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Migraine Devices: TikTok Trends or Effective Tools?

Migraine fixes touted by TikTok and other social media channels aren’t always the miracles they claim them to be. From tight-fitting headbands to eye-massaging headsets, many of the “miracle cures” have little to no scientific research backing them up, said Danielle Wilhour, MD, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date March 01, 2024
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Community    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    Leadership   

New Center for Health Equity Executive Director Brings Passion to Mission

While new to her position as executive director of the recently launched Center for Health Equity, Deborah Parra-Medina, MPH, PhD, FAAHB, already has a vested interest. Parra-Medina followed her eldest daughter and grandchildren to Colorado, so her professional mission of ensuring healthy and thriving communities is personal.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 20, 2024
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Community    Public Health    Vaccinations    Equity Diversity and Inclusion   

Program That Culturally Tailored COVID-19 Messages Spotlighted

The constant influx of rapidly changing data at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic was difficult to understand, creating a public health communication gap that took a particular toll on disproportionately affected communities.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 12, 2024
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Community    Fitness and Well-Being

As Pickleball Fervor Grows, Here Is How to Have Fun and Avoid Injury

When Caro Henauw takes up a new hobby, she doesn’t dink around. She launches in with overhead-smash-style gusto.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 07, 2024
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Community    Mental Health   

Sports Betting: How to Know If You've Crossed the Line

You don’t have to be a passionate sports fan or a fanatic gambler to know that sports betting is booming.

This year’s Super Bowl, second in viewership only to FIFA World Cup soccer, is estimated to generate $1.3 billion in bets in the U.S. alone, breaking its previous record for money wagered on a single live sporting event in the United States. More than 50 million people placed bets on last year’s Super Bowl, another record expected to be shattered by bettors on the Taylor Swift-ified clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers this Sunday.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date February 05, 2024
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The Top Seven Benefits of Acupuncture

For anyone wanting to add acupuncture to a 2024 health regimen, the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center now offers the ancient Chinese healing practice. Open to both members and non-members, sessions involve inserting very thin needles into the skin at strategic points on a person’s body and can target everything from pain relief to infertility.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date January 23, 2024
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Can the ‘Dopamine Detox’ Trend Break a Digital Addiction?

No podcasts, videos or Netflix. No junk food, gambling or porn. Video gaming? No way. Instagram? Forget it. Music? Nope. Lock up your phone and hide your earbuds. It’s dopamine detox time, and it’s going to change your life.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date January 20, 2024
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Research    Innovation    Patient Care    Community    Cancer    Pharmaceutical Sciences   

CU Innovations: Another Year of Transformative Solutions at the Forefront of Patient Care

CU Innovations brings together industry partners, entrepreneurs and investors to help University of Colorado researchers create biomedical technology that improves the quality of life worldwide. With expertise in patents, copyrights, licensing, business development, startup formation and venture financing, CU Innovations translates discovery into impact through transparent and flexible best practices.


Author Staff | Publish Date January 11, 2024
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Research    Patient Care    Community    Philanthropy   

At the Forefront: Celebrating $2 Billion in Giving

As we kick off the new year, we have much to celebrate. We are growing by nearly every measure and positioned well for a fruitful 2024. 


Author Staff | Publish Date January 04, 2024
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Community    Diabetes   

Program Kick-Starts 85-Pound Weight Loss, But the Kudos Go to Her

When her mother died in November 2021, Stephanie Manley spiraled away from her passions of cycling, walking with friends, hiking. In their place came ice cream, fast food and a sedentary lifestyle.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 03, 2024
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Research    Community    Public Health   

2023 State of Research Address Highlights Growth, Innovation, Partnerships

Record funding, a growing workforce and new collaborations were among the highlights of the Dec. 12 annual State of Research address. Presented live over Zoom, Vice Chancellor for Research Thomas Flaig, MD, shared the 2023 research landscape and the many ways his office is partnering with investigators to advance scientific discovery.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 19, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Community    Public Health   

CU Anschutz Top Stories of 2023

In 2023, top health scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus produced life-changing discoveries that buoyed understanding of some of the most complex questions in medicine today.

From what drives obesity and cognitive decline with aging, to how homeless and methamphetamine policies affect public health, campus researchers spend their lives seeking the answers to the questions that matter.


Author Staff | Publish Date December 18, 2023
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Research    Education    Community   

Science Communicators Strategize How to Demystify Science

Scientists are notorious for using big words and heavy jargon when speaking about their research, a habit that can alienate people or lead to misunderstanding. By simplifying their words and enhancing their storytelling, researchers can play a big role in reducing the spread of disinformation and feeding a growing hunger for science.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 11, 2023
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Community    Faculty   

Workplace Well-Being Program Focuses on Connection

What does workplace well-being mean to you? For some people, it may mean free lunch on Fridays or flexible PTO days. For other employees, it might revolve around having a good relationship with their supervisors. But one of the most important aspects of workplace well-being is connection among coworkers, according to the Surgeon General's Framework for Workplace Mental Health and Well-being.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date December 05, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Education    Community   

State of the Campus 2023: At the Forefront

Chancellor Don Elliman delivered his annual State of the Campus Address on Nov. 16 to nearly 750 community members online and in-person, highlighting the campus’s strong stance at the forefront of innovation in health and medicine.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 17, 2023
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Community    Faculty

Virtual Drop Into the World of Dementia Instills Fear and Compassion

Blaring sirens came out of nowhere, a hazy fog making it difficult for me to see. My fingers felt thick, hampering my ability to grasp small objects. Soon, frustration and empathy overcame me.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date November 17, 2023
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Veterans Day: Taking a Stroll Down Military Memory Lane

The story of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, from its origins as an U.S. Army hospital to a present-day academic medical campus, includes a proud history of treating and caring for members of the armed services. For Veterans Day, Thomas Flaig, MD, vice chancellor for research, shares some of the places and people that are part of that story.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date November 09, 2023
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Research    Community    Public Health    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Cathy Bradley Outlines Five-Year Plan for the Colorado School of Public Health

Cathy J. Bradley, PhD, is more than two months into her role as the newest dean of the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) and the first woman appointed to this position. She commemorated the beginning of her tenure at the 2023 State of the School Address by acknowledging the school’s history and her vision for its future over the next five years.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 23, 2023
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Community    Faculty

New School Emerges Amid Youth Mental Health Crisis

A first-of-its-kind collaboration between clinical practitioners and public school educators aims to slow an alarming trend: A dramatic rise in youth mental health disorders over the past decade with cases steadily climbing among younger age groups.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date October 20, 2023
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Community    Diversity    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz

Panel: The Trick to Compelling Storytelling Lies in Their Words

Despite the pandemic, the elder woman seated in Adriana Zuniga’s, DDS, dental chair that day had traveled miles for a crown she’d been waiting months to get. Delaying care any longer for her and others in her family who came from their Arizona reservation for dental help was unthinkable with the long waitlist.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date October 12, 2023
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Patient Care    Community   

Science Writers Meet the Best Medical 'Dogtor' in the ‘Galaxy’

A special doctor at Children’s Hospital Colorado eases patients’ anxiety by doing everything from showing the children how to breathe through a mask before anesthesia, to demonstrating how to take medicine from a syringe, to helping them with physical therapy by walking with them at their own pace.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date October 11, 2023
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Research    Community   

Science Writers Amass at CU Anschutz, CU Boulder

They say the third time’s a charm.

