<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=799546403794687&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Blogs

News and Stories

By Author

Staff


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
Full Story

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
Full Story

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
Full Story

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
Full Story

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
Full Story

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
Full Story

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
Full Story

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
Full Story

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
Full Story