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Milestone: Final Beams Go Atop Anschutz Health Sciences Building

Campus and The Anschutz Foundation leaders on Aug. 20 signed the final beams that topped off the seven-story Anschutz Health Sciences Building. In a message of thanks to the project workers, CU Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman said, “This building is going to be the manifestation of the vision that we have for the future of this campus.”


Author Staff | Publish Date August 21, 2020
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Education    Community

CU Begins Implementation of New Title IX Rules

The U.S. Department of Education recently issued new guidelines for how universities and K-12 schools will investigate and adjudicate sexual misconduct allegations beginning Aug. 14.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 31, 2020
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Education

Policy Office Announces CU Anschutz Policy Updates

On July 1, 2020, 11 updated campus policies and three new campus policies became effective. Most of these changes respond to Board of Regents policy revisions and related updates to system Administrative Policy Statements.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 28, 2020
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Education

CU Anschutz Applauds ICE Decision to Rescind New Restrictions for International Students

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Tuesday rescinded its decision to require international students to transfer or leave the country if their colleges or universities held classes entirely online because of the pandemic.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 15, 2020
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Community

Regina D. Richards Named Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

Editor's note: This announcement from CU Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman was published June 22 in his Chancellor's Communiqué.

Dear colleagues:

It is my privilege to announce the appointment of Regina D. Richards, PhD, MSW, as Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, effective July 1, where she will focus on expanding our initiatives both on the campus and in the community with primary drivers of health equity, outreach and support.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 23, 2020
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Patient Care    Campus Life

Mental Health Clinic Is Now Open for Faculty and Staff

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health, especially during these uncertain times. We are proud to support our faculty and staff with a new mental health clinic. 


Author Staff | Publish Date June 02, 2020
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Research    Patient Care

CU Anschutz Transforms Cancer Care 'One Miracle at a Time'

With a 3-year-old daughter and a second baby on the way, Emily Daniels was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Young and otherwise healthy, Daniels had no known risk factors for the disease.

On a new journey with his family in Colorado, photographer Scott Wilson learned he had Stage IV colorectal cancer shortly after moving to Denver from the UK. He was 48, two years shy of the generally recommended first colonoscopy screening.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 02, 2020
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Campus Life    Education

Talent and Tenacity Push These Graduates to the Finish Line

This year hit us with a whopper of a surprise, but SARS-CoV-2 watch out: the CU Anschutz Class of 2020, brimming with brilliant minds, relentless determination and acute resilience, is coming for you.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 21, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19

‘What We Do’: When Crisis Emerges, CU Anschutz Responds

The invisible threat of SARS-CoV-2 has upended life on the planet. Unprecedented in our lifetime, the pandemic is triggering waves of loss – of jobs, of celebrations (including in-person graduations), of social connectedness and, worst of all, of loved ones.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 21, 2020
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Research    Campus Life    COVID-19

Campus Launches Heightened Safety Protocols, Screening Processes as Gradual Return Begins

This week, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus launched heightened safety protocols and screening processes to guide its limited return to select in-person working and learning activity.

Only a small percentage of faculty, staff and students have thus far been invited and approved for on-campus activity. A formal process is in place to determine which programs or areas deemed mission-critical require campus access to operate. The majority of campus activity continues to be done remotely.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 19, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

Video: CU Anschutz Experts Share Campus Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Chancellor Don Elliman welcomed 3,000 guests to a live recording of “A Conversation on COVID-19 with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus” on April 17, featuring CU Anschutz experts on topics including testing, PPE, patient care, modeling efforts, potential treatments and the research response.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 17, 2020
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Patient Care    Community

Share Your COVID-19 Fighter Stories

In the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, CU Anschutz healthcare professionals, researchers, faculty and staff, as well as countless students, are on the front lines, rallying to protect our health. They are true heroes.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 02, 2020
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Research

World Autism Awareness Day 2020

On this year's World Autism Awareness Day, we take a look at some of the innovative autism research happening at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. 


Author Staff | Publish Date March 31, 2020
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Community    COVID-19

CU Anschutz Collects Truckloads of Supplies for Front Lines of Pandemic

Amid a growing crisis-level shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus stepped up to collect critical supplies for the healthcare professionals on the front lines of the pandemic.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 27, 2020
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CU School of Medicine Again Ranked Among Best Medical Schools in the Country

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus made several appearances on the 2021 U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of higher education programs.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 24, 2020
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Patient Care

This Is Breakthrough: Dr. Richard Schulick

“I hate cancer more than anyone,” says Richard Schulick, MD, director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center and chair of the Department of Surgery


Author Staff | Publish Date February 04, 2020
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Press Releases

Traumatic Brain Injury Study Coming to University of Colorado Hospital

A nationwide clinical trial involving patients with severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is coming to the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), which is one of 45 sites around the country selected to participate in the study.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 23, 2020
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Campus Life

Diversity Engagement Survey to Assess Inclusion Efforts Across CU

Members of the CU community will have the opportunity beginning this week to share their perspective on how well the university is implementing its commitments to diversity and inclusion.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 31, 2019
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Research    Patient Care

Artificial Pancreas System Better Controls Blood Glucose Levels Than Current Technology

A multicenter randomized clinical trial evaluating a new artificial pancreas system — which automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels — has found that the new system was more effective than existing treatments at controlling blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes. The trial, based partly at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, was primarily funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 24, 2019
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Press Releases

CU Anschutz Awarded Grant to Drive Commercialization of Academic Discoveries

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been awarded $4 million over the next four years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) grant. As a result, the university is now part of a national network of research institutions sharing best practices around commercialization of academic discoveries.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 23, 2019
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Education

Colorado School of Public Health Moves to Drop Its GRE Requirement

Beginning with the current 2019-2020 application cycle, the Colorado School of Public Health is eliminating the GRE as an admission requirement for its Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) graduate programs. Immediately, applicants to the school will have the option to submit GRE scores if they feel their scores strengthen their application. Those not submitting GRE scores will not be penalized.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 23, 2019
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Community

Hyatt Regency Donates $250,000 to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center, a hotel and conference center developed by Corporex Colorado in partnership with the City of Aurora and managed by Commonwealth Hotel Collection, LLC, donated $250,000 through the Fitzsimons Aurora Medical Campus Foundation, Inc. to eight medical campus entities including the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus health professional schools, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 21, 2019
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Campus Life    Press Releases

CU Anschutz designated ‘Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus’

In recognition of its commitment to student health, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has earned the “Skin Smart Campus Award” from the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP).


Author Staff | Publish Date October 11, 2019
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Press Releases

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus launches first-ever national marketing campaign

United by a mission to remove barriers, advance research and improve lives, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus with its hospital partners, Children’s Hospital Colorado and UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, today launched its first-ever marketing campaign: This Is Breakthrough.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 30, 2019
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Campus Life

Check out the CU Anschutz Medical Campus virtual tour

We’ve added a new feature to our campus map, which is accessible on the CU Anschutz homepage. This is a new way to interact with our campus via a virtual tour. The tour offers 360-degree views of key areas of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. There is an audio narrative so you can read and/or listen as you explore and interact with our innovative campus.  