If crowded rooms and smiling faces are any indication, the third attempt at hosting the nation’s premier science communications conference at the University of Colorado Boulder and CU Anschutz Medical Campus was indeed a charm.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date October 10, 2023
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Research    Community    Cancer    Firearm Injury Prevention   

Science Writers Treated to a Smorgasbord of Inventive Research

The menu featured innovation and knowledge on Sunday as about 200 Science Writers 2023 participants attended a variety of talks during Lunch With a Scientist sessions. In small breakout groups, CU Anschutz researchers shared their expertise on a host of subjects, from psychedelics in medicine to AI in healthcare.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 10, 2023
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Patient Care    Community   

Aging Americans Foreshadow Oral Healthcare Crisis

Oral health in a person’s golden years is a numbers game. The more natural teeth people retain – ideally at least 20 – the greater their quality of life and the lower their risk of chronic disease. For the 51% of Americans on Medicare who lack dental care, the odds are stacked against them.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date September 29, 2023
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Speaker Recounts Fight to Keep Migrant Families Together

It all started with the asylum-seeking mother who escaped violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018, arriving barefoot and hungry at the border. By the time Lee Gelernt, JD, arrived in San Diego to represent the woman placed in a makeshift detention center, her 6-year-old daughter had been taken from her, shipped off to Chicago four months earlier.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 29, 2023
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Patient Care    Community   

Football Season Means It’s ‘Prime Time’ for Ear Plugs

Fresh off CU’s victory in the Rocky Mountain Showdown this weekend, both college and NFL fans are ready to gear up and head to the stadium for more action-packed games this season.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date September 19, 2023
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CU Anschutz Block Party 2023 Reaches New Heights

Smells of cotton candy wafting through the air, colorful performers balancing on stilts and a floating astronaut marked this year’s University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Block Party. More than 3,000 people filled Bonfils Circle and the surrounding area in front of the Fitzsimons Building for the Sept. 13 celebration.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 15, 2023
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Celtic Sea Salt: Hydration Helper or Hoax?

Scrolling through TikTok can be informative, entertaining and engaging. You can find everything from dogs frolicking in the snow to quick-and-tasty recipes to useful health tips. Some of the latter may seem like easy ways to hack your health.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 14, 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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Can Finding Love Later in Life Contribute to Health?

Does love have an age limit? We have the opportunity to see the answer on the new show, “The Golden Bachelor” – a spinoff of the popular dating show, “The Bachelor” – which premieres Sept. 28 on ABC.


Author Kelsea Pieters and Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 06, 2023
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Keeping the CU Anschutz Community Safe Together

With every headline about a tragic shooting at a retail outlet, place of worship, school or anywhere else in public, we may feel uneasy about our safety and the safety of loved ones as we go about our lives.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 05, 2023
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Patient Care    Community    Opioid Research   

‘It Will Save Lives’: Students ‘Keep the Party Safe’ With Fentanyl Overdose Awareness Effort

The nation’s fentanyl overdose crisis appeared within a few steps of Eduardo Ornelas at a recent music festival in Colorado.


Author Chris Casey and Ryan Wuller | Publish Date August 30, 2023
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Community    Public Health   

Hypothermia, Powerful Currents Top Danger List for Water Sports

A 25-year-old tourist visiting Rocky Mountain National Park slipped while viewing a waterfall on July 3, plummeting to the pool below, where forceful hydraulics sucked him in and held him under. Within seconds, a summer vacation turned tragic, his body recovered downstream later that evening.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date July 24, 2023
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Community    Faculty    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Worried About Forever Chemicals in Your Drinking Water?

“Forever chemicals” are unavoidable and found in everyday consumer products. They have even infiltrated our natural resources, including our drinking water, triggering concern about the dangers they may pose to human health.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date July 21, 2023
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Community    Faculty   

Lewis Capaldi’s Tourette’s Diagnosis Shines Light on the Disorder

Last month, Scottish singer and songwriter Lewis Capaldi announced an indefinite break from touring to focus on his health following a Glastonbury Festival performance where his fans joined in when his Tourette’s symptoms took over. During the emotional show, Capaldi’s voice faltered, but the crowd encouraged him to keep going, singing with him. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date July 17, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Community   

Doctors of Old ‘Fitz’ Reunite for First Time Since Army Base Closure

As Nicholas DiBella, MD, walked through the bright halls of UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, heading toward the first-ever reunion of physicians who served at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (FAMC), memories came flooding back.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date July 13, 2023
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Research    Community    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Federal Visit Brings Senator, FDA Commissioner to Campus

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf, MD, visited the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on June 23. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date June 26, 2023
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Community    Mental Health    COMBAT   

Fireworks and PTSD: Keeping the Warzone Out of the Fourth

For one of Ian Stanley’s former patients, an unexpected firework blast sent him hurling across the room, pouncing on his children and shielding their bodies from the fallout of the “bomb attack” that left him trembling in fear.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date June 20, 2023
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Community    Faculty   

Why Are Sunglasses Important - Especially in Colorado?

Keys? Check! Phone? Check! Wallet? Check!


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date June 19, 2023
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What Are the Top Health Benefits of Yoga?

I’ve been practicing yoga for years. It’s a regular part of my fitness routine, and even if I can only fit in 15 minutes, I feel a difference in both my mental and physical health.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date June 14, 2023
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Innovation    Community    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Resolving Campus Conflicts With Collaboration and Community

A campus community that unites diverse groups with innovative ideas and shared interests periodically experiences conflicts. It’s just human nature. But what if disciplinary actions spelled out in university codes and policies exceed what both parties want as an outcome?


