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News from January 2009:

Psychology professor wins award

DENVER (Feb. 2, 2009) - University of Colorado Denver professor Mary Coussons-Read is one of two winners of the 2008 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award, which honors teaching, scholarship and interdisciplinary collaboration...[more]

Dr. Rachel M.A. Linger wins $100,000 grant

Dr. Rachel M.A. Linger

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 2, 2009) - A cancer researcher at the University of Colorado Cancer Center will receive a $100,000 grant for her novel work on two receptor tyrosine kinases in lung cancer...

Study: Effect of Vaccine Shortages

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 2, 2009) – Immediately following the 2004-2005 flu season, researchers affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center at the University of Colorado Denver undertook a nationwide survey of pediatricians to determine the extent of the flu vaccine shortage that year, the impact it had on patient care and the problems that were caused by the shortage or delays in delivery.

Sun and kids' risk of cancer

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2009) – Taking young Caucasian children to the beach for vacation may increase their chances of getting the deadly skin cancer melanoma, a study of more than 600 Colorado kids reveals.

Kern Lab Is Open

Kern Lab

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 6, 2009) - "The Kern Lab is now open!" And with that, an invitation from Psychiatrist Robert Freedman, MD, to children with mental health disorders and their families to receive services at the Jerome H. Kern Laboratories. The labs also provide care and services to... [More]

Colorado Energy Efficiency Award

Anschutz Medical Campus - Research Buildings

DENVER (Feb. 10, 2009) – UC Denver Anschutz Medical Campus received a Colorado Energy Efficiency Award in the Most Energy Savings at One Premise category, presented by Xcel Energy at the Energy Efficiency Expo at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center-Denver.

CU Technology Transfer Performs Among Top 10 Percent of All Universities

DENVER (Feb. 11, 2009) - University of Colorado research investigators and Technology Transfer Office is among the top 10 percent of all universities.

BioAMPS International to Commercialize CU Antimicrobial Technology

DENVER (Feb. 17, 2009) - Two University of Colorado Denver researchers in collaboration with researchers at the University of British Columbia have created a family of antimicrobial peptides that will be used to develop improved treatments for common, potentially lethal drug-resistant bacterial infections.

College of Nursing Breast Cancer and Insomnia Study

Woman suffering from insomnia

DENVER (Feb. 18, 2009) - You might think that after surviving breast cancer, sleep would come easily but many survivors suffer from insomnia. Researchers at the University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing are trying to help women REST through a study with the same name.

Laura Argys Named Associate Dean for Research at University of Colorado Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Laura Argys, associate dean of research, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

DENVER (Feb. 19, 2009) - Laura Argys, professor of economics, has been named associate dean for research for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver.

Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk of colds, flu

AURORA, Colo./BOSTON (Feb. 23, 2009) – Vitamin D may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold, report investigators from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

New Hires in Auraria Campus Safety Initiative

DENVER (Feb. 24, 2009) – The University of Colorado Denver's Center on Domestic Violence in the School of Public Affairs has hired two key positions to implement the new Auraria Campus Safety Initiative.

Global Energy Management Program Receives Grant from U.S. Department of Labor


DENVER (Feb. 24, 2009) – The Global Energy Management (GEM) program at the Business School at UC Denver has received a grant totaling more than half a million dollars from the U.S. Department of Labor.

One-third of U.S. Cancer Cases Can Be Prevented

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2009)—A new global policy report estimates that approximately 45 percent of colon cancer cases and 38 percent of breast cancer cases in the United States are preventable through diet, physical activity and weight maintenance.

Many Faces of Diabetes in American Youth

Risk of diabetes in adolescents

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2009) – New findings from the largest nationwide diabetes surveillance effort show unexpectedly high rates of childhood diabetes in U.S. adolescents across most ethnic and racial groups.

UCCC Receives Generous Gift

Safeway presents grant to UCCC.

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2009) – Breast cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center received new funding today thanks to a generous gift from Safeway. The grocer presented a $425,000 check to the University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCCC) as part of a giving program that raised more than $1 million in Safeway’s five state operating areas.

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