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News from March 2009:

Former CO Speaker of the House Joins School of Public Affairs

DENVER (March 5, 2009) - Former Speaker of the Colorado House Andrew Romanoff has joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs as Scholar in Residence, Dean Paul Teske announced.

Visible Human Project

“Visible Human Project” - Humanescence

AURORA (March 6, 2009) More than ten years and thousands of photos later, a unique project is set to be unveiled at the University of Colorado Denver. It’s called the “Visible Human Project.” Scientists thought that people, especially medical students, could better understand how the body works if they were able to take a virtual tour of the inside of the human body.

New interchange to serve Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. – A major component of Colorado’s bioscience industry received an economic boost to help it contribute to the state’s economy. A new interchange serving the Anschutz Medical Campus and Fitzsimons Life Science District located at I-225 and Colfax Avenue/17th Place in Aurora received a total of $13,825,000 in federal funding in recent weeks to begin the first few stages of construction. A new interchange has a price tag of $43 million.

Department of Pediatrics Tops in NIH Grants

AURORA, Colo. (March 10, 2009) - The University of Colorado Denver’s School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, whose doctors and other clinical staff practice at The Children’s Hospital, collected $42.4 million in awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2007-2008.

Grant Supports Eye Disease Research

AURORA, Colo. (March 10, 2009) - A generous gift from The Anschutz Foundation to UC Denver's School of Medicine's Department of Opthalmology and the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute paves the way for new research on serious eye disease.

College of Arts & Media Student Wins National Directing Award

Nick Klissiaris, Luke Sorge and Tayla Ealom in a scene from Neil LaBute's The Distance From Here, directed by Felicia Marti

DENVER (Mar. 11, 2009) – Superb directing of a powerful, thought-provoking scene from Neil LaBute’s provocative play, “The Distance From Here” has turned a College of Arts & Media Theatre, Film & Video Production senior student at the University of Colorado Denver into a Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival region winner.

Study Shows Annual Screening Does Not Reduce Prostate Cancer Deaths

AURORA, Colo. (Mar. 18, 2009) - Consecutive annual screenings for prostate cancer led to more diagnoses of the disease, but no fewer prostate cancer deaths. That’s according to a major new report from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial.

UC Denver Historian Earns Top Writing Prize for Capturing Colorado Coal Mine Tragedy

Thomas Andrews, "Killing for Coal"

DENVER (March 20, 2009) — Thomas G. Andrews, PhD, is a first-time published author so you can imagine what an honor it was when he learned that he was named as a 2009 Bancroft Prize winner by Columbia University.

UC Denver medical students learn residency on Match Day

Jeanette Brown on Match Day

DENVER (March 19, 2009) - Years of studying, research and anticipation culminated on March 19 as approximately 132 graduating medical students snatched the coveted letter disclosing their residency placement for the next three to seven years.

School of Medicine Researcher Receives Award for Work with Down Syndrome

Photo of Dr. Alberto Costa in his lab at the Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (March 23, 2009) – It is an understatement to say Dr. Alberto Costa is passionate about Down syndrome. As a medical doctor and neurological researcher, he found his calling when his daughter was born with Down syndrome 13 years ago.

Scientist Wins National Award for "Big Idea"

 Jeffrey S Kieft, PhD

AURORA, Colo. (March 27, 2009) A young scientist at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Medicine is among the first to bring to light a new view of RNA and it’s earned him top honors.

CDC Program Expands to Study Health Needs of Underserved Communities

AURORA, Colo. (March 30, 2009)—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding more than $25 million to support prevention research through the Prevention Research Centers Program at academic institutions in 25 states.

Associate Professor with a Passion for Global Health is Named a Fulbright New Century Scholar

Photo of Blair Gifford

DENVER (March 31, 2009) – Blair Gifford’s teaching philosophy is that learning provides not only real-world opportunities for students, but also brings value to community health concerns.

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