Skip to main content
Sign In

News Archives

August 2011

Search all news releases:


News from August 2011:

Scientist tests promising drug on those with Down syndrome

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 1, 2011) - A University of Colorado School of Medicine scientist is finishing a major clinical trial on a drug that could boost cognitive function in those with Down syndrome.

Student enters graduate school with $10,000 scholarship

DENVER (Aug. 2, 2011) - CU Denver Business School graduate student Daniel Gelamichael has won a $10,000 Scholarship designed for students enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts or Master’s degree accounting program who show a high aptitude for the subject.

Biologist Greg Cronin works to advance sustainable agriculture called aquaponics

DENVER (Aug. 3, 2011) - University of Colorado Denver biologist Greg Cronin is working to popularize aquaponics, a breakthrough, sustainable agricultural system that produces food in small areas without soil, pesticides or pollution.

CU Denver’s David Liban’s film “Roll On” to air on Rocky Mountain PBS

DENVER (Aug. 3, 2011) - University of Colorado Denver film director David Liban, PhD, captures the life of the disabled community in his latest movie “Roll On,” which airs on Rocky Mountain PBS at 9 p.m. on Aug. 4.

Study shows rising barriers to primary care

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 8, 2011) - A shortage in the number and availability of primary care physicians may continue to mean rising numbers of emergency department visits.

Pinnacol Assurance gift supports education to ensure safety in the workplace

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 9, 2011) – As Colorado attracts emerging industries to fuel job growth, insurers are keeping a close eye on the impact such growth creates for workplace health and safety.

Advancing Care Together (ACT) aims to combine physical and mental health treatment

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 11, 2011) – A new and collaborative program led by medical experts at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to focus on improving primary care, mental health care and substance abuse treatment.

National Down Syndrome Congress presents award to Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

McCabe, Dixon and Livingston

San Antonio, TX (Aug. 10, 2011) - On August 6, 2011 National Down Syndrome Congress presented its Theodore D. Tjossem Research Award to Dr. Ed McCabe, Executive Director of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome.

CU Film on the Rocks, 2011

Film on the Rocks

DENVER (August 11, 2011) - Lured by the promise of an evening with friends and big screen dinosaur action, hundreds of university faculty, staff, students and alums helped sell out CU Film on the Rocks on Monday, August 8.

CU scientists help discover genetic origin of lager beer

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 22, 2011) - Scientists from three continents worked together to find the plant species that cross-pollinated with ale yeast to create lager yeast.

VIP's Visit Labs

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 22, 2011) - Margaret Hamburg, top official of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) visit two laboratories on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Children's hospitals nationwide not equipped for pandemics

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 23,2011) - A study of children's hospitals nationwide has found them underequipped for a major surge of patients in the event of a pandemic.

Researcher finds key eye reflexes altered in Down syndrome

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 24, 2011) - A scientist investigating why those with Down syndrome often have poor balance and motor coordination has found that key eye reflexes are substantially altered.

Mayor Hancock launches Denver Education Compact

Education Compact announcement

DENVER (August, 26, 2011) - With the Auraria Campus as a backdrop, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced the Denver Education Compact aimed at enhancing and improving education.

School of Pharmacy celebrates 100 years with new name and building

School of Pharmacy Dedication

AURORA, Colo (Aug. 29, 2011) - The School of Pharmacy celebrated 100 years of education, patient care and scientific discovery Aug. 29 with a new building and new name.

Commonly used defibrillators raise risk of problems

AURORA, Colo (Aug. 31, 2011) - When it comes to defibrillators, simpler may be safer, even though more complex machines are used on a majority of patients.

Free course on science and medicine returns Sept. 7

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 31, 2011) - Mini Med, a free course on science and medicine that began at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and has caught on in more than 100 cities, returns in September.

FDA approves first only therapeutic drug for ALK-positive lung cancer

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 31, 2011) - “I know the names and I can see the faces of every ALK-positive patient I have treated with crizotinib. Most of them would not be alive today if not for this drug,” says Ross Camidge.

2011 News Archives:

© The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate. All rights reserved.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. All trademarks are registered property of the University. Used by permission only.