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Inclusiveness stressed at ‘homegrown’ Diversity Summit

Diversity Summit

Touted as a “homemade, homegrown event” by CU Denver Associate Vice Chancellor Brenda J. Allen, the University of Colorado Diversity Summit drew more than 500 faculty and staff for a daylong program of workshops and presentations.

High-schooler makes meaningful contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research

High-schooler makes meaningful contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research

When Anna Newman was a young child, her grandmother taught her how to identify day lilies by their Latin names. When Anna was 9, her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. By the time Anna was 16, there were no more botany lessons from her grandmother.

In State of Campus address, Marks envisions ‘elite tier’ status

Lilly Marks, vice president for health affairs at the University of Colorado and vice chancellor of CU Anschutz, challenged campus leaders to aim even higher as an academic health center known for its quality, scope and impact of its teaching, research and clinical programs. “By any measure we are ranked in the top 20 to [...]

Dropping names …

      A team from the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), led by counseling faculty member Farah Ibrahim, shared information at the Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Education and Supervision in Wyoming. Ibrahim, who submitted the topic proposal, was joined for the presentation by SEHD colleagues Edward Cannon, Diane Estrada, [...]

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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 Linda P. Goudelock, 90, classified staff retiree. Oct. 6, 2014. John P. Holloway, 87, faculty retiree. Oct. 4, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus Shirley M. Morgan, 83, classified staff retiree. Oct. 5, 2014.

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Reminder: Proposals for CU Women Succeeding due Friday

The 13th Annual CU Women Succeeding Professional Development Symposium will be Feb. 26-27 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The Faculty Council Women’s Committee welcomes proposals from the CU community centered on this year’s theme, “Pioneering Women.” The committee is seeking knowledgeable and dynamic proposals that address the interests and concerns of CU women faculty [...]

Five questions for Cheryl Krause-Parello

Cheryl Krause-Parello

At the College of Nursing, her health research initiative for veterans – Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors, or C-P.A.W.W. – investigates, in part, the beneficial effects that dogs have on their human companions.

Study of retirement plan vendors nears completion

retirement plan vendors

Deserae Frisk, chair of the University of Colorado Staff Council, gave members an update on the project during the governance group’s regular monthly meeting Oct. 16 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Nurse helps homeless adolescents, prepares future public health leaders

Nurse helps homeless adolescents, prepares future public health leaders

Scott Harpin, Ph.D., rarely hears back from the young people he works with at the Urban Peak shelter. And maybe that is a good thing. “If they’re not going back to the shelter, we hope that their situation has improved, and maybe that means success,” said Harpin, assistant professor, College of Nursing at the University of [...]

Hill elected to Institute of Medicine

Hill

James O. Hill, Ph.D., director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM).  Election to the IOM is one of the highest honors in health and medicine and recognizes individuals for their outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. “I am honored to be elected to the [...]

Theodorescu elected to Institute of Medicine

Dan Theodorescu, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM).  Election to the IOM is one of the highest honors in health and medicine and recognizes individuals for their outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. “My election to the Institute of Medicine is [...]

LeClair named interim director of Medical Student Education

Caroline LeClair has been named Interim Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Family Medicine.  A faculty member with the department for more than seven years, LeClair decided to make Colorado her home after completing coursework in osteopathic medicine and a family medicine residency in the Denver area. Previous experience also includes 10 [...]

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Ghosh begins biostatistics work at Colorado School of Public Health

​Debashis Ghosh recently became the new chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, one of the five departments within the Colorado School of Public Health. “His experience and leadership will strengthen our campus Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as the school’s participation in the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine,” said Colorado School [...]

Groups awarded new patents

Two new patents have been awarded to two groups of researchers from CU Anschutz, CU Denver and CU-Boulder. One patent is for improved shape memory polymers, a “smart material” used in many next-generation implantable medical devices. The inventors on the patent are Christopher Bowman, CU-Boulder, chemical and biological engineering; Robin Shandas, CU Denver, bioengineering, and [...]

Mini-School for Public Affairs and Public Health underway

CU Denver faculty have launched the Mini-School for Public Affairs and Public Health, one of four new Mini-Schools that the CU Denver |Anschutz Graduate School initiated in the last two years. They’re modeled after the Mini-Med School that was established 25 years ago. While the previous Mini-Schools on STEM (two), humanities, and arts and architecture [...]

