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Town Hall Set on SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision

From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 20, a panel of key campus leaders will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down in June prohibiting universities from considering race as a factor in college admissions.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 12, 2023
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Campus Life    Community

T Street Kitchen and Café Now Serving Breakfast

Delicious and hearty breakfasts are now available every weekday morning at T Street Kitchen and Café in the Anschutz Health Sciences Building (AHSB).


Author Staff | Publish Date September 12, 2023
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Campus Life    Community    Diversity    Equity Diversity and Inclusion   

University Counsel Advises CU Community on Impact of Supreme Court Decision

A U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this summer prohibits universities from considering race as a factor in college admissions, but it does not affect the University of Colorado's pursuit of a diverse student body, university leadership says.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 07, 2023
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Research    Campus Life   

‘Fly to Heal’ Mural Takes Off to Amplify the Voices of Children in Migration

Against a backdrop of pink and purple hues, a masked figure sails on the wind to a new destination and an uncertain future. Monarch butterflies accompany the traveler, undertaking the same arduous journey. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date May 23, 2023
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Campus Life   

How to Use the Campus Events Calendar

Looking for events happening on campus? Wondering how to better promote your event? Need a one-stop-shop for all campus events? Look no further than the CU Anschutz Medical Campus Events Calendar. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date April 20, 2023
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Campus Life    Faculty

CU Regents, President Provide Report Assessing Treasury Issue

The Treasury Investment Process Review Committee has provided its report to the Board of Regents and CU President Todd Saliman on findings and recommendations regarding a gap in funding for planned acceleration of elements of the system strategic plan.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 06, 2023
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Campus Life    Community    Faculty   

The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club Slated to Open in April

A seven-story boutique hotel will soon open its doors just north of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, adding a versatile and needed amenity to the growing campus community.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date March 08, 2023
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Campus Life    Community

CU Anschutz Emergency Management Division Recognized by National Weather Service

On Feb. 10, Emergency Management Division Director Garrey Martinez and the CU Anschutz University Police Department were recognized by the National Weather Service for their efforts in severe weather preparedness for the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community, as a StormReady® Community Agency. 


Author Staff | Publish Date February 16, 2023
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Campus Life    Community    Students    Awareness   

As Car Thefts Rise, CU Anschutz Police Department and Campus Partners Provide Safety Tips, Debut New Program

Colorado leads the nation in auto theft, and, unfortunately, Denver and Aurora are two of the prime targets for thieves. On campus thus far in 2022, there have been 106 recorded reports of stolen vehicles and 39 attempted auto thefts, more than double from last year. The rise was especially troubling during November, when criminals stole or attempted to steal 23 vehicles.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 14, 2022
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Campus Life    Community

CU Denver | Anschutz Emergency Management to Start Divisions Specifically for Each Campus

Starting this week, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Denver campus will each have its own Emergency Management divisions. Historically, the CU Denver | Anschutz Police Department has provided emergency management services to both campuses as a dual-campus department. To better meet the needs of each unique campus, emergency management for CU Anschutz will remain with the Police Department, while a new division for these services will begin on the Denver campus.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 01, 2022
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Campus Life

What to Expect in the Event of a Snow Closure or Delay

As temperatures drop and occasional wintry blasts loom, we want students, faculty and staff to know expectations for teaching, learning and working if the University of Anschutz Medical Campus is affected by inclement weather.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date October 31, 2022
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Campus Life    Press Releases

Health Hospitality Partners Open Two New Dining Options at CU Anschutz Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has established itself as a national leader in retail offerings on a life sciences campus with the addition of two new dining options. In partnership with Health Hospitality Partners, a St. Louis-based real estate development and operating company working exclusively in the healthcare sector, CU Anschutz leadership began this endeavor to provide best-in-class hospitality amenities in 2019; with both T-Street Kitchen & Cafe and Choice Market now open and serving guests (in addition to Root & Sprig and Woodgrain Bagels), that journey has reached another major milestone.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 25, 2022
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Campus Life    Community    Diversity   

Schrock Named Assistant Vice Chancellor and Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equity

Elizabeth Schrock, EdD, MSW, has been named assistant vice chancellor and Title IX coordinator for the Office of Equity at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date September 13, 2022
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Campus Life    Community

CU Police Offers Services to Get Ready for National Preparedness Month

What would you do in an active harmer situation? Are you signed up for emergency alerts on campus and where you live? Do you carry a safety kit in your car?


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 02, 2022
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Campus Life    Students    Diversity

Title IX’s 50th Anniversary: Office of Equity’s Role and Compliance Requirements for Employees

Fifty years ago, on June 23, 1972, a federal mandate barring sex discrimination in an educational setting receiving federal financial assistance was signed into law. This federal mandate is what we commonly refer to as Title IX.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 11, 2022
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Campus Life

Dog (Training) Days of Summer: CU Anschutz Hosts K-9 Explosion-Detection Exercise

Their names could fill in the most adorable starting nine in a baseball lineup – Rony, Scout, Oly, Kaiser, Max, Lani, Jet, Reece and Wolfgang. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date July 06, 2022
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Campus Life    Community   

Campus & Workplace Culture Survey Initial Findings Released

Last fall, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community took part in the Campus & Workplace Culture (CWC) Survey. The survey was led by the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement and the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, a part of a broader effort underway on all CU campuses.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date April 13, 2022
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Campus Life    Community

‘Top Chef’ Judge Infuses Root & Sprig with Flavor, Health, Hospitality

Tom Colicchio, renowned chef and head judge on the popular Bravo TV series “Top Chef,” has a discerning palate in the best of circumstances. But during an especially difficult time, when his father was being treated for a serious illness, Colicchio’s focus on one of the great comforts – quality food – became even more pronounced.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 12, 2022
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Research    Campus Life

What Should I Know About the Anschutz Health Sciences Building?

