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Dr. Suzanne Brandenburg receives the 2018 Alliance Award

Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Brandenburg, one of the 2018 Alliance Award Program Recipients.

Now Recruiting Scholars: UCSOM Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (CU-FRCS)

Recruiting Scholars: UCSOM Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists (CU-FRCS). Deadline to apply 4/25/18

Emergency contraception not as accessible as it should be, Colorado study finds

Efforts to remove barriers to accessing emergency contraception (EC) scored victories in 2013. Colorado researchers 2014 asked 633 pharmacies in the state about EC access and found it to be accessible at only 23 percent of them.

Dr. Regensteiner awarded a 2.5 million dollar grant

Congratulations to Drs. Regensteiner and Santoro on receiving a 5-year NIH grant

Dr. David Schwartz receives $10 million grant

Congratulations to Dr. David Schwartz on receiving the grant from Department of Defense

Data Science to Patient Value

Jean Kutner, MD, MSPH, professor of medicine and associate dean for clinical affairs, presented D2V, to the Faculty Senate on Tuesday.

PACE Awards to four SOM/DOM faculty members

Congratulations to Drs. Corral and Mastalerz for being 2 of 4 to receive this Award

NIH to Recognize 12 Champions of Environmental Health Research

Dr. Schwartz, has been named an awardee of the Champion of Environmental Health Research Award from the NIEHS.

Top 6 things women in their 20s should consider

Dr. Mitra Razzaghi, the Medical Director of the Women’s Integrated Services in Health practice, offers six tips for women in their 20s to remain healthy.

Regensteiner - Closing the Gender Gap in Medical Research

A Colorado Center Works To Close The Gender Gap In Medical Research

UCH Looks to Broaden Support for Cancer Patients

New supportive care program looks to treat the whole patient

The sobering thing doctors do when they die - featuring Dr. Stacy Fischer

"We went into this with the hypothesis we were going to see very large differences," said Stacy Fischer...

Dr. Joe Frank featured in the Montana Standard

Opioid Painkillers Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some: Study


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The Belly Fat Battle

There are some ethnic and racial differences, however, notes endocrinologist Robert Eckel, director of the Lipid Clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Annual Research Day showcases success

22 students, faculty and staff recognized for outstanding work

Vascular problems associated with symptoms of menopause and quality of life measures

“Many women also experience menopausal symptoms that can negatively affect their quality of life and can contribute to depression, which is an established risk factor for cardiovascular disease,” said the study’s lead author Kerry Hildreth.

As menopause symptoms get worse, heart may pay a price

There could be a link between the severity of a woman's menopausal symptoms and her risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.

Machine Predicts Inpatient Sepsis 5 Hours Sooner

“One of the things that excites me about this research is that it represents an evolution in the way we’re using informatics in medicine,” said Ethan Cumbler.

Looking for Online Advice on Your Heart Device? Beware

“I think it’s important for patients to get information from multiple sources, to see if the information converges for them,” said American Heart Association spokesman Michael Ho, a professor of cardiology with the CU School of Medicine.

Here’s When to See a Doctor About That Persistent Cough

You might expect that your cough from the cold or flu should clear up around the same time that you start to feel better. It’s actually normal for it to continue for weeks after that as your body works to get back to full health, said Flavia Hoyte.

Leaving hospital? Heed care tips or you may return

“There couldn’t be a worse time, a less receptive time, to offer people information than the 11 minutes before they leave the building,” said readmissions expert Eric Coleman of the University of Colorado.

Sepsis Alerts, Better Sleep, Handoffs Top Hospital Meeting

Finding sepsis early could have profound implications for hospitals, said Ethan Cumbler from the CU School of Medicine, who is director of the research, innovation, and vignettes section of the conference.

Theodore C. Eickhoff, MD, past Infectious Disease News Chief Medical Editor, dies at 86

Theodore C. (Ted) Eickhoff, professor emeritus in the division of infectious diseases at the CU School of Medicine and longtime Chief Medical Editor of Infectious Disease News, died March 24 at age 86.

Clinical Challenges: Use of Bisphosphonates

“One reason is preservation of bone density,” said Anthony Elias, of the CU Cancer Center, Anschutz Medical Campus. “The second would be reduction in fractures and bone pain, and the third potential reason would be to reduce the risk of recurrence.”

Severely elevated cholesterol often goes untreated

If physicians don’t recommend statins to patients with high cholesterol, they should get a second opinion from another doctor, advised Robert Eckel, of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and a past president of the American Heart Association.

National Institutes of Health fund Colorado study of intermittent fasting

It would provide more reliable evidence of whether fasting is a safe and effective alternative to more standard methods of weight control.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network summit explores cancer survivors’ key concerns

It is important to take the time to simply ask how the patient is doing from several standpoints.

Can targeting immune cells offer new way to combat hypertension?

Activated immune cells may contribute to high blood pressure and offer a target for treatment.