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Fundraising boosts third edition of GLBTI Symposium

Fundraising boosts third edition of GLBTI Symposium

Highly successful fundraising has given a boost to the third annual GLBTI Faculty Council Symposium, which is well on its way to reaching capacity for registration.

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Philanthropy at Work: Carol Hammond

Hammond says that fighting cancer is a passion because of the ubiquitous nature of the disease. Many of her friends are cancer survivors. In addition to her mother, Hammond has lost several good friends and family members to lung and pancreatic cancer.

Election season brings reminder of guidelines on campaign activity

A variety of state and federal laws and regulations govern political expression and conduct in the university workplace.

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State leaders discuss prescription drug abuse epidemic

The growing threat of prescription drug addiction and the best ways to confront the epidemic was the focus of a daylong meeting Oct. 3 of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. “We consider prescription drug abuse a major public health threat,” said Larry Wolk, M.D., the executive director and chief medical officer at [...]

President’s Teaching Scholars talk collaboration, meet with president

The President’s Teaching Scholars Program recently presented two special events where member scholars from across the CU system gathered. The program’s annual fall retreat took place at CU-Boulder. Meeting under the theme of “Collaboration and the Forces of Change,” the scholars discussed their own projects and spoke with CU-Boulder Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Russell [...]

Everson awarded new patents for testing liver function

Gregory Everson, professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Medicine, recently received two patents for a less-invasive measurement of liver function.  The patents are part of a new system to test liver function that has not been possible with tests that have been in use. Previously, tests only could detect disease in [...]

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Foster honored as Champion of Vestibular Medicine

Carol Foster, an associate professor at the School of Medicine and director of the Balance Laboratory at the University of Colorado Hospital, has been recognized by the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) as a 2014 Champion of Vestibular Medicine. Foster specializes in the non-surgical treatment of dizziness and imbalance caused by inner ear, brain or sensory [...]

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Fall Financial Expos coming to campuses starting Monday

Online registration for Employee Services’ 2014 Fall Financial Expos has closed, but faculty and staff may still register the day of each event by visiting the registration booths. The expos are coming to each CU campus Oct. 21-27. For a full schedule of events, visit www.cu.edu/expo-schedule. All are welcome to attend the Expo’s Dollars & [...]

Five questions for Laura Borgelt

Borgelt

Whether she’s swimming the English Channel or navigating the sometimes rocky waters of shared governance, the new chair of Faculty Council remains committed in her pursuit of goals.

One family, two hearts: Medical odyssey provides hope, health

One family, two hearts: Medical odyssey provides hope, health

On Dec. 17, 2011, 48-year-old Brian Sherry was folding laundry when he first experienced an unusual electric sensation on the left side of his chest. A veteran elementary school teacher, Brian is an easygoing guy with a wry sense of humor and a passion for producing homemade wine. He walked upstairs, took a shower, sat [...]

Borgstede to lead International Society of Radiology

James Borgstede, professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, was installed earlier this month as president of the International Society of Radiology (ISR) during the 28th International Congress of Radiology in Dubai, UAE. He previously had been president-elect serving as a member of the ISR Executive Committee. During the meeting, Borgstede participated in a [...]

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Faculty members, research teams awarded patents

Several CU faculty members and research teams recently were awarded patents for their work.  A research team led by Associate Professor Michael Stowell (MCDB, Mechanical Engineering (affiliate), Center for Neuroscience) was given a patent for a new peptide manufacturing process. Now being developed by CU startup company AmideBio, the BiopureTM process enables rapid structure activity [...]

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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 Arthur M. Boardman, 87, faculty retiree. Sept. 20, 2014. Richard Law, 79, classified staff retiree. Sept. 29, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, 61, faculty. Sept. 19, 2014.

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Tenure review policy undergoes minor changes

The policy had been held over for final approval to allow System Administration and the campuses to work on some minor revisions to Appendix B of the newly revised policy, as suggested by CU Denver.

Research into sports safety for kids catches attention of White House

Research into sports safety for kids catches attention of White House

When Dawn Comstock, Ph.D., met President Barack Obama in May, the White House gave her three rules: no selfies, no hands in pants pockets, and absolutely no touching the president except to shake his hand. Then the president came in, thanked Comstock for the work she’s doing to keep high school athletes safe and put his [...]