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Benson: CU Denver, CU Anschutz Medical Campus to gain greater focus from individual chancellors

Benson: CU Denver, CU Anschutz Medical Campus to gain greater focus from individual chancellors

The campuses will remain administratively consolidated, sharing services such as budget and finance, IT, human resources and communication.

Luncheon celebrates UPI’s commitment to scholarships

Luncheon celebrates UPI’s financial commitment to scholarships

University Physicians Inc. is a quiet but powerful force on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Dedicated to providing business operations and administrative support to the School of Medicine’s 2,200 clinical providers, UPI has recently been a very important donor to scholarships.

Staff Council looks for early jump on policy reviews

In its first meeting of the new academic year, the University of Colorado Staff Council solidified membership for two committees that will focus on university policies and council engagement. Those committee members then discussed goals for the year.

A physician’s trip through the disease looking glass

“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me,” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in a 1936 short story. Likewise, very ill patients facing the uncertainty of disease may feel isolated from their healthy, knowledgeable physicians. But as Jack McKee, the aloof surgeon turned gravely ill patient of the 1991 [...]

Douglas named vice chancellor for CU South Denver

Douglas

Lisa M. Douglas, associate vice chancellor for budget and finance at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus since 2011, is immediately taking on the role of vice chancellor for CU South Denver, reporting to Jerry Wartgow, CU Denver interim chancellor. Douglas was also recently named chief financial officer (CFO) for CU Denver, [...]

Dropping names …

Dena Samuels, assistant professor in the UCCS Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program, recently published “The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World” (Teachers College Press, New York). The 176-page text examines discrepancies between current educational cultural climate and the need to prepare for a growing multicultural population. … University Veterinarian Jori Leszczynski, director of the Office [...]

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Employee Services sets Fall Financial Expos for October

It’s going to be a very money-minded October for CU employees. Amid the really fun parts of this monthlong financial focus (online quizzes, gift giveaways, etc.) will be a valuable centerpiece: you, face-to-face, with experts who can help you set course on the financial path that meets your needs. Employee Services’ Fall Financial Expos, Oct. [...]

ELP Award Nominations due by 5 p.m. Friday

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award until 5 p.m. Friday. Since 2000, this university-sponsored leadership program has graduated 449 university faculty and staff. The award recognizes an ELP alumnus who has shown exemplary leadership at the university in one or more areas: Leadership of organizations, [...]

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Valued at $40 million, the gift of The Wildlife Experience facility in Douglas County from Dave and Gail Liniger and their family to CU was announced Sept. 11 at the Board of Regents meeting.

Five questions for Ben Miller

Five questions for Ben Miller

A new interdisciplinary policy center on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus will focus on behavioral health in primary care and how to better deliver comprehensive whole-person care that also will decrease costs and enhance the patient experience.

Anschutz Block Party a success despite brisk weather

Anschutz Block Party a success despite brisk weather

An occasional “brrrr” rose up between golf swings, volleyball bumps and bites of burrito, but the hearty souls at the Anschutz Medical Campus and surrounding community still turned out in large numbers for the festive Anschutz Block Party on Friday. Stacey Bagby, a professional research assistant in veterinary technology, wore a warm jacket, hat and [...]

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Hiatt earns honor from American Heart Association

William R. Hiatt, professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology at CU School of Medicine, has been named a Distinguished Scientist for 2014 by the American Heart Association (AHA). The award recognizes members of the AHA for significant, original and sustained scientific contributions including impact of research on the field, independence of the investigator, and originality [...]

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Dropping names …

Angela Sauaia, a professor at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), has published a new book “The Quest for Health Equity.”  In the book, Sauaia lays out a roadmap to address health disparities. Sauaia said she wrote the book to gather information together in one place with solutions based on scientific evidence and critical [...]

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Lockhart to receive lifetime honor

Charles Lockhart, CU emeritus professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics, School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Robert M. Smith Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of pediatric anesthesiology. This award, which will be given at the academy’s meeting in Phoenix in March 2015, recognizes [...]

