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​Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care

A New Approach to Alcohol Use Disorder

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

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.

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”


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Dr. David A. Schwartz Named to NuMedii Advisory Board as IPF Expert

NuMedii, Inc. announced the official formation of an Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Advisory Board. Among the experts who have been named to the new Board of Advisors is David A. Schwartz, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, CU School of Medicine.

Vitamin D Supplements May Make Arteries Healthier

“Looking at vitamin D earlier in life -- before there’s a lot of cardiovascular disease on board -- could be an encouraging improvement,” said Robert Eckel, director of the University of Colorado Hospital's Lipid Clinic.

E. Coli Cases Linked To Romaine Lettuce

“Don’t just put them under the sink for a few seconds. I often will put it in a bowl and let it soak so I know the surfaces have been touched by the water. Then, I drain it and repeat that a couple of time,” said Michelle Barron.

Trump's firing sets back AIDS prevention efforts

“I am fearful that the people who are appointed will be in line with the current philosophy of the administration,” said Lucy Bradley-Springer.

Opinion California will regret legalizing marijuana if its experience is anything like Colorado's

Letter to the editor by Ellen L. Burnham, an associate professor and pulmonary disease specialist at the CU School of Medicine.

Columbine survivor battles colon cancer with hope

“It’s very unusual for a 31-year-old to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer,” said one of Rund’s doctors, Wells Messersmith, a Gastrointestinal Oncologist at UCHealth. “For the most part, this is a disease of elderly patients.”

State rules affect survival of immigrants with kidney failure

“No one should have to give up their life because access to life-saving dialysis is restricted,” said lead researcher Lilia Cervantes, a physician at Denver Health and associate professor of medicine at the CU School of Medicine.

Flu sends three times more people to hospital

“You're feeling fine, you’re feeling fine and then ‘boom,’” said Michelle Barron, the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at University of Colorado Hospital.

7 Heart Health Mistakes Even Smart People Make

“In general, I tell people to take 30 minutes a day to do something mindful. It could be yoga, meditation or prayer—whatever it takes to cast off the stresses that accumulate,” says Andrew M. Freeman, cardiologist at National Jewish Health.

How a Wild New Year's Eve Affects Your Body, Plus How to Bounce Back Afterward

“One big meal isn’t what causes people to be overweight,” says Holly Wyatt, who runs the metabolism and obesity clinic at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.

Denver Health’s 4-Tier Focus on Super-Utilizers

A deeper understanding of the patient population leaders to more effective and efficient care

Survey: Physicians rate weight-loss medications, surgery less effective than lifestyle in obesity management

“Physicians should understand that reductions in metabolism, as well as neurohormonal changes that increase appetite, tend to occur when patients lose weight,” said Adam Gilden Tsai

School of Medicine physician receives top honor

Michael Holers, MD, honored by the American College of Rheumatology

Is it time to retire cholesterol tests?

Cardiologist Robert Eckel of the CU School of Medicine, who was also on the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association committee, agrees. “I don't see apoB changing the playing field very much,” he says.

El Paso County needle exchange appears dead after hitting Board of Health roadblock

“What we have to do is take the risk necessary and realize this is a benefit to this community,” said Erik Wallace, who leads the CU School of Medicine’s Colorado Springs Branch.