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Video: First Responders In Space

Your breath rasps as you carry out a strenuous EVA (extra-vehicular activity) rocket-payload retrieval to bring critical supplies to humanity’s first Martian colony. Suddenly, you lose your footing and feel a snap in your lower leg. Gut tells you: a break. Through the pain, you radio your team about the injury. What are you going to do when help is 250 million miles away? 


Author Matthew Hastings | Publish Date July 31, 2019
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Women in STEM symposium tackles tough issues

After moving from Puerto Rico to the University of South Alabama for graduate school, Sonia Flores, PhD, encountered her share of biases. Recalling how she fit in to her new town and with her new classmates, Flores said, “It was a culture shock for me, and it was definitely a culture shock for them.”


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 02, 2019
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What's It Like To Practice Medicine On Mars?

INSIDE ‘THE HAB,’ MARS UTAH – When it comes to medicine on Mars, or even on a spaceflight to the Red Planet, “definitive care” means something very different than it does on Earth. Quite simply, it means that nobody is coming to help the crew tend to an injured or ill astronaut.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date June 20, 2019
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Medical Care At The Final Frontier

NEAR HANKSVILLE, UTAH – Ben Easter, MD, steps onto a rocky ledge overlooking a dry riverbed. He cranes his neck and points into the canyon.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date June 19, 2019
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Tornado time: How to stay safe on campus in severe weather

Colorado doesn’t fall into the nation’s notorious “twister alley,” but severe thunderstorms occasionally spawn funnel clouds or tornados. Some have even churned in the vicinity the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Chris Casey | Publish Date June 05, 2019
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Spring Commencement 2019 by the numbers

Jubilant students, sporting graduation gowns, sunglasses and hard-earned diplomas, gathered in ceremonies across campus for CU Anschutz Spring Commencement last week.


Author Staff | Publish Date May 30, 2019
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Gift of life: Transplant patients, donors tell their stories

Did you know the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has the longest-running transplant program in the country? It has literally given life to thousands of patients, trained generations of surgeons and brought new and innovative techniques and therapies to clinical use.


Author Kiley Kudrna | Publish Date May 14, 2019
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How the opioid epidemic shaped my family

As a breast cancer scientist with a PhD in cell and molecular biology, typically when I stand in front of an audience, I know what the hell I’m talking about. And yet, I recently found myself talking about monsters in front of an audience of community members at an event called “Science in the News: The Opioid Epidemic”, part of a monthly series aimed at demystifying hot topics in science to the general public.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date May 07, 2019
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Stroke risk declines in the US and Colorado


A research team with a faculty member from the Colorado School of Public Health at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has found that stroke risk has dropped in both black and white older adults. The study analyzed 25 years of Medicare hospitalizations due to stroke.


Author Julia Milzer | Publish Date March 21, 2019
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CU School of Medicine among best medical schools in country

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is listed No. 12 on the primary care rankings of medical schools and No. 30 on the research rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report.


Author Staff | Publish Date March 12, 2019
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