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Research    Patient Care

Artificial Pancreas System Better Controls Blood Glucose Levels Than Current Technology

A multicenter randomized clinical trial evaluating a new artificial pancreas system — which automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels — has found that the new system was more effective than existing treatments at controlling blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes. The trial, based partly at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, was primarily funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 24, 2019
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Press Releases

CU Anschutz Awarded Grant to Drive Commercialization of Academic Discoveries

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has been awarded $4 million over the next four years from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) grant. As a result, the university is now part of a national network of research institutions sharing best practices around commercialization of academic discoveries.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 23, 2019
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Education

Colorado School of Public Health Moves to Drop Its GRE Requirement

Beginning with the current 2019-2020 application cycle, the Colorado School of Public Health is eliminating the GRE as an admission requirement for its Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) graduate programs. Immediately, applicants to the school will have the option to submit GRE scores if they feel their scores strengthen their application. Those not submitting GRE scores will not be penalized.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 23, 2019
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Research    Patient Care

Dr. Betz: Care of Suicidal Patients Takes Humans, Not Just Doctors

In 2019, nearly 31,000 people have died due to gun violence. Suicide by firearm represents nearly two-thirds of those deaths. As an emergency physician at CU Anschutz, Emmy Betz, MD, sees multiple patients with suicidal thoughts on every ER shift. “It’s a huge part of my job,” Betz said. “Sometimes I have to stop being a doctor and just be a person, to let people know I’m glad they came in and that tomorrow will be better.”


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date October 22, 2019
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Community

Hyatt Regency Donates $250,000 to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center, a hotel and conference center developed by Corporex Colorado in partnership with the City of Aurora and managed by Commonwealth Hotel Collection, LLC, donated $250,000 through the Fitzsimons Aurora Medical Campus Foundation, Inc. to eight medical campus entities including the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus health professional schools, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital.


Author Staff | Publish Date October 21, 2019
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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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Community

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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