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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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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COVID-19

Through It All. Together.

“I have never been more proud to work alongside you,” said Chancellor Donald Elliman in a recent communiqué to students, faculty and staff at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. “We continue to demonstrate incredible strength in unity as we address this unprecedented challenge together.”


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date April 13, 2020
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Research    COVID-19

CU Doctors Work to Treat COVID-19, Now and in the Future

Probably the hardest part of his job caring for patients stricken with a virus doctors know little about is the forced isolation: watching them battle for their lives with no loved ones by their sides.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date April 09, 2020
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Press Releases    COVID-19

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

On March 27, Gov. Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to COVID-19 and discussed the predictive modeling that is guiding the public health decisions the state is making as well as the updated public health order that corresponds with the stay-at-home executive order. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 06, 2020
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Education    COVID-19

CU Anschutz Experts Share Insights on ‘the Medical Challenge of Our Lifetime’

Grand Rounds reached a whole new level of importance for the Department of Medicine on April 1, as campus experts discussed the COVID-19 pandemic that has halted much of the world and forced their community into a rapid-fire pace.
Author Debra Melani | Publish Date April 06, 2020
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Press Releases    COVID-19

State Provides COVID-19 Modeling Data

On April 5, the state released additional COVID-19 modeling data to the public. Governor Jared Polis first provided an in-depth analysis of the data during a press conference on March 27. The state will continue to review data as it evolves to inform future policy decisions.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 06, 2020
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Community    COVID-19

CU Anschutz Joins Rapid Response to State's Pandemic-based Needs

Within two days of being asked to launch a testing site for face shields by the state’s newly formed Innovation Response Team Task Force, CU Bioengineering Distinguished Professor Robin Shandas, PhD, and nearly 200 volunteer researchers and students stood ready.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date April 02, 2020
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