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Study shows non-profit, low-cost weight loss program has long-term results

Nia Mitchell

AURORA, Colo. (June 4, 2015) – As America’s obesity epidemic grows, a new study from CU Anschutz shows that a low-cost, non-profit weight loss program offers the kind of long-term results that often elude dieters.

Researchers find key step in taste bud regeneration

Taste bud regeneration

AURORA, Colo. (May 28, 2015) – Researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have found a key molecular pathway that aids in the renewal of taste buds, a finding that could help cancer patients suffering from altered taste during treatment.

New era for Depression Center

CU Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (April 22, 2015) - One of the nation’s premier research and clinical centers for mood and anxiety disorders will be immeasurably bolstered by a $10 million grant from the Denver-based Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation

CU Anschutz researchers leading the way in telehealth

Blood glucose test

AURORA, Colo. (April 14, 2015) – Researchers from the Barbara Davis Center at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have launched a major clinical study using telehealth to target youth with type 1 diabetes.

Highly effective and affordable weight-loss program

Nia Mitchell, MD, MPH

AURORA, Colo. (Mar. 18, 2015) – A new study from the CU Anschutz Medical Campus shows that TOPS Club, Inc.® is highly effective when paired with researchers who can develop safe, effective weight loss protocols.

Researcher examines impact of service dogs on returning vets

Dog with veteran

AURORA, Colo. (March 3, 2015) – With scores of military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, a University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researcher is examining the therapeutic impacts of service dogs on their mental and physical health.

New center focused on Lifecourse Epidemiology of Obesity and Diabetes

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2015) Colorado School of Public Health and collaborators on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have created the Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes center.

10 Tips to prepare for pregnancy

Jacinda Nicklas, M.D.

AURORA, CO. (Jan. 28, 2015) – For women of childbearing age looking to become pregnant, it is never too early to engage in healthy habits to ensure that she has a healthy pregnancy and her child has a healthy first step.

Debunking exercise myths

Amy Huebschmann, Ph.D.

AURORA, Co. (January 20, 2015) – Amy Huebschmann, Ph.D. with the Center for Women’s Health Research at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus provides tips for older adults considering an exercise program.

Small businesses good candidates for wellness programs

DENVER (Jan.13, 2015) – Small businesses are prepared to adopt workplace wellness programs and, based on the kinds of health risks facing employees, are a good target for such health interventions.

Executive MBA in Health Administration is unique in the state

CU Denver's Executive MBA in Health Administration a unique program in state

DENVER-Producing business-savvy health care leaders for the vibrant health field is the aim of the Executive MBA in Health Administration program. It is the state's only program that offers an MBA that's tailored for health care.

Federal grant will study underrepresented minorities in biomedical research

Spero M. Manson, PhD.

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 28, 2014) - Spero M. Manson, PhD, is part of a collaborative team that was awarded a $19 million National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) grant for a “Diverse Biomedical Workforce” from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Schwartz awarded NIH grant to study lung disease

David Schwartz, MD

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 24, 2014) – A team of researchers led by David Schwartz, MD, has been awarded a $7.9 million grant from the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute (NHLBI) to search for better treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Health InView: Dr. Tim Byers, MD, MPH, discusses cancer, diet and exercise

In this installment of Health InView, Tim Byers, MD, MPH explains that diet and exercise play a significant role in your risk for cancer. He also answers questions he received via social media.

Annual EHS Safety Fair a Great Success

Vendors at EHS Safety Fair

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 16, 2014) - The Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) at the Anschutz Medical Campus hosted its annual Safety Fair on October 2nd in the Research 2 Trivisible Room.

Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers

The growing threat of prescription drug addiction and the best ways to confront the epidemic was the focus Friday of a daylong meeting of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention.

Watch these students test drive health careers

Test Driving Careers in High School - Youth CareerConnect Grant in Denver Public Schools

Colorado School of Public Health named regional training center

Dr. Tim Byers of Colorado School of Public Health heads up Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center

AURORA, Colo.—The Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) has been awarded federal funding to be one of 10 regional Public Health Training Centers dedicated to building the capacity of the nation's public health workforce.

Global health veteran helps launch maternal care program in Guatemala

Center for Human Development in Guatemala

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 25, 2014) - As a child growing up, Gretchen Heinrichs would listen to her mother as she told tales of East Africa where she worked as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Experts warn U.S. in danger of losing biotechnology edge

Dr. Dan Theodorescu of CU Cancer Center addresses panel at 21st century cures roundtable

DENVER—The U.S. is in danger of losing its biomedical edge to countries that are aggressively funding research into personalized medicine. That was a key message from the 21st Century Cures Roundtable at National Jewish Health.

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