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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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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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