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Kiley Kudrna

Research    Community

Podcast: Mental Health Challenges Facing Refugees

“People in my culture, even my family, wouldn’t have sought mental health treatment, and that’s one of the reasons why I got into the mental health field. I experienced it myself," said Phoutdavone Phimphasone-Brady, a refugee from Laos, who grew up in Kansas. Phimphasone-Brady shared how her firsthand experience with mental health stigma sparked her passion for her work as a clinical psychologist in a recent special edition of the Mind the Brain podcast. 

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date August 04, 2020
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Podcast: The Impact of Racism and Discrimination on Mental Health

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others shocked so many out of complacency, catapulting the Black Lives Matter protests into the forefront of people’s minds. Many are still struggling with how to best support the Black community, as well as others who experience racism and discrimination in their daily lives. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has also added immense unexpected stress to everyone’s lives. The events of the past several months make the significance of July being Minority Mental Health Awareness Month more important than ever. 

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date July 29, 2020
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Campus Life

It's the Most Wonderful Time...

The holidays can be stressful. Between buying gifts, cleaning your home and cooking feasts in the kitchen, it’s hard to think of anything besides your to-do list. But it’s also the time of year to take a moment to be grateful.

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date November 25, 2019
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Research    Innovation

Gender, Genetics and Grants

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, distills the underrepresentation of women in clinical data down to a simple equation: “If you put male data in, you will get male data out.” Studies are only as good as the data available, he said, and without the other half of the genome represented in research, mistakes can be made.

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date October 03, 2019
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The reason some people hate fireworks

Ever since I was a child, I’ve hated the Fourth of July.

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date July 01, 2019
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Patient Care

Pro cyclist forges new path after traumatic brain injury

At a road cycling race three years ago in Los Angeles, Lauren De Crescenzo’s life changed forever. The pro cyclist was leading a teammate in a down-the-stretch sprint when she flipped over her handlebars at the finish line, landed on her head and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date May 29, 2019
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Gift of life: Transplant patients, donors tell their stories

Did you know the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has the longest-running transplant program in the country? It has literally given life to thousands of patients, trained generations of surgeons and brought new and innovative techniques and therapies to clinical use.

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date May 14, 2019
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Stress Fest 2019

Everyone knows finals can be a stressful time for students. With group projects, looming deadlines and make-or-break final exams, it’s safe to say students have a lot going on, which is why taking time to decompress is so important.

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date May 03, 2019
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Cardiothoracic surgeon answers heart health questions

Ever wonder if a glass of red wine or piece of dark chocolate is actually good for you? Or if sitting all day is really that bad for you? Muhammad Aftab, MD, assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, answers common questions about heart health.

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date February 12, 2019
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Gone in 180 seconds: Scarves and cocoa hot items at debut of First Snow

Students excitedly stood in line, waiting for a warm cup of hot chocolate, an afternoon caffeine jolt and a special-edition CU Anschutz First Snow scarf on Monday.

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date November 13, 2018
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