• Four sisters, four cancers

    Family finds hope through the best treatment

    Roberta Aberle and her three sisters share an unfortunate bond: cancer. Her two oldest sisters passed away from the disease.… Full Story

    September 28, 2017
    Amy Ventura
    Roberta Alberle with her sisters and father
  • Dental students treat underserved in ACTS Program

    Fourth-year students gain experience and give back

    When Matthew Iritani enters a dental office, it feels like home. As a boy, Iritani spent hours watching his father, Mark Iritani, DDS, an orthodontist, work with patients.… Full Story

    September 26, 2017
    Kathleen Bohland
    CU School of Dental Medicine doctor and student
  • Podcast explores tough ethical decisions in health care

    'Hard Call,' launched by the CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities, delves into heart-wrenching choices

    Some of the toughest ethical challenges in life play out in health care. The Hard Call podcast series, launched over the summer by the CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities, explores heart-wrenching choices confronting real patients, families and care teams.… Full Story

    September 21, 2017
    Staff
  • New arrival bolsters cardiothoracic surgery team

    Fresh from Seattle, Jay Pal, MD, brings new expertise in transplant and heart failure treatment

    The recent addition of Jay Pal, MD, PhD, to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine both maintains and deepens its expertise in treating heart failure and other serious cardiac problems.… Full Story

    September 12, 2017
    Tyler Smith
  • Thinking about the unthinkable

    Research studies end-of-life care for blood cancer patients

    Clay Smith faces death many days. Smith is associate chief of the Division of Hematology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of the General Hematology, Blood Cancers and BMT Programs at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.… Full Story

    September 5, 2017
    Tyler Smith
  • An Epic Sprint to aid clinics

    Team moves into UCHealth clinics to help providers, staff tame the electronic health record

    In February 2011, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus took a major step toward fundamentally changing its health care delivery.… Full Story

    August 29, 2017
    Tyler Smith
    Sprint Team pretending to run outside
  • A tale of friendship

    After homelessness and drugs, Army veteran finds inspiration through dental student and Heroes Clinic

    Willie Peterson is an Army veteran who has lived through his share of hard times. He has learned to cherish small blessings and pay attention to positive role models.… Full Story

    May 30, 2017
    Chris Casey
    Willie and Bill at the Heroes Clinic at CU Anschutz
  • Music, metaphors and medicine

    Interdisciplinary team of palliative healthcare professionals offer ‘creative’ therapy

      After being diagnosed with cancer of the intestines in November 2016, Nick Gonzales was in and out of the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) over a period of several months.… Full Story

    May 24, 2017
    Jennifer Loyd
    A patient in the Natalie Kutner Palliative Care Creative Arts Therapy Program plays the guitar
  • $38 million gift launches Marcus Institute for Brain Health

    Landmark gift and new partnership make CU Anschutz a national leader in mental health care for veterans

    Thanks to a gift of $38 million from The Marcus Foundation, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will soon become a national model for the diagnosis and care of veterans who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries and related psychological health conditions.… Full Story

    May 16, 2017
    Chris Casey
    MIBH announcement at CU Anschutz
  • 'A brain tumor survivor'

    Clue to treatment for recurrent meningioma lies in patient's birth control

    Ten years ago, Jill Penafiel was watching her teenage daughters play competitive volleyball and noticed that she couldn’t see whether the ball went over the net or not. … Full Story

    April 4, 2017
    Vicki Hildner