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The Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine (BIPM) in the Department of Medicine was established in 2013.

Department of Medicine Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine

Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine Newsroom

The Latest Research, Community and Medical News Updates


BIPM Newsroom

DOM Announces 2016 Outstanding Early Career Scholar

Catherine Lozupone, PhD, will use her award to uncover connections between the human microbiome and inflammatory disease.

The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014

Lozupone named one of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, 2014” in the field of Microbiology by Thomson Reuters.

Gut Check

Getting the Inside Story on Health

Some of my best friends are germs

Lozupone was the lead author on an important 2012 paper in Nature, “Diversity, Stability and Resilience of the Human Gut Microbiota,”

From the Chair - June 2013

Welcome to our Department of Medicine newsletter which will become a regular occurrence to help you keep up with all the things happening in our Department.


DOM Newsroom

DREAM Program Aims to Inspire Physician Scientists

By introducing medical students from underrepresented backgrounds to research early, the program hopes to bring more diversity to research-oriented medicine.

Opioid Painkillers Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some: Study

Joseph Frank cautioned that while “we have learned a great deal about the risks of opioid medications in recent years, [we] still have a long way to go.”

Does evolution hold the key to creating, curing and preventing cancer?


Powerful overdose antidote that saves lives now widely available

“Having naloxone in the hands of either friends or family members or patients who are using prescription opioids appropriately is the next frontier,” said Joshua Blum.

CU Researchers Helping ICU Nurses Manage Burnout & PTSD

Mealer and Mark Moss, a pulmonary critical care physician, launched a pilot program in Colorado in 2012 to teach resiliency to nurses with burnout or PTSD to help them manage stress.

Floods, fires, droughts, kidney disease

If Johnson and colleagues are right, their findings mark a watershed moment in our understanding of the health impacts of climate change.

The sobering thing doctors do when they die

“We went into this with the hypothesis we were going to see very large differences,” said Stacy Fischer, a physician who specializes in geriatrics at the CU School of Medicine. “What we found was very little difference to no difference.”

As colorectal cancer rate falls, diagnosis of late-stage cancer in young patients is up

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends that colorectal cancer (CRC) screening begin at age 50.

Wnt stem cell signaling pathway implicated in colorectal cancer in patients under 50

“This pathway has had a lot of interest in CRC and other cancers as well. We found that genes associated with the WNT pathway appear to be more frequently altered in younger patients,” says Christopher Lieu, MD

Zika virus discussed at Fort Carson town hall

“The main people that are at risk are people that are traveling to those areas,” said David Beckham, an infectious disease specialist with UCHealth and the CU School of Medicine.

CU Cancer Center’s Paul Bunn, Jr., MD, FASCO, earns ASCO David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award

The award is named after David A. Karnofsky, researcher and oncologist at Harvard University and then Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Colorado doctors study Zika as second affected baby born in U.S.

There are many unknowns. Which is why researchers, like David Beckham at the CU School of Medicine, are trying to learn more: “We are essentially studying the mechanisms the virus uses to invade the fetal brain tissue and cause disease.”

New report connects kidney disease with climate change

Richard Johnson of CU Anschutz Medical Campus indicated that a recent heatwave took a heavy toll on workers in sugar cane fields in Central America, where more than 20,000 people died of chronic kidney disease between 2002 and 2015

LETTERS: More than sticks and stones

Letter to the Editor by Erik Wallace, associate dean for the Colorado Springs Branch of the CU School of Medicine: “Through our individual actions, all of us in this community can dramatically reduce the number of firearm deaths.”

Most Patients Don’t Think Opioids Are Risky

“When asked about specific concerns related to opioid medications, patients were generally aware of opioid overdose as a potential complication but did not perceive themselves to be at risk,” said lead author Joseph Frank