicine joined Salud Family Health Centers on Friday, February 28, to celebrate the grand opening of a new federally qualified health center in Aurora that will serve community residents who depend on Medicaid for health insurance.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 03, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19

Coronavirus: Expert Notes ‘Reasonable Probability There Are More U.S. Cases Than We Are Actually Catching’

Outbreaks of illness caused by the novel coronavirus, called COVID-19, have dramatically increased in countries outside China. As of June 28, COVID-19 had sickened more than 10,173,722 people in 188 countries with over 502,517 deaths globally.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 28, 2020
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Research    Community

Advocates Gather at the State Capitol to Talk Public Health

Students, faculty, and staff from the Colorado School of Public Health joined members of the public and representatives from the Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA) under the rotunda for Public Health Day at the Capitol. The annual event, co-sponsored by ColoradoSPH and CPHA, gives public health supporters an opportunity to learn how to advocate for bills, meet their legislators, and see the law-making process in action.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 27, 2020
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Research    Patient Care

Alzheimer’s Center Gets a New Name

The age-old question “what’s in a name?” took on special meaning for members of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center last year as they examined the center’s brand identity in the public eye.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 27, 2020
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Research    Education

Blessing Ceremony Opens New Genomics and Health Research Lab

Perhaps the future of modern, transformative medicine begins with a bridge to the past.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 18, 2020
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Campus Life    Community

Pet Your Furry Friend – And Take Care of Your Heart – This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day. It's the day of the heart and everything associated with this most vital organ – love, longing, health. That thumping organ in your chest is the veritable timekeeper – and emotional center – of your life.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 13, 2020
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Patient Care    Education    COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus: How Infectious Is It?

The coronavirus outbreak impacting China has the world’s attention. Known as novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, the new virus started in Wuhan, a city of 11 million. Within a few weeks it has spread to at least 24 other countries, affecting more than 40,000 people globally, and resulting in more than 900 deaths since mid-December.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 11, 2020
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Education    Community

What You Can Do to Keep Your Kids From Vaping

As a mom and physician, I know a lot of information is circulating about vaping and the dangers it poses to children. For an overview of the problem, please read this article that explains what parents need to know about this rapidly growing threat to kids’ safety.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 28, 2020
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Patient Care    Press Releases

Groundbreaking Device Enables 30 Days of Continuous Vital Signs Monitoring

BioIntelliSense, Inc., a continuous health monitoring and clinical intelligence company, today announces the U.S. commercial launch of its medical grade Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) platform and FDA 510(k) clearance of the BioSticker™ on-body sensor for scalable remote care. BioIntelliSense offers a new standard for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) by combining an effortless patient experience with medical grade clinical accuracy and cost-effective data services.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 28, 2020
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Patient Care    Education

What Parents Need to Know About Kids Vaping

E-cigarettes have risen quickly in popularity, and so has the amount of confusing messaging about their safety. As a mom and physician, I know how hard it is to know what is a must-read and what gets relegated to the TLDR (too long, didn’t read) heap. Here is what you must know about this rapidly growing threat to kids’ safety. I include links for further reading—including some for your children—but these are the basics. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 23, 2020
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Surgeon General Releases First Report Focused on Smoking Cessation in 30 Years

Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, served as an editor of a new Surgeon General report that reviews and updates evidence on the importance of quitting smoking. It's the first Surgeon General report focused on smoking cessation in 30 years. Samet was the senior scientific editor on the last one in 1990.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 23, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases

Involving Family in Care for Bipolar Disorder Helps Children and Teens Stay Healthier

Children and adolescents with a high risk for developing bipolar disorder stayed healthier for longer periods when their family members participated in their psychotherapy sessions.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 15, 2020
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Patient Care

Stressed About the Dentist? Paws for a Smile Instead

A visit to the dentist can leave you with a case of sensory overload, but the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine is calming patients’ fears with the help of a new dental therapy dog. Lucy, a five-year-old golden retriever, roams the clinic halls—easing patient’s anxiety and providing them comfort during routine cleanings and procedures.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 15, 2020
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Education

