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What Happens to Our Bodies as We Train for Marathons?

The third Monday in April is known in Boston and beyond as "Marathon Monday," the annual running of that city’s world-famous marathon. It unofficially kicks off training and race season, when millions of runners prepare for and compete in races of all lengths through the fall.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date May 14, 2024
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Community    Faculty    Mental Health

How the Pandemic Traumatized K-12 Educators

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked degrees of havoc on everyone’s lives, with parents and students especially hard hit as they navigated changing dynamics at work, home and school. However, a group often overlooked were the educators on the front lines: Teachers reported feeling burned out and overwhelmed.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date April 16, 2024
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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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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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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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Faculty    Mental Health    Community and Practice

Coaching Program Reduces Burnout in Medical Residents

A pilot program that successfully reduced burnout among female medical residents has shown even greater results on a national level, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 04, 2023
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Faculty    Public Health   

Program Merges Bioethics and Public Health in Search of Justice

Daniel S. Goldberg has devoted his career to studying how laws affect public health. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, legal and ethical considerations played critical roles in crafting public health policy and protecting the most vulnerable. Goldberg saw a need to better explore the interplay of public health law and ethics – as well as opportunities for improving health justice – and launched the PHEAL program at the Colorado School of Public Health with the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date August 15, 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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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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Faculty    Leadership   

Center for Bioengineering Announces New Director

Kristyn S. Masters, PhD, has been appointed chair of the University of Colorado Denver Department of Bioengineering and the director of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Center for Bioengineering, following an extensive national search. These coupled roles provide the leadership to the unique cross-campus bioengineering program.  For the past seven years, Masters has served as professor and vice chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 18, 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    Faculty    Advancement    Anesthesiology   

New Endowed Chair for Anesthesiology Bolsters Campus Innovation and Research

A recent gathering at the Anschutz Health Sciences Building celebrated the generosity of the University of Colorado Department of Anesthesiology and honored Susan Ingram, PhD, as the inaugural recipient of the Richard Traystman, PhD, Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 24, 2023
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Campus Life    Faculty

CU Regents, President Provide Report Assessing Treasury Issue

The Treasury Investment Process Review Committee has provided its report to the Board of Regents and CU President Todd Saliman on findings and recommendations regarding a gap in funding for planned acceleration of elements of the system strategic plan.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 06, 2023
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How Much Protein Do You Really Need? Expert Weighs In

American diets go through waves of popularity. One year fat is unfathomable and the next year the trend is to “skip the carbs.” Protein intake is currently in vogue, but how much do we really need to eat in a day? 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date April 03, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Faculty   

Big Data and Bold Medicine: CU Anschutz Returns to Airwaves with 'Possibilities Endless'

This spring, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus returns to primetime.  


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date March 13, 2023
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Faculty

Lia Gore, MD: Leading the Team to Eradicate Pediatric Cancer

Lia Gore, MD, is a pediatric oncologist who specializes in blood cancers. She has led clinical trials on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus resulting in FDA approval of five cancer drugs that have saved and continue to save children’s lives.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date March 11, 2023
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Wells Messersmith, MD: Innovating New Cancer Treatments on a Gut Level

Wells Messersmith, MD, specializes in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, or cancers of the gut. As the division head of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Division of Medical Oncology, Messersmith is pushing the frontiers of anticancer treatments from the intersection of precision medicine and immunotherapy.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date March 11, 2023
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Faculty

Nick Jacobson, MDes: Fusing Data and Design into Life-Changing 3D Tools

Nicholas Jacobson, MDes, is a CU Anschutz research faculty member and a translational clinical designer at Inworks, where he collaborates with surgeons and physicians across campus using innovative 3D printing technology to improve patient outcomes.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Research    Faculty    Regenerative Medicine   

Gates Grubstake Fund Awards Over $1.5 Million to Campus Researchers

The Gates Grubstake Fund invokes the memory of Gold Rush prospectors who received seed money, “grubstakes,” for food and supplies so they could search for treasure. The funding supports the work of modern-day prospectors – translational researchers affiliated with Gates Institute – whose work developing cell- and gene-based therapies could make a difference in human lives. In 2022, four awardees received $350,000 each to support their work.


Author Toni Lapp | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Faculty   

Abigail Lara, MD: Creating a Culture of Excellence from the Classroom to the ICU

Abigail Lara, MD, is a pulmonologist and critical care medicine specialist with a subspecialty in scarring lung diseases. As an associate professor, physician and administrator on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Lara deftly shifts focus between the “pure adrenaline” of caring for patients in the ICU and the serene tenacity she brings to her leadership roles in the classroom and administration.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Casey Greene, PhD: Turning Big Data into Bold Medicine

Computational biology. Functional genomics. Biomedical informatics. For some, merely wrapping our minds around these concepts is a challenge. For Casey Greene, PhD, it’s all in a day’s work. 


