• Creosote bush could treat Giardia and `brain-eating' amoebas

    Used in Native American healing, some compounds in pungent plant stronger than pharmaceutical

    Compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert shrub common to American Southwest, exhibit potent anti-parasitic properties against two deadly parasites responsible for Giardia infections (Giardia lamblia) and the amoeba that causes an often-lethal form of encephalitis (Naegleria fowleri), according to researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at CU Anschutz and UC San Diego.… Full Story

    August 16, 2017
    David Kelly
    Creosote Larrea tridentata
  • Facing challenges head on

    Single mother of special needs child graduates from CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy

    MaLaura Creager has experienced quite a lot in her life. She and her brother are the first in their family to obtain bachelors’ degrees.… Full Story

    May 31, 2017
    Vicki Hildner
    MaLaura Creager and her daughter
  • 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
  • Masterworks showcases masterpieces by Impressionists, Picasso, Rodin

    Paintings by Cassatt, Monet, Renoir and Degas among those on display through May 24 at CU Anschutz

    When Drs. Tobia and Morton Mower began collecting art nearly 20 years ago, they didn’t plan to create the priceless collection featuring masterpieces from Monet, Renoir, Rodin and Picasso that are now on display at CU Anschutz.… Full Story

    April 6, 2017
    Michael Davidson
  • Tragedy turns into advocacy

    Patient advocates visit campus to promote a culture of communication and consent

    On a recent Wednesday afternoon on the Anschutz Medical Campus, students in the Interprofessional Education and Development (IPED) course welcomed some special visitors to their classrooms: patients, acting as advocates, were there to speak about how future health care professionals can empower patients to be health care partners.… Full Story

    March 30, 2017
    Jennifer Loyd
    Advocate Patty Skolnik speaks to students in the IPED course.
  • States can reduce measles outbreaks by toughening exemption policies

    Strengthening exemptions could boost vaccination coverage, reduce costs

    States with weaker non-medical exemption policies for vaccinations can reduce the likelihood of a measles outbreak 140 to 190 percent by strengthening them, a new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus shows.… Full Story

    March 21, 2017
    David Kelly
  • 'They wanted to learn so much'

    Pharmacy professor teaches debut of personalized medicine program at Egyptian pediatric hospital

    Christina Aquilante, PharmD, was struck by many things during a recent trip to Egypt. Foremost was the profound thirst for knowledge displayed by health providers and students who enrolled in Aquilante’s intensive weeklong training program on clinical pharmacogenomics.… Full Story

    February 23, 2017
    Chris Casey
    Group of students at Egypt hospital
  • Student's research in methadone clinics connects heroin, opioids

    Colorado draws on CU Anschutz public health and addiction experts to understand link between drugs, fight 'public health crisis'

    Lindsey Kato takes the opioid epidemic personally — the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) alumna has lost eight friends to heroin overdoses.… Full Story

    February 9, 2017
    Michael Davidson
    methadone dose
  • Opioid epidemic leads to changes in prescription for pain

    School of Dental Medicine is among several CU Anschutz schools and colleges studying and fighting public health crisis

    Helping patients cope with severe pain is a priority for dentists and physicians, but the opioid epidemic requires health-care practitioners to face a balancing act.… Full Story

    February 3, 2017
    Michael Davidson
    Tablets on blue background medium