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Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial at CU Anschutz Shows 94.5% Efficacy



UPDATE: Moderna has requested emergency use authorization from the FDA, and the vaccine could be available to high-risk populations as early as the end of December. More than a quarter million people in the United States and some 3,100 Coloradans have died of COVID-19 as of this date, but good news is on the horizon. … Continue reading Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial at CU Anschutz Shows 94.5% Efficacy


Sláinte! We Toast UCCS Professor Janel Owens’ Whiskey Research



CU On The Air welcomes Janel Owens, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. While she teaches courses and applied analytical chemistry, including environmental chemistry and forensic chemistry, Owens is also a certified whiskey chemist with the Federal Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The TTB, … Continue reading Sláinte! We Toast UCCS Professor Janel Owens’ Whiskey Research


Mind the Brain, You Can’t Go Without It



As we navigate the coronavirus, there’s a great need for frank discussions about psychiatric disorders as the weeks and months roll on. CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue speaks with Dr. Neill Epperson about her weekly podcast, Mind the Brain, which explores the many aspects of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Epperson … Continue reading Mind the Brain, You Can’t Go Without It


CU is Putting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Forefront



CU on the Air talks to CU President Mark Kennedy and CU Chief Diversity Officer Theodosia Cook about what is in the works, what is being planned and what still needs to be undertaken to end racism and to further diversity, equity and inclusion on CU’s four campuses and in the larger community. Takeaways from … Continue reading CU is Putting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Forefront


African Americans, allies confront racism, health disparities



Podcast recorded via Zoom As police brutality against African Americans airs on videos across the globe, as protesters continue to take to the streets across the U.S., and as African Americans continue to die of COVID-19 in disproportionate numbers, the United States is at a tipping point. CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue discusses … Continue reading African Americans, allies confront racism, health disparities


True GRIT provides resilience training in coronavirus crisis



Recorded via Zoom On this month’s CU on the Air, host Ken McConnellogue talks with Dr. Chip Benight, a psychology professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Dr. Benight researches the human adaptation from trauma. His work is focused on recovery from natural disasters including things like the coronavirus pandemic as well as manmade … Continue reading True GRIT provides resilience training in coronavirus crisis


CU President Kennedy’s coronavirus update



CU President Mark Kennedy sat down this week with CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue to provide updates to the CU community. How CU is rallying remotely CU’s budget and the possible impacts of coronavirus Federal engagement for relief for higher ed Work underway with the governor, legislature How we will continue to deliver … Continue reading CU President Kennedy’s coronavirus update


Milk and Cookies: CU Anschutz researchers give parents with young children a supportive environment



It’s a disturbing paradox that while doctors and scientists encourage and promote the health benefits of breast feeding, women in science are leaving these careers in droves. Today on CU on the Air, we’re talking with CU School of Medicine researchers and administrative support Michele Hoffman, Whitney Phinney and Pamela Alvarez Moran about the important … Continue reading Milk and Cookies: CU Anschutz researchers give parents with young children a supportive environment


Limb Restoration: Osseointegration gives amputees a new option



Dr. Jason Stoneback and his team at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have enabled hundreds of patients with limb maladies to live active and productive lives. Dr. Stoneback is chief of orthopedic trauma and fracture surgery, director of the Limb Restoration Program, and vice chair of clinical affairs. Today on CU on the Air, we … Continue reading Limb Restoration: Osseointegration gives amputees a new option


A rare and fatal lung disease, IPF has met its match



September is pulmonary fibrosis awareness month and today we’re privileged to talk to Dr. David Schwartz at the CU School of Medicine, one of the world’s leading researchers in the area of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Schwartz chats with host Ken McConnellogue about his research and discoveries concerning this rare but fatal lung disease, as … Continue reading A rare and fatal lung disease, IPF has met its match