State of the School of Medicine: Strong Upward Trend Continues

Dean John J. Reilly, Jr., MD, outlined key initiatives for the CU School of Medicine in education, research, and community service in his annual State of the School address on Jan. 8.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 10, 2020
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Research    Press Releases

Children's Hospital Colorado Uncovers Largest US Outbreak of Neurologic Disease to Date

The Lancet Infectious Diseases recently published the results of an observational study led by researchers on Children's Hospital Colorado Infectious Disease and Neurology teams, along with counterparts at the Centers for Disease Control and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The study was conducted from March 1 to November 30, 2018, and led to a discovery of the largest outbreak of enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) in the United States.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 10, 2020
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Innovation    Press Releases

University of Colorado Cancer Center Named National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence

The most important factor predicting the survival of pancreatic cancer patients is whether the cancer can be surgically removed (whether the cancer is “resectable”). The answer isn’t always clear. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 09, 2020
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Education

What You Need to Know About Nicotine Vaping

For some people, the war against nicotine addiction is a lifelong battle.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 19, 2019
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Research

CU Anschutz Launches Comprehensive Directory of Research Studies

Here at the Anschutz Medical Campus, we are in the business of answering important research questions in order to improve human health. One of the ways our physicians and scientists do this is through research studies that involve human participants who volunteer to make the studies possible.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 17, 2019
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Patient Care    Education

Snot Season For Your Child: What You Can Do to Help

’Tis the season of snot – it’s running down faces, clogging up noses, smearing the sleeves of our little ones.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 13, 2019
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Research    Patient Care

Breakthrough Therapy Approved for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Earlier this fall, the FDA approved a new breakthrough therapy for cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease that leads to lung, digestive, endocrine and nutritional problems. Researchers from Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, were part of a national network that oversaw clinical trials leading to the approval of TRIKAFTA, a highly-effective treatment for people with CF, 12 years of age and older. The trials have taken place in the CCTSI’s pediatric Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) at Children’s Colorado.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 12, 2019
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Research    Press Releases

High Doses of Vitamin D for Critically Ill Patients Yield Minimal Benefit

A major study conducted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network into whether high doses of vitamin D can improve health outcomes for critically ill patients has concluded that such supplements do not reduce mortality or improve other non-fatal outcomes.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 12, 2019
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Patient Care    Press Releases

CU Anschutz Professor Tabbed a Team USA Physician for 2020 Olympics

Christina Yannetsos, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named a physician for Team USA for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee for the 2020 Olympiad in Tokyo.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 10, 2019
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Education    Community

Wishing for a Healthy, Happy Holiday? Check Out These Tips

This month, many in our community will be gathering to bake together, give gifts and light candles. Holiday celebrations are fun and often center around great food and gatherings of many friends, family and coworkers. The social activities are so important for children and adults alike — social connection is good for your physical and emotional health


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 05, 2019
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Research

Pouch or Jar? Researchers Compare Nutritional Value of Infant and Toddler Foods

Infant and toddler foods sold in pouches have lower nutritional value than foods sold in jars and other packaging, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 03, 2019
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Patient Care    Education

Public Health Students Trained as Food Safety First Responders

In the event of a foodborne disease outbreak, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is well-equipped to handle most investigations. However, some large outbreaks require extra help.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 03, 2019
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Research    Innovation

Got a Translational Project? SPARK | REACH Accepting Applications

SPARK Colorado, founded in 2018, has been assisting CU Anschutz faculty and researchers in the process of transitioning their discoveries into products that will improve health. The program provides funding, industry mentorship, and a curriculum tailored to the needs of participating members.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 03, 2019
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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases

Skin Disease Researchers Win Renewed Grants

National leaders in research to cure debilitating skin diseases based at the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have won a second NIH grant to further investigations of innovative treatments.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 25, 2019
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Research    Patient Care    Press Releases

