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Donna Martinez, professor and chair of ethnic studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, recently published “Urban American Indian Identity” in the “International Journal of Social Science,” vol. 3 No. 4, 2014.  Martinez also presented a conference paper "American Indian Students in Higher Education" at the Humanities Conference, June 11-13, in Madrid, Spain. Her paper "Urban American Identity" was published recently in the Institute of American Indian Arts, Indigenous Intervention Conference Proceedings. Earlier this year, Martinez published another article "School Culture and American Indian Educational Outcomes," in Volume 116 of “Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences.” … Alan Vajda, assistant professor of environmental endocrinology in the Department of Integrative Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, presented a paper titled “Infrastructure Investment Improves Ecosystem Health” at the Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Endocrine Disruption in Barga, Italy, in May. Vajda also shared details of this long-term research during a July 8 radio interview on the KGNU award-winning science show, “How on Earth.” He talked about a rare success story: why fish in Boulder Creek are acting and looking more sexually normal. … Colin Weekes, CU Cancer Center investigator and assistant professor in the Division of Oncology at the CU School of Medicine, discussed recent research findings this spring at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO).  He described the results of a Phase I clinical trial of the investigational agent DMOT4039A against pancreatic and ovarian cancers. In this early trial with the goal of identifying possible risks and defining likely dosages, the drug was well tolerated and, in some patients, showed initial evidence of anti-cancer activity.