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​Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care

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

State of the Department 2015

Presented by David A. Schwartz, MD, Professor of Medicine and Immunology and Robert W. Schrier Chair of Medicine.

Study: Lack of sleep may increase diabetes risk

“We did a study last year showing weight gain is caused by a lack of sleep and now we find that there could also be a risk of diabetes,” said CU’s Robert Eckel

Managing Cancer as a Chronic Condition

“The great thing is, because she’s surfing this wave of discovery, the rulebook hasn’t been written,” says Ross Camidge, who is an investigator and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

Mark Earnest appointed Division Head of General Internal Medicine

Mark Earnest has been appointed as Division Head for the Division of General Internal Medicine.

Coloradan Living With Incurable Cancer ‘Cannot Be Tied Down’

“A lot of the advances in treating lung cancer have gone from turning it from a death sentence into much more of a life sentence by turning it into a long-term controllable disease.”

Sleepwalker Teen Found Safe 9 Miles From Home, May Have Boarded Bus

Sheila Tsai with the National Jewish Health Sleep Center said the vast majority of sleepwalking episodes last only minutes, and it would be highly unusual to successfully do something like board a bus.

Bacon Lovers Get A Dish Of Bad News From World Health Organization

Oncologist Lindsey Davis at the University of Colorado Hospital isn’t surprised by the results: “You know the important take away from it is we now have this link. But the study doesn’t provide us with data about how much is too much.”

The One Thing Diet and Health Experts Wish You Would Stop Doing

“It’s important to recognize that it’s easy to undo a week’s worth of healthy eating in those one to two days,” said Vicki Catenacci, associate professor in the division of endocrinology, metabolism, and diabetes at CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Study Refutes Notion That Obese Fare Better Against Chronic Ills

Robert Eckel, a professor and chair in atherosclerosis at CU School of Medicine: “It would be of interest to know if the people with cardiovascular disease were more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than any other cause.”

How the new mammogram recommendations work

Jennifer Diamond, an oncologist specializing in breast cancer at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, discusses newly released recommendations for breast cancer screenings.

All About the Rare Condition That can ‘Masculinize’ Women

“We don’t really know how common it is,” said CU’s Margaret Wierman, a spokesperson for the Endocrine Society. “We don’t know what causes ovarian hyperthecosis. We don’t know what the risk factors might be.”

First two classes of Colorado Springs medical school students have plenty of local connections

“You do have access to pretty much every specialty here,” said Erik Wallace, associate dean of the Colorado Springs Branch.

The arguments for – and against – the annual physical

The ongoing debate about the annual physical exam popped up in the pages of the New England Journal of Medicine, with Allan Prochazka of CU and a colleague noting that annual physical is ineffective at improving health and costly to the U.S. economy.

Grand Rounds for October 21, 2015 - Cancelled

Grand Rounds - Cancelled for Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Colorado study finds dietary supplements don’t fight colorectal cancer

Dennis Ahnen, an investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center: “Unfortunately, this trial shows that taking vitamin D or calcium is probably not very useful in this setting.”