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News from October 2010:

New Media Forensics director

DENVER (Oct. 5, 2010) – The National Center for Media Forensics (NCMF) housed within the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver recently hired Catalin Grigoras, PhD as director.

Business School student finds top reasons for Facebook unfriending

DENVER (October 5, 2010) - Business School PhD student finds top reasons for Facebook unfriending.

Benefit for Global Down Syndrome Foundation raises more than a million dollars

Guest models Megan Bomgaars and Brendan Balmes

DENVER, Colo. (Oct. 5, 2010) – The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 2010 Be Beautiful, Be Yourself Jet Set Fashion Show took place Saturday, October 2, at the Hyatt Regency Denver.

Cord Blood Bank win major federal award

AURORA, Colo. (October 6, 2010) Cord Blood Bank wins $6.3 million to collect umbilical cord blood with emphasis on minority donors.

African Doctors Trained In AIDs Care

AURORA, Colo (Oct. 6, 2010) The HIV epidemic continues to grow, especially in Africa where it has orphaned millions of children and decimated entire communities. In this environment, funding to train African health care providers is critical.

University of Colorado Cancer Center researcher discovers key mechanism for transforming adult cells into stem-like cells

Dr. Li

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 7, 2010)— A researcher and his team discovered that so-called “grim-reaper” caspase genes are the gatekeepers that can open the door to allow differentiated adult cells to regress to undifferentiated iPSCs.

University of Colorado Hospital on elite top 10 list

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 13, 2010) - The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) has been cited as one of the top 10 academic medical centers in the country based on quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction.

Nursing professor named “Edge Runner”

Colleen Goode

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 18, 2010) - Colleen Goode, professor of nursing at the University of Colorado College of Nursing was named an “Edge Runner” by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

Estrogen replacement therapy speeds ovarian cancer growth, new study reports

Monique Spillman

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 19, 2010)— Estrogen therapy used by menopausal women causes a type of ovarian cancer to grow five times faster, according to a new study being published next month by researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

Behind the Mask brings violence against women center stage


DENVER (Oct. 26, 2010) - On the evening of Oct. 20, a free multi-media event featuring dramatic and provocative stories of abuse and hope was presented at the Wells Fargo Theatre in Denver.

Breakthrough in understanding life-threatening childhood liver disease

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 26, 2010) – Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital have taken a big step toward understanding what causes one of the most serious liver diseases in infants.

Colorado School of Public Health begins recruitment for National Children’s Study in Douglas County

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 27, 2010) – Today in Douglas County the University of Colorado Denver kicked off the local recruitment phase for the National Children’s Study funded by the National Institutes on Health.

People with specific kind of lung cancer respond to new targeted treatment

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 28, 2010) - A study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows more than half of patients with a specific kind of lung cancer are responding positively to a treatment that targets the gene that drives their cancer.

Professor to be awarded grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking

Steve Medema

DENVER (Oct. 29, 2010) – The Institute for New Economic Thinking announced that it has selected Economics Professor Steven G. Medema, PhD, at the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at University of Colorado Denver to be awarded a $104,348 project grant.

Consumer DNA Guide

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 29, 2010)- Mark Johnston, PhD, and Stanley Fields, PhD, co-authored "Genetic Twists of Fate", a book to help consumers understand the rapidly expanding world of genetics.

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