Author Staff | Publish Date June 09, 2023
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Research    Education    Community    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    Leadership   

Cathy Bradley Named Colorado School of Public Health Dean

On Aug. 1, Cathy Bradley, PhD, will take the reins of the Colorado School of Public Health, becoming the fourth dean in school history and the first woman appointed to the position, following interim deans Judith Albino and Elaine Morrato. Bradley will succeed Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, who hasheld the post since October 2017.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date June 06, 2023
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Community    Students    Equity Diversity and Inclusion   

Ceremony Celebrates CU Pre-Health Scholars

Thirty-one high school seniors graduated from the CU Pre-Health Scholars (CUPS) program on May 6.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 19, 2023
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Community    Public Health   

Here’s How to Avoid a Spring Surge of Hungry Ticks

On a trip five years ago, as he was about to check off the last of all 50 states he’d visited, Daniel Pastula jumped out of the car for a quick photo at the Maine state line. After memorializing the moment, Pastula glanced down to an unwelcome surprise – his pant legs were crawling in ticks.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 18, 2023
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Press Releases    Community   

CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration Announce Initiative to Increase Diversity in the Behavioral Health Workforce

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), in partnership with the Colorado Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), launched the Hummingbird Initiative today, a program that aims to increase diversity in the state’s behavioral health workforce. 


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 17, 2023
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Community    Mental Health    Addiction   

How Can Employers Help When Workers Struggle With Substance Use?

It’s no secret that Coloradans are struggling with substance use and mental health issues.


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date May 12, 2023
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CU Anschutz Schools and Colleges Rank Among Nation’s Best in 2024 U.S. News & World Report Listing

Schools and colleges of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are again ranked among the best in the country on the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of higher education programs.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 11, 2023
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Research    Community    Regenerative Medicine   

CU Anschutz Takes the Reins in CAR T Cancer Therapy Research

One of the initially scheduled speakers at this spring’s “Transforming Healthcare” series on May 2 bowed out for a more spontaneous event: his own wedding. With his high-school diploma newly in hand and his little-known CAR T-cell therapy giving him time, the young man decided to embrace the future – now.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 08, 2023
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Community    Faculty   

How Vaccines Prep and Train Your Immune System

Ever wonder why children who start daycare are always sick? Or why you catch a cold after going on vacation? New environments mean exposure to new pathogens, said immunologist Aimee Pugh Bernard, who recalls getting sick frequently when she started graduate school in a new state. But it’s not all bad: New exposures give your body an opportunity to learn and build immunity, she said.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date May 08, 2023
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Research    Community    Public Health    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

After the Marshall Fire: Survey Offers Community Snapshot of Recovery

The story of the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history didn’t end with the receding of hurricane-strength winds and the extinguishing of the blaze’s last embers. Over a year later, while some questions the Marshall Fire left in its wake have been answered, many others remain, including where future public policy should go.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date April 19, 2023
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Does Oxygen in a Can Deliver on Its Altitude and Energy Claims?

In a three-year span, canned oxygen has become almost as available as the real thing. Buoyed by COVID-19, a “Shark Tank” deal, and a scene on “The Simpsons,” increased demand has resulted in a burst of the small aluminum cans on store shelves, from pharmacies to gas stations.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date April 17, 2023
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CU Police: From Army Barrack to State-of-the-Art Building

After working for years out of a “temporary” army barrack built in 1938, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department will soon move into a 26,000-square-foot building on the northeast corner of campus. The new, solar-powered Campus Safety & Security Building is slated to become the first Net Zero Energy building at any of the four CU campuses.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 10, 2023
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Community    Public Health    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Six Tips for Spotting Fake Health News

Everybody can help fight the health misinformation epidemic by not falling for – and not sharing – fake news. It’s something experts like Lisa Bero, PhD, hope people will do for the sake of evidence-based science and, ultimately, societal health.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date March 27, 2023
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Research    Community    Public Health    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Fake News: Medical Quackery Enters a New Dimension

By creating a rapt worldwide audience at a time of worry, COVID-19 brought out the worst in fake health news. Misinformation clogged the airwaves, with claims of microchipped vaccines, dangerous miracle cures and mask-mandate conspiracies plastering TV stations and social media platforms.

Today, pandemic “news” has abated. But misinformation has not.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date March 27, 2023
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CU Police Debut License Plate-Reader Program to Deter Auto Theft

The University of Colorado Anschutz Police Department this month is pleased to launch a new program that it believes will help deter ongoing motor vehicle theft trends. Police have partnered with Flock Safety to install license plate-reading cameras (LPRs) at all entrances to campus to identify license plates of stolen vehicles and/or those associated with outstanding criminal warrants.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date March 10, 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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Community    Faculty    Students   

Should You Add Assisted Stretching to Your Routine?

Franchises such as StretchLab and Stretch Zone are popping up across the country, adding another self-care outlet for fitness-focused consumers.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date March 06, 2023
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Research    Community   

At the Forefront: Marshaling Resources for Rare Diseases

All Sophie Rosenberg and her parents should be worrying about is kindergarten and playdates. Instead, hospital visits and leg braces overshadow the 5-year-old’s life, and her parents dedicate their time to the search for a miracle.


Author Staff | Publish Date February 21, 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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Research    Patient Care    Community    CU Anschutz 360 Podcast    COMBAT   

Podcast: COMBAT Strives to Solve Military’s Toughest Clinical Challenges

Today’s world is riven by Russia’s war in Ukraine, dangers from biological and chemical weapons, increasing rates of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and growing challenges for first responders and medics dealing with high-stress situations.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 14, 2023
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Community

Dietitian Gets to the Meat of the Plant-Based Diet Trend

Plant-based meat choices on restaurant menus and grocery store shelves continue to multiply, from Beyond Meat to the Impossible Burger, luring more consumers who are seeking a healthier alternative to the real thing.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date February 07, 2023
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Community    Mental Health

How to Cope When Valentine’s Day Triggers Sadness

While many people celebrate love and romance on Valentine’s Day, for some people, it can be a day shadowed by pain and loss. Mental health issues from depression, grief and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can all trigger harmful negative emotions.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date February 07, 2023
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Community    Public Health    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Should You Extinguish Your Gas Stove?

A paper published last month attributing 12.7% of childhood asthma cases to gas stoves generated a lot of heat, especially after U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. said banning these common household stoves was being considered.


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University of Colorado to Host Biennial Social Justice Summit

The 2023 University of Colorado Social Justice Summit is coming on Jan. 31, and will center on strengthening a diverse democracy and creating a more just and inclusive campus system and world.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date January 10, 2023
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New Year Cleanse on Your List of Resolutions?

Every year people use Jan. 1 as an opportunity to set goals and start the new year on a healthier note. One of the most common resolutions is to lose weight, and it may be tempting to jump-start that goal with a cleanse or a detox. But before making a drastic change, there are several things to consider.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date January 09, 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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Charcoal Toothpaste: Messy Mouthful or Whitening Wonder?

A fine, black powder emergency room physicians sometimes use for treating patients with overdoses, has entered the health and beauty world in the form of shampoos and soaps to deodorants and toothpaste.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date November 17, 2022
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What’s the Best Time of Day to Exercise?

