At its November meeting, the CU Board of Regents approved sabbaticals for three faculty members: from CU-Boulder, John Daily, professor of mechanical engineering, effective Spring 2011, and Zhiqiang John Zhai, associate professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, January through December 2011; from the Anschutz Medical Campus, Robert Murphy, professor of medicine, January through June 2011. The board also appointed Robert McIntyre, M.D., to the board of directors of the University of Colorado Hospital Authority; Peter F . Steinhauer, D.D.S., and John W. Bliss were reappointed to the board of directors of the Coleman Colorado Foundation.
... Kathleen Ryan, an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is the recipient of a $3,000 Eugene M. Kayden Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences. The grant will cover the costs of processing and digitizing films held by the National Archives for use in her documentary, Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II, which will integrate Web-based, multimedia and interactive features.
... Recipients of the Career Teaching Scholars Award for 2010, recently announced by the University of Colorado School of Medicine, department of pediatrics, are: John Ogle, M.D., professor, director of pediatrics at Denver Health; Mike Schaffer, M.D., professor of cardiology at The Children's Hospital; Karen Leamer, M.D., a clinical faculty pediatrician in private practice; and Jody Maes, M.D., a pediatrician at Denver Health, and also part of the clinical faculty. The department of pediatrics will honor them Dec. 10 in the Mount Oxford Auditorium at The Children's Hospital second floor Conference Center. ...Francis James Hickey, M.D., has been named medical director of the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome at The Children's Hospital. The Sie Center for Down Syndrome serves as the clinical care center of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado Medical School. Hickey served for 21 years as an adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio.
... Helen Kamens, a researcher with the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, participated at a National Drug Facts Week event at Golden High School in Golden. She spoke in an effort to dispute various myths and help students get the facts about substance abuse. The teen health observance week, Nov. 8-14, aims to shatter myths about drugs and drug abuse.
... A documentary film featuring Beth Osnes, an assistant professor in the department of theater and dance at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will be presented at the Boulder International Film Festival in February. "Mother: Caring Our Way Out of the Population Dilemma," was produced by Tiroir A Films and traces Osnes' work using theater as a tool for empowering women's voices. Osnes is co-founder of Mothers Acting Up, a movement to mobilize mothers to act on behalf of the world's children.