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Innovation    Patient Care

Cancer Warrior Pens Devotional to Grit, Hope and Cutting-Edge Care

Bonnie Doran spent several years researching and writing “Dark Biology,” a science-fiction thriller that blends medicine, astronautics, family dysfunction and faith.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 18, 2019
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Olympian. World Champion. NFL Player. Entrepreneur. Mental Health Activist.

Colorado native Jeremy Bloom has “lived both” his dreams in skiing and football. His accolades speak for themselves: a three-time World Champion, two-time Olympian and 11-time World Cup gold medalist in skiing, and drafted in the fifth round by the Philadelphia Eagles. Bloom is the only athlete in history to ski in the Winter Olympics and be drafted into the NFL, and is the youngest member ever inducted into the US Skiing Hall of Fame. 

Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date October 16, 2019
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Research    Patient Care

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette Decries Lack of Vaping Oversight

As the self-proclaimed “Miss Science” of Congress, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, chair of the House Oversight and Investigation Committee, is an ardent supporter of scientific evidence in public policy. “Over the years,” she said, “I realized that if you don’t have rigorous scientific research in public policy, then you won’t be able to find solutions that work.”

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 14, 2019
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Campus Life    Press Releases

CU Anschutz designated ‘Indoor Tan-Free Skin Smart Campus’

In recognition of its commitment to student health, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has earned the “Skin Smart Campus Award” from the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention (NCSCP).

Author Staff | Publish Date October 11, 2019
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Innovation    Patient Care

Anatomy Expert Models Brains, Greases Wheels


Noah Leppek has an artist’s eye for aesthetics, a journalist’s zeal for accuracy, and a teacher’s gift for explaining the complex.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date October 08, 2019
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Research    Press Releases

Research Supports Expanding Insurance Coverage of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing


Research conducted by the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences provides evidence to support expansion of insurance plan coverage of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), a simple maternal blood draw which screens for fetal chromosomal disorders including trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), and trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), to women under the age of 35.

Author Sara Knuth | Publish Date October 08, 2019
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Research    Innovation

Gender, Genetics and Grants

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, distills the underrepresentation of women in clinical data down to a simple equation: “If you put male data in, you will get male data out.” Studies are only as good as the data available, he said, and without the other half of the genome represented in research, mistakes can be made.

Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date October 03, 2019
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Research    Patient Care

Screenings, research share spotlight at annual event

Over 150 people participated in health screenings, learned about research studies, and took part in culinary medicine cooking demos and recipes at the second annual Research & Health Fair.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 03, 2019
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Research    Patient Care

Finding the cause of a devastating polio-like illness

For some researchers who spend their days tucked away in a lab, the impact of their work may at times seem removed from the lives of real people. Not so for Dr. Kevin Messacar, pediatric infectious disease specialist. In his mind, he has considered himself a physician first, researcher second since he came to Children’s Hospital Colorado in 2009.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 01, 2019
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Innovation    Education

Public health ethics toolkit offers unique resource

Is the area of public health ethics different from research ethics?

Author Blair Ilsley | Publish Date October 01, 2019
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