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Kristen O'Neill


‘Emotional Agility’ is Key to Keeping Your Cool During Conflict

For many of us, holiday stress can be heightened by familial conflict. As this particularly challenging year comes to a close, we sat down with Lisa Neale, BA, MSS, associate director of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Ombuds Office, to learn how to apply techniques from “Crucial Conversations” – one of the most popular trainings offered by the dual campus Ombuds team – to successfully navigate conflict with loved ones, whether you are gathering in person or online this holiday season.

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Community    Faculty

‘Multiple Ways of Knowing’: Advancing Indigenous Perspectives to Elevate Science, Communities

What you need to know: Indigenous research and worldviews have long been marginalized by Western science. CU Anschutz geneticist Katrina Claw, PhD, explains how integrating Indigenous approaches with Western perspectives can benefit humanity's understanding of myriad health science challenges, from combating climate change to reducing bias.

Katrina Claw, PhD, a Diné (Navajo) geneticist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, is a leader in the field of genomics and a champion for the advancement of Indigenous science. As we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020, we sat down with Claw to learn how furthering Indigenous approaches can benefit humanity on myriad levels – deepening our understanding of our health and environment, decreasing bias in science, and encouraging present and future generations to value “traditional” knowledge. 

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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19

Potter: Promising Alzheimer’s Trials, Treatments in Process

  • What you need to know: In our Q&A, Huntington Potter, PhD, explains the progress being made in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease. He discusses the headway in the development of a new drug – an antibody against Alzheimer’s amyloid – and points out the possible treatment benefits of GM-CSF Leukine against COVID-19.

Last fall, we sat down with Huntington Potter, PhD, director of the University of Colorado Alzheimer’s and Cognition Centerone of the major Alzheimer’s research centers in the country – for a wide-ranging podcast conversation about the state of Alzheimer’s research.

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Patient Care

This Is Breakthrough: Dr. Jenny Zablah

“One of the biggest challenges of working with kids is that you are also working with their families,” says Jenny Zablah, MD, interventional cardiologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and assistant professor of Pediatrics-Cardiology at CU Anschutz. “You have to think about not just how to treat the patient, but how that treatment will impact the family.”

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