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Five questions for David Reed

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The Boulder native has come full circle, returning to the university where, as a youngster, he once sold sodas at Folsom Field. The former cable TV exec now is a visiting scholar in residence at the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program.

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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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Yoshinaga-Itano to be honored for research

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Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, professor of audiology at CU-Boulder, will be honored by the Lake Drive Foundation for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Mountain Lakes, N.J. , for her research, which sparked universal newborn hearing screenings and revolutionized the early intervention movement. According to the foundation, millions of newborns worldwide are screened for [...]

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Matias receives national award for education research

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Cheryl Matias, an assistant professor in the School of Education and Human Development at CU Denver, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the American Educational Research Association Division K Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education Award. The award recognizes research that demonstrates innovation in addressing issues of diversity in teaching and/or [...]

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Study on lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing effective, accurate tool

Study on lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing effective, accurate tool

If Galileo were still alive and kicking, he might want to take a selfie with some of the thousands of citizen scientists all around the world for their surprisingly accurate work of counting craters on the pock-marked moon. A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder showed that as a group, volunteer counters [...]

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Greenwood authors study on outsourcing public services

Daphne T. Greenwood, professor in the Department of Economics and director of the Colorado Center for Policy Studies based at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, authored a groundbreaking study on the trend of state and local governments contracting public services to private corporations. The study, released March 11, says governments more often are choosing [...]

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University Counsel outlines requirements related to marijuana research

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No CU faculty members have authority to perform research without complying with the requirements.

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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 [...]

Larson-led team to commercialize laser surgical device

A team led by Michael Larson, El Pomar Endowed Chair of Engineering and Innovation at UCCS, has developed a laser-based device for closing wounds during nasal surgery that circumvents several technical hurdles. Now a company that he formed, Tissue Fusion LLC, and the CU Office of Technology Transfer recently completed a license agreement that will [...]

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Five questions for Tom Lemieux

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CU-Boulder’s greenhouse manager,has been at the university for 22 years. The collection he has amassed over the years is used to teach students about plant biology.

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$5 million gift bolsters CU melanoma research project

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A research project at the University of Colorado School of Medicine that aims for more targeted therapies for melanoma—made possible by a $5 million anonymous gift—will be led by William Robinson, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology.

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Five questions for Aaron Hirsh

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Research associate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at CU-Boulder is author of “Telling Our Way to the Sea: A Voyage of Discovery in the Sea of Cortez.”

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Student wins prestigious Gates scholarship for study at Cambridge University

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CU-Boulder’s Stephen Kissler is working with Associate Professor Vanja Dukic on groundbreaking research to model the spread of meningitis in Nigeria.

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New clinic treats travelers heading for the jungles, deserts and mountains

New clinic treats travelers heading for the jungles, deserts and mountains

After months of planning, the University of Colorado Travel, Expedition, and Altitude Medicine (TEAM) clinic is up and running, offering advice and treatment to a wide range of travelers. The clinic, staffed by nearly a dozen physicians with a variety of specialties, is among the first in the nation to provide comprehensive treatment for all [...]

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Shy toddlers understand more than their speaking ability indicates, says CU-Boulder study

Scientists have known that shy toddlers often have delayed speech, but a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder shows that the lag in using words does not mean that the children don’t understand what’s being said. The nature of the connection between behavioral inhibitions—such as shyness or fearfulness—and delayed language acquisition has not [...]

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CU-Boulder awarded DARPA cooperative agreement to assess mechanisms of drugs and chemical agents

CU-Boulder awarded DARPA cooperative agreement to assess mechanisms of drugs and chemical agents

The University of Colorado Boulder has been awarded a cooperative agreement worth up to $14.6 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a new technological system to rapidly determine how drugs and biological or chemical agents exert their effects on human cells. The project, called the Subcellular Pan-Omics for Advanced Rapid [...]

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CU-built software uses big data to battle forgetting

CU-built software uses big data to battle forgetting

Computer software similar to that used by online retailers to recommend products to a shopper can help students remember the content they’ve studied, according to a new CU-Boulder study.

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Five questions for Brian Cadena

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A CU-Boulder assistant professor of economics, Cadena researches poverty, immigration and the labor market — interests that he says likely were sparked by his mother, a social worker.

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Five questions for James White

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Humans and ecosystems can adapt to a slowly changing climate, but what happens when these changes happen abruptly? “When it comes to climate change, speed kills,” says James White, a Fellow and Director of INSTAAR (Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research) and a professor of geological sciences at CU-Boulder.

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Medicaid beneficiaries use emergency services due to lack of alternatives

A study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine shows patients with Medicaid insurance seeking care in an emergency department may be driven by lack of alternatives instead of the severity of their illness. The study is published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). Researchers, led by Roberta Capp, MD, used the [...]

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CU-Boulder flying antibiotic experiment, education project on ants to space station

CU-Boulder flying antibiotic experiment, education project on ants to space station

Orbital Sciences Corp.’s commercial Cygnus spacecraft, carrying two University of Colorado Boulder payloads to the International Space Station, is set to be launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The two CU-Boulder payloads — a biomedical antibiotic experiment and an educational K-12 experiment involving ant behavior in microgravity – were first scheduled to be [...]

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Bedtime for toddlers: Timing is everything, says CU-Boulder study

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Study shows that toddlers with later melatonin rise times took longer to fall asleep after being put to bed, said CU-Boulder assistant professor Monique LeBourgeois.

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Horton shares research on migrant children’s oral health

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Sarah Horton, assistant professor in anthropology at CU Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, presented the result of her research on Oct. 4 at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill conference “Comparing Approaches to Health Inequalities and Justice: A Dialogue on Theory, Method, and (Inter)-Disciplinarity.” Horton’s presentation focused on what ethnography can contribute [...]

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Chin, Parker present at GSA annual meeting

Anne Chin, a professor of geography at CU Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and graduate student Anna Parker presented their research on the impacts of the Waldo Canyon Fire on mountain river channels at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver in October. In conjunction with their collaborators, Chin [...]

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CU-Boulder to fly antibiotic experiment, education project on ants to space station

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A University of Colorado Boulder research center will launch two payloads aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.’s commercial Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station on Dec. 18, including a biomedical antibiotic experiment and an educational K-12 experiment involving ant behavior in microgravity. BioServe Space Technologies, a NASA-funded center in CU-Boulder’s aerospace engineering sciences department, designed the [...]

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Economist: Smartphone users value their privacy, are willing to pay for it

Economist: Smartphone users value their privacy, are willing to pay for it

Average smartphone users are willing to pay up to $5 extra for a typical application—or “app”—that won’t monitor their locations, contact lists and other personal information, a study conducted by two economists at the University of Colorado Boulder has found. The researchers believe theirs is the first economic study to gauge the monetary value smartphone [...]

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Grant to support pediatric stroke research at CU

Richard J. Traystman, Ph.D., and his research group have been awarded $2.5 million over four years from the American Heart/Stroke Association and the Bugher Foundation. This award forms the basis of the new University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus ASA/Bugher Foundation Stroke Collaborative Research Center of Excellence. The grant focuses on pediatric stroke [...]

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MAVEN successfully launches from Florida

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A $671 million NASA mission to Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder thundered into the sky Monday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the first step on its 10-month journey to the red planet.

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Five questions for Robert Roach

Five questions for Robert Roach

Being able to predict who will and who won’t get altitude sickness can make a Sunday morning 14er climb easier and more enjoyable, but the knowledge also will help with efforts to understand and treat heart and lung disease and other medical conditions.

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Faculty may apply for Boettcher Investigator status

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The program supports early career investigators whose research has a direct impact on human health.