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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    Press Releases

CU Anschutz Surgeons Study Guidelines for Treating Cancer Patients During Pandemic

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic not only affects patients who have the virus, but strikes the entire healthcare system including the care for patients with cancer. Aggressive cancers, such as pancreatic cancer, require the continuation of oncological care during the pandemic. However, pursuing care exposes both healthcare professionals and vulnerable patients to COVID-19.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date May 27, 2020
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Research    Innovation    Patient Care

‘It’s a New Me’: Amputee Steps Back Into Life with Restored Limb

On a soft August day in 1992, Paul Nozell and his older brother, seated next to him in a single-prop airplane, surveyed the familiar landscape below. They planned to skirt the sky above their dad’s house in upstate New York. Nozell maneuvered the plane into a “lazy 8,” something he’d done many times.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date May 26, 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    Patient Care    Press Releases

Genes May Play Role in Weight Gain from Birth Control

A woman’s genetic make-up may cause her to gain weight when using a popular form of birth control, according to a study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date May 12, 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    Education

School of Medicine Grad Overcomes Adversity, Heads to Stanford Residency

Mario Hernandez embarked on the path to medicine by accidentally stabbing his leg with a yard aerating tool when he was 9. He still remembers the wound bleeding everywhere and being aware he needed to go to the hospital.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 07, 2020
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