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Search committee for CU Denver chancellor announced

The committee consists of CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano and 19 others chosen from several constituencies at CU Denver, elsewhere across CU and the business, nonprofit and education communities beyond the university.

Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp Returns in 2015

For many, the new year brings weight loss resolutions and the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus is ready to help. The center’s new transformative weight loss program Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp will offer three Chapter 1 boot camps in 2015: March 22-28, June 14-20, and [...]

CU School of Medicine receives $1.5 million estate gift

When Samuel Fosdick Jones, a leading Denver physician, was retiring from both his practice and his professorship at CU in 1930, he wanted to give back to the place that had given him his “health, practice and wife.”

Holiday party food gets a healthy recipe rehab from CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is home to the brand new Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp transformation weight loss program. The first sessions in October were a sell-out and 2015 boot camps will be held in March, June and July. Bistro Elaia provides [...]

Cambier, Refaeli awarded patent to produce blood stem cells

A team led by School of Medicine colleagues John Cambier, Distinguished Professor and chair of Immunology and Microbiology, and Yosef Refaeli, Dermatology Department and the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology, received a patent for a technique to create large amounts of adult blood stem cells using small blood samples including cord [...]

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Publication note: No Connections on Christmas, New Year’s

CU Connections will not publish new issues on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Today’s issue is the last to appear before the holidays. Connections returns after the winter break on Thursday, Jan. 8; deadline for submissions is noon Monday, Jan. 5. During the holiday break, the website will be updated with news should events [...]

Principles of ethical conduct spotlighted on new CU Web page

Principles of ethical conduct

A new Web page on the CU Board of Regents’ website provides easy access to the university’s Principles of Ethical Behavior, a regent law that makes members of the university community responsible for understanding and upholding the highest standards of legal and ethical conduct.

Faculty Council hears update on review of retirement plans

CU’s first review of retirement offerings in 20 years is nearing a conclusion.

Assistive Technology Partners ready to help aging population

Although Assistive Technology Partners (ATP)  is a program of both CU Anschutz (the School of Medicine) and CU Denver (the College of Engineering and Applied Science), it is located on neither campus. In a low-slung building at East 18th Avenue and Pearl Street in Denver, 15 faculty, staff and students – including engineers, clinicians, therapists [...]

Runyan wins award for distinguished career in injury control

Carol Runyan, professor of epidemiology and community and behavioral health at the Colorado School of Public Health, and director of the Pediatric Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER) program, and professor of pediatrics at the CU School of Medicine, was awarded the 2014 Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Injury Control [...]

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Dropping names …

Sara Qualls, Kraemer Family Professor of Aging, Department of Psychology at UCCS, will receive the Distinguished Pioneer in Aging Award today at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Colorado Gerontological Society. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate originality and ingenuity in addressing the needs of Colorado seniors. Individuals who have made significant advances at the [...]

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Remind student employees to verify mailing addresses before break

As student employees think less about hitting deadlines and more about finding cheap flights home for the holidays, Employee Services is challenging you to catch students’ attention and remind them to update their mailing addresses before taking off this month. The hook? If CU has an incorrect mailing address on file, it won’t be able [...]

Publication note: No Connections on Christmas, New Year’s

CU Connections will not publish new issues on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Next Thursday’s issue is the last to appear before the holiday; deadline for submissions is noon Friday. Connections returns after the winter break on Thursday, Jan. 8; deadline for submissions is noon Monday, Jan. 5. During the holiday break, the website [...]

CU honors six faculty as Distinguished Professors

Distinguished Professor

Each year, the recognition goes to faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work, a record of excellence in classroom teaching and supervision of individual learning, and outstanding service to the profession, university and its affiliates.

Regents hear latest on program prioritization efforts

Leaders at the University of Colorado Denver last month were the latest to present findings of program prioritization to the CU Board of Regents, which also heard updates on the process from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

More financial aid, student accountability help contain student debt

Financial Aid

Board of Regents hears how, in the past decade, the state’s investment in financial aid has seen a slight gain, while institutional aid at CU has more than doubled. Plus: Roundup of other news from the recent regents meeting.