After an official groundbreaking in January 2019, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus community has watched as a surface parking lot was transformed into a 396,000-square-foot facility to drive the next generation of translational health science research, mental and behavioral health, education and personalized clinical care.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date March 15, 2022
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Campus Life    Press Releases    Diversity   

CU Anschutz and CU Denver Honored to Receive Military Friendly Schools Gold Award Designation

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Denver have received the Military Friendly Schools: Gold Award designation, officials announced Monday. The award recognizes the top colleges and universities in the country that do the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensuring veterans’ academic and future success, according to the Military Friendly website. Gold Award winners have programs that scored within 20 percent of the 10th-ranked institution within a given category.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 07, 2022
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Campus Life    Community   

Regents Presented with Campus and Workplace Culture Survey Results

The Board of Regents on Thursday heard initial results of the Campus and Workplace Culture (CWC) Survey, in which University of Colorado students, faculty and staff provided information about their academic, workplace and residential environments.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 11, 2022
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Campus Life

What to Expect in the Event of a Snow Closure

As temperatures drop and the hint of snow lingers, we want students, faculty and staff to know expectations for teaching, learning and working if campus is affected by inclement weather.  


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date February 02, 2022
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Campus Life    Education    Community    Diversity   

Get to Know: Salwa Mourtada Bamba

In celebration of Black History Month, CU Anschutz is launching the “Get To Know” series to highlight Black excellence on campus year-round – leaders, innovators and change makers who are accomplishing the extraordinary in their fields every day. The “Get To Know” series will expand throughout the year as an inclusive platform for voices on our campus. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date February 01, 2022
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Campus Life

CU Anschutz Launches FindHelpNow Crisis Navigation Tool

The stress and uncertainty we have faced as a campus community – particularly since March 2020 – has manifested itself in different ways for each of us. 


Author Staff | Publish Date January 24, 2022
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Campus Life    Faculty    Students

OIT Eases Access to Adobe Creative Cloud

The Office of Information Technology has provided the entire student body with free access to Adobe Creative Cloud to get a head start on CU Anschutz's 2021-2026 Strategic Initiatives. This enforces the Enhance the Student Experience initiative, to support learners to be the best in the healthcare workforce with an eye toward diversity, equity and inclusion.   


Author Staff | Publish Date January 03, 2022
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Campus Life    Education    Alumni   

Scribbled Notes on Scraps of Paper Tell WWII POW’s Tale of Sheer Will

As dawn broke over the South Pacific on Sept. 21, 1944, Jack Comstock, MD, stepped out of the officers’ quarters on his callused bare feet, wearing a G-string and little else. He stared at the specks on the pale horizon.


Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Campus Life    Education    Alumni

Returned to Freedom, POW Doctor Lives Out Years in Noble Fashion

In fall 1944, prisoner-of-war Jack Comstock, MD, was assigned to travel to Bilibid Prison in Manila then to a boat along with 500 slave laborers bound for Japan. With the medical detachment approaching, Comstock knew the time had come. 

He needed to bury the latest stash of diary entries underground – literally. 


Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Campus Life    Education    Alumni

‘Hell Ships’ and Twists of Fate

Jim Kilburn, a relative of Jack Comstock’s who lives in Boulder, recalls a humorous entry in Comstock’s World War II diary. 


Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Campus Life    Education    Alumni

Instilled Hope, Medical Calling Fuel WWII POW Doctor’s Drive to Survive

“Uncle Doc,” as Jack Arthur Comstock became known, was born in Fort Collins on Dec. 19, 1914, the youngest child of George and “Miss Arthur” Comstock. During his early years, Jack’s family, which included a brother and a sister, shuttled between dusty outposts in Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma. Members of the family often separated for the sake of keeping or finding employment. 


Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Campus Life    Education    Alumni

Disease and Deprivation Test WWII POW Doctor’s Values to the Core

Jack Comstock, MD, was living out his dream in the South Pacific in late 1941. He had achieved his goal of becoming a doctor, joined the Army and landed an attractive peacetime post – attending surgeon at Sternberg Hospital in the Philippines.


