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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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Research    Patient Care

Charles Dinarello Awarded the 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science

University of Colorado Distinguished Professor Charles Dinarello, MD, has today been named one of the winners of the 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science “for the development of cytokine-targeting biological therapies for treatment of inflammatory diseases.”

Dr. Dinarello shares the prize with Dr. Marc Feldmann and with Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 22, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

Providers and Patients Find ‘Silver Lining’ in Rapid COVID-Era Telehealth Transition

A mighty push from a novel virus created the momentum that telemedicine promoters have long wished for, forcing doctors’ visits from the office to the computer screen.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 19, 2020
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Research    Patient Care

Study Finds Better Glucose Control for Young People With Diabetes Using Continuous Monitoring Devices

Adolescents and young adults who use continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices to track their type 1 diabetes can improve blood sugar control by reducing high and low glucose levels, according to researchers from the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date June 17, 2020
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Innovation    Press Releases

University of Colorado Announces the Formation of PreView Medical, Inc.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, led by CU Innovations, has partnered with serial MedTech entrepreneurs Jonathan Gasson and Sharon Lake to form PreView Medical, Inc. PreView’s clinically proven technology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment optimization of prostate cancer.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 15, 2020
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Research    Patient Care

National Study Finds Significant Parental Hesitancy Surrounding Routine Childhood and Influenza Vaccines

A national study measuring parental attitudes toward vaccinations found 6.1% were hesitant about routine childhood immunizations while nearly 26% were hesitant about the influenza vaccine.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date June 15, 2020
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Campus Life    Faculty    Students

New Student Portal Design Soft Launches in June

A new CU Anschutz Medical Campus student portal design soft launched on June 12. While the new portal has been in beta mode for students over the past few months, beginning this month, staff and faculty may see the elements of the new design, depending on their roles.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 12, 2020
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Research    Press Releases

Pharmacist-Prescribed Contraception May Improve Usage in Younger, Uninsured Women

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, and the rate is highest among younger women and those who are underinsured.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 11, 2020
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Patient Care    Education    Community    COVID-19 Podcasts

Podcast: Researchers Devise Creative Ways to Share Sun Safety During COVID-19

Just as the Colorado Melanoma Foundation (CMF) was tuning up its Sun Bus for a second summer of large-event visits across Colorado, the coronavirus pandemic brought life to a standstill.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date June 10, 2020
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Research    Innovation    Patient Care

Gates Center Researchers at the Forefront of Epidermolysis Bullosa Exploration

From the moment of Brady Attar’s arrival into this world, as a beautiful baby boy who somehow had startling skin lesions covering his body even before his cord was cut, his family had much to learn.

Eileen and Chris Attar had their second boy at one of the best children’s hospitals in Texas, and yet the expert who could teach them the most about extremely rare Epidermolysis Bullosa was hundreds of miles away in Austin. It would be days and weeks before they fully understood, still in shock, that “EB” was a genetic disorder that in severe versions weakens skin and soft membranes to the point where patients like Brady have new raw wounds every day.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 10, 2020
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