Tenure list: November 2014

At its meeting Nov. 20 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, the CU Board of Regents approved two appointments with tenure.

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Executive MBA in Health Administration a unique program in the state

Jobs that are projected to rise at the healthiest clip in the next decade are those focused on keeping the population, which is rapidly aging, healthy. At the top of the health care employment pyramid are the leaders—managers tasked with improving health care outcomes, dealing with insurance changes under the Affordable Care Act, and adjusting [...]

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Rabinovitch invited as visiting professor, cancer expert

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Rachel Rabinovitch, professor of radiation oncology, School of Medicine, has been invited to serve as a visiting professor and expert consultant in breast cancer diagnosis and management at several medical centers in Israel during December and January. Rabinovitch will represent the CU Cancer Center in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, delivering lectures to students and trainees [...]

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Nicol publishes results of treatment for atopic dermatitis

CU College of Nursing’s Noreen Heer Nicol recently published results of a study on the benefits of supervised Wet Wrap Therapy (WWT) as an acute intervention in improving atopic dermatitis severity. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common chronic, relapsing inflammatory skin disease among children. Results of Nicol’s work with National Jewish Health colleagues Mark [...]

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CU helps you ditch the paper for (at least part of the) tax season

Here’s the great thing about all the year-end, tax-related tasks CU requires you to complete: You can accomplish most (if not all) of them online without wasting a shred of paper. The university is asking employees to verify their mailing addresses and names so staff can quickly and easily mail W-2 tax forms. CU also [...]

Boettcher Investigator eligibility deadline is Dec. 15

The University of Colorado and the Boettcher Foundation have announced the 2015 Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program. The program supports early career investigators whose research has a direct impact on human health. The grants are intended to fund translational research that advances a discovery closer to clinical applications and which will improve the [...]

Free info session precedes next My New Weigh class

Have you tried everything to lose weight, only to regain? Are you ready for a new way? Discover My New Weigh, medically supervised weight management, available at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Specifically designed for those needing to lose at least 30 pounds or those with health issues related to their weight, this [...]

CU a leader in MOOC education

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Since introducing massive open online courses (MOOCs) through a partnership with Coursera in 2013, the University of Colorado has received national recognition as a leader in MOOC education and kudos from learners across the globe. This fall, CU offered eight courses; courses overall have reached more than 407,000 participants.

CU-Boulder’s Rankin receives Excellence in Leadership Award

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Patricia Rankin, associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado Boulder, on Friday received the annual Excellence in Leadership Award, given by the systemwide Excellence in Leadership Program.

Staff Council to study professional development at CU and beyond

Staff Council to study professional development at CU and beyond

University of Colorado Staff Council members will begin to research professional development options provided by the university while also looking at what other institutions around the nation offer as a comparison.

Chancellors stand united for furthering online education

At the board’s meeting Wednesday at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, CU’s four campus chancellors stood together before the regents – possibly a first – to revisit online education and report on definitive steps that would bring a collaborative online education program to fruition.

At symposium, experts survey obesity landscape, tools, solutions

Personal weakness.  Heritable condition.  Environmental outcome. Such are our views of obesity, a physical state few Americans are comfortable with yet an increasing number of us live with, to dire health consequences. More than 150 public health practitioners and obesity experts from the spectrum of the health industry, academia and research gathered in Thornton on [...]

Gannon returns as director in Office of Grants and Contracts

Amy Gannon

Amy Gannon is the new director in the Office of Grants and Contracts (OCG) based at Anschutz Medical Campus. Prior to her new position, Gannon was the director of Procurement Systems and Payable  Services at the CU System – work she started in 2010. Before that, Gannon worked with the health sciences programs for 10 [...]

Johnston recognized for leadership in vaccine debate

Richard B. Johnston Jr., associate dean for research development and professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, recently was honored with the David Rall Medal by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The honor is given to an IOM member who has demonstrated distinguished leadership as chair of a study committee or other such activity, [...]

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