Author Chris Casey and Russell Stone | Publish Date November 30, 2021
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Campus Life    Community

CU Anschutz Survey a Success: Campus & Workplace Culture Survey Completed

Survey completion leads to 35% participation rate 

The Campus & Workplace Culture (CWC) Survey concluded Nov. 19, with 35% of our campus community taking part.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 23, 2021
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Campus Life    Community    Diversity

Pronouns Matter: Zoom Pronoun Feature Is Now Available

In concert with CU Anschutz's strategic goal of investing in our people and supporting an inclusive work environment, the Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce the release of the new Zoom pronoun feature. The release endeavors to help our users feel more included, able to express themselves and be seen.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 16, 2021
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CU Denver | Anschutz Office of Equity Staff Changes

Roderick Nairn, PhD, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and Constancio Nakuma, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, announced there have been staff changes in the CU Denver | CU Anschutz Office of Equity. They announced that effective Nov. 1, 2021, Will Dewese, M.Ed, assumed the role of Interim Director of the Office of Equity and Title IX Coordinator.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date November 04, 2021
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Campus Life    Community

Net Zero Campus Safety Building Coming to CU Anschutz

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus leaders broke ground on Oct. 28 for what will be a historic building – the first Net Zero Energy facility in the entire CU system.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date November 02, 2021
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Research    Patient Care    Campus Life    Education    Community   

State of the Campus 2021: ‘Future Is Brimming with Possibilities’

On Oct. 27, Chancellor Don Elliman delivered the 2021 State of the Campus Address virtually. He detailed the growth and forward momentum of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, while highlighting the possibilities and challenges ahead. 


Author Staff | Publish Date October 27, 2021
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Campus Life    Community

Coming Next Week: Campus and Workplace Culture Survey

On Oct. 18, CU Anschutz will launch a Campus and Workplace Culture (CWC) Survey, and all students, residents/fellows, faculty and staff are encouraged to take part.


Author Trisha Kendall | Publish Date October 12, 2021
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Campus Life    Community    Faculty    Students   

Orchestra Brims with Collaboration, Creativity and Love of Music

On an undeniably STEM-oriented campus, the AMC Orchestra offers a unique opportunity for artistic release. The group is part of the ‘Music and Medicine Initiative’ in the University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities and, as of fall semester, has a new director, Jeremy D. Cuebas.


Author Blair Ilsley | Publish Date October 11, 2021
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Campus Life    COVID-19    Vaccinations

COVID Vaccine Deadline Sept. 1; Verification Now Live

A reminder to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus community: The Sept. 1 deadline for meeting the CU Anschutz COVID-19 vaccination requirement is fast approaching. If you have not yet begun the vaccination process, please take action quickly to do so. 


Author Staff | Publish Date August 05, 2021
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Campus Life    Community

All Employees Must Certify Their Leave in the Portal by Aug. 31

Each year, per Board of Regents Policy 11-E, the University of Colorado asks employees who use My Leave to verify the accuracy of their sick and vacation leave in the employee portal. This helps ensure all employee’s leave balances are accurate each year.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 30, 2021
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Research    Campus Life    COVID-19    Academic Affairs

Return-to-Campus Protocols; What to Expect Starting June 1

Important changes are coming to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus starting in June.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 25, 2021
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Campus Life    Community

Update on the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

On Jan. 1, 2021, the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act went into effect. The law is intended to increase pay equity and transparency. The law is a forward-looking step by the State of Colorado that requires all employers to post vacant job openings with salary ranges, and to regularly examine pay levels and practices for inequities. The CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus central HR office is partnering with the schools and colleges, and the CU system office, to work through all of the details to ensure we are compliant with the new legislation. Extraordinary progress has been made in this regard, and our school and college HR partners are to be applauded for the work that has been completed to-date.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 21, 2021
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Campus Life    Press Releases

Nation’s Biggest Science Communications Conference Back on at CU

After being postponed in 2020 amid COVID-19, ScienceWriters2021 is on track for Oct. 8–11, 2021, at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date April 14, 2021
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Innovation    Campus Life    Education

Pandemic Opens Doors to Innovation on CU Anschutz Medical Campus

You probably remember where you were when everything shut down in March last year. Maybe you were watching the NBA games, or perhaps you recall the White House press conferences. It’s been over a year since COVID-19, social distancing and quarantine became part of our daily vocabulary. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date April 06, 2021
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Campus Life

University Events Unveils New Campus Calendar Tool

Get ready for the new university calendar.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date March 30, 2021
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CU Anschutz Medical Campus Debuts New Commercial

Dedicating one’s days and nights to treating people who are sick, injured and suffering is not in a typical job description. It takes a certain mettle to be drawn to a career of making life-saving decisions under tremendous pressure. The drive to never give up, no matter the odds, is a quality that sets these health professionals apart. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date March 01, 2021
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Campus Life    Community

‘Band Together’ Concert Shines Spotlight on Magic of Music and Medicine

For Deepa Trivedi and Duncan Davis-Hall, joining the “Band Together” winter concert – a collective gift from the chancellor to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus community – required little thought.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date December 15, 2020
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Campus Life    Education    COVID-19

Graduates Reach Hard-Earned Plateau in One of the Most Challenging Years in Memory

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ripple through our lives, leaving a sense of anxiety and uncertainty in its wake, take a moment to be inspired by these CU Anschutz Fall 2020 graduates. Each student faced various obstacles, but intelligence, fortitude and purpose propelled them to graduation and beyond.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 10, 2020
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Have Questions About Bringing a Service Animal on Campus?

Have you ever been curious about bringing your furry friend to work with you? Did you know that the University has an Animals on Campus Committee (AOC) consisting of representatives from the University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Office of Laboratory Animal Resources, Disability Resources and Services, Human Resources, University Risk Management, and Legal departments? Please take note that there have been some recent updates to the Animals on Campus Administrative Policy, encompassing service animals, service animals in training and emotional support animals. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date December 09, 2020
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Campus Life    Education

Carol Rumack and Wendy Kohrt, Faculty Members in the CU School of Medicine, Named Distinguished Professors

Two faculty members from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have been given the title Distinguished Professor. They were nominated for the honor – the highest honor that CU bestows on its own faculty members – by colleagues at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 24, 2020
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Campus Life    Education    Students

Empathy Turns Anesthesiology Into Passion for December Graduate

The inner workings of the human body fascinate Fabienne Haas. But also top of mind for Haas, who graduates from the University of Colorado Anesthesiologist Assistant Program in December, are the emotions swirling inside patients as they are about to undergo surgery.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date November 23, 2020
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Campus Life    Community    COVID-19

State of the Campus 2020: ‘Our Mission Is More Important Now Than Ever’

CU Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman’s State of the Campus Address debuted via video.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 18, 2020
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Campus Life    Community

Employee Services Impact Report Details How We’re Here For You

Employee Services recently released its second annual Impact Report, highlighting ways the department is going the distance to serve University of Colorado faculty, staff, students and their families.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 02, 2020
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Campus Life    Community    COVID-19

In Grief, Family Has a Message: Take COVID-19 Seriously

Half a year. That’s how long it’s been since the Lyster family of Aurora experienced the unfathomable – the loss of their son and brother. Cody Lyster was just 21 when the coronavirus robbed him of a promising future, making Cody the youngest person in Colorado – and still one of the youngest – to succumb to the virus.

“I think now is really a good time to focus on these kids and say, ‘You know, it doesn’t just affect older people. It can affect younger people. Perfectly healthy people,’” said Kevin Lyster, Cody’s father.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 16, 2020
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Campus Life    COVID-19    Diversity

Care@Work: Platform Helps Balance Demands Facing Workforce, Students

Life. It’s complicated. In 2020, the complications have been taken up a notch.

Finding the right care for your family can be difficult, and COVID-19 has created new challenges for all of us. The CU Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to helping our faculty, staff and full-time students with a new family care program to help you balanc


Author Staff | Publish Date October 01, 2020
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Campus Life    Education    Students

Reaching for the ‘Rocks’: Musician, Student Finds All He Needs at CU Anschutz

  • What you need to know: When he’s not slinging on a guitar strap or a stethoscope, Matt Golub grabs his tennis racquet. The CU medical student has many passions, but if he had to choose just one, it would be shredding his guitar under the lights.

For Matt Golub, the video game Guitar Hero was a way of life in middle school. Far from a frivolous obsession, the endless hours he spent shredding virtual guitar set the course for his artistic passion. He’s become a full-fledged musician – guitarist, singer and songwriter – one who’s already taken the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date September 28, 2020
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Campus Life    Faculty

CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Featured in New Film on Holistic Wellness

  • What you need to know: Some of our CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center experts take the stage in a film on holistic health this week. Watch the trailer.

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) is featured in the upcoming national documentary The Art of Aging Well, airing on Rocky Mountain PBS on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. The film highlights the importance of holistic wellness as we age and showcases John Peters, chief of strategy and innovation at AHWC, center members and the BfitBwell Cancer Exercise Program. Check out the trailer below and tune into Thursday's premier on Rocky Mountain PBS.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 21, 2020
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Campus Life    Community    COVID-19    Faculty

‘Past the Pandemic’ Supports the Mental Health of Frontline Healthcare Workers

The past six months have affected everyone, but particularly the people working the front lines in healthcare. By doing their jobs of providing care to others during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are also at a high risk of feeling stressed and anxious, among many other emotions. It is critical that healthcare workers know where to go if they need help when feeling this way and have support at no charge to get them through this difficult time. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 15, 2020
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Campus Life    Community    COVID-19

Center Offers Outlet for Physical, and Emotional, Rejuvenation

  • What you need to know: The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center has reopened in a gradual, phased-in fashion. Masks are required inside the center, where almost all of the 30,000 square feet of fitness areas have reactivated, including limited studio use for group classes and the reopening of the pool and hot tub.

Exercise is one of the best coping mechanisms during stressful times, so it’s good news for those seeking a “semblance of normal” amid the pandemic that the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) has reopened.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date September 11, 2020
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Campus Life    COVID-19    Students

CU Anschutz Rolls Out ‘Fresh-Air Break Room’ for Safety-Minded Respites

  • What you need to know: It’s a fall semester like no other at CU Anschutz. Campus units collaborated to offer the ‘Boettcher Fresh-Air Break Room’, and other solutions are planned to provide safe gathering spaces for students, faculty and staff.