With the holidays around the corner, you may be wondering when is the best time to schedule your exercise routine during a hectic time of the year. Seth Creasy, PhD, assistant professor of endocrinology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, answers questions about exercise, diet and sleep and talks about a new clinical trial targeting the question: What time of day is best to exercise?


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date November 17, 2022
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Community    Autoimmune disease

Selena Gomez ‘My Mind & Me’ Shines Spotlight on Lupus Disease

Celebrity Selena Gomez cracked open the door on lupus in her recently released documentary on Apple TV+, “My Mind & Me.” Focused largely on her mental health, which includes a bipolar disorder diagnosis, snippets in the film show the actor and superstar singer being checked and treated for lupus, which resulted in the need for a kidney transplant for Gomez in 2017.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date November 16, 2022
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Research    Community   

Rocking the Fashion Runway: Over $2.2 Million Raised for Down Syndrome Research

The “Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show” once again drew a large and star-studded crowd to raise awareness and funds for Down syndrome research.


Author Staff | Publish Date November 15, 2022
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Community    Mental Health

Expert Untangles Complexities of Grief for Suicide Loss Survivors

About 800,000 people worldwide take their lives each year, which is one death every 40 seconds, according to the World Health Organization. It’s estimated that for every one person who dies by suicide, there are up to 135 people who are impacted by the death. Survivors of suicide loss often feel stuck in the trenches fighting a battle alone in a war they were thrown into against their will.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date November 15, 2022
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Community    Mental Health

Bipolar Disorder Expert: Raw Look at Selena Gomez’s Life Can Open Eyes

Christopher Schneck, MD, guardedly tuned in to a highly trumpeted documentary on celebrity Selena Gomez on a recent weekend. Unsure if “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me,” a six-year recorded journey of the pop star’s life that debuted Nov. 4 on Apple TV+, might amount to a publicity ploy, the top bipolar expert began watching with a skeptical eye.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date November 11, 2022
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Community    Diversity    Equity Diversity and Inclusion

CU Anschutz Diversity and Inclusion Group Awarded National Chapter of the Year

The national Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) strives to increase diversity in the scientific workforce. This year, the organization found the highest embodiment of its ideals at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date November 10, 2022
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Community    Neuroscience

Intricate Look at Neurons Brings Wonder and Intrigue to Anatomy Lesson

Visitors from a local high school held real human brains, virtually dissected a body donated to science and gazed at a 10-foot rendition of optic neurons during a recent anatomy lesson with an artistic twist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date November 09, 2022
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Research    Innovation    Patient Care    Community   

CU Anschutz Faculty Drive Innovation in Confronting Nation’s Mental Health Crisis

Embracing their own vulnerability and telling personal stories, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus psychiatry faculty shared how they are innovating across disciplines and using digital technologies, novel drugs and deep brain stimulation to transform the mental health treatment landscape.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 07, 2022
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Patient Care    Community    Faculty    Bladder Cancer   

Sculpture Crafted in Honor of Cancer Doctor’s Impact on Patient’s Life

Gifts of significance don’t always have to be large monetary contributions. Sometimes, the most impactful gifts don’t involve money at all.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date November 07, 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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Research    Community

Fad or Fact? Series Puts Health Trends Under a Scientific Lens

Driven by ever-powerful social media platforms, health claims and trends are proliferating at lightning speed, inundating information-seekers. In this CU Anschutz newsroom series, medical experts leverage their knowledge to offer advice on the credibility and safety of social-media trends and advertising claims circulating today.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 31, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Education    Community    Climate Science

CU Anschutz Hosts Rep. Crow for Talk on the Health Impacts of Climate Change

Increasing rates of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heat-induced illness and other maladies are strong indicators of the growing health impacts of climate change, according to experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. At an Oct. 26 roundtable discussion with U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, CU Anschutz and CU Boulder faculty and researchers shared perspectives of how the patients and populations they serve and study are uniquely impacted by the climate crisis.


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date October 31, 2022
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University Police Seeks Reaccreditation During November Assessors Visit

A team of assessors from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) will visit the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus from Nov. 6 to 8 to examine all aspects of the University Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 24, 2022
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Research    Community   

Does TikTok-Fueled Vagus Nerve Icing Offer Calming Relief?

A young woman’s TikTok video claiming that icing her chest with a bag of frozen peas conquered her until-then untouchable insomnia must have hit a nerve.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date October 20, 2022
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Community    Mental Health

Could the Kardashians’ Shrinking Bodies Drive Eating Disorders?

The Kardashians, arguably today’s leading body-image influencers, have shrunk, capturing headlines for their striking weight loss. Pictures highlighting tiny waists, jutting ribs and bone-thin arms have shocked fans and raised eyebrows, particularly among eating disorder experts.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date October 18, 2022
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Community    Faculty

CU Anschutz Expert on Dolphin QB Injury: ‘You Can’t Just Tough-Out a Concussion’

Concussions are a common risk in all sports, but especially with football and most notably in the NFL. Unfortunately, the latest player to sustain a concussion is Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. After a nasty hit that left him stumbling in the third game of the season, Tagovailoa re-entered the game and continued to play. Just five days later, he suffered another head-to-the-ground hit that forced him to leave the field on a stretcher.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date October 04, 2022
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Community    Faculty    Students   

Police Department Survey: Most People Feel Safe on Campus

More than three-quarters of students, faculty and staff responding to a campus Police Department survey feel “very safe” or “somewhat safe” on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 30, 2022
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Research    Community    Skin Cancer

Sun Safety Educators Ride the Tattoo Wave for Broader Reach

Targeting young people with sun-safety education promises the biggest chance of lowering deadly skin cancer rates. The DNA damage that gives rise to the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States accumulates, starting with a child’s first sunburn.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 30, 2022
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Community    Mental Health

Hurricane Ian’s Reach Includes a Heavy Mental Health Toll

First responders across Colorado and the nation are headed to areas ravaged by Hurricane Ian to assist in recovery efforts. While the acute effects of the tragedy are the prime concern in the short term, experts say psychological effects could persist in the long-term for both survivors and emergency personnel.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date September 30, 2022
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Education    Community

CU, STAR HARBOR Join Forces in Preparing Workforce for Outer Space

The University of Colorado (CU) and STAR HARBOR will collaborate on an initiative aimed at meeting space workforce needs while also advancing the emerging field of space medicine, the leaders of both organizations recently announced.


Author Staff | Publish Date September 20, 2022
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Community    Diversity    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

‘In America, Why Is Being Black Bad for Your Body and Your Health?’

Disparities in healthcare and health outcomes are not solely about income. Or education. Or access, according to author Linda Villarosa. They are also about race.


