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Campus Life

This is BREAKTHROUGH: Telling our story to the world

Author Staff | Publish Date September 13, 2019

When an academic medical campus attracts the best minds in science and unleashes them on the biggest challenges in health care, barriers simply don’t stand a chance.

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Campus Life

This is BREAKTHROUGH: Telling our story to the world

When an academic medical campus attracts the best minds in science and unleashes them on the biggest challenges in health care, barriers simply don’t stand a chance.


Author Staff | Publish DateSeptember 13, 2019
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Education

Former Denver Bronco David Bruton becomes healer

In many ways, the current chapter of David Bruton, Jr.’s, life runs counter to his first career as a strong safety and Super Bowl 50 winner in the National Football League.


Author Chris Casey | Publish DateSeptember 10, 2019
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Research    Innovation

What does it mean to become an academic innovator?

The CU Anschutz Innovator Spotlight is a new video series that celebrates the discoveries of CU Anschutz inventors. Dr. Malik Kahook is one of the most prolific inventors and entrepreneurs on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Take a journey with Dr. Kahook in the video below as he shares what it means to become an academic innovator.


Author CU Innovations | Publish DateSeptember 09, 2019
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Patient Care

Caring for those with lung disease

The interstitial lung disease (ILD) program at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus reaches out to patients who not only have idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, but a myriad of other lung ailments – and even those who are at risk of developing interstitial lung disease. Dr. Joyce Lee, associate professor of pulmonary sciences and critical care, said the clinicians and researchers fully understand the importance of early diagnosis when it comes to all forms of ILD.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish DateSeptember 06, 2019
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CU Anschutz In the NEws

CBS4 Denver

CU Anschutz Study Finds IUD Use Lowers Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 11, 2019

Every 40 hours, a Colorado woman dies from ovarian cancer. It accounts for more than 22,000 deaths worldwide each year. Now, new research done at University of Colorado School of Medicine finds women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for birth control may be lowering their risk of ovarian cancer.

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CBS4 Denver

Closed Mine Blamed For Fluoride Shortage In Longmont

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 11, 2019

Dr. Clifton Carey with the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine doesn’t think there’s a reason to be alarmed yet. “If fluoride is interrupted or reduced for whatever reason, for only a short amount of time, you can kind of make it back up,” Carey said.

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CBS4 Denver

Woman Organizes Benefit Concert For CU Physical Therapy Program Scholarships

CBS4 Denver
Publish DateSeptember 09, 2019

A woman who says physical therapy changed her life is raising money to help others receive the best care. Colleen Rapp was injured on the job four years ago when she slipped and hurt her back. Rapp said her physical therapist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus worked relentlessly to help her recover. Rapp said she was so motivated by her experience that she now raises money for student scholarships in the CU Physical Therapy Program.

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The Denver Post

Denver doctor settles opioid wrongful death lawsuit as statewide attention to painkiller addiction increases

The Denver Post
Publish DateSeptember 06, 2019

Colorado doctors have been prescribing fewer pain pills, and rules regarding such prescriptions have evolved rapidly over the past 5 years, including requirements that doctors check a database that lists all of a patient’s prescriptions, said Robert Valuck, executive director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and a doctor at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. “It’s like turning a giant ocean liner around very quickly,” Valuck said. “It doesn’t turn on a dime.”

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