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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 John H. Hodges, 85, faculty retiree. Sept. 2, 2014. Susan L. Miles, 68, exempt professional retiree. July 13, 2014. Lenard Millert Sipes, 62, classified staff retiree. July 15, 2014. Patricia Soto Hoffmann, 36, faculty. [...]

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ELP Award Nominations due Sept. 26

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award through Sept. 26. ELP is a university-sponsored leadership program that seeks to develop high-potential individuals as effective leaders. Since 2000, the program has been supported by the Office of the President and has graduated 449 university faculty and staff. [...]

Call for proposals: 13th Annual CU Women Succeeding Symposium

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 [...]

Request for nominations: 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award

The Women’s Committee of the Faculty Council requests nominations for the 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award. This award recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. Instituted in 1992, the award is named for Elizabeth Gee, [...]

CU earns high marks across the nation, region

CU earns high marks across the nation, region

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on its measures of academic peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

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Five questions for Christian Valtierra

Five questions for Christian Valtierra, Office of Inclusion and Outreach

Introducing middle- and high-school students to the opportunities available in higher education is rewarding on many levels for the assistant director for pipeline programming and university outreach in the Office of Inclusion and Outreach at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Inclusive campuses the theme of 2014 Diversity Summit

Systemwide Diversity Summit

The goals of the summit are to increase attendees’ knowledge about diversity topics and resources, and to enhance their communication skills. The summit is designed for staff and faculty in all roles.

Panel: Time is now for U.S. to lead in biomedical research

The United States is in danger of losing its biomedical edge to countries that are aggressively funding research into personalized medicine. That was a key message from the 21st Century Cures Roundtable at National Jewish Health on Wednesday. The discussion, hosted by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, featured a panel of experts from academia, government [...]

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CU collaboration included in new book

CU colleagues recently coauthored a chapter titled “Patient and Family-Centered Care and the Interprofessional Team” in the book “Person and Family-Centered Care” by  J. Barnsteiner, J Disch and M.K. Walton. The chapter authors are College of Nursing’s Gail Armstrong, associate professor; Amy Barton, associate dean for Clinical and Community Affairs; Wesley Nuffer, assistant professor, assistant [...]

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Faculty Council GLBTI symposium to consider health equity

The University of Colorado Faculty Council GLBTI Committee is sponsoring its third annual symposium to provide a forum for faculty, staff and students at CU to exchange ideas and learn new strategies for inclusiveness throughout the university. Theme of the event, set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Trivisible Room, Research [...]

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Supplier Showcases conclude next week

The Procurement Service Center (PSC) is hosting the ninth annual Supplier Showcases, your opportunity to discover potential new suppliers and connect personally with current suppliers. All CU faculty and staff are invited to attend this systemwide series, which began earlier this month in Boulder. The next event is today at UCCS. First-time exhibitors include Instrument [...]

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Mini Med School goes global – and free

Mini Med School launches MOOC

For years, on CU campuses, people have enjoyed the live CU Mini Med School. Now, it goes online for everyone in the world, as the CU Anschutz Medical Campus’s first MOOC.

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Commitment to service – at home and abroad – earns Chase Faculty Community Service Award for CU doctor

Philip Zeitler, M.D., Ph.D.

An internationally known expert in pediatric endocrinology, Philip Zeitler’s research has contributed greatly to the world’s understanding of pediatric Type 2 diabetes and pediatric obesity.

Study: For some African-American women, hair care a potential barrier to exercise

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately four out of five black women are overweight or obese and 36 percent meet physical activity objectives as determined by the CDC. That’s compared to 50 percent of white women meeting the same objectives. A study conducted by the Center for African American Health and the University [...]

Anderson tests, shares research on HIV prevention drug

Peter Anderson, a professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, contributed to the latest findings on the effectiveness of a HIV prevention drug. Working in the Colorado Antiviral Pharmacology Laboratory at the CU School of Pharmacy, Anderson and his colleagues developed a way to test the effectiveness of the drug, Truvada (a [...]

Kennedy named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

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

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