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CU Medical Student Wins $250,000 Scholarship

For more than a decade, Kumar Thurimella watched helplessly as his father battled ulcerative colitis. Failed treatments and seemingly endless hospital trips ultimately led to pre-colonic cancer and a total colectomy. 


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 18, 2020
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Research    Education

Blessing Ceremony Opens New Genomics and Health Research Lab

Perhaps the future of modern, transformative medicine begins with a bridge to the past.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 18, 2020
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Patient Care    Education

Novel Coronavirus: How Infectious Is It?

The coronavirus outbreak impacting China has the world’s attention. Known as novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, the new virus started in Wuhan, a city of 11 million. Within a few weeks it has spread to at least 24 other countries, affecting more than 40,000 people globally, and resulting in more than 900 deaths since mid-December.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 11, 2020
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Education    Community

Why Did Our Neurosurgeon Go To Washington?

If you thought you were hopelessly hooked on American politics, Jeremy Hosein, MD, can do you one better. Hosein, a senior neurosurgery resident at CU Anschutz, traded his hospital scrubs for a pressed suit and moved east, finding himself exactly where he wanted to be – in the trenches of U.S. healthcare policy.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 06, 2020
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Education    Community

What You Can Do to Keep Your Kids From Vaping

As a mom and physician, I know a lot of information is circulating about vaping and the dangers it poses to children. For an overview of the problem, please read this article that explains what parents need to know about this rapidly growing threat to kids’ safety.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 28, 2020
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What Parents Need to Know About Kids Vaping

E-cigarettes have risen quickly in popularity, and so has the amount of confusing messaging about their safety. As a mom and physician, I know how hard it is to know what is a must-read and what gets relegated to the TLDR (too long, didn’t read) heap. Here is what you must know about this rapidly growing threat to kids’ safety. I include links for further reading—including some for your children—but these are the basics. 


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 23, 2020
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Education

State of the School of Medicine: Strong Upward Trend Continues

Dean John J. Reilly, Jr., MD, outlined key initiatives for the CU School of Medicine in education, research, and community service in his annual State of the School address on Jan. 8.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 10, 2020
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What You Need to Know About Nicotine Vaping

For some people, the war against nicotine addiction is a lifelong battle.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 19, 2019
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Patient Care    Education

Snot Season For Your Child: What You Can Do to Help

’Tis the season of snot – it’s running down faces, clogging up noses, smearing the sleeves of our little ones.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 13, 2019
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Nurses Bring ‘Sunshine’ to Dying Man's Journey

On April 22, David “Scott” Ferguson died after battling melanoma. Ferguson was 49 and loved life. For him, that revolved largely around skiing, hiking, his gym clients, his dogs, his wife, his son and Jerry Garcia. Ferguson grew so touched by his nursing care before he died that he left behind the Scott Ferguson Memorial Fund. More than $60,000 has been raised so far to support scholarships for University of Colorado College of Nursing students. Ferguson’s goal: to help ensure compassionate care for future patients. The first scholarship will be awarded this spring.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date December 05, 2019
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