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Kathleen Barnes: The Power of Big Data

Barnes is building CU's expertise in health data and biocomputing into a world-class personalized medicine program.

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

Camping with Asthma: How to Prepare and What to Pack

The thought of summer activities such as camping is an exciting one, but managing asthma in an outdoor setting can be challenging, especially if you aren’t prepared.

Young Mother With Lung Cancer Raising Funds for Research

A young mother of two is determined to raise money for lung cancer research. Emily Daniels is coming together for cancer patients after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer while pregnant in her 30s.

Combined radial-pedal access successful in femoral artery interventions

Interventional procedures in femoral arteries were successfully performed via primary radial artery access and secondary pedal or popliteal artery access, researchers reported.

Not all breast cancer patients need chemo

Some breast cancer patients may be able to avoid chemotherapy as they fight their cancer.

Research Yields Progress Against Lung Cancer

Newer approaches include immune-boosting drugs and treatments targeting genetic traits of tumors.

This is the importance of healthy cholesterol

Dr. Michael McDermott, the director of endocrinology and diabetes practice at the University of Colorado Hospital, talks healthy cholesterol.

New guidelines suggest screening for Colon cancer earlier

Swati Patel, a gastroenterologist at University of Colorado Hospital: “Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers that Americans deal with, the fourth most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death.”

Another cause of doctor burnout: Being forced to give immigrants unequal care

Without insurance, in many places, the only way for immigrants to get dialysis is when they show up at a hospital in a state of emergency.

Is Too Much Protein Bad for Men’s Heart Health?

In general, the findings support the idea that a well-balanced diet, high in vegetables and whole grains, “tends to be associated with better outcomes” for heart health than an unbalanced diet, such as one that’s heavy in protein, said Larry Allen.

New app offers customized advice to improve learning

“One goal of the project was to leverage technology everyone had in their pocket - a cell phone - to transform learning,” said Janet Corral, associate professor of medicine, who leads the project.

Novartis outlines more steps to contain fallout from payments to Trump’s lawyers

It appears to me that from examining these slides, Novartis leadership may have failed to fully recognize where the company stands in terms of its reputation,” said Eric Campbell.

In prediabetes, ‘the time is now’ for aggressive intervention

“Prediabetes is diabetes,” said Leigh Perreault, associate professor of medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Two families connected by a life-changing gift they gave to each other as strangers

Alex Wiseman with the University of Colorado Hospital said their program has worked closely with Children’s Hospital Colorado to try and find pairs that could be incompatible that they might be able to help with what they call a paired exchange.

No Sign Pot Smoking Will Trigger Irregular Heartbeat: Study

"We found no difference in the two populations,” said senior researcher Christine Tompkins, a cardiologist with the CU School of Medicine.

Gasping for air

How high altitude and less oxygen impacts performance in the mountains.