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Research    Innovation    Patient Care    COVID-19

Q&A with Dr. Neill Epperson, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

With May being Mental Health Month, we sat down with Neill Epperson, MD, professor and chair of the CU Department of Psychiatry, for a wide-ranging conversation about expanding mental health resources and services to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and broader community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, her new “Mind the Brain” podcast, the state of mental health in Colorado, and why the brain is so intriguing.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date May 28, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19

‘What We Do’: When Crisis Emerges, CU Anschutz Responds

The invisible threat of SARS-CoV-2 has upended life on the planet. Unprecedented in our lifetime, the pandemic is triggering waves of loss – of jobs, of celebrations (including in-person graduations), of social connectedness and, worst of all, of loved ones.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 21, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

Caring for the Sickest COVID-19 Patients Brings Challenges, Sacrifices, Big Rewards

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 May 21, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19

Mental Health Crisis Is the Next Wave of Pandemic

Experts on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are bracing for a predicted next wave of the COVID-19 pandemic – a mental health crisis. In anticipation of the surge, mental health providers are casting a wide net of support resources to the multitudes whose lives have been upended in unprecedented ways.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date May 19, 2020
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Research    Campus Life    COVID-19

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

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

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


Author Staff | Publish Date May 19, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

‘We Can Do This’: Nurse Shares Story of Camaraderie and Courage During Pandemic

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.

Haley Cehura remembers being nervous entering her first COVID-19 patient’s room. During the procedure, which took three hours, she began feeling a little weak. When she finally left the room, her eyes welled with tears.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 12, 2020
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Innovation    Patient Care    COVID-19

Video: CU Anschutz Experts Discuss Life on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Chancellor Don Elliman welcomed 2,000 guests to a live panel discussion titled “Life on the Front Lines of COVID-19 with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus” on May 7.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 08, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

Practicing Patient Care in an Era of Unknowns

For the past two months, healthcare workers at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital have mounted an unprecedented response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 07, 2020
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Research    Community    COVID-19

Colorado School of Public Health Leads the Charge in Modeling the Impact of COVID-19

When Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) needed to respond to the rapidly worsening COVID-19 pandemic, they needed data and projections of the pandemic’s course based upon Colorado data.  A team was quickly assembled by the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) to collaborate with CDPHE on epidemic modeling—the basic approach for generating the needed information for decision-making.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 05, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

CU Anschutz Scientists Launch Effort to Build COVID-19 Antibody Test

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.

Putting their heads and labs together, several groups of researchers from across the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are working to build a “homegrown” antibody test. Once they do, they say, they are equipped for dispersal to all corners of the state and can help lead the way in corralling the novel coronavirus in Colorado.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 04, 2020
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