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Wendy Meyer

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New Study Reveals Serious Long-Term Complications in Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Phil Zeitler, MD, PhD, has been treating youth with type 2 diabetes for more than 20 years. He and a team of researchers published a paper today on the TODAY2 study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the long-term complications of type 2 diabetes. (TODAY stands for Treatment Options for type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth. The first phase of the study took place from 2004 - 2011; phase two from 2011 - 2020. Both studies involved more than 550 participants from across the country.)

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Research    COVID-19

CU Anschutz Physician Publishes First Paper from Data in the National COVID Cohort Collaborative

They say necessity is the mother of invention. In terms of healthcare, one of the most remarkable inventions begat by the pandemic is something called the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C). The vision of the scientists and researchers behind the N3C is to turn massive amounts of already available data into new knowledge urgently needed to study COVID-19 and identify potential treatments.

The speed at which the N3C has moved is astonishing: In just a little over six months, the initiative was launched, made available to biomedical researchers and has already produced its first publication.

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Research    Community

CU Researcher Tackles Vaccine Hesitancy in Colorado’s Religious Communities

Vaccine hesitancy is something we hear a lot about these days related to a potential coronavirus vaccine. Yet vaccine hesitancy has been a public health issue in the U.S. for many years. In 2019, a measles outbreak associated with vaccine refusal in religious communities infected 1,282 Americans—the most cases since 1992. And from 2006-2011, the rate of kindergarteners opting out of school-required vaccinations tripled.

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