Author Staff | Publish Date September 17, 2019
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Campus Life

This is BREAKTHROUGH: Telling our story to the world

When an academic medical campus attracts the best minds in science and unleashes them on the biggest challenges in health care, barriers simply don’t stand a chance.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 15, 2019
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Patient Care

UCHealth dedicates more than $100 million for behavioral health care

Sept. 4, 2019, marks an important date in advancing health care in Colorado.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 04, 2019
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Campus Life

Link in to your professional growth with a LinkedIn account

The learning platform Lynda.com will upgrade to LinkedIn Learning this September. This enhanced tool acts as an online resource with videos and courses aimed on developing workplace skills. Access will expand to all University of Colorado students.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 29, 2019
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Campus Life

April Giles wins Outstanding Women in Business Award

There's extra excitement at the Fitzsimons Innovation Community this week, thanks to a major honor for April Giles.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 28, 2019
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Campus Life

What you need to know about InfoEd changes

Beginning Monday, Nov. 25, InfoEd will look and feel differently to what you are used to. While the functional changes are minimal, there are some new features that may change the way you search the Conflict of Interest (COI), Human Subjects (HS), Proposal Development (PD) and Proposal Tracking (PT) modules.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 21, 2019
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Campus Life

CU Nursing's Pearl Treyball wins Nightingale Luminary Award

Mona Pearl Treyball, PhD, hoists a 20-plus-pound trophy up in the air for a guest to see. For the nursing professor, the bronze statue of a kneeling Florence Nightingale cradling a patient in her arms represents more than her recent win. It affirms her life’s work.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 31, 2019
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Campus Life

Inspirational story highlights Friends of the Haven gala

A hugely successful annual gala put the focus on the Friends of the Haven, with proceeds going to support unfunded programs and services at the Haven and Baby Haven. The programs are located within the Addiction Research & Treatment Services (ARTS) organization in the Department of Psychiatry, CU School of Medicine.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 02, 2019
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Campus Life

Central HR team volunteers to help hungry Coloradans

In what’s become a spring tradition of service, the CU Denver | CU Anschutz Medical Campus Human Resources Office team once again spent a half day volunteering at the Food Bank of the Rockies. This year’s group of 25 team members marked the seventh consecutive year the HR Department has sorted, loaded and prepped food for distribution to Coloradans in need.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 24, 2019
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Campus Life

Over 400 CU Anschutz alumni attend ‘Wicked’ cultural event

Over 400 alumni of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus had a wicked good time in downtown Denver on June 5.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 19, 2019
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Campus Life

How can you avoid losing excess vacation hours?

Employees with excess vacation hours should use them or donate them to leave banks before they are removed from their accounts during leave sweeps.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 05, 2019
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Patient Care

Cochrane US Network opens affiliate at CU Anschutz

The Cochrane US Network, made up of some of the country’s leading institutions in the research and practice of evidence-based medicine, announced Tuesday the opening of 11 new affiliates across the country including one at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 04, 2019
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Education

Spring Commencement 2019 by the numbers

Jubilant students, sporting graduation gowns, sunglasses and hard-earned diplomas, gathered in ceremonies across campus for CU Anschutz Spring Commencement last week.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 30, 2019
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Campus Life

CU School of Medicine partners with CSU to open medical school branch

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is in the planning stages of establishing a medical school branch in Fort Collins in partnership with Colorado State University.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 30, 2019
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Campus Life

CU Anschutz faculty awarded for outstanding achievement

Fourteen faculty members at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus received accolades recognizing outstanding accomplishments in teaching, leadership and service, research and creative activities and faculty mentoring. The faculty awards were presented at the May 24 commencement ceremonies.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 29, 2019
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Symposium uses data to clear air-quality debate haze

On May 9, a conference room in the Education 1 building on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus steadily filled with smoke, ozone, particulate matter and a brew of other pollutants.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 16, 2019
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Campus Life

CU Anschutz faculty recognized for 25 years of service

Forty-seven faculty members who have served the CU Anschutz Medical Campus – and its predecessor, the CU Health Sciences Center – for 25 years were honored at a reception at Fulginiti Pavilion on May 8.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 14, 2019
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Students win CU Anschutz Excellence Awards

The CU Anschutz Student Senate recently presented 10 awards to students and organizations, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the campus community.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 14, 2019
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Farley Center brief: What are potential solutions to the gun violence epidemic?

This timely report from the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center at CU Anschutz examines current gun safety policies throughout the United States and presents evidence-based opportunities to strengthen gun safety legislation.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 10, 2019
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Campus Life

Board of Regents to hold Special Board Meeting

The CU Board of Regents will host a Special Board Meeting tomorrow, Thursday, May 2, at 1 p.m. in Krugman Hall, Research 2 Building, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The full agenda is available here.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 01, 2019
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Is treating drinking water enough to limit PFAS exposure?

Researchers from three states currently grappling with water contaminated with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are joining forces to tackle one of the biggest remaining questions facing communities who have found the toxic chemicals used in firefighting foam, nonstick cookware and water-repellent clothing lurking in their water supply.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 01, 2019
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Campus Life

Employees recognized for years of service

About 180 staff members at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus were thanked for their years of service at a recent breakfast at CU South Denver.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 25, 2019
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Campus Life

School of Medicine postdoc helps create database of women scientists

AURORA, Colo. (April 23, 2019) – A database of women scientists that was created a year ago by a team led by a CU School of Medicine postdoctoral fellow has grown to list more than 7,500 women and is featured in an article published today in PLOS Biology.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 23, 2019
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Patient Care

Using our expertise to fight the opioid crisis

The opioid epidemic is devastating communities, families and individuals across Colorado and the country. On average 130 Americans die every day from opioid overdose; it was responsible for 560 deaths in Colorado 2017. And for every death, there are many more people struggling with opioid addiction.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 23, 2019
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Anti-seizure drug, reformulated by CU professor, used in first clinical trial

Tom Anchordoquy, PhD Tom Anchordoquy, PhD, professor at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Author Staff | Publish Date April 04, 2019
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Sleep problems during pregnancy affect glucose, may increase risk of childhood obesity

A study conducted by Sarah Farabi, PhD, RN, while she was a post-doctoral fellow working with Teri Hernandez, PhD, at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and School of Medicine in 2018 found that mild sleep apnea changed sugar levels during pregnancy and was connected to infant growth patterns related to increased risk of obesity.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 20, 2019
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Gender-based salary gap persists among academic emergency medicine physicians

Although overall salaries for emergency physicians have increased over the past four years, and despite a call to end gender disparities in salary, men still make 18 percent more than women, and a $12,000 gender salary gap remains essentially unchanged. That is the finding of a study to be published in a March 2019 special issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) titled: "Influence of Gender on the Profession of Emergency Medicine."


Author Staff | Publish Date March 15, 2019
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In honor of World Kidney Day, celebrate with an ode

Use your head. Go with your gut. Trust your heart.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 14, 2019
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Education

CU School of Medicine among best medical schools in country

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is listed No. 12 on the primary care rankings of medical schools and No. 30 on the research rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 12, 2019
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Campus Life

Chief medical officer addresses work, life and job security

On her bedroom wall, Jean Kutner, MD, MPH/MSPH, chief medical officer at the University of Colorado Hospital, associate dean for medical affairs and professor of medicine, has a framed sheet of first edition stamps featuring Elizabeth Blackwell, MD, one of the first female physicians and one of Kutner’s childhood heroes. “I remember writing book reports on her,” Kutner said. “Did I know that I was going to pursue a career having something to do with healthcare? Yeah, most likely. But this? This? Who knew?”


Author Staff | Publish Date March 08, 2019
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Benefactors recognized for incredible generosity

“The overall goal remains steadfast, ambitious and far-reaching: to provide the finest medical care in the world, to push the science behind that care to new horizons, and to train those who will deliver it in the future,” said CU Anschutz Chancellor Donald Elliman.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 07, 2019
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Campus Life

Kathryn Wells, MD, named new director of Kempe Center

The Kempe Center and Kempe Foundation are pleased to announce Kathryn Wells, MD, as the new executive director of the center. A board certified specialist in child abuse pediatrics, Wells has dedicated her career to protecting children and families and building communities where children have the opportunity to thrive.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 28, 2019
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Changes to six campus administrative policies

This past fall, CU Anschutz and CU Denver embarked on their first semi-annual policy review process which resulted in several policy updates. The Office of the Provost has announced changes to six campus administrative policies from the Academic & Faculty Affairs and General Administration areas.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 21, 2019
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Research

Researchers discover a genetic defect linked to pediatric liver disease

Researchers from the University of  Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in collaboration with several other institutions, have discovered a genetic defect linked to Biliary atresia (BA), the most common pediatric cause of end-stage liver disease, and the leading indication for liver transplantation in children.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 21, 2019
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Wellness Center teaches people how to improve their health through nutrition

When the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center piloted a series of cooking classes to educate the community about the importance of nutrition and health, organizers did not expect it to grow into one of the most popular programs offered on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 19, 2019
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Patient Care

Love dogs? Train a service canine for a good cause

Do you love dogs? The Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), a partner of the Marcus Institute for Brain Health, is looking for volunteers interested in puppy parenting and puppy sitting for its service dogs in training.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 14, 2019
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Education

Up in smoke

Colorado’s reputation as one of the healthiest states in the nation is clouded by at least one inconvenient fact: more than one-quarter of high school students in the state used electronic cigarettes at least one day in the previous 30, according to a 2017 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s double the national rate.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 08, 2019
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Strauss Health Sciences Library naming celebrated

On Feb. 4, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus celebrated the honorary naming of the Health Sciences Library for 1951 pharmacy alumnus and philanthropist Henry L. Strauss. “It is an honor to recognize Henry’s commitment to CU with the naming of the library,” said Chancellor Don Elliman. “Our students will spend countless hours here preparing to launch their careers.”


Author Staff | Publish Date February 05, 2019
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Education

Postdoc crafts international infectious disease policy

Twenty-five infectious disease outbreaks prevented, detected or responded to overseas. These are among the triumphs experienced by Mark Lucera, PhD, a former CU Anschutz postdoctoral fellow who recently shared some of his global-health initiative stories with a campus audience.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 05, 2019
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Innovation

A new way to kill cancer cells

Today, on World Cancer Day, I’d like to share some exciting news. A recent breakthrough at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus could alter the future of cancer treatment in Colorado – and the world.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 04, 2019
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Research

The state of cancer in Colorado

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Colorado has the fifth lowest overall rate of cancer in the United States, behind only District of Columbia, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. And the American Cancer Society recently reported that the U.S. cancer death rate has dropped 27 percent over 25 years.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 04, 2019
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Research

Science predicts Super Bowl winner

Intrepid researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus conducted scientific simulations to determine the winner of Super Bowl 53.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 31, 2019
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CU Anschutz investigators receive PhRMA Foundation Award

The University of Colorado Center for Pharmaceutical Value (PValue) has been established with a Value Assessment Center of Excellence Award from the PhRMA Foundation.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 17, 2019
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Vaccine-Preventable Infections Higher in Pediatric Transplant Patients

Children who receive solid organ transplants are hospitalized due to vaccine-preventable infections at rates that are significantly higher than the general population, according to a newly published study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 15, 2019
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Research

Research initiative uses Big Data to improve patient care

Researchers at the University of Colorado College of Nursing are participating in an initiative to improve health care outcomes and efficiencies by using large clinical and administrative data in a pediatric acute care setting. The project was funded by a grant received from Data Science to Patient Value (D2V) from the CU School of Medicine.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 19, 2018
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Campus Life

Leslie Berg named chair of Department of Immunology and Microbiology

Leslie J. Berg, PhD, who specializes in understanding how T cells develop and help fight infection, has been named Chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus, effective Feb. 1, 2019.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 13, 2018
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Research

CU Anschutz to Partner with New Allen Institute for Immunology

The Allen Institute today announced the launch of the Allen Institute for Immunology, a new division of the Institute that is dedicated to studying the human immune system. The new Institute will work directly with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and other leading research organizations to understand the dynamic balancing act of the human immune system, how it senses friend from foe and what goes wrong when we’re ill.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 12, 2018
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Hormone may preserve bone and muscle mass in older women

Women 55 and older have an increased risk of bone and muscle loss, but therapy with the hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may help prevent bone loss and increase muscle mass in older women, according to a new study led by Catherine M. Jankowski, PhD, FACSM, an exercise physiologist and associate professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 06, 2018
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Talent behind the lab coats

“Ni hao.” “Namaste.” “As-Salaam-Alaikum.” “M’bolani.” “What’s up?”


Author Staff | Publish Date December 06, 2018
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Looking ahead to Public Health 4.0

Faculty, students, staff and friends of the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) gathered Nov. 28 for an annual event with a special twist. The “State of the Sc­­hool” address, led by Dean Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, included an acknowledgement and celebration of the school’s 10th anniversary.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 04, 2018
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Campus Life

Movember: making headway on men's health

Philip Owens, an Army veteran-turned-scientist, believes the sideways glances that accompany his month-long mustache are a small sacrifice to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 27, 2018
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Conference tackles challenging ethical dilemmas in health care

Health care professionals face ethical dilemmas every day. They don’t have the luxury to treat ethics and gray areas of morality as intellectual parlay, because these challenging situations arise with regularity.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 16, 2018
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Education

Library turns a page, gets new name

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has named the Health Sciences Library in honor of 1951 pharmacy alumnus and philanthropist Henry L. Strauss, a significant supporter of the library and the university more broadly. The honorary naming of the Strauss Health Sciences Library is a testament to Henry Strauss’s long history of partnership, advocacy and philanthropy, and will carry forward his legacy through the education of future health leaders, and their impact on the surrounding community.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 09, 2018
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Former First Lady Laura Bush urges more health research

In keynote remarks delivered last week during the Annual Community Luncheon for the Center for Women’s Health Research, former First Lady Laura Bush encouraged the 800 attendees at the sold-out event to continue supporting and advocating to fill the gaping hole in women’s health research.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 07, 2018
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Crisis management and recovery focus of Public Health Case Competition

A flash flood that left a community with contaminated water and facing other public health emergencies was the dilemma given to over a dozen teams at this year’s Rocky Mountain Region Public Health Case Competition.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 06, 2018
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Patient Care

The power of a second opinion

When Karen Possehl was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer that had spread to her liver, she went to the Mayo Clinic for a consultation that ended in heartbreak and disappointment. Then Possehl came to the University of Colorado Cancer Center to meet with Richard Schulick, MD. Watch the video to find out what happened next.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 31, 2018
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Campus Life

