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Two University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers have been awarded two of the three grants awarded in Colorado by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Nationally, 50 grants are given out. Daniel Matlock, assistant professor of medicine-internal medicine and geriatrics, is the principal investigator on a $644,000 grant to study patient decision aids for people with implanted defibrillators. Jack Westfall, professor of family medicine and program director for Colorado AHEC, is the principal investigator for a $724,000 project, “Boot Camp Translation for Patient Centered Outcomes.” … Wendy Madigosky, associate professor of family medicine at the CU School of Medicine, has been accepted as a Macy Faculty Scholar. She was one of five selected from a national pool. The program is designed to develop a new generation of national leaders in medicine and nursing. Scholars must commit half their time to pursue education reform projects at their institution. Madigosky will be working on an interprofessional safety and health care improvement curriculum for the Anschutz Medical Campus with her mentor, Amy J. Barton, professor and associate dean, College of Nursing, Clinical and Community Affairs. …  Mary Klute, of the Buechner Institute for Governance at the University of Colorado Denver, played a key role in producing the second and final report by the A+ Denver SchoolChoice Transparency Committee. The new DPS SchoolChoice process is the first unified enrollment process for a large urban school district that includes nearly all K-12 schools: innovation, performance, magnet and charter. Klute handled the data analysis and evaluation. The purpose of the report is to provide a full account of participation, family preferences, school matches and patterns related to a variety of factors from geography to student demographics. … Taisto Mäkelä, associate professor and chair of architecture, presented a paper at the European Architectural History Network (EAHN) annual meeting in Brussels, Belgium, last month. Mäkelä’s presentation, “Zeitgeist in the Service of Modern Architecture,” was part of the session “Neither ‘Modernism’ nor ‘Avant-Garde’: A Roundtable Discussion in Honor of the 90th birthday of Alan Colquhoun,” who was Taisto’s professor at Princeton University. … Mark Golkowski, assistant professor, electrical engineering and bioengineering at the University of Colorado Denver, is participating in research to evaluate a novel instrument that kills harmful bacteria without the use of liquid chemicals or high temperatures. The work is being done in collaboration with JILA, operated jointly by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder. JILA’s laser frequency comb measurements help explain, for the first time, how this sterilization technique inactivates bacteria, and thus will “help optimize solutions for the medical clinic where multi-drug-resistant bacteria are a growing problem.”