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Patient Care    Education    COVID-19

Organizing a Massive Field Hospital? No Problem for This Nurse

When Captain Taylor Allen, BSN, RN, arrived in Denver in March for an internship with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) before entering CU Nursing’s Master’s program, she never thought her Army experience would be in demand. Boy was she wrong.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 28, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: More Than 80 Under Development

Herd immunity to a germ occurs when enough people become immune to minimize the spread of the virus. Immunity occurs either through being infected naturally or through vaccination. Can we stake our hopes of conquering COVID-19 on herd immunity via widespread infection?


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 28, 2020
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Community    COVID-19

We Are In This Together

A strong spirit of giving among the community has helped carry an important message at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – that we are all in this together.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 28, 2020
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Patient Care    COVID-19

Unsung Heroes on the COVID-19 Front Lines

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.

 

As the coronavirus pandemic grows, so does the reliance on health care workers around the world. From social media salutes to neighborhood parades, the world is finding innovative ways to applaud the efforts of the medical community on the front line of the fight against COVID-19.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 23, 2020
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Campus Life    COVID-19

Worried About Healthcare Workers, Nursing Student Launches Mask Drive

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


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 22, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

Video: CU Anschutz Experts Share Campus Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Chancellor Don Elliman welcomed 3,000 guests to a live recording of “A Conversation on COVID-19 with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus” on April 17, featuring CU Anschutz experts on topics including testing, PPE, patient care, modeling efforts, potential treatments and the research response.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 17, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

Experts: Our Mental Strength Depends On Us All Reaching Out to Each Other

Colorado is no stranger to disaster, with its devastating floods and record mass shootings. But living through the COVID-19 pandemic, an invisible threat with no known end in sight, creates a whole new set of challenges – especially when you can’t hug your neighbors.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date April 16, 2020
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Innovation    Patient Care    COVID-19

CCPM Biobank Laboratory Steps Up to Develop COVID-19 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.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 16, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

Multiple COVID-19 Clinical Trials Underway at CU Anschutz

Doctors and nurses—many of whom are also researchers—are working around the clock at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to treat patients who are hospitalized with COVID-19. Over the next several months, research teams and caregivers will treat patients using four different drugs in the course of multiple clinical trials using Sarilumab, Remdesivir and Hydroxychloroquine.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 15, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

Calming the Inflammation Storm to Protect the Lungs in COVID-19

If COVID-19 is a fire, the damaging cycle of inflammation known as a ‘cytokine storm’ is the tsunami that fans the blaze while flattening the rest of the village.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 15, 2020
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