State of the Campus: ‘Unmatched trajectory’

With a nod to the visionaries who came before him, those who dreamed of what the former Fitzsimons Army medical site could become, University of Colorado Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman said in his State of the Campus address that the campus is on a grand journey, one closer to its beginning than its end.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 31, 2018
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Campus Life

Evalina Burger named chair of Orthopedics

Evalina Burger, MB ChB, MMed, an expert spine surgeon and accomplished administrative leader, has been named chair of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, effective Nov. 1, 2018.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 25, 2018
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Study: Home care for knee replacement patients aids in recovery

A team of physical therapy researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have conducted one of the first full-scale studies to assess the effectiveness of in-home physical therapy care for patients who have had knee replacement surgery.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 23, 2018
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Researchers find common genetic link in lung ailments

An international research team led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty has identified a genetic connection between rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 23, 2018
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Our experts weigh in on acute flaccid myelitis cases

Several University of Colorado School of Medicine experts on acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have been interviewed in recent news reports about an increase in AFM cases nationwide, including in Colorado.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 19, 2018
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Nanette Santoro elected to National Academy of Medicine

Nanette Santoro, MD, professor and E. Stewart Taylor Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been elected into the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 17, 2018
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Nursing alumna paves way for future nursing leaders through scholarships

At the age of 91, and with more than five decades’ experience in the field of nursing, Chiyoko Furukawa, PhD, MS, RN, has demonstrated a profound dedication to her life’s work and a commitment to advancing the careers of nursing students. The CU Nursing alumna was the featured guest speaker at the 2018 College of Nursing Scholarship Luncheon held on Sept. 19. The occasion celebrates student scholarship recipients and honors benefactors whose generous gifts support them.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 04, 2018
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Sen. Cory Gardner tours Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus celebrated achieving 100 clients with U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who stopped by for a tour and conversation on how the clinic provides low to no-cost mental health services to post-9/11 veterans and their family members.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 25, 2018
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Cree-Green receives prestigious research award

Melanie Cree-Green Melanie Cree-Green, MD, PhD

Author Staff | Publish Date September 19, 2018
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Leading the fight against opioid epidemic

Ending the opioid crisis that claims the lives of tens of thousands of people annually is going to take years of hard, dedicated work. Saving the life of one person who has overdosed on opioids is surprisingly easy.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 11, 2018
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Education

Gender identity, sexual orientation and pronouns

Starting this academic year, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus students can now choose to provide the university with their gender identity and sexual orientation information through their UCDAccess Student Portal. This wraps up an identity management project by the University of Colorado System that began last year when students were first able to choose a preferred name. The project continued in the spring when students were given the option to add the pronouns with which they identify to their university student record.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 05, 2018
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Research

A passion for improving cancer detection

A first-generation college student who lost her grandmother to ovarian cancer, Jazmyn Mosqueda aspires to become a cancer researcher. She took a big step in that direction this summer as one of 37 applicants chosen for the prestigious Cancer Research Summer Fellowship (CRSF) program through the University of Colorado Cancer Center.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 27, 2018
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Education

University of Colorado announces new dean to lead the College of Nursing

The University of Colorado Board of Regents approved the Sept. 1 appointment of Elias Provencio-Vasquez, RN, PhD, as the new dean of the CU College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 23, 2018
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Campus Life

Historic $120 million gift from The Anschutz Foundation

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has received a $120 million gift, the largest private philanthropic commitment in its history, to further elevate its stature as one of the country’s top medical destinations.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 21, 2018
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CU Anschutz awarded $8 million to refine and expand research cooperative focused on end-of-life and palliative care

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus received an $8 million, five-year continuation grant from the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR), part of the National Institutes of Health, to refine and expand the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC).


Author Staff | Publish Date July 16, 2018
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Online course focuses on opioid prescription guidelines

The Center for Health, Work & Environment, at the Colorado School of Public Health, and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention have released an online course that educates healthcare professionals in Colorado about the latest opioid prescription guidelines and best practices for treating patients in pain. Originally developed in 2012, the updated course, “The Guidelines and Tools for Improving Pain Management: Opioid Stewardship,” has been redesigned to reflect current federal, state, and professional association guidelines, incorporate new research, and provide guidance about how to treat specific populations including workers and pregnant patients.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 16, 2018
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College of Nursing accepted into first cohort of State Innovation Model of whole-person care

Sheridan Health Services, owned and operated by the CU College of Nursing, was accepted into the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a federally funded, governor’s office initiative that helps primary care providers deliver whole-person care.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 09, 2018
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Campus Life

Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center part of longstanding partnership

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and UCHealth announced Tuesday the naming of the UCHealth Eye Center program for philanthropist Sue Anschutz-Rodgers, who has made leadership gifts to accelerate innovative research, speed the development of new therapies and devices, and enhance clinical care. 


Author Staff | Publish Date June 26, 2018
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Research

Pioneering new eczema treatments

The battle between good and evil is a theme usually reserved for blockbuster movies or literature. However, biomedical researcher Donald Leung, MD, PhD, is engaged in his own epic battle, pitting good bacteria against bad in order to treat atopic dermatitis or eczema – the world’s most common skin disease.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 29, 2018
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Antioxidant supplement helps cystic fibrosis patients, study finds

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that taking a specially formulated antioxidant-enriched multivitamin may decrease respiratory illnesses in people with cystic fibrosis (CF).


Author Staff | Publish Date May 24, 2018
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Insights into liver disease caused by intravenous nutrition

Research by physician-scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus offers hope for improved quality of life for people who rely on intravenous nutrition due to intestinal damage.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 24, 2018
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Rapping his way through the Curriculum

Lee Amaya, stage name SouLeePharmD, is our very own rapping pharmacist.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 21, 2018
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Campus Life

Epperson named Chair of Psychiatry at CU School of Medicine

C. Neill Epperson, MD, an expert in women’s behavioral health, particularly the relationship of hormones and the brain, has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus, effective Sept. 1.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 17, 2018
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Infant growth patterns affected by type of protein consumed

A new study by CU School of Medicine researchers has determined that choices of protein intake from solid foods has a significant impact on infant growth during the first year of life.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 15, 2018
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Gates Biomanufacturing Facility readies first shipment of clinical trial cancer treatments

The Gates Biomanufacturing Facility at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has passed an important landmark in manufacturing its first clinical trial-grade product for direct infusion into patients.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 08, 2018
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Ronald Sokol, MD, named president of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Ronald Sokol, MD, a professor of pediatrics-gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named president of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD).


