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Five questions for Cheryl Krause-Parello

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At the College of Nursing, her health research initiative for veterans – Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors, or C-P.A.W.W. – investigates, in part, the beneficial effects that dogs have on their human companions.

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Nurse helps homeless adolescents, prepares future public health leaders

Nurse helps homeless adolescents, prepares future public health leaders

Scott Harpin, Ph.D., rarely hears back from the young people he works with at the Urban Peak shelter. And maybe that is a good thing. “If they’re not going back to the shelter, we hope that their situation has improved, and maybe that means success,” said Harpin, assistant professor, College of Nursing at the University of [...]

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CU Denver study exposes bias in transportation system design

America’s streets are designed and evaluated with a an inherent bias toward the needs of motor vehicles, ignoring those of bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users, according to a new study co-authored by Wesley Marshall of the University of Colorado Denver. “The most common way to measure transportation performance is with the level-of-service standard,” said [...]

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NASA’S MAVEN spacecraft watches passing comet and its effects at Mars

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NASA’s newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew near Mars on Sunday and is studying the flyby’s effects on the Red Planet’s atmosphere, according to University of Colorado Boulder professor Bruce Jakosky, principal investigator on the mission. The MAVEN, or Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN spacecraft, [...]

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Groups awarded new patents

Two new patents have been awarded to two groups of researchers from CU Anschutz, CU Denver and CU-Boulder. One patent is for improved shape memory polymers, a “smart material” used in many next-generation implantable medical devices. The inventors on the patent are Christopher Bowman, CU-Boulder, chemical and biological engineering; Robin Shandas, CU Denver, bioengineering, and [...]

Five questions for Ted Randolph

Five questions for Ted Randolph

“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.”

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Biomedical research lands CU-Boulder’s Palmer coveted award for $3.7 million NIH grant to fuel ‘high-risk, high-reward science’

Biomedical research lands CU-Boulder's Palmer coveted award for $3.7 million NIH grant to fuel 'high-risk, high-reward science'

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.

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Stein Sture to retire as CU-Boulder’s vice chancellor for research

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.

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MAVEN spacecraft’s first look at Mars holds surprises, says CU-Boulder mission leader

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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 [...]

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NASA awards CU-Boulder-led team $7 million

NASA awards CU-Boulder-led team $7 million to study origins, evolution of life in universe

The team, led by CU-Boulder professor Alexis Templeton of the geological sciences department, will be researching what scientists call “rock-powered life.”

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Acknowledging appearance reduces bias when beauties apply for masculine jobs, says CU-Boulder-led study

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 [...]

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With MAVEN now orbiting Mars, science mission set to begin

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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.

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Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for choosing not to vaccinate

Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for choosing not to vaccinate

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 [...]

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Anderson tests, shares research on HIV prevention drug

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 [...]

Kennedy named Pew Scholar in Biomedical 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 [...]

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More than $861 million awarded to University of Colorado for sponsored research

CU receives $861 million in sponsored research funding

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.

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Research on the runway – fusing science and fashion

Research on the runway – fusing science and fashion

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.

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Marcy Benson a tireless advocate for Anschutz Medical Campus

Marcy Benson a tireless advocate for Anschutz Medical Campus

Perhaps the most relentless advocate, and prodigious fundraiser, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is someone who doesn’t even work there.

CU-Boulder leads international unmanned aircraft testing event at Pawnee Grassland

CU-Boulder leads international unmanned aircraft testing event at Pawnee Grassland

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 [...]

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Five questions for Gail Armstrong

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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.

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Study shows links between city design, health

Study shows links between city design, health

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 [...]

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Five questions for Pam Laird

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Her studies focus on the history of American business cultures, and she’s written two books and is contemplating a third.

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CU-Boulder study paved way for stocking state’s ‘true’ greenback cutthroat into wild

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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 [...]

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Why I chose to teach here: Jared Brown and Zaneta Thayer

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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 [...]

Five questions for David Rood

Five questions for David Rood

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.

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New report highlights how climate change may affect water in Colorado

climate change may affect water in Colorado

“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.

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Decoding ethnic labels: Are you Chicano, Latino or Hispanic?

Decoding ethnic labels: Are you Chicano, Latino or Hispanic?

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 [...]

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Drones 101: Course in Unmanned Aerial Systems looks to the future

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 [...]

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CU-Boulder-led team identifies fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog

CU-Boulder-led team identifies fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog

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 — [...]

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Kennedy named a Pew Scholar

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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 [...]

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