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New medical center in Guatemala marks CU’s first permanent presence in foreign country

New medical center in Guatemala marks CU’s first permanent presence in foreign country

The Center for Human Development, a multifaceted medical facility developed by the Colorado School of Public Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado to serve some 4,500 banana workers and their families with plans to eventually expand into neighboring communities.

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Samantha Bruner, alumni relations with the College of Business at UCCS, recently received the Leadership Pikes Peak 2014 Emerging Leader Award. Bruner was cited for her work with the College of Business as well as with a business she operates, Colorado Springs Food Tours, and a Leadership Pikes Peak alumni advisory board. She is a [...]

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Health Sciences Library social media project celebrates CU Anschutz Medical Campus

The Health Sciences Library on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has launched #iheartCUAnschutz, a social media project bringing together what the community loves about CU Anschutz from Facebook posts, tweets, images, videos, blog posts, songs, poems, haikus, jingles and more. Students, staff, faculty and anyone who loves CU Anschutz is invited to participate. Tag your [...]

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Campus to commemorate Ludlow Massacre centennial with series of events

Ludlow Massacre’s impact remains vivid

In southern Colorado on April 20, 1914, fighting broke out between a camp of striking coal miners and an alliance between the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and the Colorado National Guard. In the end, at least 18 miners and their family members were dead. The event galvanized national efforts to promote higher labor standards [...]

CU receives warm welcome from south Denver

CU receives warm welcome from south Denver

The University of Colorado received a warm welcome from the south Denver community at a reception to announce the university’s arrival in the fast-growing region. This fall, CU opens classroom space at The Wildlife Experience, which hosted more than 180 guests at the April 3 event. The Wildlife Experience sits at the center of the [...]

Thomas Jefferson Award winners honored at event

A high-achieving group of academics, all with a great devotion to the humanities and community service, received Thomas Jefferson Awards at a dinner and reception in the Terrace Room, Lawrence Street Center, at the University of Colorado Denver on April 2. This year’s honorees include two faculty members, a staff member and two students, and [...]

Smith to connect students, employers with CU programs in south Denver

Tony Smith thrives on helping students to reach their full potential. He also loves chatting with employers about their workforce needs. So he jumped at the chance to lead the University of Colorado’s forward-thinking expansion into the south Denver region that’s teeming with ambitious students and professionals as well as growing industries in need of [...]

Beall participates in conference, training workshop in Iraq

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor at CU Denver and Scholarly Initiatives librarian for the Auraria Campus, recently returned from Iraq. He traveled to the Middle East to help conduct a conference and workshop. The three-day event in Erbil was presented by the Institute of International Education (IIE, the company that manages the Fulbright Program) and sponsored [...]

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Sandra Reno, associate director for international programs, Office of International Affairs at UCCS, recently completed the 2013 National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Academy for International Education. The yearlong program is designed to help participants gain a thorough understanding of international education through a series of structured training events, personalized learning goals, professional networking opportunities, [...]

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Social Climate Survey underway

Social Climate Survey underway

The Social Climate Survey, which requires about 10 minutes to finish, must be accessed via a link included in emails that were sent systemwide on Wednesday.

Q&A: Michel Chonchol

Q&A: Michel Chonchol

Since 2008, he has served as the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension. In 2012, he was promoted to professor and has served as Director of the End Stage Renal Disease program since 2013.

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Special Care Clinic fills dental health care gap

Special Care Clinic fills dental health care gap

Harold Fowler, a 62-year-old Denver resident with cerebral palsy, sits calmly as gauze gets packed around his teeth and the high-pitched whir of a drill fills the room. Outside the state-of-the-art clinic in the CU School of Dental Medicine Building sits Harold’s mother, Reather Fowler. Reather and her husband have been taking Harold to regular [...]

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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 Janette Klingner, 60, School of Education professor. March 20, 2014. Read more here. CU Anschutz Medical Campus David W. Talmage, 94, faculty retiree emeritus. March 6, 2014. Read more here.

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Small plan changes could have big impacts this Open Enrollment

Later this month, when CU opens your three-week window to enroll in 2014-15 benefits plans, it will introduce several small changes that could have a huge impact on your final decisions. Running from 8 a.m. Monday, April 28, through 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, CU’s 2014-15 Open Enrollment period is your opportunity to review your [...]

Anschutz Medical Campus anthology presents poetry, prose, photos, art

Artistic flair was on display during a reception to celebrate the launch of the annual anthology, The Human Touch, on March 25 at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Now in its seventh year of publication, The Human Touch 2014 is a collection of poetry, prose, graphic art, and photography created by the students, [...]

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The envelopes, please: Smiles unsealed at Match Day 2014

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The annual Match Day festivities for CU School of Medicine students launched with hugs, laughter and lots of photo-taking, filling the 90 minutes between check-in at the Grand Hyatt ballroom in downtown Denver and the envelope-opening that unveiled for each fourth-year medical student where they would go next. The students, accompanied by family and friends, [...]

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Fernald’s work featured in journal cover story

The work of Doug Fernald, a senior instructor, BIGHORN Director, and CaReNet Assistant Director at the School of Medicine, is featured in the cover story of AHRQ’s Research Activities. Fernald’s research includes health assessments and practice transformation. He developed “Health Assessments in Primary Care: A How-To Guide for Clinicians and Staff” to help medical professionals [...]

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Alzheimer’s research highlighted at CU Advocacy Day

2014 CU Advocacy Day

The event was hosted by the CU Office of Government Relations and CU Advocates Program and drew lawmakers; several CU Regents; CU President Bruce Benson and his wife, Marcy; Don Elliman, chancellor of CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus; Lilly Marks, vice president for health affairs and executive vice chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus; and many CU Advocates.

Five questions for Jennifer Caspari

Caspari

The psychological wellness of cancer patients often can influence health outcomes. At the University of Colorado Hospital, Caspari spends much of her time building relationships with patients, especially those involved with stem cell transplants, to help their recovery.

Regents recognize commitment, service of exceptional individuals

Balsells, Claman, Hill, Pinchuk and Schroffel to be recognized at commencement ceremonies this spring.

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Postdoctoral research day highlights innovation

Innovation and creativity were the main themes running through the fifth annual Postdoctoral Research Day on March 14 at the Anschutz Medical Campus. This year’s keynote speech, entitled “So You Think You Can Innovate?” was delivered by Roberta Ness, MD, MPH, dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Texas and an expert [...]

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Rumack to receive honor from American College of Radiology

Carol Rumack, School of Medicine professor of radiology and pediatrics and associate dean for graduate medical education, will receive the Gold Medal from the American College of Radiology in April in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes individuals for distinguished and extraordinary service to the ACR or to the discipline of radiology. Rumack is only the [...]

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D’Ambrosia recognized with diversity award

Robert D. D’Ambrosia, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at the School of Medicine, was presented the 2014 Diversity Award recently by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The Diversity Award recognizes members of AAOS who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding commitment to making orthopedics more representative of and accessible to [...]

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  Josephine Benavidez, general professional, Pre Collegiate Development Program at UCCS, received the Cynthia Gayles Award on March 14 at the College in Colorado Ninth Annual Pre-Collegiate Conference at the Tivoli Center in Denver. The award recognizes dedication to student achievement and includes a $1,000 award. It is presented annually in memory of Cynthia Gayles, [...]

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Stay on track to better health, win one of 10 prizes every week

Those who are informed about their own health are more likely to address it – either by acknowledging where they’re doing well and rewarding themselves for it or by managing the areas that call for improvement. Be Colorado invites all primary members of a CU Health Plan to value their health by finding the time [...]

CU boasts top-ranked graduate programs

CU boasts top-ranked graduate programs

CU-Boulder’s atomic/molecular/optical physics program holds the top spot nationally; dozens others also earn high ratings.

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Learn, play and win at Employee Services Expos

Employee Services Expos

When you attend an ES Expo, you’ll receive a ticket, which you can use to enter a drawing for an iPad (one grand prize per campus). For each expo booth that you visit, you can earn prizes— additional tickets for drawing entries—by participating in games that will teach you more about ES.

Marijuana symposium features university health and public policy experts

Experts from the vast spectrum of marijuana research gathered Friday to discuss the medical and public policy implications of Colorado’s new cannabis laws, focusing strongly on the drug’s impact on children. “We are here to examine the evidence,” said moderator Tim Byers, M.D., associate dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, which sponsored the [...]

Open house offers ‘Stress Reduction on the Way to Baby’

University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine is hosting an event, “Stress Reduction on the Way to Baby,” open to all from 6 to 8 tonight at the Stapleton office, 3055 Roslyn St., Room 230, Denver. At this open house event, psychologists will offer coping techniques, supportive suggestions and proven strategies to navigate the stress associated [...]

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Marks, Aagaard talk mentoring at CU Women Succeeding

CU Women Succeeding symposium

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.