The newly-established Mountain West Alliance for Community Engagement-Climate and Health (ACE-CH) Hub, led by ColoradoSPH researchers, has been awarded $600,000 from the National Institutes of Health to identify evidence-based and community-driven action in the face of the climate crisis.
“It was awesome to see so many thought leaders from industry, people who are working in AI, people who are working in clinical research, gather to discuss the current state of colorectal cancer care and prevention, as well as the gaps,” said Andi Dwyer, Senior Professional Research Assistant at the Colorado School of Public Health.
The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research award, given to ColoradoSPH Community and Behavioral Health President Emerita Judith Albino, honors individuals who have given exemplary service by consistently promoting the interests and activities of oral health research to a wide audience.
In a first-of-its-kind partnership, the Office of Gun Violence Prevention within the CDPHE is teaming up with researchers from the Injury and Violence Prevention Center in the Colorado School of Public Health. They’ll create and maintain a resource bank of regularly updated and accurate materials regarding gun violence in Colorado.
A new study that includes Dr. Thomas Jaenisch from ColoradoSPH, describes a novel path to early diagnosis of dengue, the most common mosquito-borne viral illness, in areas of the world where lab tests to confirm the disease are not available.
Two worlds that are not always directly linked were recently brought together in a panel discussion hosted by ColoradoSPH. The program offered “a candid discussion with military leaders to help us understand national security issues, which certainly spill over into public health – in obvious and sometimes not so obvious ways,” said Dean Jon Samet.
Both COVID and RSV can result in different types of cough, including dry, wet, wheezing, said Dan Olson, associate of epidemiology, to Fortune. While there is no exact way to differentiate the two conditions without testing, there are some potential tells, experts say.
U.S. Rep. Jason Crow visited on Friday for presentations on two initiatives that received Community Project Funding in the federal budget approved by Congress in December, both collaborations between the CU School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health.
“We heard from stakeholders representing workforces and employers across the state that supporting employees in recovery is a top priority,” said Lili Tenney, DrPH, director of outreach and programs at CHWE. “Our goal is to build capacity and positive change led by the voice of Colorado businesses and workers.”
An online diabetes nutrition education program tailored to emphasize culturally relevant dietary practices for American Indians and Alaska Natives with type 2 diabetes has been successful, according to a new study led by Research Assistant Professor Sarah Stotz.
FunSalud, a research team co-founded by Edwin Austrias, professor of epidemiology, is searching for emerging infectious diseases through mosquitos. "We're trying to focus on pathogens that just happen to be in the blood that the mosquito happened to suck up," says Dan Olson, part of the team and assistant professor of epidemiology.
"The problem is if we only focus on 'deaths of despair' (mid-life deaths), we ignore and do not have adequate attention paid to the sources that promote health and well-being in Native people," said Spero Manson, director of the Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health, to NPR.
Our deepest condolences to the family, friends, patients and colleagues of Dr. Stephen Berman, long-time director of the Center for Global Health, who passed away on January 17. Steve was a true champion for children, and this loss will be felt deeply by all who knew him.
Francesca Macaluso, DrPH student in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, is on a mission to uncover the impact of drought and heavy metal exposure on human health in Colorado's San Luis Valley, a region plagued by rising risks of kidney disease, diabetes, and mental health problems.
Working in collaboration with a pediatrics-critical care professor, ColoradoSPH alumnus Peter DeWitt, PhD'17 in biostatistics, created an automated algorithm with a corresponding interactive web tool to assess children’s blood pressure.
Contributing to the Colorado Sun, Dean Jon Samet, along with William Burman M.D, explore the successes, failures, and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing how we can be better prepared for the next health emergency.