The CU Board of Regents on Tuesday officially named the two newest Distinguished Professors, the most prestigious honor given to faculty across the CU system.
Paul A. Bunn Jr., M.D., professor, James Dudley Chair in Cancer Research, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, CU Anschutz Medical Campus; and Steven Medema, Ph.D., professor of economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver; were presented with the honors during the board’s meeting at CU Denver in St. Cajetan’s on the Auraria Campus.
The recognition goes annually to faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work, a record of excellence in classroom teaching and supervision of individual learning, and outstanding service to the profession, the university and its affiliates. CU President Bruce D. Benson reviewed nominations from CU’s campuses; with the recommendation of a committee of Distinguished Professors, he forwarded the candidates’ names to the Board of Regents, which voted unanimously on the nominations at Tuesday’s meeting.
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