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News from September 2009:

Exercise minimizes weight regain

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 2, 2009)- New research finds yet another benefit to health from exercise, particularly after losing weight.

Student leads effort of sustainability

DENVER (Sept. 2, 2009) - A student-backed sustainability initiative has made the Auraria Higher Education Center the top Colorado college campus purchasing renewable energy as ranked by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership.

UC Denver enrollment at record levels

DENVER (Sept. 14, 2009) - Preliminary fall enrollment numbers for the downtown campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus show more than 17,150 students enrolled at UC Denver.

Researchers study dangers of pedestrian environment

DENVER (Sept. 15, 2009) – According to a new University of Colorado Denver study, Pedestrian motor vehicle (PMV) collisions and associated environmental characteristics in Denver, Colo., walking can be a hazardous undertaking.

Wirth Chair Professor Gary Hart launches new blog on national and international affairs

Photo of Gary Hart, Wirth Chair Professor, School of Public Affairs

DENVER (Sept. 21, 2009) – U.S. Senator Gary Hart (retired) unveils his new blog with an article on the guiding principles of our democracy.

Vitamin D and elderly health

AURORA - A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) shows vitamin D plays a vital role in reducing the risk of death associated with older age.

Study receives $3 million NIH grant to look at effect of Denver’s redeveloped schoolyards on childhood obesity

DENVER/AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 23, 2009) – Learning Landscapes and the Center for Human Nutrition at UC Denver received a $3 million NIH grant to study how redeveloped playgrounds and nutrition education affect childhood activity levels and obesity rates.

Professor Wins Environmental Award

DENVER – Innovation is the hallmark of Professor Anu Ramaswami’s work in sustainability. Ramaswami and her team of students led the development of a greenhouse gas emissions footprint for cities that is being used across Colorado and the nation.

School of Medicine faculty featured in 5280 Magazine's Top Docs issue

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 29, 2009) - Members of University of Colorado Denver’s School of Medicine faculty landed 190 out of the 280 Top Doc slots in 5280 Magazine’s annual selection of the Denver metro area’s best physicians.

Scientists win $870,000 head and neck cancer grant

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 29, 2009) - University of Colorado Cancer Center scientists have been awarded a coveted American Recovery and Rehabilitation Act (ARRA) Challenge Grant to find biomarkers for head and neck cancer stem cells.

Dinarello’s “fever molecule” breakthroughs earn Ehrlich Prize

Charles Dinarello

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 29, 2009) - Charles Dinarello’s search for the “fever molecule” began in 1965, the year he started Yale Medical School.

Anschutz Medical Campus expands research in Environmental Health and hires lead expert to chair department

John Adgate, PhD, Colorado School of Public Health

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 30, 2009) – The Colorado School of Public Health hires new chairperson for its Department of Environmental & Occupational Health.

Researchers get $900k to create new thyroid cancer cell lines at University of Colorado Cancer Center

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 30, 2009)—Thyroid cancer researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center have received a $900,000, two-year Challenge Grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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