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Health equity    Clinical Research   

Achieving Mental Health Equity Means Overcoming Flawed Policy-Shaping Data Systems

Research in health equity and social determinants seeks to understand disparities and affect real change, yet the national data collection systems investigators rely on for their work are incomplete and hardwired for structural racism, Shale Wong, MD, MSPH, told attendees of the 10th annual Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute academic summit on Sept. 14.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 19, 2022
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Mental Health    Clinical Research   

Can Science Curb an Alcohol Use Crisis? CU Anschutz Addiction Experts Bank On It

As the nation reels from a substance abuse crisis that’s shattering lives every day, scientists and clinicians across the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus work diligently in their labs and clinics, hoping to prevent tragedies of addiction.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 19, 2022
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Patient Care    Blood Cancer    Clinical Research    lymphoma

Rolling the Dice: Gamble Pays Off For Cancer Patient in CAR T-Cell Clinical Trial

Family, friends and positive attitudes helped Katherine Haug through months of failed attempts at ridding her body of cancer. Then a passionate doctor with an experimental treatment gave the wife, mother and grandmother a big reason to smile.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date August 15, 2022
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Research    Press Releases    Neuroscience    Clinical Research    Clinical    Alzheimer's

Study Provides Insight into Vagus Nerve’s Link to Brain

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have shown a direct link between vagus nerve stimulation and its connection to the learning centers of the brain. The discovery may lead to treatments that will improve cognitive retention in both healthy and injured nervous systems.

Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date July 28, 2022
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Neuroscience    Clinical Research    Addiction    Clinical Trials

Surge in Alcohol Deaths Adds Urgency to CU Researcher’s Quest for Medication

A 25% jump in alcohol-associated deaths in the United States in 2020 doesn’t surprise Joseph Schacht, PhD. The clinical psychologist and neuroscientist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, who specializes in the treatment of alcohol and other addictive disorders, has seen an increase in patients whose drinking rose during the pandemic.

Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date April 05, 2022
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Neuroscience    Pharmacy    Clinical Research   

What's Slowing Medical Cannabis Clinical Research?

Artin (Art) Shoukas, PhD, a Johns Hopkins University professor emeritus, would have never dreamed he’d be using marijuana every night in his retirement years. He melts the medicinal form – mostly cannabidiol (CBD) with just a touch of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – under his tongue before dinner.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date February 10, 2022
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Press Releases    Clinical Research   

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Named ‘Rare Disease Center of Excellence’

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – home to Children’s Hospital Colorado, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and the CU School of Medicine – has been designated as a NORD Rare Disease Center of Excellence for its research and commitment to advance care for patients with rare diseases.

Author Staff | Publish Date February 08, 2022
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COVID-19    Blood    Clinical Research   

Genetic Markers May Predict Severity of COVID-19 Infection

Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, along with colleagues at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, have discovered specific genetic biomarkers that not only show who is infected with COVID-19, but offer insights into how severe the disease might be, filling a major diagnostic gap.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 26, 2021
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Patient Care    Clinical Research   

Newly Approved Alzheimer’s Drug Spurs Hope and Controversy

As controversy swirls around the first disease-modifying Alzheimer’s drug ever approved, top experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus see the move – for the most part – as a step forward.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 15, 2021
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