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MS, macular degeneration and nanoparticle researchers win Gates grants

The Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and CU Innovations have awarded three researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus $350,000 grants with the hope they will strike scientific gold.


Author Michael Davidson | Publish Date April 18, 2017
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Vitiligo researcher pushes limits in lab and in life

Richard Spritz on South Georgia island Richard Spritz, MD, making the Shackleton Traverse, a trek across South Georgia island.

Author Michael Davidson | Publish Date March 16, 2017
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Technology helps connect doctors fighting opioid abuse

Misuse of opioid painkillers such as Vicodin has reached epidemic proportions in rural Colorado

Author Michael Davidson | Publish Date March 07, 2017
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Data Science to Patient Value initiative strives to maximize big data

Jean Kutner, MD Jean Kutner, MD, is one of the leaders of the Data Science to Patient Value initiative

Author Michael Davidson | Publish Date March 01, 2017
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Fighting opioid misuse by linking electronic health records, databases

Emergency Department staff A pilot project at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is linking its electronic medical records to state prescription drug database.

Author Michael Davidson | Publish Date February 22, 2017
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Student's study for state health department links heroin, opioid abuse

Lindsey Kato takes the opioid epidemic personally — the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) alumna has lost eight friends to heroin overdoses. She said most of those friends began abusing prescription opioid painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin in high school. Then they graduated to heroin, an even more lethal and addictive opioid.


Author Michael Davidson | Publish Date February 09, 2017
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School of Dental Medicine, CU Anschutz take lead fighting opioid epidemic

Pills More Coloradans have died from overdoses of opioids such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and fentanyl since 2011 than have been killed in homicides.

Author Michael Davidson | Publish Date February 03, 2017
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School of Medicine doctor tests rheumatoid arthritis prevention

People with rheumatoid arthritis sometimes liken the chronic inflammatory disorder to a fire. Rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is caused when the immune system attacks the joints. Symptoms include pain and warm, swollen joints, and over years they often spread from fingers and toes to elbows, hips and shoulders. Severe cases can lead to deformities that leave joints gnarled and disabled, and sometimes body parts such as the eyes, lungs and skin are affected.


Author Michael Davidson | Publish Date December 13, 2016
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A grad's journey from Cuba and conflict zones to CU Anschutz

One cold afternoon, Ivan Quintana Hijano walked through the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. The chilly temperature brought back memories of the first time he visited Colorado.


Author Michael Davidson | Publish Date December 07, 2016
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CU Innovations, StartUp Health create program for health care innovators

Health care providers and researchers face a changing world, where technological advances ranging from ever-improving machine learning to simple smartphone apps are altering the $2.8 trillion industry. It’s a challenge that doctors, insurance providers and academic medical centers, including the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, are going to have to confront, Chancellor Donald Elliman said at the launch celebration for StartUp Health Colorado.


Author Michael Davidson | Publish Date November 30, 2016
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Students envision solutions to opioid epidemic

Opioid abuse is one of the nation’s most severe public health crises. The problem strikes close to home, with nearly 900 Coloradans dying of intentional or unintentional drug overdoses in 2014. Many of those deaths came from misusing prescription medications such as Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, three of the most prescribed opioid painkillers. Addiction to those drugs also is leading to a surge in heroin use.


Author Michael Davidson | Publish Date November 29, 2016
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