Author Staff | Publish Date May 01, 2018
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CU Anschutz wins $46.5 million NIH grant

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded $46.5 million to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and its Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), a research partnership designed to speed up development of new treatments to address the greatest health needs of Coloradans.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 26, 2018
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CU Anschutz stem-cell scientists awarded $3.8 million DOD grant

Scientists from the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are part of a consortium awarded $3.8 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to move discoveries in stem cell-created skin grafts into the manufacturing stage, bringing further hope to victims of debilitating inherited skin diseases.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 13, 2018
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University staff receive recognition for years of service, hard work

About 175 staff members at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus were thanked for their years of service at a breakfast at CU South Denver last week.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 12, 2018
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Discovery could speed clinical translation of stem cell therapies

A team of scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at CU Anschutz has reported a more efficient approach to reprogramming a patient’s diseased skin cells into stem cells, raising hopes for future clinical trials and potential cures for critical illnesses.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 22, 2018
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Overcoming a health challenge and finding purpose

Seven years ago, Courtland Keteyian rolled into an operating room, excited by the prospect of running the way he once did as a star athlete on the track team in college. He imagined running on an outdoor trail and alongside gurneys in an emergency room.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 19, 2018
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Depression and fatigue increase women’s risk of work-related injuries

Women who suffer from depression, anxiety, and fatigue are more likely to be injured at work, according to a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine led by researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Health, Work & Environment on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The study found that these health factors significantly affected women’s risk of injury but not men’s risk.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 13, 2018
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Education

New STEM school to be neighbor of CU Anschutz

The next generation of health professionals will soon be learning in a STEM-focused school next door to the world-class CU Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 12, 2018
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Research Uncovers Risk Factors for Mysterious Kidney Disease in Farm Workers

Researchers from the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have identified new risk factors for a mysterious kidney illness affecting tens of thousands of farm workers worldwide. Their findings have been published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 30, 2018
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Rare brain donation could shed light on Alzheimer's pathology

As he looks back on this year’s activities at the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Huntington Potter, PhD, points to one event that was especially meaningful – receiving the center’s first brain donation for research from a person with Down syndrome who died with late-stage Alzheimer’s disease.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 14, 2017
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Study to probe impact of marijuana legalization

Does legalizing recreational marijuana in a state lead its residents to use it, or other substances, more? How does legalization impact careers, family life and mental health? Are some people more vulnerable to its negative impacts than others?


Author Staff | Publish Date October 31, 2017
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Alumni earn prestigious science policy fellowships

Two University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus alumni have earned prestigious AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships. They are among the latest class of policy fellows – 280 scientists and engineers – who will spend a year serving professionally in federal agencies and congressional offices.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 17, 2017
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Send a thank you card to our veterans

Sometimes saying thank you to our veterans seems so small when their service is anything but that. So let’s make it more personal!


Author Staff | Publish Date October 10, 2017
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Despite efforts, barriers to emergency contraceptives remain

Efforts to win greater access to emergency contraceptives (EC) saw some success in 2013 after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration removed age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the levonogestrel drug Plan B.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 26, 2017
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Hard Call podcast explores tough ethical decisions in health care

Some of the toughest ethical challenges in life play out in health care. The Hard Call podcast series, launched over the summer by the CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities, explores heart-wrenching choices confronting real patients, families and care teams. And in a novel, creative twist for a podcast, it also asks listeners to vote on what they would do if they were facing the same decisions.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 21, 2017
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ECHO Colorado receives grant renewal

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is honored to announce a $3.3 million gift in renewal funding from the Colorado Health Foundation (TCHF) in support of the continued success of ECHO Colorado (Extensions for Community Health Outcomes) and to recognize the positive impact of the program center located here on campus.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 31, 2017
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Center for Women's Health Research holds career day for high school girls

Participants of the ‘Exploring Healthcare Careers for High School-Aged Girls’ event, hosted by the CWHR, practice suturing techniques at the Center for Surgical Innovation Participants in the ‘Exploring Healthcare Careers for High School-Aged Girls’ event, hosted by the CWHR, practice suturing techniques at the Center for Surgical Innovation

Author Staff | Publish Date July 18, 2017
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Film uncovers life-threatening risks temp workers face

An hour and a half into his first day on the first job of his life, 21-year-old Lawrence Daquan “Day” Davis was killed.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 31, 2017
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Campus Life

Top 7 places you like to eat at CU Anschutz

We went in search of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus's best restaurants, and you responded. Not surprisingly, when asked about on- and off-campus restaurants that offer delicious food, you expressed an eclectic range of dining tastes.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 25, 2017
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Wolfpack Ninjas visit CU Anschutz and fight obesity

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Author Staff | Publish Date April 11, 2017
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New information about Health Savings Accounts

Join Optum and CU Employee Services for a seminar on the basics of a Health Savings Account (HSA) at Noon -1 p.m. April 13 at Education 2 North, Room P28-1202.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 07, 2017
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What is the best way to treat older HIV infected patients?

Louis and his poodle, Doodles, on one of their four walks every day Louis and his poodle, Doodles, on one of their four walks every day

Author Staff | Publish Date January 24, 2017
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Fall Commencement 2016

CU Anschutz held its first fall commencement ceremony on December 27, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center. More than 200 graduates from the College of Nursing, Graduate School, Physical Therapy Program and Anesthesiologist Assistant Program braved the cold and snow to attend the ceremony.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 19, 2017
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CU Pre-Health Scholars Program’s Community Strengthening Project

Tolamarian Nemomsa, a CU Pre-Health Scholar Tolamarian Nemomsa, a CU Pre-Health Scholar

Author Staff | Publish Date December 19, 2016
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Student says CU at top of dental schools

By age 26, Brandon Powell was living the life he’d always envisioned for himself.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 18, 2016
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Closing the gender gap in medical research

Women and men are not equals when it comes to inclusion in medical research, from basic cell models to human clinical trials. Women have often not been included in numbers necessary to show how they differ from men in order to optimize the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as other diseases.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 17, 2016
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StartUp Health announces partnership with CU Anschutz

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StartUp Health, which is organizing and supporting a global army of Health Transformers, announced today the launch of StartUp Health Colorado, its second Regional Network Affiliate, and a model it pioneered last year with the launch of StartUp Health Finland, to support and connect health innovation hubs around the world.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 27, 2016
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Fourth annual Block Party

With 20 popular food vendors, a ropes course for adventurers and a baby T-Rex for aspiring paleontologists, the Fourth Annual CU Anschutz Block Party turned into a smashing success.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 15, 2016
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Vital conduit between campus research and private industry

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus brims with the best health care, technologies and research. Now the campus has taken a bold step forward to accelerate the transfer of world-class research and ideas to the marketplace.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 17, 2016
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Collaboration brings new lodging facility to Guatemala clinic

In July, several leaders from Children’s Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Colorado School of Public Health, the Center for Global Health, and the Centers for Disease Control traveled to Guatemala to celebrate the opening of the new lodging facility at the Trifinio Center for Human Development.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 12, 2016
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High school girls seek health care careers

In early June, over 50 high school girls from around Aurora and Denver had the extraordinary opportunity to get an inside look at several centers operating on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The one-day program, "Exploring Careers in Health Care," is hosted by the Center for Women’s Health Research and UCHealth. Its goal is to expose a diverse group of young women to careers in health care that they may not know about and to connect them with mentors who can share insight into their own career paths.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 11, 2016
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Research supports global switch to new polio vaccine strategy

A groundbreaking study released today shows that a single injectable dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) along with bivalent oral polio vaccine could protect up to 90 percent of children from polio and strengthen community protection against the disease. The research, published in the latest edition of The Lancet, provides the evidence behind the worldwide switch to a new polio vaccine strategy by demonstrating that new schedules of the injectable vaccine with the bivalent oral vaccine protects kids much faster and is safer than oral vaccine alone.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 19, 2016
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Recycling waste acetone at teaching laboratories

GreeningChem Pam Nagafuji of the CU Denver Chemistry Department with the alcohol recycler