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Leslie Appiah, MD: Protecting Fertile Ground for Cancer Survivors

As professor and division chief of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Division of Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Leslie Appiah, MD specializes in preserving fertility in cancer patients. But her fierce focus and commitment don’t end there. She brings expertise and innovation to myriad facets of cancer survivorship, helping to restore function, well-being and quality of life through gynecology and urology care coordination.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Faculty    Pharmacy   

Qiong Zhou, MS: Accelerating Research at the Forefront of Drug Discovery

Researcher and scientist Qiong Zhou, MS, finds herself, quite literally, at the center of drug discovery and innovation.


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Faculty   

Vineet Chopra, MBBS, MD, MSc: Leading Excellence in Patient Care and Safety

Optimism. Intelligent risk-taking. Relentless incrementalism. These are but a few hallmarks of the leadership of Vineet Chopra, MMBS, MD, MSc. Chopra’s specialty is hospital medicine, with a research focus on patient safety and preventing hospital-acquired complications. 


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Julia Promisel Cooper, PhD: Uncovering Molecular Mysteries Behind Cancer Formation

Julia Promisel Cooper, PhD, is a scientist and researcher focused on the molecular biology of chromosomes. Specifically, she and her team study telomeres, the structures made from DNA sequences and proteins that form and protect the ends of chromosomes. (Think of telomeres like the caps at the ends of a shoelace, which keep the ends from fraying, sticking to other ends or being degraded.)


Author Kristen O'Neill | Publish Date March 10, 2023
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Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD: Envisioning a Cure for Blindness

Valeria Canto-Soler, PhD, has an innovative vision for saving and restoring sight in patients with blinding diseases. An associate professor in the CU School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology, Canto-Soler is the director of CellSight, an innovative ocular stem cell and regeneration research program.


Author Kristen O'Neill | 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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Faculty    Inclusion   

Essay: Medical Providers Often Lack Training in Caring for People With Disabilities

Patients with disabilities often face medical providers who make inaccurate assumptions about their quality of life that can lead to paternalism and substandard care, according to an essay published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). 


Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 04, 2023
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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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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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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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Research    Education    Faculty    Awards

Professor Emeritus Receives Prestigious Award for Lifelong Dedication to Chemistry and History

Joseph Gal, PhD, was trained in chemistry, is fluent in French, and spent most of his career in medical science research. More recently, he focused his activities on the history of science and more specifically on the renowned French scientist Louis Pasteur.


Author Laura Veith | Publish Date August 22, 2022
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Faculty    Public Health

Should I be Worried About Phthalates, or Forever Chemicals?

Forever chemicals, or phthalates, are ever-present in our lives, from plastic packaging to household products to personal-care commodities. We can’t avoid them entirely, but we can minimize their influence on our health.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date August 16, 2022
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Innovation    Faculty   

CU Anschutz Draws Spotlight for Rare Disease Center of Excellence

In November 2021, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus was designated a Rare Disease Center of Excellence by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). CU Anschutz experts are highlighted in the latest edition of Denver magazine 5280 for their work in research and treating rare diseases.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date August 08, 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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Research    Faculty

Four CU Anschutz Researchers Among the 2022 Class of Boettcher Investigators

The Boettcher Foundation has selected eight researchers, including four from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, to receive funding through the Boettcher Foundation’s Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program.


Author Staff | Publish Date June 06, 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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Faculty    Mental Health   

Combating Physician Burnout With Coaching

The term burnout has been tossed around frequently the past two years.

Most people know the feeling, but what can you actually do about it? Tyra Fainstad, MD, visiting associate professor of internal medicine, and Adrienne Mann, MD, assistant professor of hospital medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine decided they wanted to do something to address the root of the problem, so they created and implemented Better Together, a physician coaching program for trainees. The duo answers common questions and addresses misconceptions about burnout.

Editor’s note: This interview was edited for clarity and brevity. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date May 16, 2022
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COVID-19    Faculty   

Eight Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic

Michelle Barron, MD, presented for the Women in Leadership Speaker Series on April 27, a perfect choice by organizers seeking a woman leader during the COVID-19 pandemic. Barron, a professor of medicine in the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a top infectious diseases expert in the state, was front and center of the public health crisis during the past two and a half years.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date May 09, 2022
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Research    Faculty

Does Nature Want Us to be Fat?

For years, Richard Johnson, MD, professor of renal medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has investigated the impact of sugar, especially fructose, on the human body and how we process it. He recently published “Nature Wants Us to be Fat,” a book outlining why evolution has programmed us to overeat on the promise that we will lose the weight during lean times. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date April 28, 2022
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Faculty Awards Honor Superior Accomplishments

Each year we honor one of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus’s greatest assets – our remarkable faculty – with the faculty awards. These accolades recognize superior accomplishments in teaching and leadership.  

The awards are special not only because they acknowledge outstanding performance in our core areas as a university, but also because they are recognition by colleagues and students of this exemplary work.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 25, 2022
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Faculty    Alumni    Philanthropy    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    ColoradoSPH at CSU

Building a Diverse Public Health Workforce – Without the Fear of Debt

Careers in public health are both critically important and noble. They address systemic inequities, educate the public, increase access to information and care, and develop ways to improve the lives of entire populations.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 18, 2022
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Faculty    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

American Diabetes Association Honors Two Outstanding CU Anschutz Researchers

In 1986, Jill Norris had a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology in hand and pondered what to do next. She decided to pursue a doctorate in epidemiology and applied to a few schools. An invitation from a renowned figure in the field not only cemented her decision but also set her on a lifelong professional path to an elite position among her peers and now, international recognition.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 18, 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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Education    Faculty

Department of Anesthesiology Launches First Training Certification In Anschutz Health Sciences Building

Faculty members Gee Mei Tan, MD, and Erin Stewart, MD, MS, from the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine developed, practiced and delivered the first MOCA Simulation Course in the new Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE) at the new Anschutz Health Sciences Building on March 26. 


Author Staff | Publish Date April 11, 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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Possibilities Endless: Lilia Cervantes, MD

While practicing medicine at Denver Health, Lilia Cervantes, MD, researcher and associate professor of hospital medicine and director of immigrant health at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, treated socially marginalized patients with kidney failure who had no access to standard dialysis care. These patients could only receive dialysis at the emergency room when their health was in critical condition. 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date March 09, 2022
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Faculty    Women's Health   

Closing the Sex Gap in Medical Research: CU Center Leads Way

Whether it’s dangerous side effects with Ambien or poorer heart health with type 2 diabetes, women often react to drugs and disease differently than men. Yet studies behind these sex and gender differences in medical science are still relatively scant.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date March 07, 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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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19    Faculty    Equity Diversity and Inclusion    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Oral Health Report: Mouth Serves as Gateway to Overall Health

While oral healthcare has dramatically improved over the past 20 years, especially in digital technology and restorative dentistry, access to routine and preventative care remains a significant problem in the United States.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date February 22, 2022
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Get to Know: Deborah Saint-Phard, 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 Kiley Carroll | Publish Date February 15, 2022
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Research    Patient Care    Faculty

CU Innovations Names V. Michael Holers, MD, as Director of Faculty Ventures

For the newly minted director of faculty ventures position, CU Innovations needed a jack – and master – of all trades with proven successes in academia and industry. V. Michael Holers, MD, has excelled in every role of his career so far: researcher, clinician, professor, and co-founder, among others. In other words, the perfect fit for director of faculty ventures, a role which he originated in November 2021 and where he can utilize his full range of expertise.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date February 14, 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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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    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    Faculty    Students

OIT Eases Access to Adobe Creative Cloud

The Office of Information Technology has provided the entire student body with free access to Adobe Creative Cloud to get a head start on CU Anschutz's 2021-2026 Strategic Initiatives. This enforces the Enhance the Student Experience initiative, to support learners to be the best in the healthcare workforce with an eye toward diversity, equity and inclusion.   


Author Staff | Publish Date January 03, 2022
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Faculty    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz   

Can Climate Change Affect My Health?

Every day seems to bring news of another climate disaster.


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date December 20, 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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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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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    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    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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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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Faculty    Women's Health    Mental Health

This Is Breakthrough: Dr. Neill Epperson

“One of the reasons studying the brain is so fascinating is we do have more to learn, and it is complex,” says Neill Epperson, MD, Robert Freedman endowed professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, “But let’s face it: this is the organ that is at the seat of who we are. Don’t we hope that it’s complex?” 


Author Kiley Carroll | Publish Date March 16, 2021
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Research    Press Releases    Faculty

CU Anschutz Researcher Offers New Theory on ‘Venus’ Figurines

One of world’s earliest examples of art, the enigmatic ‘Venus’ figurines carved some 30,000 years ago, have intrigued and puzzled scientists for nearly two centuries. Now a researcher from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus believes he’s gathered enough evidence to solve the mystery behind these curious totems. 


Author David Kelly | Publish Date December 01, 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    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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Campus Life    Faculty

CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Featured in New Film on Holistic Wellness

  • What you need to know: Some of our CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center experts take the stage in a film on holistic health this week. Watch the trailer.

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) is featured in the upcoming national documentary The Art of Aging Well, airing on Rocky Mountain PBS on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. The film highlights the importance of holistic wellness as we age and showcases John Peters, chief of strategy and innovation at AHWC, center members and the BfitBwell Cancer Exercise Program. Check out the trailer below and tune into Thursday's premier on Rocky Mountain PBS.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date September 21, 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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Research    Faculty

University of Colorado Anschutz, Boulder Launch New Initiative to Expand Research Collaborations

Today, the University of Colorado announced the launch of AB Nexus, an initiative to expand research collaborations between the CU Anschutz and CU Boulder campuses.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 28, 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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Campus Life    Faculty    Students

New Student Portal Design Soft Launches in June

A new CU Anschutz Medical Campus student portal design soft launched on June 12. While the new portal has been in beta mode for students over the past few months, beginning this month, staff and faculty may see the elements of the new design, depending on their roles.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 12, 2020
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Research    Faculty   

Advancing Indigenous Research: 'Knowledge That Endures'

By its definition, science is the systematic knowledge gained through repeated observations of the world around us. And, as history indicates, the first pioneers of scientists were Indigenous people, whose contributions in modern science must not be overlooked.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date June 03, 2020
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