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date September 16, 2022
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Community

And They’re Back! Campus Community Rocks the 2022 Anschutz Block Party

Live music, stilted performers and a line of 15 food trucks transformed the generally quiet Bonfils Circle on campus on Sept. 14, as the 2022 Anschutz Block Party made its return for the first time in three years.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 16, 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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Patient Care    Education    Community    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    Patient-Centered Injury Prevention

ER Physician Offers Five Steps That Can Help Prevent Suicide

An average of 130 people take their lives each day in the United States, making it the 11th leading cause of death.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date September 06, 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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Energy Drink or Coffee? This Nutritional Scientist Would Choose the Java

Energy drinks now constitute a multibillion-dollar industry, luring shoppers with their colorful cans and life-changing promises: “Clears brain fog.” “Burns body fat.” “Provides superhuman performance.”


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date August 29, 2022
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Research    Community    Philanthropy    Advancement

A Celebration of Loyalty

On Aug. 18, alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathered on campus for the fifth Loyal Benefactor Celebration. This event honors those who make ongoing annual gifts to support the university, those who have included the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in their estate plans, and faculty and staff who give through payroll deduction. After a two-year hiatus, the return of this special event was met with joy by over 140 attendees.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date August 24, 2022
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Community    Faculty    Mental Health

Krinkle: Exceptional Therapy Dog and All-Around Good Boy

Meet Krinkle, a professional therapy dog who works at the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center. He and his handler, Samantha McBride, PsyD, senior instructor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, were certified as a therapy dog team in 2015 through Freedom Service Dogs (FSD).


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date August 23, 2022
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Community    COVID-19   

BA.5: What You Should Know About the Dominant COVID-19 Variant

BA.5, the latest omicron variant, now accounts for nearly every new SARS-CoV-2 infection in the state, and community levels are high across the Denver metro area, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date July 26, 2022
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Community    Faculty    Pharmacy   

Common Questions about Melatonin Answered

Is melatonin safe for children? Can you take it in addition to other medications? Luke E. Orth, PharmD, BCPPS, an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and a clinical pharmacy specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, addresses the factors to consider when taking melatonin to help you fall asleep.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date July 25, 2022
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Patient Care    Community    Faculty    Clinical Trials   

Biking for a PKD Cure, One Pedal at a Time

It takes a certain tenacity to ride a bike across the country. That's even more true when a person is suffering from a rare disease. But Glenn Frommer is doing just that, and inspiring others along the way. Frommer is riding over 5,300 miles from San Francisco to Boston to raise funding and awareness for polycystic kidney disease (PKD).


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date June 21, 2022
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Community    Diversity    Student and Alumni    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    ColoradoSPH at UNC

Pride and Connection: LGBTQ+ Hub Debuts to Unite and Serve CU Anschutz Community

On a warm afternoon in November 2021, a handful of volunteers gathered under a small tent at Boettcher Commons, cheerfully laying out T-shirts, lanyards, stickers and buttons on a table. The buzz in the air was about more than just the kickoff event’s swag and snacks: After years of disconnection and pandemic-induced isolation, the clouds literally parted for the opening of the CU Anschutz LGBTQ+ Hub, the university’s first-ever official, campus-wide organization dedicated to connecting and championing the LGBTQ+ community at CU Anschutz.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date June 21, 2022
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Community    Pediatrics

Campus Scientists Help With Solving Mysterious Liver Disease in Children

News of a mysterious liver disease circulating in young children around the world – coupled with recent media reports of 13 cases under review in Colorado – has triggered alarm among some parents. While not surprising, especially on the heels of a pandemic that upended the lives of all ages, a general consensus among experts is that it’s not time to panic.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 25, 2022
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Community    Faculty    Mental Health

How to Choose a Therapist That’s Right for You

Starting the process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming. Emily Hemendinger, MPH, LCSW, assistant professor of psychiatry in the University of Colorado School of Medicine, walks through the questions you should ask yourself before starting therapy, the different types of therapy and what to expect at your first session.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date May 24, 2022
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Community    Women's Health   

Suicide, Drug Overdose Top Killers of New Mothers in Colorado

Affected patients describe being gripped by “profound sadness” or “paralyzed” by bouts of anxiety and exhaustion. The feelings of perinatal mood disorders, which often result in a sense of hopelessness, strike mothers during what should be one of the happiest times of their lives.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 20, 2022
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Research    Community    Philanthropy   

Pioneer in Cellular and Gene Therapy Saddles Up For New Frontier at CU Anschutz

Fueled by a major investment by the Gates Frontiers Fund, a newly announced Gates Institute on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will stand ready to transform the frontier of regenerative medicine and cellular and gene therapies in the Rocky Mountain region.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 11, 2022
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Community    Diversity   

Giving Day Raises Funds to Target Health Equity Gap

Generous donors to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus gave nearly $135,000 to support health equity initiatives during the campus’s first Giving Day on April 14.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 06, 2022
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Research    Community   

RNA: Star of 2020 Promises Repeat Performances in Scientific Breakthroughs

A star took center stage at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on April 26, where the award-winning “guest” was presented by some of its greatest fans to a roomful of many new admirers.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 02, 2022
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Patient Care    Community   

Rep. Crow Targets VA Hiring Red Tape, Lagging Vet Suicide Data

Removing red tape in the healthcare hiring process is a top priority for U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, who held a town hall April 23 to discuss pending legislation aimed at improving access and delivery of care for veterans and military service members. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 26, 2022
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Education    Community   

CU Presidential Finalist Todd Saliman Holds Forum at CU Anschutz

University of Colorado presidential finalist Todd Saliman visited the CU Anschutz Medical Campus on April 21 in the final stop of a four-campus tour.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date April 25, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Community    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz

Hickenlooper Visits CU Anschutz for COVID-19 Response Insights

U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper visited the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on April 14, hearing from CU and UCHealth leaders on how they joined efforts in the battle against COVID-19 and touring the new Anschutz Health Sciences Building (AHSB). The senator’s aim was to take lessons learned back to the U.S. Capitol to help guide legislation and manage the country’s future health crises.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date April 19, 2022
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Community    Faculty    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Returning to the Office and Feeling a Range of Emotions?

It’s your first day back in the office in almost two years. You’re anxious. Some thoughts run through your mind: How am I going to work for eight hours straight at my desk? What am I going to do for lunch? How am I going to cope with so much personal interaction? How did I commute to the office five days a week before the pandemic?


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date April 15, 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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Community    COVID-19    Public Health    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Donor Gift Provides Powerful Boost to COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach

Longtime University of Colorado benefactors and siblings, Alan Cogen and Judi Cogen, continue to have a significant impact on the Denver community. Thanks to their recent gifts, the Cogens are assisting underserved populations in the metropolitan area.


Author Danielle Davis | Publish Date April 08, 2022
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Research    Community    COVID-19    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Clearing the Air on COVID-19: Duo Campus Project Aimed at Keeping Schools Open

The classrooms of Barnum Elementary School in Denver echo with the chatter of students and the instruction of teachers. The white, waist-high, curved machine in the corner is quiet as can be.


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date April 05, 2022
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Education    Community   

Congressional Budget Brings Funding Boost to CU Anschutz Career Pathway Programs

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will soon expand its career pathway opportunities for students thanks to new federal funding. 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date March 29, 2022
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Community   

For Trailblazing Doctor, History and Empowerment Go Hand in Hand

As a young girl in the 1940s, Helen Morris, MD, saw a world rocked by atrocities and on the brink of momentous change. Eighty years later, Morris, who was among a small group of women doctors in Colorado early in her career, sees history repeating itself.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date March 21, 2022
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Community    Faculty    Mental Health

A Guide to Dealing with Grief and Loss

After a loved one dies, mourners are left to process a range of emotions – depression, guilt, anger, anxiety, numbness, regret. In some cases, even peace or relief can arise as conflicting feelings. Often, a combination of feelings can strike at once. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date March 11, 2022
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Community    Public Health    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Ads Contributed to Hooking Black Smokers on Menthols. Now CU Experts Are Fighting Back

Years of targeted advertising by tobacco giants turned menthol cigarettes into a racial issue, hooking mostly Black Americans on the minty-tasting tobacco products. Now public health experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have rallied a powerful community effort to reverse a deadly trend and social injustice. 


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date March 04, 2022
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Community    Faculty    Mental Health

Feeling Helpless as the Crisis in Ukraine Escalates? Tips on How to Cope

For many of us, the unrest in Ukraine may be the first time we are seeing images and videos from a war across the world on our phone screens minutes after an explosion. We now have a front-row seat to war on top of remaining on edge from the pandemic, economic uncertainty, climate change, a global refugee crisis, polarized politics and other psychological tumult.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date March 04, 2022
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Education    Community   

Get to Know: James E. Carter, Jr., MD

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 22, 2022
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Community    Students   

Get to Know: Chidinma Onyia

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 Kiley Carroll | Publish Date February 22, 2022
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Patient Care    Community    Faculty

Palliative Care Director: It’s Not About Death. It’s About Life.

When I interview an expert for an article, I typically jump right into my questions. But meeting with Amos Bailey, MD, FACP, professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the director of the Master of Science in Palliative Care and Interprofessional Palliative Care Certificate Programs, was different. Before I could ask my first question, he asked his.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date February 14, 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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Community    Faculty    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Get to Know: Cerise Hunt, PhD, MSW

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 Kiley Carroll | Publish Date February 09, 2022
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Community    COVID-19    Faculty

Herd Immunity, Super-immunity and the Beginning of the End of the Pandemic?

Next month marks the start of the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Is the end in sight? Is COVID becoming endemic? When do we reach herd immunity?  


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date February 04, 2022
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Community    COVID-19   

Omicron Parties, Home Tests, Variants, N95s: COVID Convo Covers it All

With signs of a retreating omicron surge, should people who escaped the pandemic’s most transmissible variant throw a party – with infected guests?


Author Staff | Publish Date February 03, 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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Research    Community

Campus Roars Back Onto Airwaves and Digital Spaces with 'Possibilities Endless'

On Feb. 4, CU Anschutz launches the next phase of a bold advertising campaign titled Possibilities Endless.


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date January 31, 2022
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Community    Faculty

How Can I Prepare for an Emergency?

From the photos of passengers stranded on snowy highways to the Boulder County fire evacuation notices, it’s now more important than ever to have a plan in case of an emergency, including creating an emergency preparedness kit.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date January 19, 2022
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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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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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Patient Care    Community    Geriatrics   

Leading in Prevention of Elder Abuse: CU Anschutz Boasts One of Only Two Teams in Nation

Elder abuse and neglect are major problems – they happen to one in 10 older adults in the United States – and often hide in plain sight.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 19, 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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Community    Faculty   

CU Anschutz Expert Emphasizes the Collective Power of the Greater Good on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Spero M. Manson, PhD, (Pembina Chippewa) is a distinguished professor of public health and psychiatry, directs the Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health, and occupies the Colorado Trust Chair in American Indian Health within the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date October 08, 2021
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Research    Patient Care    Community    COVID-19    Mental Health

CU Anschutz Puts Strong Focus on Mental Health Needs

The past year has been defined by overwhelming stress. While COVID-19 remains the overarching trigger, a slew of other stressors remain on the boil: domestic economic uncertainty and a global refugee crisis; rising crime rates and mass shootings; climate change and relentless wildfires; and polarized politics and a Capitol insurrection.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 01, 2021
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Community    Faculty   

Women in Medicine Month Concludes With an Inspirational Trio

Celebrating exceptional women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus? No problem.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 28, 2021
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Community    Faculty   

Top CU Women Power Through Pandemic, Keep Focus on Bringing Fellow Women Along

Celebrating exceptional women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus? No problem.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 20, 2021
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Community    Faculty   

Celebrating Exceptional Women in Medicine During National Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating exceptional women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus? No problem.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 14, 2021
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Education    Community    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Climate Change Fuels Multiple Threats to Society’s Health

Labeled a “code red for humanity” in a United Nations report released early last month, climate change has continued to wreak havoc worldwide. In the United States, devastating fires in the West recently traded the spotlight for deadly flooding in the East, keeping the threat squarely on America’s radar.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 10, 2021
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Community    Faculty    Students   

Lymphoma Expert, Doctoral Student Find Gender Bias Upends Work-Life Balance

Celebrating exceptional women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus? No problem.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 08, 2021
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Community    Mental Health   

Mass Memorials: A Place to Grieve, Heal, Remember

Images of the crumbling Twin Towers are invading American living rooms and cellphones, as the 20th anniversary of one of the worst days in the nation’s history nears. From Netflix and PBS documentaries to news reports of tribute events across the country, the swell of 9/11 coverage will give rise to uncomfortable emotions for nearly everyone.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 07, 2021
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Community    Faculty    Diversity    COMBAT

Military Leader, Classroom Innovator Model Gender Equity in Medicine and Beyond

Celebrating exceptional women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus? No problem.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date August 31, 2021
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Community

National Preparedness Month: Campus Events Teach Resiliency Skills

In observance of National Preparedness Month this September, the Emergency Management Division (EMD) is hosting a month-long series of community events and classes during September, both virtually and in-person on campus. National Preparedness Month exists to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen anytime, both on and off campus.  


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date August 31, 2021
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Community    Faculty    Students    Diversity

Video: Progress Being Made on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

Over 100 attendees from across the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus virtually gathered on July 29 to learn more about diversity, equity, inclusion and community engagement efforts.


