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CU Researchers Call for National Ethics Guidelines When Student Health Surveys Uncover Suicide-Risk “Hot Spots”

  • What you need to know: CU researchers are urging national public health and education associations to produce guidance that clarifies the ethical and legal duties owed to schools when surveillance activities identify high-risks of suicides. 

Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 18, 2020
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Study Finds Asymptomatic Chagas Patients are at a High Risk for Cardiac Disease

People living with Chagas disease without symptoms or signs of cardiac injury are at high risk of developing cardiomyopathy, a progressive heart disease, and the risk more than doubled among patients with acute infections, according to a new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date August 31, 2020
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Research Raises Concerns About Firearm Access for Alzheimer’s Population

Today, new research released from faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus looked at how caregivers address the issues of firearm safety when taking care of someone who has Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and has access to a gun.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date July 15, 2020
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New Study Looks at Opioid Use and Driving Outcomes Among Older Adults

A new study from faculty at the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus looks at the relationship between opioid use and driving among older adults.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date July 06, 2020
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Study: Concussion Concerns with Helmet Regulations in Girls’ Lacrosse

According to a new study, high school girls’ lacrosse players who may, but are not required to, wear flexible headgear are at a higher risk of getting a concussion from a stick or ball impact than boys’ lacrosse players, who are required to wear a hard shell helmet with a full face mask.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 25, 2020
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Study Examines Environmental Justice Impact of Senate Bill 181 in Colorado

In Colorado, Senate Bill 181 (SB19-181) is changing the way oil and gas development is regulated, and one of the main effects of the bill is a large shift towards increased local control over siting decisions. In a first of its kind study, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded researchers in Colorado a $730,000 grant to examine the impact of the bill and whether or not shifting oil and gas decision-making to the local level will lead to fairer outcomes for marginalized communities


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 09, 2020
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Extra Choline May Help Pregnant Women Decrease Negative Effects of COVID-19 on Their Newborns

Pregnant women who take extra choline supplements may mitigate the negative impact that viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, can have on their babies, according to a new study from researchers in the Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Choline is a vitamin B nutrient found in various foods and dietary supplements, and is critical to fetal brain development.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 01, 2020
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CU Anschutz Surgeons Study Guidelines for Treating Cancer Patients During Pandemic

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic not only affects patients who have the virus, but strikes the entire healthcare system including the care for patients with cancer. Aggressive cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, require the continuation of oncological care during the pandemic. However, pursuing care exposes both healthcare professionals and vulnerable patients to COVID-19.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 27, 2020
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Emerging Viral Diseases Causing Serious Issues in West Africa

In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus call attention to the emergence of mosquito-borne viral outbreaks in West Africa, such as dengue (DENV), chikungunya (CHIKV) and Zika (ZIKV) viruses.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 19, 2020
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First Responders Honor Local Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19

As a show of support to the front-line healthcare heroes, the University of Colorado Police planned a procession that was held last night on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The event was led by federal and local police, fire departments, and other law enforcement officials. The motorcade saluted hospital staff with a display of lights and sirens while driving by UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, next to the campus. The procession was visible from the windows of all three hospitals, and the Children’s One helicopter crew flew multiple laps around the campus to showcase appreciation for our healthcare workers.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date April 24, 2020
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New Study Identifies Valuable Tool for Treating Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Pancreatic cancer is predicted to become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths by 2030. However, recent developments in staging and treatment provide options to improve the long-term survival rate for an otherwise devastating diagnosis.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 10, 2020
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New Research Looks at Type 1 Diabetes and Changes in the Environment

Studies have shown a rapid increase in new cases of type 1 diabetes worldwide. However, scientists and researchers have struggled to identify a direct cause. Many have questioned if changes in the environment or lifestyle have impacted the disease. In a newly released review paper published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, faculty from the Colorado School of Public Health at the Anschutz Medical Campus examined whether any environmental exposures can explain why type 1 diabetes is on the rise. 


