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​Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has expanded its nationwide Care Center Network with the selection of 15 additional sites, including the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Physician burnout a creeping epidemic in health care

CU Anschutz-sponsored conference to explore tactics for boosting doctor wellness

A New Approach to Alcohol Use Disorder

Brendan Clark and his team of researchers are working to redefine the approach to one of the most common chronic diseases encountered in the ICU: Alcohol Use Disorders.

Innovations in Research for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Eric Schmidt

​As the son of a father with a serious chronic illness, Eric Schmidt came to understand the power of a good bedside manner at an early age.

New Hope for Burnout Syndrome in the ICU


Inside every hospital, past the winding halls and busy reception desks, there lies a special set of rooms reserved for only the most critically ill patients.

Helping Lungs Rebuild Themselves - Melanie Königshoff

Lung disease researcher Melanie Königshoff, MD, PhD recently joined the University of Colorado as a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine.

Nicole Manning - PSCCM Spotlight

For Nicole Manning, each day is a new adventure from the moment she steps foot into the Research II Building on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Team Science 2016

Three interdisciplinary research groups will receive funding through the DOM Team Science Program.

Oliver Eickelberg, MD

Oliver Eickelberg, MD is the current the division head of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Eric Schmidt, MD

As the son of a father with a serious chronic illness, Eric Schmidt came to understand the power of a good bedside manner at an early age.

Todd Bull, MD

It was in the Intensive Care Unit there that he developed a keen interest in the delicate relationship between heart and lungs.

Marvin Schwarz, MD

“Our overarching goal is to continue to make Colorado the place where the next generation is being trained”


DOM Newsroom

Denver hospital deploys hand hygiene monitoring system to boost adherence

“Denver Health had been interested in electronic hand hygiene monitoring for some time,” said Heather Young, medical director of infection prevention at Denver Health Medical Center.

Researchers Identify Potential Target For Developing Obesity And Diabetes

A newly published study by researchers from the CU School of Medicine has identified a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Colorado bride going through chemo embraces technology to save hair

“What it does is it lowers the temperature of the scalp so that the fair follicles don’t see the chemotherapy and by that happening the hair does not fall out at all or at least not to the same degree that it would have,” said Virginia Borges.

Doctors hope new digital pill will encourage medication adherence

“This technology is what they term an ingestible sensor,” said David Wyles, a physician at Denver Health Medical Center Infectious Disease. “And then we can look online and see exactly when the patient took their pills.”

Undocumented immigrants on dialysis forced to cheat death every week

“I just want care to change so badly,” Lilia Cervantes, a physician at Denver Health who is involved in Lucia’s care, said as she started to cry. “I can do all the research, but it’s not until people actually listen ... [that] access can finally change.”

Flashback secures FDA approval for health monitor

Robert H. Eckel, professor at the CU School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus: “The program that I envision is a 2-year internal medicine residency program, then a 4-year training program in metabolic diseases and cardiovascular disease prevention.”

Brain metastases common during treatment with crizotinib for ROS1-postive NSCLC

“This study clarifies the need to develop targeted therapies with brain penetration against these oncogene-addicted lung cancers,” said Tejas Patil, oncology fellow at University of Colorado Cancer Center and instructor at CU School of Medicine.

Guidelines highlight ‘best practies’ for liquid biopsy during treatment of non-small cell lung cancer

Liquid biopsy and its subsequent molecular analysis is a powerful tool that can determine the patient’s molecular tumor profile in order to determine the best therapeutic option.

Health Researchers Quietly Tackle the Opioid Epidemic’s Hidden Crisis

Deborah Rinehart, researcher at Denver Health, a public hospital affiliated with the CU School of Medicine, is studying a similar approach.

Does your doctor get big bucks from a drug company? These central Pa. docs receive $100,000+

Research shows that doctors on the payrolls of drug or medical device companies are likely to prescribe that company’s product -- even if it’s not the best option for the patient, says Eric G. Campbell.

Study: Cardiac arrest major cause of death among immigrants with limited access to ESKD care

“It is not uncommon for patients on EOHD [emergency-only hemodialysis] to report frequent near-death experiences because of this requirement,” wrote lead author Lilia Cervantes.

CU Anschutz Awarded $8 Million For Research Cooperative On Palliative, End-Of-Life Care

“The PCRC [Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group] has developed key resources and infrastructure that are facilitating conduct of high quality palliative care research and fostering an interdisciplinary community of investigators,” said Jean Kutner

After Shocks: Protocols & Programming Will Be Key to Optimizing ICD Use

“The low rate of percutaneous coronary intervention suggests that many of the cardiac catheterizations may not have been clinically necessary,” wrote Ryan T. Borne, and Pamela N. Peterson.

Amid the opioid crisis, some seriously ill people risk losing drugs they depend on

Doctors are in the middle of a turnabout, said Matthew Wynia, director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

In diabetes with CVD, traditional risk factor modification remains top priority

“The number 1 fact that we all have to contend with when we’re thinking about cardiovascular disease and diabetes is shortened life expectancy,” said Jane E.B. Reusch.