Mar 18, 2022
by American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology Podcasts
Despite the establishment of NIH guidelines for inclusion of women in clinical studies, as well as clear expectations for rigor and reproducibility in reporting sex as a biological variable in NIH grant submissions, women and females are still understudied populations in human and animal research. Enter this important primer on incorporating sex as a biological variable into basic and clinical research.
Petter Bjornstad, M.D., from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, and colleagues transitioned participants with onset of type 2 diabetes in youth enrolled in a multicenter clinical trial to metformin with or without insulin and enrolled them in an observational follow-up study in two phases. Diabetic kidney disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and nerve disease assessments were performed annually and retinal disease was assessed twice.
With COVID-19 cases surging around the world and a race for life-saving vaccines at the top of most people’s minds, focusing on happiness during the pandemic might seem petty. But it’s actually more important now than ever, said Laurie Santos, PhD, keynote speaker at the Nov. 11 Center for Women’s Health Research Annual Community Event.
A sincere welcome to our newest Advisory Board Member Jim Linfield! Jim joined the Advisory Board in July and is excited to work alongside our faculty and staff to further women’s health and sex differences research.
According to a new study conducted at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Moreover, researchers found that peer mentorships are oftentimes more accessible, helpful, and effective than traditional mentor-mentee relationships.
With May being Mental Health Month, we sat down with Neill Epperson, MD, professor and chair of the CU Department of Psychiatry, for a wide-ranging conversation about expanding mental health resources and services to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and broader community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, her new “Mind the Brain” podcast, the state of mental health in Colorado, and why the brain is so intriguing.
Strength training, also called resistance training or weight training, is particularly important. It brings many benefits. First, it makes your muscles stronger. That can help you keep up the activities you enjoy—at any stage of your life.
Sep 18, 2019
by Prateeti Khazanie, MD Mark H. Drazner, MD
Classical ethical questions often arise during the transplant allocation process because of an inadequate number of donor organs relative to potential recipients. One such question is how to weigh the benefit for one recipient versus a potentially greater good for the overall population following an alternative allocation.
Unfortunately, there is not a lot of research on whether runners are more or less susceptible to type 2 diabetes, says Jane Reusch, M.D., the associate director of the Center for Women's Health Research at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine.
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes already show early hallmarks of cardiovascular disease, and an intervention with a commonly used type 2 diabetes therapy can improve their vascular health and reduce future CV risk, according to a speaker at the Heart in Diabetes conference.
On Monday, researchers at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus were awarded multiple grants from the Rose Community Foundation to advance cardiology research as well as arthritis research and treatment. The one-time grantmaking is an initiative called “Heart and Soul,” awarding nearly $1.3 million to six organizations in the greater Denver area.
“This amount has been shown to help reduce your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, stroke, type 2 diabetes, colon and breast cancer, and decreased cognitive function,” says Judith Regensteiner, Ph.D. She’s the director and a founder of the Center for Women’s Health Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora.
"I think so many of us are scared to call the ambulance, to call 911, because we don't want somebody to say, 'Well, you just have indigestion; go home,' " said Murphy, who authors a blog dedicated to encouraging other heart attack survivors.
"I would rather have somebody be told at the ER that it's not what they thought it was, and it's not a heart attack, than to have somebody have a heart attack not get help and then could die," she said.
“Philip Anschutz and The Anschutz Foundation are helping lead a visionary transformation of health care in Colorado and beyond,” said CU President Bruce D. Benson. “This gift, combined with their previous commitments, goes a long way toward ensuring the CU Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the leading medical care, research and education facilities in the world.”
Through continuing research, says Regensteiner, the Center for Women’s Health Research is working to identify more and better ways to help people move past barriers to regular exercise. “Some barriers are individual health challenges,” she said. “For example, we know that it’s more difficult for women with diabetes to exercise than it is for men who are also affected by this disease...