AVITA Medical Teams With Gates Center to Advance Therapeutic Skin Restoration

AVITA Medical (ASX: AVH, NASDAQ: RCEL), a regenerative medicine company with a technology platform positioned to address unmet medical needs in therapeutic skin restoration, and scientists at the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have announced a preclinical research collaboration to establish proof-of-concept and explore further development of a spray-on treatment of genetically modified cells for patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB), with potential applicability to other genetic skin disorders.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 25, 2019
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Research    Press Releases

Researchers Find Long-Term Benefits of Nurse Home Visits for New Mothers and Infants

Home visits by nurses to check on infants and first-time mothers offer learning benefits for the children and savings in the cost of public welfare programs, according to new research published in December 2019 issue of the Journal of Pediatrics.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 22, 2019
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Campus Life    Education

Campus Musicians Find Balance Through Performance

From handling our emotions to pain management and rehabilitation, science is starting to fill in the details on a phenomenon that most humans know intuitively: when we’re going through a tough time, music can help us feel better.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 20, 2019
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Education    Community

CU Anschutz Stands With DACA Students and Their Families

The next several months may be unnerving for some of our campus community, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since 2012, roughly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children have been protected from deportation by DACA, which enables access to education and work visas for many young undocumented immigrants.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 15, 2019
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Education

Students Tackle Vaping Epidemic in Public Health Case Competition

The challenge posed to competitors in this year’s public health case competition centered on vaping: develop a proposal for a $2 million grant, over three years, for a multi-disciplinary task force to develop an initiative aimed at addressing the youth vaping epidemic in Colorado.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 15, 2019
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Patient Care

Heroes Clinic a ‘Godsend’ For Veterans Seeking Dental Care

John Berdeaux came up with a simple solution to his complex dental problem: chew a Chiclet and put it where his front tooth should be.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 13, 2019
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Research    Patient Care

Transforming Health Care in Orthopedics

For the orthopedics team at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, simply meeting current standards of care is not sufficient.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 07, 2019
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Research    Press Releases

University of Colorado Anschutz, Boulder Campuses to Expand Research Collaboration

A new era of research collaboration is unfolding at the University of Colorado. The University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are moving forward together on a bold plan to enhance research collaborations with the aim of generating knowledge that improves human health and spurs innovation and economic development.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 07, 2019
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Campus Life    Press Releases

CU Anschutz to Co-Host Nation’s Largest Science Journalism Conference in 2020

CU Boulder and CU Anschutz Medical Campus will welcome hundreds of science journalists, storytellers and organizational communicators to their respective campuses Oct. 9-13, 2020, for ScienceWriters2020 (#sciwri20).


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 04, 2019
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Innovation    Patient Care

CU Nursing-Led School-Based Clinics Change Lives

Allowing a boy’s dream of playing Friday night football, keeping an asthmatic preschooler out of the ER, and guiding a young woman back on track to graduation are all in a day’s work for the Sheridan Health Services staff.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 31, 2019
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Research    Patient Care

Dr. Betz: Care of Suicidal Patients Takes Humans, Not Just Doctors

In 2019, nearly 31,000 people have died due to gun violence. Suicide by firearm represents nearly two-thirds of those deaths. As an emergency physician at CU Anschutz, Emmy Betz, MD, sees multiple patients with suicidal thoughts on every ER shift. “It’s a huge part of my job,” Betz said. “Sometimes I have to stop being a doctor and just be a person, to let people know I’m glad they came in and that tomorrow will be better.”


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 22, 2019
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Research    Patient Care

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette Decries Lack of Vaping Oversight

As the self-proclaimed “Miss Science” of Congress, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, chair of the House Oversight and Investigation Committee, is an ardent supporter of scientific evidence in public policy. “Over the years,” she said, “I realized that if you don’t have rigorous scientific research in public policy, then you won’t be able to find solutions that work.”


