Week of February 7, 2022Feb 7, 2022
MEDIA FEATURESDr. Paula Riggs was featured on a 10-minute CNN segment titled "Unintentional drug overdoses led to 200,000 years of lost life for US preteens and teens who died between 2015 and 2019, study shows."
Dr. Neill Epperson was featured on the promotional video from CU Anschutz as part of the "Possibilities Endless" campaign. It debuted during the Olympic opening ceremonies Feb. 4, will air during the Super Bowl LVI, and will appear on displays at DIA and downtown Denver and in print and digital ads.
Dr. Jenna Glover was quoted in a Fox 31 piece about the children's mental health crisis in Colorado. She also provided tips for parents on how to care for their child's mental health in light of Children's Hospital Colorado Inpatient Psychiatric Unit being completely full, with zero available beds.
Dr. Neill Epperson was quoted in a Fierce Healthcare story about UC Health partnering with HealthRhythms to scale its artificial-intelligence-based digital platform to millions of patients.
Dr. Emily Hemendinger presented in a webinar for the American Public Health Association's Public Health Education and Health Promotion section on health and wellness, mindful eating and movement, and weight stigma in the field of public health.
Dr. Helen Coons gave an OB Grand Rounds presentation on Feb. 2 titled "Trauma Informed Care in OB-GYN Settings: Provider & Team Approaches to Improve Patients' Experience."
Clint Carlson is presenting at the Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment conference on Feb. 7, 2022. His talk is titled "Walk a Mile in My VR Shoes - Using Simulation Avatars to build human-to-human soft-skills" and it demonstrates the emotional VR avatars being used in ECHO and projected applications in the Department of Psych.
Dr. Ron-Li Liaw moderated a mental health town hall, hosted by Children's Hospital Colorado. The forum was held Feb. 2 at 6p and was open to the public.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Dr. Joseph Schacht was named an Associate Member by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Inc.
"I am writing you as a patient of the Faculty and Staff Mental Health Clinic and not as an employee of the department. I wanted to let you know what an amazing therapist Laura Rossmassler is. I started seeing Laura for therapy last fall, and I am so glad I did. I knew that it would be difficult for me to talk openly about my experiences within the department with a colleague, and I didn’t want to put a colleague in an awkward position, as these are her colleagues too. Laura has handled everything with grace and humor. I feel very comfortable talking with her and I am really feeling confident in our therapeutic relationship, which is a big step forward. I believe that praise should be given when deserved, and Laura is one who deserves it."
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