New office is focused on supporting researchers and grant administrators, and increasing department’s research funding.
Patient Nicol Miller, who traveled to Colorado from Oregon for a clinical trial, is working with Robert Doebele, who discovered a cancer-causing gene back in 2012 in another patient and the drugs to block the gene’s activity.
“Rather than face her emotions, Jackie turned to food to avoid the guilt she felt about putting Hunter in harm’s way,” explained Holly Wyatt, medical director for Extreme Weight Loss and the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.
Alex Wiseman, a Kidney Specialist at University of Colorado Hospital, says he’s very pleased with the outcome and very pleased that Bob Stewart thought out of the box: “Ultimately it led to success and to an amazing story.”
“There’s a spectrum of what’s normal with each ethnicity…” says Margaret E. Wierman, professor of medicine and chief of endocrinology at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
“It’s really important for physicians of the future to understand social determinants of health, understand limited resources patients are dealing with on a daily basis, so physicians can better provide services necessary to patients,” said Erik Wallace.
“The steady decline of death from cardiovascular disease that began in the 1970s might be coming to an end,” said Edward P. Havranek, a cardiologist at Denver Health Medical Center and professor of cardiology at CU School of Medicine.
Fred R. Hirsch has been awarded the Addario Foundation Lectureship Award by the Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF).
“A doctor who focuses on the screen while talking to a patient is communicating ineffectively,” says Robert Eckel, professor of medicine. “A doctor should look directly at a patient when he’s providing important information about the visit.”
Seven medical specialties in the University of Colorado Department of Medicine were ranked among the top 50 nationwide for clinical excellence in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospitals Guide.
The boot campers in Colorado this week came from around the country, plus Switzerland and Italy, to live the weight-loss principles Holly Wyatt touts on the show, where she serves as the medical director, and in the book she co-authored, “State of Slim.”
“I’ve been overwhelmed by the community engagement,” says Virginia Borges at the CU Cancer Center. “Colorado women have so far stepped up to the plate and said, ‘You bet we can do this.’ ”
CU’s Robert Eckel has spent his career studying lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, with the twin goals of reducing obesity and preventing heart disease.
“A lot of these kinase inhibitors inhibit a lot more than what they’re supposed to inhibit….Our approach centers on exploiting the promiscuity of these drugs, the ‘drug spillover’,” said Aik Choon Tan
Targeted therapies attack a cancer’s genetic sensitivities. However, it can be difficult to discover the genetics driving a patient’s cancer, and the effects of drugs designed to target a genetic abnormality often go beyond their intended target alone