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Five questions for Roberta Capp

Five questions for Roberta Capp

In many ways, health insurance determines a person’s access to care, and no one knows this better than Dr. Roberta Capp, assistant professor of emergency medicine. Originally from Brazil, Capp came to Boulder from Florida with her mother and sister after high school. She earned an undergraduate degree in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at CU-Boulder.

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BioFrontiers Institute launches inaugural Sie Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

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The BioFrontiers Institute at CU has launched its inaugural Sie Post-doctoral Fellowship Program in affiliation with the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

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High school lacrosse players risk concussions and other injuries

High school lacrosse players risk concussions and other injuries

With more than 170,000 students now playing high school lacrosse, more and more are being exposed to injuries during practice and competition, according to a new study from the Colorado School of Public Health and the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The study, published  by The American Journal of [...]

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In memoriam

Names of University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder James E. Faulkner, 69, classified staff retiree. June 14, 2014. Carol S. Mills, 79, classified staff retiree. July 4, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus Mary C. Abeyta, 55, classified staff retiree. June 24, 2014. Daniel Gregory Ern, 47, classified [...]

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Tech challenges, opportunities come into focus at COLTT Conference

Technology has the potential to transform teaching, creating new models for collaborative learning and increasing access to educational opportunities locally and globally. The CU community is invited to take part in the dialogue on technology’s transformative power and its role in higher education at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference, one of [...]

Board approves $3.28 billion operating budget

CU’s contribution to financial aid is greater than the state’s collective financial aid contributions to all higher education institutions.

Title IX compliance, efforts to reduce sexual harassment and assault outlined

The Board of Regents reinforced its commitment to Title IX compliance, including ending sexual harassment and sexual assault on its campuses and working with victims to ensure speedy and fair investigations into allegations of misconduct.

Board encouraged by diversity strides at CU

The University of Colorado Denver reported to the CU Board of Regents at its June meeting that more than half of its new resident freshmen are a racial/ethnic minority: CU Denver is at 51 percent, UCCS 36 percent and CU-Boulder 29 percent.

Tenure list: June 2014

Some 105 faculty members across the system were granted tenure, effective this summer.

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State leaders visit bioscience labs

On June 6, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan were joined by more than 45 state leaders getting a firsthand look at Colorado’s bioscience industry and the vital research being carried out at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Organized by Bennet and hosted by the university, the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, Terumo BCT [...]

Kennedy named a Pew Scholar

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Matthew J. Kennedy, assistant professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, has been named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. He is one of 22 early-career researchers to receive the honor this year from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The scholars will receive flexible funding to investigate some of the world’s most pressing problems [...]

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Sharing of better business practices on display at annual expo

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CU Shared Practices (CUSP) held its fourth annual Expo and Awards Ceremony June 13 at 1800 Grant St.

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CU to review retirement plans

CU to review retirement plans

Employee Services is undertaking a study to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the 401(a) and 403(b) savings plans, which have not been extensively reviewed in more than 20 years.

Denver philanthropist Frederic C. Hamilton donates $3 million to CU Anschutz

He committed his support for research and patient care with a multi-year, $3 million gift in May to support two major campus initiatives.

Employee feedback helps improve Benefits Enrollment tool

Employee feedback helps improve Benefits Enrollment tool

Work is underway to develop CU’s Benefits Enrollment tool for year-round use, which will accommodate employees with major life events.

Living with cancer: Survival rates at CU Cancer Center beat national rates

Survival rates at CU Cancer Center

In the five years since Ellen Smith was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer, she has been busy. She traveled the world, indulging her love of art and art history. She celebrated the births of four more grandchildren, expanding her large family even more. She married Ben Smith, the man she calls her “best friend.” [...]

Update: Social climate survey shows many positives, some room for improvement

The University of Colorado has a tolerant, respectful social climate, according to a recent systemwide survey requested by the Board of Regents, though some areas present opportunities for improvement.

Bunn earns 2014 Giants of Cancer Care award

University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Paul A. Bunn Jr., a University of Colorado Center Center investigator, is one of 16 people nationwide selected by oncology industry peers for remarkable achievements in research and/or clinical practice, and has been honored with one of the 2014 “Giants of Cancer Care” awards. The awards, which recognize and [...]

Garage plan gets mixed reviews from regents committee

CU-Boulder underground parking garage plan

The $24.8 million project was advanced by the committee to the full board, along with all other capital projects proposed by all the campuses in their two-year and five-year plans. Regents will consider the proposals at the board’s June 26-27 meeting at CU Denver.

CU leads fifth class of Boettcher Investigators

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Each early career scientist will receive a grant of $225,000 to further groundbreaking work that holds promise for improving human health.

Kansas paycard program offers good case study for CU

Kansas paycard program offers good case study for CU

If the idea of CU abandoning paper payroll checks for paycards alarms you, just look to the state’s neighbor to the east for reassurance of just how useful the university’s new payment type can be.

CU Cancer Center helps to speed drug approvals

Lung cancer patient Michael Moore got a dose of good news last month. He learned that a clinical trial drug, which has helped him and other patients, received “breakthrough therapy” designation from the Federal Drug Administration. “Life doesn’t end when you have cancer,” said Moore, who has been fighting the disease for two years and [...]

Arthur named development chief at CU Anschutz

Following a national search, the University of Colorado has named Scott Arthur as vice chancellor for advancement at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, a role he began last week. Arthur brings 15 years of experience as a fundraising leader at major medical institutions and nonprofits. Most recently, he has been vice president of constituent giving [...]

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Cittelly honored by Endocrine Society

Diana Cittelly, an assistant professor of research in the Pathology Department at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, has received a Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology (FLARE) Internship Award from the Endocrine Society. Her research focuses on the hormonal regulation of the brain microenvironment during progression of metastatic cancers. The FLARE Program, which launched in [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder David T. Flaherty, 61, faculty. April 30, 2014. Loren S. Greiner, 59, faculty retiree. April 30, 2014. CU Denver Christopher M. Utz, 41, faculty. May 15, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus David Armstrong, 48, classified staff. [...]

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Colorado School of Public Health sets Oil and Gas Development Symposium

Former Gov. Bill Ritter will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming Oil and Gas Development Symposium presented by the Colorado School of Public Health. The event is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 30 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Education 2 South,  Auditorium 1102. The public forum provides an opportunity to [...]

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TV shines spotlight on Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Extreme Weight Loss Premier

For anyone wanting to be completely surprised as Tuesday night’s season premiere of “Extreme Weight Loss” unfolded, Charita Smith was a strutting, smiling spoiler alert.

Diet beverages shown to play positive role in dieters’ weight loss

Diet beverages shown to play positive role

A groundbreaking new study released this week by the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center confirms that drinking diet beverages helps people lose weight.

Students start next chapter of lives at commencement ceremonies

The skies cleared Friday morning, bathing the Anschutz Medical Campus in bright sunshine after days of drenching rains and swirling winds. It couldn’t have been a more perfect setting for the commencement ceremonies that saw more than 865 students walk to the podium for their degrees. The School of Medicine ceremony brimmed with poignant moments [...]

Accolades announced for School of Medicine educators

The School of Medicine 2014 Annual Golden Stethoscope Preceptors Awards were announced last week, honoring 11 for their excellence in clinical education and recognizing the preceptors’ outstanding contributions to the next generation of physicians. Students nominate their preceptors. This year’s recipients are: Emergency Medicine – J.P. Brewer; Family Medicine – Daniel Kortsch; Internal Medicine – [...]

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