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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.

Mark Geraci, MD

“Our overarching goal is to continue to make Colorado the place where the next generation is being trained”

DOM Newsroom

IU Names Department of Medicine Dean

CU’s Mark W. Geraci, a pulmonologist and lung cancer researcher, has been named the new chair of the Department of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, effective Aug. 24, 2015.

'Life is Great,' Says Denver Woman With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

CU’s Todd Bull, a pulmonologist: “She had extremely severe disease — life-threatening.” UCH’s Pulmonary Hypertension Center was recently accredited as a Center for Comprehensive Care.

Metabolism changes present fitness challenges in menopause

CU’s Wendy Kohrt: “The anecdotes we often hear about weight — there is real biology behind why it becomes more difficult for women to lose weight or to prevent gain after menopause than before.”

Tips to a lifestyle that can prevent premature aging

CU’s Amy Heubschmann: “People are more likely to be active if they find exercises that are personally rewarding, such as walking regularly or going to an exercise class.”

Family donates $1.5M for young breast cancer research

With an infusion of $1.5 million, CU’s Virginia Borges will lead the research to help find new treatments for young women and young mothers who have breast cancer.

First human study of new HIV treatment shows promise

CU’s Thomas Campbell, an HIV researcher: “This is the first human study of this antibody. It gives a strong signal that the people who are developing this approach should continue on with this type of investigation.”

More than 15 months in, pot-infused edibles still confound

CU’s Jason Persoff: "Edibles go through digestion, and it takes a while for that to happen. That can lead to a sustained high, and it also can have sustained side effects.”

The app that makes you SLIM

CU's Holly Wyatt:"The app offers individuals a clear-cut end goal for weight loss and provides users with an important tool to activate and achieve a successful programme."

Scientists debate impact of removing dietary guidelines for dietary cholesterol

CU's Robert H. Eckel:"I think the public's completely confused. The right studies need to be done where the entire diet is prescribed and the only modification is in cholesterol content."

If You're Going to Die Soon, Do You Really Need Statins?

"What does it mean to a patient when you says it's OK to stop taking a medication?" asks CUs Jean Kutner, a professor in medicine.

New Targeted Treatments Extend the Lives of Patients with Deadly Cancers

CU’s Ross Camidge says the revolution in the last decade has been in diagnosing and treating cancer at the molecular level.

New market for liver disease spawns race for better testing

CU’s Greg Everson: “We found that the test had tremendous sensitivity over the full range of liver disease, not just at late stage.”

How Apple's new health app could be used or abused

"There are some things you can't figure out by someone tapping into an iPhone"

Minorities More Likely to Gain Weight in Childhood

"Health care professionals, dietitians, school systems, churches and the government, to some extent, can all get involved, but it starts at home"

From tour fan to stage, musicians work hard to stay fit on the road

CU’s Judy Regensteiner: “It’s doing nothing that’s destructive to your health. If people really want to find a way they can.”