It’s the noon hour, and students are enjoying a lunch break in Boettcher Commons at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. While there’s nothing unusual about that, that’s where the “old normal” of the familiar scene ends.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date September 03, 2020
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Jay Campbell Discusses How Facilities Management Is Keeping Campus Safe

Jay Campbell, MBA, was recently appointed associate vice chancellor of facilities management. He discusses his new role and the extensive safety measures Facilities Management is taking to make our campus clean and safe for the fall semester.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 01, 2020
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Campus Life    Community    COVID-19    Diversity    CU Anschutz 360 Podcast

Diversity Director Vows a United Front and Lasting Moves Toward Change

CU Anschutz 360 talks to Regina Richards, PhD, MSW, new associate vice chancellor for diversity, equity, inclusion and community engagement at the Anschutz Medical Campus, and CU medical student Stephanie Nwagwu about this inflection point in American history – the demand for lasting change in social justice, health equity and access to opportunity.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date August 25, 2020
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Campus Life    Support

CU Anschutz Announces Guided Meditation for Campus Community

CU Anschutz’s National Mental Health Innovation Center (NMHIC) will be hosting five-minute guided meditation exercises via Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:50 a.m. beginning Sept. 1. The meditations will focus on stress management in response to COVID-19, and all staff, faculty, and students are welcome to attend.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 25, 2020
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Campus Life    Community    COVID-19

Check-in Points Help Keep Campus Safe, Open

Just five days into his stint as a COVID-19 checkpoint worker, PhD student Dan Sisler had the system down pat.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date August 11, 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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Patient Care    Campus Life

Mental Health Clinic Is Now Open for Faculty and Staff

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health, especially during these uncertain times. We are proud to support our faculty and staff with a new mental health clinic. 


Author Staff | Publish Date June 02, 2020
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Campus Life    Education

Talent and Tenacity Push These Graduates to the Finish Line

This year hit us with a whopper of a surprise, but SARS-CoV-2 watch out: the CU Anschutz Class of 2020, brimming with brilliant minds, relentless determination and acute resilience, is coming for you.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 21, 2020
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Research    Campus Life    COVID-19

Campus Launches Heightened Safety Protocols, Screening Processes as Gradual Return Begins

This week, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus launched heightened safety protocols and screening processes to guide its limited return to select in-person working and learning activity.

Only a small percentage of faculty, staff and students have thus far been invited and approved for on-campus activity. A formal process is in place to determine which programs or areas deemed mission-critical require campus access to operate. The majority of campus activity continues to be done remotely.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 19, 2020
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Campus Life    Students    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

ColoradoSPH Graduate Sets Sights on Ending Human Trafficking

Somewhere between jungle warfare training in the Marine Corps and child abuse research at The Kempe Center on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Jessica Stubblefield found her calling.


Author Blair Ilsley | Publish Date May 14, 2020
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Campus Life    Press Releases

First Responders Honor Local Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19

As a show of support to the front-line healthcare heroes, the University of Colorado Police planned a procession that was held last night on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The event was led by federal and local police, fire departments, and other law enforcement officials. The motorcade saluted hospital staff with a display of lights and sirens while driving by UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, next to the campus. The procession was visible from the windows of all three hospitals, and the Children’s One helicopter crew flew multiple laps around the campus to showcase appreciation for our healthcare workers.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date April 24, 2020
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Campus Life    COVID-19

Worried About Healthcare Workers, Nursing Student Launches Mask Drive

Editor’s note: “Our COVID-19 Fighters” is an occasional series highlighting the ways the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community is helping patients and the wider community in the fight against the pandemic. We welcome your story ideas; please share them here.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 22, 2020
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Campus Life    Community

What to Do in the Event of an Active Harmer

Michael Bear, director of Emergency Management at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, says three simple actions can be taken to save your life: run, hide and fight. Bear, joined by CU Anschutz Police Chief Randy Repola, discussed important steps to take to be prepared if you are faced with an emergency situation. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 12, 2020
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Campus Life    Community

As Strategic Planning Unfolds, CU Anschutz Leans Into the Future

Leaning Into the Future, CU’s strategic planning process, is roughly halfway to completion, as the effort that began in early summer 2019 moves toward a July presentation to the Board of Regents and implementation expected in the fall.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 12, 2020
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Campus Life    Community

Pet Your Furry Friend – And Take Care of Your Heart – This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day. It's the day of the heart and everything associated with this most vital organ – love, longing, health. That thumping organ in your chest is the veritable timekeeper – and emotional center – of your life.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 13, 2020
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Campus Life    Community

Enhanced SafeZone Network Makes Campus Even Safer

If you look carefully, you might see them: white Tic-Tac-sized plastic boxes dotting room walls and hallways across the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The devices may be inconspicuous, but they are powerful tools that help keep the campus secure. 


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 11, 2020
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Patient Care    Campus Life

Colonels Row Renovation a ‘Game-Changer’ for Veteran Care

In what one predicted would be a “game-changer,” Colonels Row on the west side of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus will house patients of the Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH), bringing military veterans undergoing care a welcome dose of old-time camaraderie and homey comfort.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 05, 2020
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It's the Most Wonderful Time...

The holidays can be stressful. Between buying gifts, cleaning your home and cooking feasts in the kitchen, it’s hard to think of anything besides your to-do list. But it’s also the time of year to take a moment to be grateful.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date November 25, 2019
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Campus Musicians Find Balance Through Performance

From handling our emotions to pain management and rehabilitation, science is starting to fill in the details on a phenomenon that most humans know intuitively: when we’re going through a tough time, music can help us feel better.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 20, 2019
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What You Need to Know About CU Anschutz’s Weather Closures

“If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” That’s one of the first things heard from Coloradans who’ve become accustomed to the unpredictable weather.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date November 12, 2019
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Campus Life    Community

New Primary School Taking Advantage of Proximity to CU Anschutz

A recent visit by a group of 3- and 4-year-olds to the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center exemplifies the kind of learning experiences a new independent school likes to offer its students.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date November 05, 2019
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CU Anschutz to Co-Host Nation’s Largest Science Journalism Conference in 2020

CU Boulder and CU Anschutz Medical Campus will welcome hundreds of science journalists, storytellers and organizational communicators to their respective campuses Oct. 9-13, 2020, for ScienceWriters2020 (#sciwri20).


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 04, 2019
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Diversity Engagement Survey to Assess Inclusion Efforts Across CU

Members of the CU community will have the opportunity beginning this week to share their perspective on how well the university is implementing its commitments to diversity and inclusion.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 31, 2019
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Is the Fitzsimons Building Haunted?

The Fitzsimons Building stands in stately fashion in the center of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Its art-deco stylings from the ’40s sharply contrast with the campus’s gleaming, state-of-the-art research buildings. Its walls could tell a million stories — and, at times, it seems they eerily do.


Author Blair Ilsley | Publish Date October 30, 2019
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CU Anschutz designated ‘Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus’

In recognition of its commitment to student health, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has earned the “Skin Smart Campus Award” from the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP).


Author Staff | Publish Date October 11, 2019
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To prevent gun violence, it takes a community

Maisha Fields, nurse practitioner with the CU Anschutz student-run DAWN Clinic, will never forget her first patient in nursing school: a young man with a gunshot wound, the same age as her brother Javad when he was murdered along with his girlfriend 30 days after they graduated from college. It was the night before he planned to testify as a witness in an ongoing murder trial.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 24, 2019
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Block Party 2019: a real BREAKTHROUGH

This year’s Anschutz Block Party will be remembered for the This is BREAKTHROUGH buzz. The longest lines of the day formed at the Communications booth, where the This is BREAKTHROUGH-branded T-shirts, water bottles, tote bags and power chargers flew off the table.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 19, 2019
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This is BREAKTHROUGH: Exciting campaign, extraordinary campus

You've heard the buzz, maybe seen the signs. Swing by the Communications tent in front of the Fitzsimons Building at today’s Block Party and get the scoop – along with some cool branded swag.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date September 18, 2019
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Check out the CU Anschutz Medical Campus virtual tour

We’ve added a new feature to our campus map, which is accessible on the CU Anschutz homepage. This is a new way to interact with our campus via a virtual tour. The tour offers 360-degree views of key areas of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. There is an audio narrative so you can read and/or listen as you explore and interact with our innovative campus.  


Author Staff | Publish Date September 17, 2019
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This is BREAKTHROUGH: Telling our story to the world

When an academic medical campus attracts the best minds in science and unleashes them on the biggest challenges in health care, barriers simply don’t stand a chance.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 15, 2019
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Link in to your professional growth with a LinkedIn account

The learning platform Lynda.com will upgrade to LinkedIn Learning this September. This enhanced tool acts as an online resource with videos and courses aimed on developing workplace skills. Access will expand to all University of Colorado students.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 29, 2019
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Amy Barton leaves administrative post – and legacy – behind

During her 22 years as associate dean of Clinical and Community Affairs, Professor Amy Barton spearheaded the creation of the University of Colorado College of Nursing’s clinical enterprise. The string of health centers target everyone from CU Anschutz Medical Campus students to the Denver area’s most at-risk populations.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date August 29, 2019
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April Giles wins Outstanding Women in Business Award

There's extra excitement at the Fitzsimons Innovation Community this week, thanks to a major honor for April Giles.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 28, 2019
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What you need to know about InfoEd changes

Beginning Monday, Nov. 25, InfoEd will look and feel differently to what you are used to. While the functional changes are minimal, there are some new features that may change the way you search the Conflict of Interest (COI), Human Subjects (HS), Proposal Development (PD) and Proposal Tracking (PT) modules.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 21, 2019
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University Police achieves prestigious accreditation from international organization

CU Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman welcomed the news that our University Police Department has been awarded a prestigious accreditation from an international law enforcement organization.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date August 07, 2019
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CU Nursing's Pearl Treyball wins Nightingale Luminary Award

Mona Pearl Treyball, PhD, hoists a 20-plus-pound trophy up in the air for a guest to see. For the nursing professor, the bronze statue of a kneeling Florence Nightingale cradling a patient in her arms represents more than her recent win. It affirms her life’s work.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 31, 2019
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Inspirational story highlights Friends of the Haven gala

A hugely successful annual gala put the focus on the Friends of the Haven, with proceeds going to support unfunded programs and services at the Haven and Baby Haven. The programs are located within the Addiction Research & Treatment Services (ARTS) organization in the Department of Psychiatry, CU School of Medicine.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 02, 2019
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Grubstake Awards highlight remarkable return on investment

Pioneering research recognized by the 2018/19 Gates Grubstake Awards underscores promising strides in recent years in guiding basic science at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus toward commercialization and tangible benefits for patients.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 26, 2019
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Central HR team volunteers to help hungry Coloradans

In what’s become a spring tradition of service, the CU Denver | CU Anschutz Medical Campus Human Resources Office team once again spent a half day volunteering at the Food Bank of the Rockies. This year’s group of 25 team members marked the seventh consecutive year the HR Department has sorted, loaded and prepped food for distribution to Coloradans in need.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 24, 2019
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Over 400 CU Anschutz alumni attend ‘Wicked’ cultural event

Over 400 alumni of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus had a wicked good time in downtown Denver on June 5.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 19, 2019
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How can you avoid losing excess vacation hours?

Employees with excess vacation hours should use them or donate them to leave banks before they are removed from their accounts during leave sweeps.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 05, 2019
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Rep. Crow tabs mental health crisis as a top concern

On a tour of CU Anschutz Medical Campus facilities and programs, U.S. Rep. Jason Crow learned how the campus in the heart of his district is expanding mental health resources and innovation. The emphasis is well-timed, considering the need for new treatments and improved patient access has never been greater.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date May 31, 2019
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CU School of Medicine partners with CSU to open medical school branch

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is in the planning stages of establishing a medical school branch in Fort Collins in partnership with Colorado State University.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 30, 2019
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CU Anschutz faculty awarded for outstanding achievement

Fourteen faculty members at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus received accolades recognizing outstanding accomplishments in teaching, leadership and service, research and creative activities and faculty mentoring. The faculty awards were presented at the May 24 commencement ceremonies.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 29, 2019
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CU Anschutz faculty recognized for 25 years of service

Forty-seven faculty members who have served the CU Anschutz Medical Campus – and its predecessor, the CU Health Sciences Center – for 25 years were honored at a reception at Fulginiti Pavilion on May 8.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 14, 2019
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Board of Regents to hold Special Board Meeting

The CU Board of Regents will host a Special Board Meeting tomorrow, Thursday, May 2, at 1 p.m. in Krugman Hall, Research 2 Building, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The full agenda is available here.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 01, 2019
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How is Emergency Medicine leading in gender equality?

When it comes to promoting gender equality, diversity, opportunity and inclusion, the CU Department of Emergency Medicine is leading the way. The department, which is within the School of Medicine, recently received the Outstanding Department Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date May 01, 2019
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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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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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First-year MD/PhD student wins $250,000 award

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus conducts cutting-edge research that is advancing personalized medicine and making other important discoveries. Typically, the work is done by scientists whose credentials include a PhD and often other advanced degrees.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 22, 2019
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‘Mayor of Anschutz’ becomes lead ambassador

When it comes to smiling faces and warm dispositions on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, they don’t come much sunnier than Ron Washington.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 02, 2019
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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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Physician burnout? It's an epidemic

When Marc Moss, MD, vice chair of clinical research for the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM), delivers presentations about the growing epidemic of physician burnout he shows a clip from the “M*A*S*H” TV show. In the “Heal Thyself” episode, the Army hospital hosts a top-notch replacement surgeon who ends up breaking down amid the unabated stream of wounded soldiers. The strain builds until the surgeon finally crumples to the floor, rubbing his hands together and saying to no in particular, “The blood won’t come off.”


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date March 05, 2019
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Kathryn Wells, MD, named new director of Kempe Center

The Kempe Center and Kempe Foundation are pleased to announce Kathryn Wells, MD, as the new executive director of the center. A board certified specialist in child abuse pediatrics, Wells has dedicated her career to protecting children and families and building communities where children have the opportunity to thrive.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 28, 2019
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Researchers awarded grants for health studies

On Monday, researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus were awarded multiple grants from the Rose Community Foundation to advance cardiology research as well as arthritis research and treatment. The one-time grantmaking is an initiative called “Heart and Soul,” awarding nearly $1.3 million to six organizations in the greater Denver area.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date February 25, 2019
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Rejuvenation and resource

Today’s fast-paced world tends to trigger angst and stress, leaving people in need of outlets that provide relief, tranquility and health. Dan Bessesen, MD, who was recently named director of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC), believes the center – a place of energy and wellness, connection and fun – can be a beacon of rejuvenation as well as community.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 12, 2019
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Unmatched mentor

It’s not a stretch to say that David Elm, PhD, who mentored more than a thousand University of Colorado pharmacy students over three decades, has perhaps contributed to the health of more Coloradans than any other health care professional in the state.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 08, 2019
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390,000 square feet of possibilities

Campus and The Anschutz Foundation leaders, shovels in hand, on Wednesday turned ground on which the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus takes another bold step toward revolutionizing health care for the region and the world.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 31, 2019
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Unsung Heroes: CU Anschutz Facilities Management

Every organization has unsung heroes who sometimes go unnoticed. The CU Anschutz Facilities Mangement grounds crew comes to work in the middle of the night to make sure our campus is ready for the day's work. We appreciate all the work they do on our campus. We couldn't do what we do without them!


