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What is quantum computing and how will it improve healthcare? What are the latest innovations in cell and gene therapy? How are human eating habits affected by our evolution? Health Science Radio is a podcast that answers these questions and more, exploring tomorrow’s medicine today. We talk with University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researchers who are devoted to solving the most persistent challenges in health science.

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What is quantum computing and how will it improve healthcare? What are the latest innovations in cell and gene therapy? How are human eating habits affected by our evolution? Health Science Radio is a podcast that answers these questions and more, exploring tomorrow’s medicine today. We talk with University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researchers who are devoted to solving the most persistent challenges in health science.

    National Crisis of Physician Burnout: What Can Be Done?

    National Crisis of Physician Burnout: What Can Be Done?

    This episode features a discussion about the burnout crisis among physicians and other healthcare professionals. The Association of Medical Colleges estimates that the United States will face a shortage of between 38,000 and 124,000 physicians by 2034. Our guest is Dr. Lotte Dyrbye, senior associate dean of faculty and chief well-being officer at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a national thought leader in physician burnout. Dr. Dyrbye explains the magnitude of the problem, identifies the predictors of burnout, and shares ideas on reducing the stressors facing healthcare professionals. 

    • 37 min
    New Therapy Quiets Brain’s ‘False Alarms,’ Aims to Cure Chronic Pain

    New Therapy Quiets Brain’s ‘False Alarms,’ Aims to Cure Chronic Pain

    This episode features a discussion about new and exciting neuroscience-based treatments that are aimed toward recovery from chronic pain. Our guest is Dr. Yoni Ashar, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who shares the promising findings of a study that used pain reprocessing therapy, or PRT, for a sizeable group of chronic back pain sufferers. Dr. Ashar explains how PRT works and how it could offer a pathway to helping to relieve other common chronic pain, including migraine headaches.

    • 33 min
    CU Anschutz Harnesses Technology and Innovation to Speed Drug Discovery

    CU Anschutz Harnesses Technology and Innovation to Speed Drug Discovery

    In this episode of CU Anschutz 360, Daniel LaBarbera, PhD, director of the Center for Drug Discovery, talks about harnessing technology and innovation to speed the development of new therapies. He discusses robotic automation, quantum computing and building bridges over the ‘valley of death.’

    • 29 min
    From Childhood Fascination to Life-Changing Research

    From Childhood Fascination to Life-Changing Research

    In this episode of CU Anschutz 360, Angelo D’Alessandro, PhD, shares his fascination with blood science and how it led him into biochemistry, molecular genetics and metabolomics. A steadfast collaborator, D’Alessandro explains why multidisciplinary research is so important to science, especially in the area of personalized medicine. 

    • 32 min
    CU Anschutz Takes Lead in Unraveling the Mysteries of Long COVID

    CU Anschutz Takes Lead in Unraveling the Mysteries of Long COVID

     This episode of CU Anschutz 360 focuses on the research into long COVID taking place at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. An important study involving CU Anschutz researchers ties into RECOVER, a national initiative seeking to uncover the long-term effects of COVID and develop treatments for long COVID patients. Kristine Erlandson, MD, an associate professor of medicine and infectious disease at the CU School of Medicine, shares insights into the study that developed a scoring system to help learn which adults, out of a cohort of nearly 10,000, may have long COVID. 

    • 27 min
    CAR T-Cell Pioneer Takes Aim at Where No Campus Has Gone Before

    CAR T-Cell Pioneer Takes Aim at Where No Campus Has Gone Before

    In this episode of the CU Anschutz 360 podcast, Terry Fry, MD, the inaugural executive director and Charles C. Gates Endowed Chair of the Gates Institute, explains how the institute is heading toward new frontiers of targeted cell and gene therapies for cancers and other rare diseases. Fry talks about the latest advances in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR T) cell therapies, which he helped pioneer at the National Institutes of Health. He talks about how the Gates Institute, which connects and centralizes campus resources into a seamless translational pathway, offers an incredible opportunity to help patients facing serious health issues. Thomas Flaig,  MD, CU Anschutz vice chancellor for research, co-hosts the discussion.

    • 28 min

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