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 14, 2019
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Research    Patient Care

Screenings, research share spotlight at annual event

Over 150 people participated in health screenings, learned about research studies, and took part in culinary medicine cooking demos and recipes at the second annual Research & Health Fair.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 03, 2019
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Research    Patient Care

Finding the cause of a devastating polio-like illness

For some researchers who spend their days tucked away in a lab, the impact of their work may at times seem removed from the lives of real people. Not so for Dr. Kevin Messacar, pediatric infectious disease specialist. In his mind, he has considered himself a physician first, researcher second since he came to Children’s Hospital Colorado in 2009.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 01, 2019
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Education

Goodbye Lynda.com, hello LinkedIn Learning

The University of Colorado upgraded Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning on Sept. 30. We are excited to announce that employees now have access to LinkedIn Learning: A free, on-demand
learning solution. LinkedIn Learning has a large number of resources to help employees succeed in their
careers, expand their knowledge, build a professional network, and receive professional certifications.

LinkedIn Learning provides the following:
Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 01, 2019
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Innovation

For modernizing healthcare, there's no place like home

No more waiting rooms. No more outdated, sticky magazines. No more trying not to touch anything as you wait to see a doctor.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 27, 2019
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Research    Patient Care

Study: Patients prefer toolbox approach to weight loss

A new study led by researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine finds that patients, when given the option to use evidence-based medical weight management tools in a primary care setting, achieve better weight loss results compared to those who receive routine care.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 25, 2019
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Campus Life    Education

To prevent gun violence, it takes a community

Maisha Fields, nurse practitioner with the CU Anschutz student-run DAWN Clinic, will never forget her first patient in nursing school: a young man with a gunshot wound, the same age as her brother Javad when he was murdered along with his girlfriend 30 days after they graduated from college. It was the night before he planned to testify as a witness in an ongoing murder trial.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 24, 2019
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Campus Life

Block Party 2019: a real BREAKTHROUGH

This year’s Anschutz Block Party will be remembered for the This is BREAKTHROUGH buzz. The longest lines of the day formed at the Communications booth, where the This is BREAKTHROUGH-branded T-shirts, water bottles, tote bags and power chargers flew off the table.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 19, 2019
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Research    Press Releases

Study: Fast MRIs offer alternative to CT scans for pediatric head injuries

Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have released a study that shows that a new imaging method “fast MRI” is effective in identifying traumatic brain injuries in children, and can avoid exposure to ionizing radiation and anesthesia.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 18, 2019
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Research    Press Releases

CU researchers identify potential target for cardiac fibrosis treatment

A research team led by scientists from the Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation (CFReT) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has identified a potential target for treating heart failure related to fibrosis.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 17, 2019
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Patient Care

Caring for those with lung disease

The interstitial lung disease (ILD) program at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus reaches out to patients who not only have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, but a myriad of other lung ailments – and even those who are at risk of developing interstitial lung disease. Dr. Joyce Lee, associate professor of pulmonary sciences and critical care, said the clinicians and researchers fully understand the importance of early diagnosis when it comes to all forms of ILD.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 06, 2019
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Research

A fatal lung disease has met its match at CU Anschutz

You won’t find any ‘Donate to IPF’ options on your dinner tab or at the grocery checkout – yet.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 06, 2019
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Innovation

AI Offers Real-World Benefits to Healthcare

In contrast to the science fiction portrayal of evil computers plotting to overthrow humankind, artificial intelligence (AI) in fact seems poised to help improve human health in a multitude of ways, including flagging suspicious moles for dermatologist follow-up, monitoring blood volume in military field personnel and tracking flu outbreaks via Twitter.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 03, 2019
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Study: CBD helps Parkinson's patients with mood, sleep

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects 15,000 Coloradans. From feeling fatigued, depressed and anxious, to experiencing uncontrollable muscle spasms and tremors, symptoms can interrupt every aspect of daily life. Maureen Leehey, MD, has worked with Parkinson’s patients for over 30 years and is looking to the booming world of cannabis for a potential treatment.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 29, 2019
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Patient Care

Service animal training program helps heal veterans

Opening doors, turning on lights, helping remove socks and shoes – for the talented service dogs in training from the non-profit Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), these skills are just the tip of the 80-command iceberg that dogs master to assist the visible and invisible injuries of their veteran partners.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 21, 2019
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Patient Care

Hitting the streets in hepatitis A battle

With an armed police officer and grocery cart stuffed with backpacks and suitcases behind him, Scott Harpin snapped on his latex gloves and fished out his supplies from a six-pack cooler.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 13, 2019
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Education

Battling the opioid abuse crisis in Colorado

The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention has a simple but important message for all Coloradans: Bring naloxone home.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 09, 2019
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Education

CU Movement Disorders Center named a Center of Excellence

The University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center is now one of now 48 International Centers of Excellence designated by the Parkinson's Foundation.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 07, 2019
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Research

Researchers Making Progress On Causes of Vitiligo

AURORA, Colo. (July 30, 2019) – A pair of new journal articles by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine indicate that both genetic and environmental factors play significant roles in the onset of vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that results in the loss of color in blotches of skin.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 31, 2019
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Research

Research day: speed dating, unicorns and a gong show

A whole day to celebrate being a postdoc? To my jaded postdoc sensibilities, the 10th annual Postdoctoral Research Day, themed “Transcending Boundaries” and featuring speed networking and a “Gong Show”, seemed guaranteed to drag me, kicking and screaming, out of my comfort zone.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 30, 2019
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Innovation

Caring for the Frontline promotes teamwork and self-care

Morning sunlight pours through windows at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, inviting guests to take a break to focus on their health. A team of six nurses from the UCHealth Outpatient Infusion Clinic, still dressed in scrubs, are eager to spend an afternoon learning about wellness, nutrition and fitness.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 09, 2019
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Education

Women in STEM symposium tackles tough issues

After moving from Puerto Rico to the University of South Alabama for graduate school, Sonia Flores, PhD, encountered her share of biases. Recalling how she fit in to her new town and with her new classmates, Flores said, “It was a culture shock for me, and it was definitely a culture shock for them.”


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 02, 2019
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Campus Life

Grubstake Awards highlight remarkable return on investment

Pioneering research recognized by the 2018/19 Gates Grubstake Awards underscores promising strides in recent years in guiding basic science at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus toward commercialization and tangible benefits for patients.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 26, 2019
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Research

Cancer care providers see benefit in medical marijuana, but not comfortable prescribing

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2019 shows that while 73 percent of surveyed oncology providers believe that medical marijuana provides benefits for cancer patients, only 46 percent are comfortable recommending it. Major concerns included uncertain dosing, limited knowledge of available products and where to get them, and possible interactions with other medications.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 18, 2019
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Patient Care

Help is only a phone call away with Real Help hotline

In life, there are highs and lows. Some are big and small. If you reach a point where you're feeling overwhelmed by the stress in your life - whether it's related to finances, relationships or any other issue - there's help through the Real Help hotline.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 11, 2019
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Patient Care

Heart of the matter: Doctors and designers collaborate to improve patient care

Among the projects of Inworks, a joint innovation initiative of the University of Colorado Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus, one remains close to the heart. That is, the literal hearts from Inworks’ high-end polyjet printer, which produces 3D model organs for surgical planning. For a young patient of Max Mitchell, MD, the model hearts served as illustrative surgical tools and a showcase of the collaboration between doctors and designers.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 07, 2019
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Education

How the opioid epidemic shaped my family

As a breast cancer scientist with a PhD in cell and molecular biology, typically when I stand in front of an audience, I know what the hell I’m talking about. And yet, I recently found myself talking about monsters in front of an audience of community members at an event called “Science in the News: The Opioid Epidemic”, part of a monthly series aimed at demystifying hot topics in science to the general public.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 07, 2019
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Prove it: National telehealth research network greenlighted

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is part of a team of researchers that has received a grant of $3.6 million for the SPROUT-CTSA Collaborative Telehealth Research Network.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 15, 2019
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