Ernestine Kotthoff-Burrell, assistant professor and program director at the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado Denver, with her co-director Jane Kass-Wolff, assistant professor, have been awarded a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for $975,934. The goal of the grant, titled "Enhancing Gerontological Competence in Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Programs," is to significantly increase the number and diversity of advanced practice nurses (APRNs) who are prepared with gerontological knowledge and skills to provide quality, safe and culturally competent primary health care to a rural underserved, growing elderly population in Colorado. ... Leli Pedro, assistant professor, College of Nursing at the University of Colorado Denver, is the principal investigator for a new, three-year R15 grant funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) for her study "Rural long-term cancer survivors and contextual health-related quality of life." The study has evolved primarily from her clinical practice with cancer patients, serving as co-investigator on quality of life for long-term cancer survivor studies, and a 2006 Western Institute of Nursing/American Nurses Foundation scholar award on rural cancer survivors' quality of life. ... David Fenell, interim dean, College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, was inducted into Oklahoma State University's ROTC Hall of Fame prior to the university's officer commissioning ceremonies May 6 in Stillwater, Okla. After 26 years of military service, Fenell retired last year from the U.S. Army as a colonel in the Medical Services Corps. His military record included combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq where he earned Bronze Star Medals for each tour. ... Alex Soifer, professor of interdepartmental studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, recently received the Colorado Mathematical Olympiad Service Excellence Award from Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak in recognition of 28 years of outstanding service to the university and the region. The award was presented following the 28th Colorado Mathematical Olympiad.