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​Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care

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”

DOM Newsroom

How Doctors Die

While we like to think of ourselves as autonomous masters of our own destiny, our results make us wonder if forces beyond our control drive much of what we see in medical care in the last months of life.

This Grant Has Totally Rocked My World

“It is an innovative idea to support the personal needs of a scientist, and I hope the idea spreads to other granting agencies.”

DREAM Program Introduces Med Students to Research

“Medical school is very cut-and-dried,” says Nycz. “It’s very structured compared to this research work, where we’re using new tools, we’re improving them as we go, and no one knows how it’s going to turn out.”

City Councilman Albus Brooks Tackles Cancer

Brooks, who played linebacker and safety for the CU Buffaloes from 1997 to 2000, was being his usual active self last spring when he felt a nagging pain in his lower back.

Long-term oxygen treatment does not benefit some COPD patients

Study addresses long-standing question for those with moderately low blood oxygen levels

Average life expectancy in Denver can vary a decade depending on neighborhood

Living in well-to-do Washington Park or in the Valverde neighborhood on Denver’s west side can mean a difference in average life expectancy of 11 years.

Doctor Focuses On Heart Problems Affecting Cancer Patients

Battling cancer can be brutal for your heart. Some of the powerful cancer-fighting drugs can cause long-term cardiac problems.

Just How Fit is the Pikes Peak Region, Really?

This year, Colorado was once again named the leanest state in the nation.

Hopkins works to shorten time needed for drug approvals

Drugs typically go through several rounds of increasingly larger clinical trials to ensure they are first safe and then effective.

A Breath Away from the Cure

Ross Camidge, MD PhD, CU Cancer Center investigator and the Joyce Zeff Chair in Lung Cancer Research, received the award in San Francisco at the 11th annual “Simply the Best” Dinner and Gala in November 2016.

5 Small Changes That Help Keep the Weight Off for Good

You worked hard to get it off—don't let it sneak back

Vitamin D reduces respiratory infections, study says

A potentially life-saving discovery in older patients at high risk for these illnesses

Researchers find association between gene mutation and rare heart disease

A strong association between a genetic mutation and a rare kind of heart muscle disease has been discovered by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Twice-a-year shot may lower cholesterol

Instead of popping a pill every day, people might soon control "bad" LDL cholesterol by getting an injection at their doctor's office two or three times a year.

Association found between gene mutation and rare heart disease

Study lays groundwork for better understanding of a potentially deadly illness