Author Staff | Publish Date April 27, 2016
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Carol Calkins receives CU Service Excellence Award

Editors note:  On behalf of CU Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman, Neil Krauss delivered these remarks at the All Staff Council Service Excellence Awards Ceremony held at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs on Friday, April 8, 2016.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 14, 2016
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Anschutz: City of Health

These articles originally were published in a 48-page special section of the Denver Business Journal, March 25-31, 2016. Together, they provide unique insight into the world-class health care and innovation that are the hallmarks of CU Anschutz, one of the nation’s foremost medical complexes.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 04, 2016
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CU Anschutz Office of Advancement launches new website

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Author Staff | Publish Date April 01, 2016
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Gail and Dave Liniger: A landmark gift

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Known as revolutionaries in real estate, Gail and Dave Liniger co-founded the real estate giant RE/MAX International in 1973. A culture of philanthropy is built into both their business interests and personal lives as they support a number of causes around Colorado ranging from health care to military veteran support through Combat to Classroom scholarships. With the largest real estate gift in the University of Colorado’s history, Gail and Dave helped make CU South Denver a reality, expanding educational opportunities to students and communities in south metro Denver. See how you can support programs opening doors for military veterans and expand educational opportunities at CU South Denver.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 24, 2016
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Hundreds turn out for Pre-Health Day

Pre-Health day a hit at CU Anschutz Hundreds of Colorado high school and undergraduate students attended CU Pre-Health Day at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Author Staff | Publish Date October 06, 2015
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Long Road to the American Dream

By Todd Neff | UCH Insider


Author Staff | Publish Date April 20, 2015
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Cardiothoracic surgeon performs unusual surgery on elite athlete

Shabab Maslehati during the Spartan obstacle race Shabab Maslehati during the Spartan obstacle race

Author Staff | Publish Date January 28, 2015
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New School of Medicine dean named

John J. Reilly, Jr., MD John J. Reilly, Jr., MD

Author Staff | Publish Date January 13, 2015
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Nurse researches and helps homeless adolescents

Scott Harpin, Urban Peak Scott Harpin, Urban Peak

Author Staff | Publish Date October 29, 2014
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Health InView: Dr. Tim Byers, MD, MPH, discusses cancer, diet and exercise

​In this installment of Health InView, Tim Byers, MD, MPH explains that diet and exercise play a significant role in your risk for cancer. He also answers questions he received via social media.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 22, 2014
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Women with gestational diabetes don't have to avoid carbs

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Author Staff | Publish Date October 03, 2014
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Student works showcased at 17th Annual RaCAS

RaCAS participants

It almost didn't happen. But due to the efforts of faculty and support staff, the 17th Annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS) was held on April 25.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 29, 2014
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MS patients find hope with medications

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Author Staff | Publish Date February 19, 2014
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RN-BS welcomes new changes, increased enrollment in spring cohort

This spring, more RN-BS students than ever started their studies in the CU College of Nursing (CON).


Author Staff | Publish Date February 18, 2014
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CU surpasses $1.5 billion Creating Futures campaign milestone

CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the Denver Campus​DENVER - University of Colorado President Bruce Benson today announced the completion of CU’s fourth-ever fundraising campaign, Creating Futures, with more than $1.521 billion in private support raised to support people, places and programs on CU’s four campuses.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 20, 2013
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Clinical Research Support Center opens

​AURORA, Colo. – A new organization at the Anschutz Medical Campus is designed to help researchers focus more on their research and less on the administrative hurdles they face. The Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) offers researchers no-cost assistance with budgeting, assessing study feasibility, process review and Institutional Review Board (IRB) pre-review.
 
From offices in Building 500, CRSC services are available to researchers doing human subject research. Support is provided for researchers needing to win initial approval for their projects, but also for ongoing research. Support areas include subject recruitment, audit prep, compliance review and document pre-review.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 10, 2013
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Health care workers trained on Rx drug abuse

​AURORA, Colo.  - A Colorado health care training course designed to curb prescription drug abuse, reports preliminary data that state-wide chronic pain prescription practices are changing since first offering the training a year ago. The indication that prescription practices are changing is a positive step toward addressing national concern for opioid drug dependency.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 04, 2013
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School children eating better, moving more

​AURORA, Colo. - The Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC) will celebrate its success in increasing physical activity and healthy eating in rural schools on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alamosa Community Recreation Center.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 04, 2013
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National Academy of Science report addresses sex crimes

By Mark Couch | School of Medicine


Author Staff | Publish Date September 25, 2013
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Alternative Break 2013 takes students to Guatemala

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Author Staff | Publish Date July 02, 2013
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Cholesterol increases risk of Alzheimer’s and heart disease

High cholesterol - trisomy 16 - hepatocytes

Researchers at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that a single mechanism may underlie the damaging effect of cholesterol on the brain and on blood vessels.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 16, 2013
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Statement on documents released April 4, 2013

AURORA, Colo. - The University of Colorado has reviewed the documents released by Judge Samour. These documents support the prior statement from CU that Mr. Holmes was never banned from campus but instead that his student access card was deactivated when he left the program.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 05, 2013
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University recognized for outstanding electricity savings

Research 1 on the Anschutz Medical CampusResearch 1 on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is included among the 2013 Xcel Energy Efficiency Expo awardees.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 05, 2013
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Big plans highlight coming year at Anschutz Medical Campus

Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.

It's been said that "planning is everything." At the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus that couldn't be more true as plans abound for the campus as a whole as well as the schools and colleges.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 14, 2013
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College of Nursing volunteers at Food Bank of the Rockies

College of Nursing representatives volunteer at Food Bank of the Rockies​By University Communications


Author Staff | Publish Date December 13, 2012
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Statement regarding judge’s order on public disclosure

AURORA, Colo. - The University of Colorado learned today that Judge Sylvester modified the order that previously prevented the University from responding to requests under the Colorado Open Records Act. In doing so, Judge Sylvester noted that his order “does not serve as a blanket release of all information held by the University of Colorado.” Instead, the University will “address any pending and future CORA requests pursuant to state and federal law, while considering the interplay with this Court's previous orders.” The order notes that the University “will need to conduct the proper statutory analysis with respect to the requested records.”


Author Staff | Publish Date November 16, 2012
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Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk in adults with type 2 diabetes

AURORA, Colo. – An intensive diet and exercise program resulting in weight loss does not reduce cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in people with long-standing type 2 diabetes, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 19, 2012
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Statement for Media Inquiries Aug. 24, 2012

The State of Colorado’s criminal prosecution will occur over a period of many months. As those legal proceedings occur, both the prosecution and the defense will make arguments to the court about what they understand the evidence to be, and Judge Sylvester has clearly indicated that the courtroom is the proper forum for evidence to be presented and for him to resolve important legal questions.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 24, 2012
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Answers to general questions on BETA

We are unable to respond to specific inquiries about James Holmes due to court orders and other laws that protect the confidentiality of student information. Nor can we discuss how BETA teams have acted in other cases involving our students, faculty and employees. To reveal other situations would violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, otherwise known as FERPA, and confidential personnel matters. At the same time, we wish to help you understand how the University’s BETA team operates and to correct potential misimpressions about how our BETA team functions.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 01, 2012
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University explains how BETA team operates

DENVER - We are unable to respond to specific inquiries about James Holmes due to court orders and other laws that protect the confidentiality of student information. Nor can we discuss how BETA teams have acted in other cases involving our students, faculty and employees. At the same time, we wish to help you understand how the University’s BETA team operates.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 01, 2012
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Largest scholarship gift ever for College of Nursing

​AURORA, Colo. - An estate gift from Laguna Beach, Calif., resident J. Thomas (“Tommy”) Swanson will provide several scholarships in perpetuity for CU Denver nursing students, honoring his late wife who had CU ties and had logged more than 23,000 volunteer hours at a California hospital.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 31, 2012
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Statement regarding public disclosure of information

AURORA, Colo. - The fact that the suspect in the horrible shooting tragedy in Aurora is a former graduate student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus places the University in a complicated and difficult position in regard to information that can be shared publicly.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 26, 2012
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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus response to inquiries about media reports

AURORA, Colo. - We cannot comment on anything regarding the ongoing criminal investigation into the theater shooting in accordance with the order of Judge Sylvester on July 23, 2012.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 25, 2012
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College of Nursing awarded $1.5M grant for Sheridan Health Services

College of Nursing colleagues Amy Barton, Erica Schwartz, Angie Romani and Terry Biddinger College of Nursing colleagues Amy Barton, Erica Schwartz, Angie Romani and Terry Biddinger.

Author Staff | Publish Date July 23, 2012
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Sweep of Anschutz Medical Campus goes 'very well;' normal weekend operations in effect

AURORA, Colo. - A sweep of the entire University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus today "went very well" and the campus is operating on its normal weekend schedule, according to University Police.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 21, 2012
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Statement from the university on James Holmes

AURORA, Colo. – The University of Colorado Denver | Aschutz Medical Campus can confirm that James Holmes was in the process of withdrawing from the University of Colorado Denver’s graduate program in neurosciences.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 20, 2012
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University deeply saddened by theater shooting

Lilly Marks talks to reporters at the press briefing Friday on the Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus leadership expressed sadness about the tragic events on Friday morning that affected the campus and the wider community in profound ways.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 20, 2012
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Excellence Awards announced for CU Anschutz

AURORA, Colo. - The CU Anschutz Student Senate announced this year's Excellence Awards this week. The individuals and groups recognized for their efforts are:


Author Staff | Publish Date July 02, 2012
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CU Cancer Center member receives prestigious award

Ross Cambridge, MD, of the CU Cancer Center recognized

An investigator for the University of Colorado Cancer Center has been recognized as a luminary in the quest to eradicate lung cancer. The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF) has announced D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 2012 Addario Lectureship Award.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 06, 2012
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Aurora Public Schools thanks the university for incredible support

AURORA, Colo - Leaders with Aurora Public Schools held a celebration to thank the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, along with other community businesses and partners, for their support and engagement for programs that are truly having an impact on the education.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 25, 2012
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College of Nursing hosted its second Nightingale Ceremony

College of Nursing hosts second Nightingale CeremonyThe College of Nursing hosted its second Nightingale Ceremony: An Affirmation of Nursing on Feb. 28. Dean Pat Moritz welcomed the 88 new BS students who matriculated this spring semester.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 28, 2012
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University's partnership with Spain moves ahead on research initiatives

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A delegation of Spanish health care leaders met with University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus officials Feb. 22-23, laying the groundwork for research and incubator initiatives. Exploratory discussions also took place about educational and research collaborations in translational science and engineering.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 24, 2012
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Peter deLeon

Peter deLeon says he was present at the creation of public affairs as an academic discipline, though from all accounts, the event was more an intellectual big bang under the auspices of the Ford Foundation than anything resembling a sacred rite.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 15, 2012
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A trial that could dramatically increase the number of donor lungs

In addition to being Valentine’s Day, Tuesday is National Donor Day. A clinical trial at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) may increase the number of lungs available for donation.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 12, 2012
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Women not getting recommended breast screening MRI

A study of nearly 65,000 women, recently published in the journal Academic Radiology, found that while more than a thousand of these women were at high enough breast cancer risk to recommend additional screening with MRI, fewer than 200 returned to the clinic within a year for the additional screening.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 31, 2012
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Stock Show event supports university scholarships

Andrew Henrichs and Stephen Wills

The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) is back in town celebrating its 106th year.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 16, 2012
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Mulloy, Witter appointed to health-related leadership positions

Karen B. Mulloy, DO, MSCH

The Colorado School of Public Health and Denver Health announce the appointment of Karen B. Mulloy (photo), DO, MSCH, as director of the school's occupational and environmental medicine residency program, along with the appointment of Deputy Director Roxana Witter, MD, MPH.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 16, 2012
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UCH Surgical Weight Loss Center: Ready for More Patients

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The Surgical Weight Loss Center at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) has been accredited as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Although the center has been successfully improving the lives and health of patients since 2004 by enabling weight loss, this designation means it has met the essential criteria established by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program to ensure certain benchmarks are regularly met. This was UCH’s first attempt at accreditation by the ACS BSCN.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 11, 2012
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Colorado Springs City Council unanimously supports University of Colorado Hospital's bid

Colorado Springs City Council unanimously supports the University of Colorado Hospital bid for Memorial Hospital

The Colorado Springs City Council, tasked with deciding the strongest option for the future of Memorial Health System, today unanimously approved a proposal made by University of Colorado Hospital and its partners.  Colorado Springs residents will now be asked to approve a lease of Memorial in an upcoming election.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 09, 2012
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Cancer Survivorship Tool

Not only is overall quality of life higher in cancer survivors who exercise, but the rate of cancer recurrence is lower. Unfortunately, though most doctors recommend exercise,  many patients fail to follow through.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 04, 2012
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Study takes aim at education-based death rate disparities

A study in the December issue of the American Sociological Review has brought new understanding as to why death rates for less educated middle aged adults are much higher than for their more educated peers despite increased awareness and treatments aimed at reducing health disparities.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 20, 2011
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Xeris pharma to develop CU diabetes management drug

Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Austin, Texas) and the University of Colorado recently completed an exclusive license agreement for a jointly-developed method of treating the low blood sugar that is a common side effect of the insulin therapy used to treat many types of diabetes.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 12, 2011
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Scientist discovers why drug boosts memory in Down syndrome mice

A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher who found a drug that improved memory in mice with Down syndrome has unlocked the mystery of how it works.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 22, 2011
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Milk thistle derivative stops lung cancer

Tissue with wound-like conditions allows tumors to grow and spread. In mouse lung cancer cells, treatment with silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, removed the molecular billboards that signal these wound-like conditions and so stopped the spread of these lung cancers, according to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 15, 2011
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Cancer League of Colorado commits $2 million toward University of Colorado Cancer Center endowed chair

Cancer League of Colorado has filled a unique niche throughout its 43 years, providing seed grants for promising yet untested cancer research projects—the types of grants no other funder offers on a systematic basis in the Rocky Mountain region.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 12, 2011
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School of Pharmacy celebrates 100 years with new name and building

School of Pharmacy Dedication

From Boulder to 9th Avenue in Denver and now to its current home on the Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy celebrated 100 years of education, patient care and scientific discovery Aug. 29 with a new building and dedication, new name and kickoff to a year-long celebration of the school’s century of care.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 29, 2011
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New brain research suggests eating disorders impact brain function

