Almost 50 years after he began his medical training at the CU School of Medicine, Richard Albert, MD has returned to CU with a leadership role as the department’s Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs.
The aging process can lead to changes in the human body, but lifestyle choices can dictate the health of a person, especially when it comes to chronic disease and disabilities.
The Department of Medicine has selected the first recipient of its new Health Services Research Development Grant program.
A quality-improvement initiative at University of Colorado Hospital has reduced dramatically the average time patients at low risk for tuberculosis (TB) spend in airborne isolation units to rule out the disease.
CU School of Medicine Dean John J. Reilly, Jr., MD, announced five proposals that will receive funding under the School’s Transformational Research Funding awards.
Edward Melanson, from the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, says “the public health message is not going to change one bit” because working out can help prevent diabetes, keep blood pressure under control and reduce stress.
The World Health Organization, on Feb. 1, announced the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas is now a public health emergency of international concern.
The Department of Medicine has selected Tânia Reis, PhD, of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, to receive a grant through its Research Bridge Program.
Chasing tornadoes is addicting for some, but it can also be dangerous. At the 2016 ChaserCon this weekend, Jason Persoff combined medical expertise with storm chaser humor to present serious topics of concern to health and safety.
It shows “distinct genetic differences” in tumors sampled from younger and older colorectal cancer patients, says investigator Christopher Lieu, assistant professor of medical oncology at the CU School of Medicine.
“People don’t realize how many calories they are obtaining from caloric beverages and snacks, and these can be easy interventions … that can help reduce calories,” Victoria Catenacci, assistant professor of medicine at CU told WebMD.
“Patients who experienced readmission during their stay in a post-acute care facility were less likely to return to the community,” says lead author Robert Burke.
There are volumes of research studies related to the heart. As a result, we know a lot about risk factors and the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
“It argues for a new way of thinking about clinical trials,” says University of Colorado medical oncologist Robert Doebele says. “Personalized medicine is about matching the right drug with the right person.”
Kathleen Barnes joined the faculty of the CU School of Medicine in spring 2015 as the director of the new Center for Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine.