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News from June 2009:

Antidepressant label warnings raise concerns

CHICAGO/AURORA, Colo. (June 1, 2009) – FDA warnings about increased suicide risks among children taking antidepressants seem to be associated with unintended and persistent changes in the diagnosis and treatment of depression in both children and adults.

School nutrition program receives $1.3 million grant

AURORA, Colo. (June 1, 2009) – For the past 16 years, an evaluated elementary school nutrition program has been slowly growing in Denver Public School’s (DPS) low-income classrooms.

Renewed support for Colorado School of Public Health

AURORA, Colo. (June 4, 2009) - As the state’s first and only school of public health nears its one-year anniversary, The Colorado Health Foundation is showing its ongoing support of this emerging regional public health leader.

Hart appointed to Homeland Security Advisory Council

DENVER (June 9, 2009) – U.S. Sen. Gary Hart (retired) was sworn in as vice chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council at a meeting June 5 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Parks that promote activity net planning awards

Black and white photo of Kevin Krizek, architecture professor

DENVER (June 10, 2009) – The design of a neighborhood park often attracts people to physical activity by giving them a reason to spend more time outside.

New Study Links Breastfeeding to Better Academic Performance

DENVER (June 11, 2009 – Breastfeeding leads to better academic achievement in high school and an increased likelihood of attending college, according to a new study by Daniel Rees, PhD, economics professor at University of Colorado Denver.

State joins forces to STEM tide of education failure

STEM children focused on a science experiment

(June 12, 2009) At this rate, the generation of children growing up in Colorado today will be the first to be less educated than the one before it, warned Gov. Bill Ritter. Ritter shared this troubling fact with a standing-room-only group as he launched the Colorado STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Network, a math and science non-profit organization.

Breakthrough Treatment for Lung Cancer Patients

AURORA, Colo. (June 16, 2009) – A breakthrough treatment offers new hope for lung cancer patients like Ila Hegland, who was diagnosed with stage 4 non-smokers lung cancer nine years ago.

UCDenver's Research Review Board gets Accreditation from AAHRPP

AURORA, Colo. (June 18, 2009) - Patients who participate in research trials conducted by the University of Colorado Denver have a new way of validating the program’s commitment to excellence.

UC Denver appoints new director to head University Honors and Leadership Program

Color headshot photo of Steve Medema

DENVER (June 22, 2009) –Outstanding students who demonstrate superior achievement in academic performance or exemplify exceptional leadership qualities need to be provided with unique academic programs that will encourage continued growth and excellence.

Cancer researcher nabs coveted research award

AURORA, Colo. (June 23, 2009) - University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine cancer researcher Jianfu Chen, PhD, has been named a Damon Runyon Fellow and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow.

Family Medicine Residency Program Leads Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative

AURORA (June 23, 2009) - Your doctor’s office may be one of the first places you experience the impact of health care reform in this country.

Four UC Denver faculty honored with Fulbrights

DENVER (June 24, 2009) – Four faculty members at UC Denver have been awarded Fulbrights for the 2009-2010 academic year; two have been named a Fulbright Traditional Scholar, one a Fulbright Specialist and one a Fulbright New Century Scholar.

EnCana gives a $1 million lead gift for Business School at UC Denver


DENVER (June 25, 2009) – A $1 million gift from EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. was announced last night at the “Make Your Mark” event for the Business School at the University of Colorado Denver.

UC Denver professor awarded article of the year award

Headshot photo of Danielle Varda, School of Public Affairs

DENVER (June 30, 2009) – Danielle Varda, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs has been honored with the 2009 Public Health Systems Research Article of the Year Award by AcademyHealth.

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