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News from October 2009:

Three local physicians honored with 2009 “Award for Excellence in Global Health”

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 2, 2009) – The 2009 Award for Excellence in Global Health was given to three outstanding, local physicians at the Global Health Symposium hosted by the Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Global Health.

Jay Gershen receives ICMA membership

DENVER (Oct. 5, 2009) - Jay A. Gershen, DDS, PhD, University of Colorado Denver Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, was recently presented with an Honorary Membership Award by ICMA.

White House Drug Czar visits the Denver EFFECT program

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 6, 2009) – The Office of National Drug Control Policy Director recently paid a visit to Denver's EFFECT program--a unique and collaborative, family-centered substance abuse treatment program.

$11 million NIH Recovery Act grant to help create molecular/genetic roadmap for lung disease

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 7, 2009) – Researchers have been awarded an $11 million, two-year grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute as part of the NIH Recovery Act to delve deeply into the biology of two fatal lung diseases.

Tanning associated with moles in very light-skinned children

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 8, 2009) – A new study led by researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health has found very light-skinned children who tan appear to develop more moles on the skin than children who do not tan.

New Sensor Detects Radiation Amounts

Aurora, Colo., A new sensor allows doctors to receive data on radiation levels delivered to prostate/breast cancer patients.

Two UC Denver profs get nominated for title of "Distinguished Professor"

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 16, 2009) – Two professors from the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Medicine have been nominated for this year’s “Distinguished Professor” title, one of the university’s highest accolades.

College of Nursing receives Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education program accreditation

AURORA, Colo., (Oct. 19, 2009) - College of Nursing recently received the maximum number of years of accreditation possible from the CCNE for the Bachelor of Science in nursing, Master of Science in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Free Lung Tumor Genetic Testing

Aurora, Colo.— The University of Colorado Cancer Center and 13 other leading centers will begin free genetic tumor screenings for lung cancer patients because of a $5.2 million Grand Opportunities grant.

University Of Colorado Hospital To Restrict Visitors

AURORA, Colo. – In an effort to protect patients, their families and our staff this flu season, University of Colorado Hospital will restrict visitors under the age of 12.

UC Denver’s Jay Gershen to take Presidency at Ohio Medical Campus

Jay Gershen, DDS, PhD

DENVER/ROOTSTOWN, Ohio (Oct. 21, 2009) — Jay Alan Gershen, DDS, PhD, vice chancellor for external affairs for the University of Colorado Denver, has been chosen president of the Norheastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM).

College of Nursing offers new programs in the Western Regional Grad Program

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 21, 2009) – Graduate students from 14 states surrounding Colorado can now attend University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing (CON) programs they don’t have in their states at in-state tuition rates.

Business School’s Managing for Sustainability recognized globally

NEW YORK/DENVER (Oct. 21, 2009) – The Business School at UC Denver is recognized for its leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its MBA program and Managing for Sustainability specialization.

STEMapalooza 2009: Enthusiastic Response from Industry, Education and Public

STEMapalooza 2009

DENVER (Oct. 21, 2009) – Coloradoans of all ages came to enjoy STEMapalooza, presented by University of Colorado Denver on Oct. 16 and 17.

New Phoenix Center at Auraria reaches out to students in times of crisis

DENVER (Oct. 22, 2009) – Kathy Robertson knows the importance of having a place on campus where students can go for help dealing with dating violence, stalking, sexual assault and domestic violence. She lost her daughter to dating violence in 2007.

Director of UC Denver’s Experiential Learning Center honored nationally

Photo of Lissa Gallagher, director of UC Denver's Experiential Learning Center

DENVER (Oct. 26, 2009) – Lissa Gallagher, director of the University of Colorado Denver’s Experiential Learning Center has been selected for the National Society for Experiential Education's (NSEE) Rising Leader Award.

University of Colorado Denver study: Biking injuries becoming more severe

Jeffry Kashuk

DENVER (Oct. 27, 2009) - Biking is an extremely popular activity in Colorado and is typically thought of as being good for one’s health. However, results from a recent study at University of Colorado Denver’s School of Medicine were shocking.

Study: Lifestyle changes best for lowering type 2 diabetes risk

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 28, 2009) – A new study has found intensive lifestyle changes are your best bet when looking to lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The Colorado School of Public Health was one of 27 national clinical trial sites.

Millions Of Kids Have Low Vitamin D Levels

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 30, 2009) - Millions of children in the United States may suffer from suboptimal levels of Vitamin D.

New study tests blood pressure control strategies and outcomes

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 30, 2009) – The School of Medicine is participating in a large multicenter NIH study that will test if lower blood pressure levels can further reduce the risk of cardiovascular and kidney diseases.

Energy Gap Useful Tool for Successful Weight Loss Maintenance Strategy

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 31, 2009) - Researchers clarify the concept of the energy gap and discuss how the concept can be properly used as a tool to help understand and address obesity.

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