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 31, 2020
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Study Shows Promising New Web Approach to Prevent Firearm Suicide

Access to firearms and other lethal methods of suicide during periods of risk can make it more likely that a suicide attempt will end in death. Yet many patients with suicidal thoughts or behaviors receive no counseling about this from healthcare providers, and many have questions about options for firearm or medication storage.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 29, 2020
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Infant Morbidity Decreases with Incentive-Based Prenatal Tobacco Interventions

Colorado is taking a critical step to protect low-income women during their pregnancy through incentive-based smoking cessation interventions. A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health at the Anschutz Medical Campus shows a significant reduction in infant morbidity due to the program.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 06, 2019
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Campus Life

What You Need to Know About CU Anschutz’s Weather Closures

“If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” That’s one of the first things heard from Coloradans who’ve become accustomed to the unpredictable weather.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date November 12, 2019
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CU Anschutz Takes on Dementia and Firearm Safety to Prevent Injuries

Today, faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus announced the Safety in Dementia website, the first comprehensive online resource to help caregivers navigate issues related to firearm access and dementia. Before now, there’s been a lack of public resources available on steps to take when someone has dementia and firearms are in the home.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date November 05, 2019
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Physicians report high refusal rates for the HPV vaccine and need for improvement

Despite its proven success at preventing cancer, many adolescents are still not getting the HPV vaccine. A new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus shows that physicians’ delivery and communication practices must improve to boost vaccination completion rates.
Health care providers must also learn to deal with parents hesitant to get their children vaccinated with HPV vaccine.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date September 16, 2019
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First out-of-home gun storage map to prevent suicide

Faculty members at the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus announced the Colorado Gun Storage Map, the first online out-of-home firearm storage map in the country. Until now, there’s been no web-based resource to link community members and clinicians to off-site storage options, such as firearm retailers or law enforcement agencies, during times of crisis. The new resource was developed in collaboration with the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition, a group of gun shop owners, firearms trainers, and public health researchers who share a goal of preventing suicide.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date August 26, 2019
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Expectant mothers can mitigate the impact of marijuana on baby’s brain development

A team of researchers led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that choline, an essential micronutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that can occur when mothers use marijuana while pregnant.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date August 02, 2019
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Study finds FDA dermatology advisors receive payments following drug approvals

A team of researchers led by a member of the Colorado School of Public Health faculty at the Anschutz Medical Campus examined post-advisory financial relationships between U.S. physicians who advised FDA committees during dermatological drug approval processes. Critics of these industry-physician relationships claim these types of payments could incentivize advisors to alter their voting habits.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date June 10, 2019
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CU researchers creating the most advanced 3D human lung to test e-cigs

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus announced the funding of $3.4 million by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create the most advanced living mimicry of a human lung to identify toxicity and cancer-causing potential of emerging tobacco products.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date April 11, 2019
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Study: exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 29, 2019
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Education

Stroke risk declines in the US and Colorado


A research team with a faculty member from the Colorado School of Public Health at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has found that stroke risk has dropped in both black and white older adults. The study analyzed 25 years of Medicare hospitalizations due to stroke.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 21, 2019
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Expectant mothers can prevent fetal brain problems caused by the flu

Choline, an essential B vitamin nutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that often occur after prenatal maternal infections such as colds and influenza (flu).


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 14, 2019
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Researchers awarded grants for health studies

On Monday, researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus were awarded multiple grants from the Rose Community Foundation to advance cardiology research as well as arthritis research and treatment. The one-time grantmaking is an initiative called “Heart and Soul,” awarding nearly $1.3 million to six organizations in the greater Denver area.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date February 25, 2019
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Study reveals health risks in low-income homes

A team of investigators from the Colorado School of Public Health at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Boulder has identified that people living in homes with high ventilation are more likely to suffer from respiratory health issues such as asthma.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date February 12, 2019
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Press Releases    Education

Online partnership plays key role in training care professionals

Coursera, the global online learning leader, announced the launch of its health vertical – a broad portfolio of health content from the world’s top universities curated specifically to help address the acute shortage of skilled workers in the health industry and meet the demands of a digital health economy.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 22, 2019
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College of Nursing ranks among top online graduate programs

U.S. News announced the 2019 Best Online Programs in the country and the University of Colorado College of Nursing online master’s in nursing ranked as one of the top in the nation at No. 4. Only one other public university placed higher than CU. For the past three years, CU has ranked in the top 10 of online nursing programs (No. 4 in 2018 and No. 9 in 2017). Factors contributing to the rank included graduation rates, academic and career support services offered to students and admissions selectivity.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 22, 2019
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Researchers raise bar for managing severe eczema

A team of investigators from the University of Colorado College of Nursing and National Jewish Health has identified comprehensive guidelines for managing severe atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of eczema.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 15, 2019
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Researchers make breakthrough finding in pulmonary fibrosis

A team of investigators led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty at CU Anschutz Medical Campus has identified a connection between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary fibrosis.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 19, 2018
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Blood results revealed from contaminated water near Colorado Springs

Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado School of Mines shared the preliminary blood results from a study on poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found at high levels in groundwater wells associated with public drinking water systems near Colorado Springs in 2013. The contaminants are linked to firefighting foam used at nearby Peterson Air Force Base.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date December 14, 2018
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