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Researchers from Altitude Research Center to share latest discoveries

They traveled to Ladakh, Bolivia and Ethiopia seeking clues into causes of mountain sickness

10/18/2013

 

​AURORA, Colo. – After months of research in Bolivia, Ethiopia and Ladakh ('Little Tibet'), researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Altitude Research Center will hold a reception on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 in the Fulginiti Pavilion on the Anschutz Medical Campus to discuss some new findings.

 
The center has been a national leader in the effort to discover how people acclimate to altitude and how to more effectively treat or even cure acute mountain sickness.
 
The evening's event schedule is below:
5:30 p.m.: Drinks, Hors d’oeuvres and Scientific Exhibition
 
6:30 p.m.: Welcome by Tom Hornbein, chairman of the Altitude Research Center Foundation and Richard Zane, MD, chairman of the Dept. of Emergency Medicine at the CU School of Medicine
 
6:45 p.m.: ARC: Research and the Road Ahead, by Rob Roach, PhD, director of the Altitude Research Center
7:00 p.m.: The Art and Science of Chasing Ice, James Balog, Founder and Director, Extreme Ice Survey. Balog shares the latest photography and image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glacier retreat in spectacular landscapes from Mount Everest to Greenland. His images provide the “smoking gun” of climate change, visual evidence that audiences young and old can understand.
 
Parking and directions: www.altituderesearch.org/22october 
 
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Contact: David.Kelly@ucdenver.edu

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