Author Blair Ilsley | Publish Date August 03, 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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Community    Faculty

Getting Back Into the Concert Groove? Ways to Protect Your Hearing (and Stay COVID Vigilant)

We’ve all missed out on more than a year of concerts and live shows. As venues start to open and artists go back on tour, Cory Portnuff, AuD, PhD, clinical audiologist and assistant clinical professor of otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, discusses how to protect your hearing at loud events.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date July 26, 2021
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Community    Faculty

Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion: Your Burning Questions Answered

It isn’t even the peak of summer and the whole country has already experienced record-breaking heat waves. Martin Musi, MD, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine–Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, and environmental fellowship director at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, answers your burning questions about handling the rising temperatures.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date July 20, 2021
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Community    Students    Diversity

CU Anschutz Medical Campus Celebrates Juneteenth

A rousing celebration brought together artists, physicians, storytellers and musicians for a historic commemoration that coincided with President Joe Biden’s signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which designates Juneteenth as a federal holiday.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 29, 2021
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Education    Community    Students

Providing a Spark: Program Instills Wonder in Young Scientists

Many scientists remember the thrill of taking a first glimpse through a microscope. Giovanna Paz, 15, recalled a similar rush, but a chat with scientist Isabel Fernandez sparked even more excitement. Meeting Fernandez, an MD/PhD student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, felt like having a sit-down with her future self.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date June 29, 2021
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Research    Community    Vaccinations

Something to Believe In

As you might imagine, this is quite a time to be a scientist who does vaccine-related research. Usually, mentioning my chosen profession as an immunologist is the fastest way to get the crickets chirping at a cocktail party, but now I cannot get out of conversations with complete strangers in less than a half an hour if they find out what I do for a living.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 27, 2021
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Community    Awareness

Continuing a University of Colorado Legacy of Inclusion

Shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Japanese-American nursing students up and down the West Coast found themselves ejected from colleges and packed off to bleak internment camps in the interior of the country.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 18, 2021
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Community    Diversity

Making a Pledge: Campus Gathers for a Moment of Solidarity and Healing

Chancellor Don Elliman and other leaders at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, including the deans of the schools and colleges, gathered April 21 for a moment of solidarity in the wake of the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 27, 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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Community    COVID-19    Vaccinations

Big Shot in the Arm: Buoyant Mood Fills CU Anschutz Vaccination Clinic

Some got misty-eyed. Many felt a moment of elation. Virtually all visitors sensed the shedding of an emotional weight – a feeling that freer, happier days lie ahead.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 13, 2021
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Community    Mental Health

Tragedy Strikes Boulder, Injecting Sadness, Fear, Anger Into an Already Vulnerable Society

When a gunman opened fire this week in a grocery store next door to our Boulder sister campus, he added to a string of shootings that has put the state on an unwanted map. From the Columbine High School nightmare to the Aurora theater shootings, many Colorado residents and healthcare providers have seen such tragedies unfold before.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date March 25, 2021
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Research    Community

Czars, Spirits and St. Patrick’s Day: What’s the Connection?

Like scientists around the world, Boris Tabakoff, PhD, has searched for years for that genetic reason some people regularly over-imbibe when drinking alcohol and others do not.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date March 17, 2021
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Research    Education    Community    Diversity    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Hunt Helms Advancement of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice in New Role

Eleven years ago, when Cerise Hunt, PhD, MSW, began her doctoral research into advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in postsecondary institutions, she realized it’s not enough to be an equity champion. Inclusive excellence must evolve from theory into action so that every student who steps onto campus ­­– regardless of race, ethnicity or gender identity – feels welcome and can thrive.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date January 26, 2021
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Community

New Resource to Support Faculty and Staff Well-Being

Working in higher education and clinical settings can be stressful in the best of times. Managing stress and anxiety during a pandemic, an economic downturn, and a prolonged period of social and political unrest presents daily challenges for students, faculty and staff alike.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 25, 2021
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Community    Mental Health

Capitol Chaos Unsettles a Nation Already Battered by Disease and Unrest

A storming of the U.S. Capitol aimed at halting a historical presidential electoral vote failed in its intent on Jan. 6. Yet the riotous act frazzled a nation already weary from a months-long pandemic punctuated by political turmoil and social unrest. And the collective stress is taking its toll.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date January 08, 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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Community

‘Emotional Agility’ is Key to Keeping Your Cool During Conflict

For many of us, holiday stress can be heightened by familial conflict. As this particularly challenging year comes to a close, we sat down with Lisa Neale, BA, MSS, associate director of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Ombuds Office, to learn how to apply techniques from “Crucial Conversations” – one of the most popular trainings offered by the dual campus Ombuds team – to successfully navigate conflict with loved ones, whether you are gathering in person or online this holiday season.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date December 15, 2020
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Community    COVID-19    Alumni    Students

Best Medicine During a Pandemic? How About Some Laughter?

The stress and uncertainty of the pandemic continues to take a toll on front-line workers, many of whom are CU Anschutz alumni. To lighten moods and brighten spirits, the CU Medical Alumni Association and CU Anschutz Alumni co-hosted comedian Brad Nieder on Dec. 2.


Author Blair Ilsley | Publish Date December 08, 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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Community    Faculty

Can Time-Restricted Eating Prevent You From Overindulging on Thanksgiving?

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you might be worried about overindulging on turkey and pumpkin pie. Elizabeth Thomas, MD, assistant professor of endocrinology in the University of Colorado School of Medicine and CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, discusses how time-restricted eating can help you manage during the holidays.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date November 17, 2020
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Community    COVID-19

Thankful at Home: Pandemic's Front-Line Providers Share Holiday Plans

It probably comes as no surprise that four top infectious disease experts at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus plan on staying close to home for the holidays. Caring for the people hit the hardest by the pandemic certainly influences perspectives.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date November 16, 2020
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Patient Care    Community    Awareness    Public Health    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Dangerous Haze Is Back in Colorado. Get Prepped for More Fire Days Ahead

A cold front brought a blanket of snow to Colorado in late October 2020, a welcome gift for a state ravaged by wildfires. As the flakes fell, they helped tame record-breaking burns that had been threatening communities for weeks, racing from the Rocky Mountains above to the borders of Boulder below.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date November 10, 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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Research    Innovation    Patient Care    Community

Video: CU Anschutz Experts Address Depression and Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has continued to affect a growing number of people in our communities. At the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center (JDC), our staff and faculty continue to provide exceptional clinical care for our patients, while providing critical educational outreach to the community.


Author Courtney Keener | Publish Date November 02, 2020
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Community    COVID-19

Experts: Now, More Than Ever, Teach Your Children Well

Tots of 2020 faced a world of masked faces and forbidden hugs. Teens missed rites of passage, from prom to graduation ceremonies. And college students, who traditionally leave home for their first taste of freedom and higher learning, found social-distancing rules and virtual classrooms.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date October 30, 2020
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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.


Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date October 27, 2020
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Community

The City of Aurora Wants to Hear From You: Housing Survey

AURORA – The city of Aurora recently conducted a study on the housing needs of the community and is seeking input from residents and other stakeholders on how to best expand housing options across the income spectrum throughout the city. 


Author Staff | Publish Date October 21, 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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Community    Faculty

‘Multiple Ways of Knowing’: Advancing Indigenous Perspectives to Elevate Science, Communities

What you need to know: Indigenous research and worldviews have long been marginalized by Western science. CU Anschutz geneticist Katrina Claw, PhD, explains how integrating Indigenous approaches with Western perspectives can benefit humanity's understanding of myriad health science challenges, from combating climate change to reducing bias.

Katrina Claw, PhD, a Diné (Navajo) geneticist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, is a leader in the field of genomics and a champion for the advancement of Indigenous science. As we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020, we sat down with Claw to learn how furthering Indigenous approaches can benefit humanity on myriad levels – deepening our understanding of our health and environment, decreasing bias in science, and encouraging present and future generations to value “traditional” knowledge. 


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date October 12, 2020
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Community    COVID-19

Students Roll Up Their Sleeves (and Others’) to Prep for COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

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 Debra Melani | Publish Date October 01, 2020
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Community

National Coffee Day: What Are You Brewing Up?

  • What you need to know: Lisa Wingrove, RD, CSO, answers common questions about the history and health benefits of coffee for National Coffee Day.

Whether you are sipping a cappuccino or enjoying an iced latte, Lisa Wingrove, RD, CSO, health care program manager at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, answers your common coffee questions.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 28, 2020
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Community    Clinics

Follow the Leader: Experts Say This is Not the Year to Forget Your Flu Shot

  • What you need to know: With SARS-CoV-2 circulating, and the flu virus right on its heels, healthcare providers suggest flu vaccines this year more than ever.

Although the flu vaccine is not a magic pill – it can’t protect you from COVID-19 or even guarantee you won’t fall victim to the flu – it can reduce how sick you’ll get if you contract influenza and keep you out of the hospital. And during the pandemic, those are two benefits healthcare providers hope you’ll find worth the shot.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date September 25, 2020
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Community

CU Anschutz Community: Get Ready to Vote, STAT!

  • What you need to know: Below are resourceful answers to a list of common questions as election day nears.

 


Author Staff | Publish Date September 22, 2020
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Community    COVID-19    Students    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Colleges Battle COVID-19 but Also the Budget Hit of Canceling Sports

  • What you need to know: COVID-19 protocols for collegiate athletics vary from canceled seasons to games with over 10,000 fans. The decision making has placed student-athletes in a difficult position: play it safe with the pandemic or pursue their life-long dreams.

In spite of a global pandemic, many colleges and universities across the United States are gearing up for the fall football season. While this slice of normalcy may be comforting, it could also come at an enormous cost – the well-being of the student athletes.


Author Blair Ilsley | Publish Date September 16, 2020
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Patient Care    Community    COVID-19   

Dental Faculty to Reintroduce Oral Health Preventive Services to the Most Vulnerable

  • What you need to know: Drs. Deidre Callanan and Tamanna Tiwari, of the CU School of Dental Medicine, have a passion for community dentistry and population health. They will spend the next year consulting with the Colorado Association of School-Based Health Centers. They will work on reintegrating existing dental preventive practices that were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic and offer guidance on the next level of preventive dental care.

Marcus’s mouth was a mess.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date September 15, 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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Community    Colorectal Cancer

Chadwick Boseman's Death Shines 'Unfortunate Light' on Young-adult Cancer

Chadwick Boseman’s all-too-early death has cast the spotlight on a trend University of Colorado School of Medicine doctors have been heralding for nearly two decades. Colorectal cancer, the disease that took the acclaimed actor of “Black Panther” fame, no longer falls in the old-person’s disease bucket.
Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 04, 2020
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Innovation    Education    Community

Making Science ‘Cool and Fun’

  • What You Need to Know: Think Like a Scientist is a nonprofit mentoring program staffed by CU Anschutz graduate-student volunteers and serving elementary students in Aurora. The program, launched by an immunology faculty member, shows children from diverse backgrounds that science is fun and that anyone can become a scientist. NOTE: All photos in this story were taken last year or earlier. 

Francesca Manzella, MA, recalls the profound letdown. A high school guidance counselor said her dream of becoming a scientist was beyond her reach. “She discouraged the idea, saying I would be in school too long.”


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date August 31, 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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Community    COVID-19    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Woman Duo Creates COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

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.

In an effort to keep their campus safe, two women on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus joined forces in creating a program aimed at preventing COVID-19 outbreaks in their community. So far a success, the pair’s model has gained attention from campuses across the state.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date August 14, 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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Research    Community

Podcast: Mental Health Challenges Facing Refugees

“People in my culture, even my family, wouldn’t have sought mental health treatment, and that’s one of the reasons why I got into the mental health field. I experienced it myself," said Phoutdavone Phimphasone-Brady, a refugee from Laos, who grew up in Kansas. Phimphasone-Brady shared how her firsthand experience with mental health stigma sparked her passion for her work as a clinical psychologist in a recent special edition of the Mind the Brain podcast. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date August 04, 2020
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Education    Community

CU Begins Implementation of New Title IX Rules

The U.S. Department of Education recently issued new guidelines for how universities and K-12 schools will investigate and adjudicate sexual misconduct allegations beginning Aug. 14.


Author Staff | Publish Date July 31, 2020
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Community

Podcast: The Impact of Racism and Discrimination on Mental Health

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others shocked so many out of complacency, catapulting the Black Lives Matter protests into the forefront of people’s minds. Many are still struggling with how to best support the Black community, as well as others who experience racism and discrimination in their daily lives. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic has also added immense unexpected stress to everyone’s lives. The events of the past several months make the significance of July being Minority Mental Health Awareness Month more important than ever. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date July 29, 2020
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Community    COVID-19    Faculty

From Selfies to Being Seen: Doctor Honors Women of Color on Front Lines

In the early days of the pandemic, when many people worried about where to find toilet paper, Sarah Rowan, MD, had deeper concerns. Rowan appreciated the sudden spotlight on frontline medical providers ­– they graced magazine covers and even large murals – but she noticed something was missing.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date July 21, 2020
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Patient Care    Community

CU-Backed Bill Aimed at Curbing HIV Infection

A bill approved this month and backed by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences pushes open the door to highly effective HIV-prevention drugs, potentially curbing infection for the state’s most at-risk citizens.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date July 04, 2020
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Community    COVID-19

Program Connects Students With COVID-19’s Most Vulnerable

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 Debra Melani | Publish Date June 30, 2020
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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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Patient Care    Education    Community    COVID-19 Podcasts    CU Anschutz 360 Podcast

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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