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​Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care

Team Science 2016

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

Oliver Eickelberg, MD

This November Oliver Eickelberg, MD will become the new 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”


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Health Services Research Grant Recipients Selected

Two researchers will receive Health Services Research Development Grants, supporting fellows and early-career faculty members developing expertise in health services research.

How taking short walk breaks at work can make you happier and more energetic

“We were able to say it’s not only on health,” said Audrey Bergouignan, a CU professor who is the lead author on the new study. “It’s also on more psychological aspects.”

CU partnership with Aurora animal shelter provides purr-fect FIV test patients

“We are working on developing less invasive (non-surgical) methods for feline sterilization that could be applicable to large numbers of feral as well as pet cats,” said Eric Poeschla.

Grant means more access to cancer treatment trials in Colorado

“Having access to clinical care closer to home is clearly a win for the patients,” said Anthony Elias, an Oncologist and Professor of Medicine at CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Students defend physicians’ right to recommend marijuana

In the first study of its kind, University of Colorado School of Medicine students expressed support for the legal use of marijuana, including for physical and mental health reasons.

Provider teamwork pays off for BMT patients

The program at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital once again achieves superior outcomes for vulnerable stem cell transplant patients.

Division of Gastroenterology

Video feature: CU Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Team Science 2016 Recipients Selected

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

Spike Of Flu Cases In Colorado, More Than Most States

“Most people are contagious 48 hours before the onset of symptoms,” said Michelle Barron with the University of Colorado Hospital.

Despite slow start, CDC says flu season is coming

Michelle Barron, the Medical Director for Infection Control at University of Colorado Hospital, said flu cases so far have been sporadic, but could skyrocket any time. “Typically by December or January we've already seen a huge number,” Barron said.

For this couple, gains came from loss

Bariatric surgery, triggered by tragedy, has changed their lives

Fecal transplant overcomes name recognition with results

Stops infections for more than 90 percent of UCH patients with C. diff who have relapsed after multiple antibiotic treatments.

CU Study: Vitamin D indeed an immune-booster

Nursing home residents saw 40 percent fewer lung infections

Can you really die from a broken heart?

“People are at higher risk of heart attack and stroke in the month after the death of a loved one,” explained Amrut Ambardekar, a cardiologist at University of Colorado Hospital.

University of Colorado Hospital to offer new balloon capsule to boost weight loss

"We will be one of the first sites in the United States to be placing these devices," said Dr. Shelby Sullivan, a Gastroenterologist at University of Colorado Hospital and Director of the Center for Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy.