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A Place for You at CU: ‘Keep the goal in mind’

A Place for You at CU: ‘Keep the goal in mind’

A CU-Boulder student talks about a program, funded by a CU system Diversity and Excellence Grant, that provides learning tools and encourages low-income, first-generation and underrepresented minorities to apply to professional programs at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

‘Extreme Weight Loss’ returns to CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

‘Extreme Weight Loss’ returns to CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The hit ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss” returns Tuesday for its fifth season – and second year at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center – in which viewers will again see cast members begin yearlong journeys to transform their lifestyles.

School of Medicine research: Medicaid patients prefer ER

More than half of all Medicaid enrollees prefer the “one-stop shop” of a hospital emergency department to receive care for conditions that could be treated effectively at a primary care clinic, according to an article by a researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The finding exposes a [...]

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Dropping names …

The School of Medicine’s Foundations of Doctoring program and the Office of Community-Based Medical Education held their annual award banquet last week to bestow the Golden Stethoscope awards. The awards help medical students show their gratitude for the time and dedication of their preceptors. The Golden Stethoscope Awardees in 2015 are: Tracy Cushing, Emergency Medicine; [...]

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 Adeline M. Casillas, 91, classified staff retiree. April 21, 2015. Doris E. Dunkelberger, 99, classified staff retiree. April 4, 2015. Anthony G. Lozano, 77, faculty retiree emeritus. April 4, 2015. Sherman Ralsey [...]

CU spreads proven practices to InfoEd users at 2015 User Group Meeting

From UIS: CU is a proven leader and strategic partner with many of our technology vendors. InfoEd, the provider of our electronic Research Administration (eRA) applications, attracts approximately 250 practitioners to its annual User Group Meeting (UGM). In 2015, CU is sending 10 research administration employees from CU-Boulder, CU Denver and system administration to participate [...]

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CU Connections summer publication schedule begins May 28

Even if you’ll be away from your campus for any of this summer, you can stay up to date on happenings across the University of Colorado system by connecting with CU Connections. The Connections summer schedule begins May 28, when we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the following [...]

Five questions for Spero Manson

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A Distinguished Professor of public health and psychiatry, he leads the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the Colorado School of Public Health.

Shoemaker to faculty: We won’t always agree, but let’s work together

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Regent Linda Shoemaker made her first appearance before the Faculty Council last week, speaking and taking questions during the group’s last meeting of the academic year.

Have you ever wanted to know what your doctor knows?

Mini Medical School Online

The Mini Med School MOOC (massive open online course) will be offering a second session online starting June 8.

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Researchers create microscope allowing deep brain exploration

A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain. The researchers, including scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder, published details of their revolutionary microscope in the latest issue of `Optics Letters’ journal. “Microscopes today penetrate [...]

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Theodorescu named editor-in-chief of international medical journal

Dan Theodorescu, director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center and professor of urology and pharmacology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named an editor-in-chief for an international medical journal that’s the first to focus on bladder cancer, one of the most common cancers worldwide. The launch issue of the new [...]

CU Connections summer publication schedule begins May 28

Even if you’ll be away from your campus for any of this summer, you can stay up to date on happenings across the University of Colorado system by connecting with CU Connections. The Connections summer schedule begins May 28, when we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the following [...]

Social media tip: Don’t feed the troll

Don’t feed the troll! When using social media, never engage in arguments or negative dialogue when someone disagrees with your post. If you are able to reach out to your critic in a positive way, you might find a compromise and/or make a new friend.  

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Plan comparison tool helps simplify medical plan choices

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Side-by-side explanations of CU’s four health plans will help employees make their choices. Open Enrollment closes at 5 p.m. Monday.

New clinic aims to smooth bumpy road of cancer treatment

Cancer has been called many things, but “predictable” is not one of them. The elusive disease affects nearly every part of the body, arises from a variety of causes, and is capable of cellular mutations that frustrate providers battling it. Similarly, there is no easy way to pin down the effects that cancer treatments may [...]

Funding opportunity: Call for PTLC Faculty Researchers

Applications for the 2015-2016 cohort of President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) Faculty Researchers are now being accepted. Central to the work of the PTLC is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes both to theory and effective teaching practice in and across disciplines. To this end, each Faculty Researcher designs and [...]

Rocky Mountain Biotechnology Symposium coming to CU Anschutz

The Science Industry Alliance (SIA), a self-assembled group of enthusiastic and engaged graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, is hosting the first Rocky Mountain Biotechnology Symposium (RMBTS) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The event is set for 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. May 12 in Education 2 South and will consist of oral presentations, booths, panel discussions, [...]

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Faculty Council chooses new leadership team for coming year

Faculty Council chooses new leadership team for coming year

Faculty Council last week elected new leadership for the next academic year and honored one of its members with the annual Distinguished Service Award.

President’s Diversity Awards honor faculty, staff, students

The awards recognize significant achievements of individuals and academic or administrative units in developing a more culturally diverse, compassionate university community reflective of inclusive excellence.

For the love of science, giving to CU is crucial for retired faculty couple

For the love of science, giving to CU is crucial for retired faculty couple

Peggy and Hans Neville have committed more than $560,000 to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus; part of that amount will fund the Florence Crozier Cobb Professorship to foster research in women’s reproductive health.

Budget in the books

State of Colorado Capitol

Gov. John Hickenlooper last week signed the state’s budget for 2015-16, which includes a $17 million increase for the University of Colorado.

Know how to navigate benefits enrollment in the portal

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With Open Enrollment in full swing, many CU employees have learned all about plan changes and made health care decisions. Now, all that’s left to do is enroll by May 11.

Student-staffed DAWN clinic serves population in need

Student-staffed DAWN clinic serves population in need

It was 9:30 p.m., an hour after the DAWN Clinic had already closed, when David Choi and his fellow volunteers saw her: an elderly woman in a nightgown and slippers making her way down Dayton Street. Her foot and knee were bleeding, she didn’t understand English, and she had no idea who she was or [...]

Theodorescu receives prestigious Barringer Medal

Dan Theodorescu, director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center and professor of urology and pharmacology at the CU School of Medicine, was awarded the Barringer Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons for his distinguished contributions to urology. “I am honored beyond measure to receive this award from an institution that I greatly [...]

Tallman named to board of Colorado BioScience Association

Kate Tallman, associate vice president of the CU Technology Transfer Office, has been appointed a member of the board of the Colorado BioScience Association. Board members commit to a three-year term and work in partnership with CBSA staff to support the growth of Colorado’s more than 600 bioscience companies. Tallman has responsibility for intellectual property [...]

Dropping names …

Two members of the School of Medicine faculty are among the Top 40 Under 40 as ranked by Ophthalmologist magazine. Malik Kahook, professor of ophthalmology, is listed No. 2, and Kaweh Mansouri, adjunct associate professor, is 23rd on the list. The magazine notes that Malik has more than 30 patents filed, with 20 of those [...]

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Regents won’t divest; call for report on options for future investment

The vote came about after months of activism by students, faculty and others who have appeared before the board at its meetings and asked that the university move toward an investment portfolio absent of any and all funds tied to the fossil fuel energy industry.

Regents roundup

Four new degrees earned the approval of the Board of Regents during its regular meeting Friday at the CU Denver Student Commons Building on the Auraria Campus.

Grants totaling $18 million bring new names to Depression Center, Beth-El College

Gifts of $10 million and $8 million will boost the CU Depression Center at CU Anschutz and UCCS’ Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, new names for which will honor the family and legacy of Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson.