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Fundraising boosts third edition of GLBTI Symposium

Fundraising boosts third edition of GLBTI Symposium

Highly successful fundraising has given a boost to the third annual GLBTI Faculty Council Symposium, which is well on its way to reaching capacity for registration.

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Philanthropy at Work: Carol Hammond

Hammond says that fighting cancer is a passion because of the ubiquitous nature of the disease. Many of her friends are cancer survivors. In addition to her mother, Hammond has lost several good friends and family members to lung and pancreatic cancer.

Election season brings reminder of guidelines on campaign activity

A variety of state and federal laws and regulations govern political expression and conduct in the university workplace.

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State leaders discuss prescription drug abuse epidemic

The growing threat of prescription drug addiction and the best ways to confront the epidemic was the focus of a daylong meeting Oct. 3 of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. “We consider prescription drug abuse a major public health threat,” said Larry Wolk, M.D., the executive director and chief medical officer at [...]

President’s Teaching Scholars talk collaboration, meet with president

The President’s Teaching Scholars Program recently presented two special events where member scholars from across the CU system gathered. The program’s annual fall retreat took place at CU-Boulder. Meeting under the theme of “Collaboration and the Forces of Change,” the scholars discussed their own projects and spoke with CU-Boulder Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Russell [...]

Everson awarded new patents for testing liver function

Gregory Everson, professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Medicine, recently received two patents for a less-invasive measurement of liver function.  The patents are part of a new system to test liver function that has not been possible with tests that have been in use. Previously, tests only could detect disease in [...]

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Foster honored as Champion of Vestibular Medicine

Carol Foster, an associate professor at the School of Medicine and director of the Balance Laboratory at the University of Colorado Hospital, has been recognized by the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) as a 2014 Champion of Vestibular Medicine. Foster specializes in the non-surgical treatment of dizziness and imbalance caused by inner ear, brain or sensory [...]

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Fall Financial Expos coming to campuses starting Monday

Online registration for Employee Services’ 2014 Fall Financial Expos has closed, but faculty and staff may still register the day of each event by visiting the registration booths. The expos are coming to each CU campus Oct. 21-27. For a full schedule of events, visit All are welcome to attend the Expo’s Dollars & [...]

Five questions for Laura Borgelt


Whether she’s swimming the English Channel or navigating the sometimes rocky waters of shared governance, the new chair of Faculty Council remains committed in her pursuit of goals.

One family, two hearts: Medical odyssey provides hope, health

One family, two hearts: Medical odyssey provides hope, health

On Dec. 17, 2011, 48-year-old Brian Sherry was folding laundry when he first experienced an unusual electric sensation on the left side of his chest. A veteran elementary school teacher, Brian is an easygoing guy with a wry sense of humor and a passion for producing homemade wine. He walked upstairs, took a shower, sat [...]

Borgstede to lead International Society of Radiology

James Borgstede, professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, was installed earlier this month as president of the International Society of Radiology (ISR) during the 28th International Congress of Radiology in Dubai, UAE. He previously had been president-elect serving as a member of the ISR Executive Committee. During the meeting, Borgstede participated in a [...]

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Faculty members, research teams awarded patents

Several CU faculty members and research teams recently were awarded patents for their work.  A research team led by Associate Professor Michael Stowell (MCDB, Mechanical Engineering (affiliate), Center for Neuroscience) was given a patent for a new peptide manufacturing process. Now being developed by CU startup company AmideBio, the BiopureTM process enables rapid structure activity [...]

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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 Arthur M. Boardman, 87, faculty retiree. Sept. 20, 2014. Richard Law, 79, classified staff retiree. Sept. 29, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, 61, faculty. Sept. 19, 2014.

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Tenure review policy undergoes minor changes

The policy had been held over for final approval to allow System Administration and the campuses to work on some minor revisions to Appendix B of the newly revised policy, as suggested by CU Denver.

Research into sports safety for kids catches attention of White House

Research into sports safety for kids catches attention of White House

When Dawn Comstock, Ph.D., met President Barack Obama in May, the White House gave her three rules: no selfies, no hands in pants pockets, and absolutely no touching the president except to shake his hand. Then the president came in, thanked Comstock for the work she’s doing to keep high school athletes safe and put his [...]

Beyond all odds, a doctor

President’s Medical Scholarship empowers first-generation student to aim high and give back

Carmen Vandal, M.D., doesn’t have time to organize clothing drives, deliver strollers to new mothers and make house calls to struggling refugees in Aurora. But she does these things anyway.

Wang receives award from Society for Investigative Dermatology

Xiao-Jing Wang, director of CU’s head and neck cancer research program at the School of Medicine, has received the William Montagna Lecture Award from the Society for Investigative Dermatology. Established in 1975, this award honors one individual annually among investigators who has made significant contributions to research in skin biology. Wang’s laboratory studies cancer, wound [...]

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Shop for advice at Dollars & Sense Market

You may need to get on a waiting list to attend some of the talks at Employee Services’ Fall Financial Expos, but you’ll have guaranteed access to key financial resources at the event’s central gathering space: the Dollars & Sense Market. While there’s now a waiting list to attend CU Money Talks at three campus [...]

My New Weigh offers free info sessions this month

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 Denver 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, [...]

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 [...]

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


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.