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Competence With Confidence: Overnight Simulation Prepares Medical Students for Residency

Editor's note: This story was reported pre-coronavirus pandemic. Educational activities are being delivered online amid the public health crisis. 

 

It's 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 6, and the lights are bright on the fourth floor of the Education 1 Building at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Fourth-year medical students are interacting in an Emergency Medicine Overnight Simulation at the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE).


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date April 30, 2020
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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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Patient Care    Education

Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate Sets Sights on ‘Refreshing and Learning Constantly’

Editor's note: “Our 2020 Grads” is an occasional series highlighting 2020 graduates from schools and colleges at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.  

 

It’s not in Francesca Gutierrez’s nature to take the safe and predictable path. She loves the energy of big cities, thrives on meeting new people and exploring new places, and feeds off the excitement of emergency medicine where you “see a lot of variety – it keeps you on your toes.”


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 24, 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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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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Patient Care    Community

Share Your COVID-19 Fighter Stories

In the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, CU Anschutz healthcare professionals, researchers, faculty and staff, as well as countless students, are on the front lines, rallying to protect our health. They are true heroes.


Author Staff | Publish Date April 02, 2020
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Innovation    Patient Care

Pancreatic Cancer Journey Underscores Importance of a Second Opinion

A year ago, when Colorado was getting pummeled by usual March snowstorms – not a pandemic – Nancy White strolled out on a rare warm day to do some yard work. Leaves bagged, she went back inside and faintly touched her side.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date April 02, 2020
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Research    Patient Care    COVID-19

Clinical Trial for Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 Opens at CU Anschutz

On March 25, Thomas Campbell, MD, was in an intensive care unit where a critically ill patient hospitalized with severe COVID-19 was to be the first given an experimental treatment at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Shawna Matthews | Publish Date April 01, 2020
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Research    Patient Care

This Is Breakthrough: Dr. Dan Pollyea

“AML is usually not eradicated with traditional, conventional chemotherapy,” says Dan Pollyea, MD, MS, Clinical Director of Leukemia Services and associate professor in the Division of Hematology, “and is a source of relapse when it occurs, which historically is pretty much always with this disease.”  


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date March 31, 2020
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