Representing all four campuses and system administration, attendees convened at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to take advantage of opportunities for professional development, career support and networking with colleagues.
This year’s award winners – two faculty members, a staff professional and two students – were chosen for embodying and advancing the ideals of Thomas Jefferson.
The University of Colorado and The Wildlife Experience, the largest cultural institution in Douglas County, will collaborate to allow CU to begin offering classes in south metro Denver in fall 2014.
As described by panelist Jean Abbott, M.D., professor emerita of the School of Medicine, it was one of many personal lessons from a discussion at CU Women Succeeding.
Des Runyan, professor of pediatrics and executive director of The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, will receive the Distinguished Contributions to Child Advocacy Award. The award is presented annually to a non-psychologist by the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice, which is Division 37 of the [...]
Three very different people gathered recently at University of Colorado Hospital. They were linked by leukemia. Larry Rosenberg is an 81-year-old leukemia patient at the hospital. Dan Pollyea, M.D., is treating Rosenberg. And Michael Bennet is a U.S. senator from Colorado who helped fast-track a drug that is helping Rosenberg and patients like him. Rosenberg [...]
Nancy Zahniser, professor of pharmacology and the former School of Medicine associate dean for research education, has been selected to receive the 2014 PhRMA Foundation Award in Excellence in Pharmacology/Toxicology at the group’s awards ceremony in April. The award is reserved for those who received a foundation grant at the outset of their careers and [...]
Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Jean D. Messimer, 92, classified retiree. Feb. 7, 2014. Kathryn H.O. White, 64, research assistant. Feb. 14, 2014. CU Denver Francis Hunter Tapp, 63, classified retiree. Feb. 14, 2014. Vivian A. Vernon, [...]
The CU community is invited to join Kelly Fox, senior vice chancellor and CFO, in congratulating Louise Vale for over 20 years of service to the University of Colorado. A retirement reception will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Koenig Alumni Center, 1202 University Ave., Boulder. Vale has served [...]
For the coming fiscal year, administrators are recommending 4.5 percent raises for classified staff, to match the Joint Budget Committee’s stipulation for state employees. For faculty and exempt professionals, CU administrators are recommending a 3 percent merit pool.
This winter, College of Nursing faculty have had several opportunities to showcase the profession of nursing and the great things going on at the college. Scott Harpin, PhD, MPH, RN, of the College of Nursing reached out to Rep. Paul Rosenthal and Sen. Jeanne Nicholson in a visit to the Capitol on Feb. 15. [...]
Be Colorado on Monday will launch its annual campaign for the SUCCEED Health Assessment (HA). The HA is a free, confidential online questionnaire that allows CU Health Plan participants to view a snapshot of their overall health and wellness. New prizes every week: This year, Be Colorado will be raffling off exciting prizes each week [...]
The University of Colorado Board of Regents this morning approved the sale of CU’s former Health Sciences Center at Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Denver to Continuum Partners, a Denver-based developer, for $30 million.
A research project at the University of Colorado School of Medicine that aims for more targeted therapies for melanoma—made possible by a $5 million anonymous gift—will be led by William Robinson, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology.
The annual gathering during the legislative session features leaders from the state and the University of Colorado, and offers the public an opportunity to learn more about funding trends and legislative priorities that affect CU and higher education across the state.
A group of middle school students recently got a hands-on opportunity to use real equipment to perform dental procedures and see how some of the latest medical equipment works. The 46 students from Denver’s Skinner Middle School actually worked on dental models — not real patients — to learn about dental hygiene and other symptoms [...]
Larry Allen, assistant professor in the School of Medicine, is the lead author of an article in the “Clinical Problem-Solving” series in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The article details a case in which high levels of cobalt and chromium were discovered in a 59-year-old woman diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. She [...]
Nicole Rozek-Brodrick, a lecturer at Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, recently was named to the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Virtual Nursing Academy for Smoking Cessation. Rozek-Brodrick is one of 14 psychiatric-mental health nurses selected by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association for implementation of smoking cessation initiatives. [...]
The Marijuana and Public Health Symposium will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7 at Mile High Station, 2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave., Denver. “The Colorado School of Public Health has a mission to improve collective understanding of important health issues that could benefit from broader public dialogue. Clearly, the topic of marijuana and [...]
The ABC series that chronicles health and lifestyle makeovers is hosting an open casting call this weekend at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, where the upcoming Season 4 of the reality series was filmed.
Good advice, one-on-one guidance and personal motivation got 24-year-old Kristina Colson where she needed to be—25 pounds lighter and with reduced symptoms of her polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a major cause of infertility in women. Although the program hadn’t officially launched when she learned that being overweight increases infertility, Colson could be counted as the [...]
E.E. (Gene) Moore, professor and vice chairman for research in the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, has received the 2014 American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) Distinguished Investigator Award. This is the ACCM’s highest recognition for scientific contributions. ACCM members who receive the award are invited and reimbursed to attend the Critical Care [...]
University of Colorado Staff Council (UCSC) is seeking nominations for the annual Service Excellence Award, an honor that recognizes one staff member from each campus and from system administration who have provided outstanding and sustained volunteer service to their campus, community/civic/professional organizations, and the university as a whole through active involvement in staff events, community [...]
After months of planning, the University of Colorado Travel, Expedition, and Altitude Medicine (TEAM) clinic is up and running, offering advice and treatment to a wide range of travelers. The clinic, staffed by nearly a dozen physicians with a variety of specialties, is among the first in the nation to provide comprehensive treatment for all [...]
David A. Fullerton, who heads the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the CU School of Medicine, recently was elected president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Fullerton, also a professor of surgery, holds the John T. M. Wright Endowed Chair in Heart Valve Surgery, and is the director of Cardiothoracic Surgical Research and the director [...]
Marion Downs turned 100 over the weekend and received an amazing gift. A $1 million donation from the Anschutz Foundation means Downs and the center she funded, Marion Downs Hearing Center (MDHC), are one step closer to a new facility. The Celebrating the Legacy Awards Gala was held the last weekend of January 2014 to [...]
Debbie R. Carter of the School of Medicine has been honored with the 2014 Jeanne Spurlock Minority Fellowship Achievement Award by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). This award acknowledges the achievements of former fellows of the Minority Fellowships who have made (or are making) significant contribution(s) to the profession and/or the minority community by working [...]
Eric Olson, professor, College of Business at UCCS, and director, Sport Management Program, was recently elected to the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau 2014 Board of Directors and Slate of Officers. The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau was incorporated in 1980 as a private non-profit corporation to promote Colorado Springs and the Pikes [...]
‘Creativity and Innovation in Research’ is the theme for Postdoctoral Research Day, presented by the CU Postdoctoral Office. The event is March 14 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Research Center 2, Trivisible Room. Abstract submission continues now through Feb. 17. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Roberta Ness, dean of the School of Public [...]
The FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security are warning that colleges and universities are a new, ripe target for cyber criminals using fake “.edu” email addresses, an unfortunate fact some CU employees recently experienced firsthand.