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

More than 3,000 viewers tune in for panel discussion; chancellor thanks supporters

Author Staff | Publish Date April 17, 2020

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.

Elliman thanked the audience of CU supporters for over 1,800 notes of support sent to frontline providers and $2 million raised from over 500 benefactors for emergency relief efforts. “You all give us the strength that we need, and our teams need, to deliver the care that we’re trying to deliver today,” he said.

Elliman noted that this healthcare crisis has required CU Anschutz to pivot quickly in all of its mission areas of clinical care, research and innovation, and education as the pandemic spreads throughout Colorado.

The panel featured John J. Reilly, Jr., MD, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine; Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health; Thomas Flaig, MD, vice chancellor for research; and Michelle Barron, MD, professor of infectious diseases.