“Grad school was so much fun, doing research and discovering things and learning what no one had known before. It was so fascinating that I came as close as I could to being in grad school permanently – I became a professor.”
Only 10 researchers nationwide were awarded NIH Pioneer Awards in 2014. The Pioneer Award challenges investigators to develop groundbreaking approaches that potentially can impact broad areas of biomedical or behavioral science.
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore announced Wednesday that Stein Sture will retire in June 2015 after 35 years of service to the campus, including his role as vice chancellor for research during the past nine years.
NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars and produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, said University of Colorado Boulder Professor Bruce Jakosky, the mission’s principal investigator. In addition, the new observations allowed scientists to [...]
The team, led by CU-Boulder professor Alexis Templeton of the geological sciences department, will be researching what scientists call “rock-powered life.”
Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The paper, published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, is the first to [...]
The spacecraft for a NASA mission to probe the climate history of Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder slid seamlessly into orbit on Sunday, the last major hurdle of the 10-month, 442-million-mile journey.
Not all students returning to school will be up to date on their vaccinations. A new study conducted by Jennifer Reich, a researcher at the University of Colorado Denver, shows that the reasons why children may not be fully vaccinated depends on the class privilege of their mothers. According to the National Network for Immunization [...]
Peter Anderson, a professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, contributed to the latest findings on the effectiveness of a HIV prevention drug. Working in the Colorado Antiviral Pharmacology Laboratory at the CU School of Pharmacy, Anderson and his colleagues developed a way to test the effectiveness of the drug, Truvada (a [...]
Written by Staff • Issue: September 4, 2014 • Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus • Tags: research, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Matthew J. Kennedy, assistant professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, was named a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences. He is one of 22 early career researchers to receive the honor this year from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The scholars receive flexible funding to investigate some of the world’s most pressing problems. Kennedy’s lab [...]
Based on preliminary figures, the investment in exploration taking place at CU campuses during the most recent fiscal year represents a stunning jump of 11.7 percent over the previous year’s total.
Georgia Charkoftaki, Ph.D., a visiting research associate at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, entered a national competition that brings together scientific discovery and fashion inspiration in an innovative runway event.
Perhaps the most relentless advocate, and prodigious fundraiser, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is someone who doesn’t even work there.
An international research effort organized by the University of Colorado Boulder conducted the first multiple, unmanned aircraft interception of a telltale rush of cold air preceding a thunderstorm known as a “gust front” as it rolled across the Pawnee National Grassland in northeast Colorado on Aug. 14. Organized by CU-Boulder’s Research and Engineering Center for [...]
On the College of Nursing faculty since 2000, she now is an associate professor who focuses on adult acute care nursing and quality and safety.
In a rare study of how street network design affects public health, researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Connecticut have discovered that older, more compact cities promote more walking and biking and are generally healthier than many newer communities. “Previously we had found that people drive less and walk more [...]
Her studies focus on the history of American business cultures, and she’s written two books and is contemplating a third.
A genetic sleuthing effort led by the University of Colorado Boulder that resulted in the identification of Colorado’s “true” native greenback cutthroat trout two years ago has come full circle with the stocking of the official state fish into Colorado’s high country. Roughly 1,200 greenback cutthroat fingerlings reared in federal and state hatcheries in Colorado [...]
ZANETA THAYER: Room to teach and do research Zaneta Thayer, Ph.D., finished her doctoral degree in anthropology last fall with impeccable academic credentials. She was considering various options when she saw a faculty position posted in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver. Thayer earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and anthropology at [...]
Written by Chris Casey • Issue: August 14, 2014 • Campus: CU Denver • Tags: Department of Anthropology, research, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
A professor of linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder, he studies language structures. Rood and fellow linguists aren’t so interested in “mastering the system” – or learning to speak the language – but in describing it. He’s been doing just that at CU since 1967.
“Despite some uncertainties around precipitation, it’s clear that as temperatures rise in Colorado, there will be impacts on our water resources,” said Jeff Lukas, lead author of the new report and a researcher at the Western Water Assessment, a program of the University of Colorado Boulder funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
If you are of Latin American descent, do you call yourself Chicano? Latino? Hispanic? As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Ph.D., knew instinctively that the ethnic labels his fellow students chose said something about their perception of themselves and their values. “There was a very clear understanding that [...]
Take a look at the current CU Denver catalog and you will see a course titled Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Housed in the Geomatics Engineering and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, this course might, at first glance, look like Drones 101—the study of the unmanned aircraft often [...]
Meet perhaps the tiniest hedgehog species ever: Silvacola acares. Its roughly 52-million-year-old fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia. The hedgehog’s scientific name means “tiny forest dweller,” said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Jaelyn Eberle of the geological sciences department, lead author on the study. The creature — [...]
Matthew J. Kennedy, assistant professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, has been named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. He is one of 22 early-career researchers to receive the honor this year from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The scholars will receive flexible funding to investigate some of the world’s most pressing problems [...]
He committed his support for research and patient care with a multi-year, $3 million gift in May to support two major campus initiatives.
A University of Colorado Denver study examining collisions between bicycles and motorists, shows bicyclist safety significantly increases when there are more bikes on the road, a finding that could be attributed to a “safety in numbers” effect. The study focused on Boulder, which has one of the highest rates of bicycling in the country at [...]
Each early career scientist will receive a grant of $225,000 to further groundbreaking work that holds promise for improving human health.
A groundbreaking new study released this week by the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center confirms that drinking diet beverages helps people lose weight.
Scientists armed with a supercomputer and a vast trove of newly collected data on the body’s most potent “tumor suppressor” gene have created the best map yet of how the gene works, an accomplishment that could lead to new techniques for fighting cancers, which are adept at disabling the gene in order to thrive. Scientists [...]