• 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
  • Neurosurgeon provides 'light at end of tunnel'

    Dr. Youssef uses endoscopic procedure – akin to 'Fantastic Voyage' – to treat woman's rare case of hydrocephalus

    Liz Calise remembers the morning in 2009 she woke up and her world quite literally flipped. Her bedroom began spinning and she couldn’t keep her balance.… Full Story

    May 4, 2017
    Chris Casey
    Dr. Samy Youssef of CU Anschutz and patient
  • From the bench to the tube

    Interdisciplinary team develops skin cream that helps patients heal from radiation therapy

    Whether it be from a therapeutic machine or the sun’s rays, radiation can be harmful to the skin.… Full Story

    April 11, 2017
    Chris Casey
    CU team that worked on Difinsa53 skin cream
  • '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
  • Even after treatment, brains of anorexia nervosa patients altered

    CU Anschutz researchers find brains need time to normalize

    Even after weeks of treatment and considerable weight gain, the brains of adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa remain altered, putting them at risk for possible relapse, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.… Full Story

    March 1, 2017
    David Kelly
    Brain scan image