Author Matthew Kaskavitch | Publish Date January 23, 2019
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College of Nursing ranks among top online graduate programs

U.S. News announced the 2019 Best Online Programs in the country and the University of Colorado College of Nursing online master’s in nursing ranked as one of the top in the nation at No. 4. Only one other public university placed higher than CU. For the past three years, CU has ranked in the top 10 of online nursing programs (No. 4 in 2018 and No. 9 in 2017). Factors contributing to the rank included graduation rates, academic and career support services offered to students and admissions selectivity.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date January 22, 2019
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Leslie Berg named chair of Department of Immunology and Microbiology

Leslie J. Berg, PhD, who specializes in understanding how T cells develop and help fight infection, has been named Chair of the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus, effective Feb. 1, 2019.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 13, 2018
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Movember: making headway on men's health

Philip Owens, an Army veteran-turned-scientist, believes the sideways glances that accompany his month-long mustache are a small sacrifice to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 27, 2018
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Vape-Free November

Gov. John Hickenlooper joined leading health organizations, including the University of Colorado Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital Colorado, in calling for a reduced tobacco use and vaping among youth — an urgent issue given a recent report that Colorado leads the nation in teen vaping.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date November 05, 2018
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Nerdfest: Halloween by the numbers

It’s no secret that data powers much of the work done here at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. But one staffer, self-proclaimed data nerd and Halloween enthusiast Matt Kaskavitch, also applies his analytics expertise to preparations for hosting a robust, efficient – and most of all, fun! – trick-or-treating experience at his Green Valley Ranch home.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date November 02, 2018
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State of the Campus: ‘Unmatched trajectory’

With a nod to the visionaries who came before him, those who dreamed of what the former Fitzsimons Army medical site could become, University of Colorado Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman said in his State of the Campus address that the campus is on a grand journey, one closer to its beginning than its end.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 31, 2018
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Evalina Burger named chair of Orthopedics

Evalina Burger, MB ChB, MMed, an expert spine surgeon and accomplished administrative leader, has been named chair of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, effective Nov. 1, 2018.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 25, 2018
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Star-studded event raises $2.4 million

Down syndrome researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus joined with Hollywood celebrities, Denver Broncos and foundation advocates to raise $2.4 million for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation on Saturday.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 23, 2018
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Room with a view

Tucked down a quiet hallway on the fourth floor of Education 2 North, a room nearly overflows with vintage artifacts. Starched, floor-length uniforms that look more like gowns highlight the assortment of nursing relics, from 19th-century class pins and yearbooks to antiquated textbooks and medical instruments.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date October 18, 2018
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Meeting an unspoken need

Jennifer Huynh noticed how a food pantry fills a vital need at the University of Colorado of Denver, so she wondered why, after becoming a student at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, a similar pantry wasn’t available here.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 17, 2018
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New Nursing dean sees boundless potential

Growing up in a large family, especially as the middle child, tends to enhance a person’s powers of observation.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 10, 2018
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New name marks a proud history

The structure that has long been the centerpiece of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus — Building 500 — has been given a new name befitting its proud history and stature: the Fitzsimons Building.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date September 19, 2018
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Block Party reaches new heights

The Quad Bungee Trampoline towered over the CU Anschutz Block Party, its brave bouncers soaring and somersaulting high above the many food trucks, booths and tables in Bonfils Circle.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date September 13, 2018
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Historic $120 million gift from The Anschutz Foundation

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has received a $120 million gift, the largest private philanthropic commitment in its history, to further elevate its stature as one of the country’s top medical destinations.


Author Staff | Publish Date August 21, 2018
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Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center part of longstanding partnership

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and UCHealth announced Tuesday the naming of the UCHealth Eye Center program for philanthropist Sue Anschutz-Rodgers, who has made leadership gifts to accelerate innovative research, speed the development of new therapies and devices, and enhance clinical care. 


Author Staff | Publish Date June 26, 2018
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Epperson named Chair of Psychiatry at CU School of Medicine

C. Neill Epperson, MD, an expert in women’s behavioral health, particularly the relationship of hormones and the brain, has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus, effective Sept. 1.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 17, 2018
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Once a troubled teen, now a physician in training

William Mundo called it a “miracle” that he graduated from high school in 2012. Now the aspiring physician is graduating with his master’s degree in public health from the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoSPH).


Author Amy Ventura | Publish Date May 14, 2018
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Take me out to the ballgame!

Chuck Powell, DDS, MS, lived his dream as an all-star MLB baseball player at the Rockies Fantasy Camp this winter. From official, personalized jerseys in recognizable Rockies purple to champagne celebration showers, the camp spared no details.


Author Blair Ilsley | Publish Date April 05, 2018
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Top 7 places you like to eat at CU Anschutz

We went in search of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus's best restaurants, and you responded. Not surprisingly, when asked about on- and off-campus restaurants that offer delicious food, you expressed an eclectic range of dining tastes.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 25, 2017
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