Bulimia nervosa is a severe eating disorder associated with episodic binge eating followed by extreme
behaviors to avoid weight gain such as self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives
or excessive exercise. It is poorly understood how brain function may be
involved in bulimia.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 13, 2011
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Anschutz Health and Wellness Center will feature innovative Green Roof

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The University of Colorado Denver today announced that the new Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will incorporate healthy living into the facility’s very design by constructing an innovative “Green Roof.” The Green Roof will allow the Center to grow its own fresh, healthy produce onsite, and is possible thanks to a generous donation of $650,000 from a fund established by the historic Nu Sigma Nu medical fraternity. The Green Roof will top the new state-of-the-art health and wellness facility, a Gold LEED® Certified Building that will open to the public during the spring of 2012.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 05, 2011
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Three CU scientists named 2011 Boettcher Investigators

Three University of Colorado researchers have been named to the 2011 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. This is the second year for the program, which supports early career scientists in their work toward making discoveries that improve human health.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 01, 2011
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Elderly drivers would support age-based testing

Researchers studying driving habits and accident rates among the elderly found a majority surveyed supported mandatory retesting of drivers based on age while saying they would hand over the keys if a doctor or loved one said they were no longer fit to drive.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 24, 2011
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Don Elliman Joins Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology

Don Elliman

The former chief operating officer for the state of Colorado has joined the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology. Don Elliman will serve as the center’s executive director.  The center is a world-class research organization focused on adult stem cell biology and regenerative medicine located at the University of Colorado Medical School on the Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 22, 2011
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Everyday chemicals may trigger early menopause

Nail polish

Women who are exposed to certain chemicals are more likely to experience menopause at a younger age, according to a newly published study by a researcher from the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 18, 2011
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University of Colorado team identifies new colon cancer marker

A research team at the University of Colorado Cancer Center has identified an enzyme that could be used to diagnose colon cancer earlier. It is possible that this enzyme also could be a key to stopping the cancer.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 25, 2011
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Milk thistle extract controls lung cancer in mice

Silibinin, a milk thistle extract, decreases tumor size in mice by inhibiting production of an enzyme that is overexpressed in certain types cancer, researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center have found.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 15, 2011
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Early mammograms save lives

New study shows early mammograms save more lives

A new study questions the controversial US Preventative Service Task Force recommendations for breast cancer screening, with data that shows starting at a younger age and screening more frequently will result in more lives saved.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 26, 2011
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Gene test shows which bladder cancer patients may have cancer spread

Dan Theodorescu

Cancer scientists have designed the first molecular test to predict which bladder cancer patients may have cancer involvement in their lymph nodes at the time of surgery—which could help doctors determine which patients are good candidates for pre-surgical, or neo-adjuvant, chemotherapy.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 19, 2011
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Grant To Study Stem-like Breast Cancer Cells

University of Colorado Cancer Center researcher Carol Sartorius

Two groups of Colorado breast cancer researchers have received a total $1.625 million in grants to better understand the role of stem-like breast cancer cells in treatment resistance and recurrence.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 15, 2010
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Cervical cancer vaccine trial

A low-cost cervical cancer vaccine developed by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers is set to begin testing in human trials.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 20, 2010
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Health impact report available to public comment

Researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health along with Garfield County authorities are inviting the public to comment on  a new report that assesses the potential health impact of natural gas development and production.  Commissioned by the Garfield County Board of Commissioners, the Battlement Mesa Health Impact Assessment (HIA) was prepared by a team of environmental and public health experts from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
The project, which is led by Roxana Witter, MD, MS, MSPH, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, was commissioned in order to assist the Garfield County Board of Commissioners and Garfield County Public Health Department in addressing community concerns in a region with significant natural gas resources.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 20, 2010
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Colorado cancer patients win big

Cancer patients in Colorado scored a big win today as Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed two bills into law that increase their access to anti-cancer therapies.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 16, 2010
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Innovative Health Care Training Center Opens

The Colorado WIN Partners at the University of Colorado Denver's School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics is contracting with the Colorado Depatment of Labor and Employment to manage the operation of the Work, Education and Lifelong Learning Center (WELLS Center), a state-of-the-art health care simulation training facility at the Colorado Science and Technology Park at Fitzsimons in Aurora.  Key leaders from the health care industry, education and workforce development established the WELLS Center in 2005 to develop and deliver health care simulation curriculum and training incorporating highly sophisticated human patient simulators for hands-on training application.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 14, 2009
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Horwitz nets $650,000 from Avon Foundation for breast cancer outreach and research

Color photo of Kathryn Horwitz, breast cancer researcher

Gift brings total giving from Avon to $7 million


Author Staff | Publish Date July 07, 2009
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Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant program director honored

American Academy of Physician Assistants Honorary Membership The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) will award honorary membership to Anita Glicken, MSW, of Denver. Glicken works as director of the University of Colorado's Child Health Associate/PA Program, where she also is a professor and section head of pediatrics.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 11, 2009
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Why people with diabetes do not exercise as much as they should

Exercise is critical to maintaining good health for people with Type 2 diabetes, but recent findings provide new understanding as to why people with diabetes do not exercise as much as they should.  A study published in this month’s Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, and led by University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher Judith Regensteiner, PhD., finds that even when Type 2 diabetes has been very recently diagnosed, heart abnormalities are already present which show up during exercise.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 01, 2009
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CDC Program Expands to Study Health Needs of Underserved Communities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding more than $25 million to support prevention research through the Prevention Research Centers Program at academic institutions in 25 states, including Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center begun at the University of Colorado Denver (through the Colorado School of Public Health) as well as in the partner community of the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 30, 2009
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Pediatric Department Leads Nation in NIH Grants

The University of Colorado Denver’s School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, whose doctors and other clinical staff practice at The Children’s Hospital, collected $42.4 million in awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2007-2008. That’s more than any other department of pediatrics in the country. UC Denver’s Department of Pediatrics topped 89 other U.S. medical schools in this category of peer-reviewed awards.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 10, 2009
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Super Researcher Stephen Davies

Stephen Davies

Stephen Davies’ research into repairing spinal cord injuries comes too late for Christopher Reeve, the actor who played Superman and who died in 2004 after being paralyzed in a horseback riding accident. But the answer to Reeve’s prayers may come soon.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 06, 2009
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Visible Human Project

More than ten years and thousands of photos later, a unique project is set to be unveiled at the University of Colorado Denver. It’s called the “Visible Human Project.” Scientists thought that people, especially medical students, could better understand how the body works if they were able to take a virtual tour of the inside of the human body. The project, led by the University of Colorado Denver and Vic Spitzer, PhD, director of the Center for Human Simulation at the CU Denver School of Medicine, was made possible with support from the National Library of Medicine. To create the Visible Human, scientists used a calibrated machine to replicate the layers of the body to as small as a one tenth of a millimeter. Each layer was then photographed. The researchers took thousands of pictures and then organized and classified the data to allow users to interactively tour a virtual human body.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 06, 2009
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Doug Fish, PharmD, reflects on teaching in east central Africa

Health care in Rwanda today is much like health care was in America 40 or 50 years ago. “In some ways it’s like taking a step back in time,” says Doug Fish, PharmD, chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, of his recent teaching experience in the east central part of Africa.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 10, 2009
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