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Philanthropic group learns about CU biomedicine advances

From left, panelists Robin Shandas, Andrew Thorburn and Rick Duke speak at an ARCS meeting at CU Anschutz

AURORA, Colo. (June 5, 2012) - The Anschutz Medical Campus is pushing the nation's frontiers in biomedicine and patient care, members of the ARCS Foundation learned in a recent campus visit.

Innovation and risk celebrated at TEDxMileHigh event

Kelly Brough, a CU Denver alumna, speaks about Denver 2.0 at TEDxMileHigh

DENVER (June 1, 2012) - Mandy Wong, a senior in philosophy, is fascinated by innovators, especially young ones. So she was right at home at the June 1-2 think tank event TEDxMileHigh.

CU's Hill plays key role in Disney's new nutritional guidelines

James O. Hill, executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, explains Disney's nutrition standards to the media

AURORA, Colo. (June 5, 2012) - James O. Hill, PhD, executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, played a key role in developing the Walt Disney Company's new nutritional guidelines.

Workshop aimed at improving disaster response

Disasters such as tornadoes were discussed at CU's workshop on emergency preparedness

AURORA, Colo. (June 7, 2012) - The Center for Integrated Disaster Preparedness at the University of Colorado School of Medicine hosted a two-day workshop aimed at improving disaster response.

Health Sciences Library names collections reading area after Bartecchis

AURORA, Colo. (June 7, 2012) - The University of Colorado Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the naming of the Carl and Kay Bartecchi Special Collections Reading Area in the Library’s Special Collections Room. 

CU Cancer Center member receives prestigious award

Ross Cambridge, MD, of the CU Cancer Center recognized

AURORA, Colo. (June 7, 2012) -An investigator for the University of Colorado Cancer Center has been recognized as a luminary in the quest to eradicate lung cancer.

Glucose regulation can prevent onset of diabetes

AURORA, Colo. (June 11, 2012) - People with pre-diabetes are significantly less likely to develop diabetes if their blood glucose levels are normalized in time, according to new research from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Panelists tout new crowdfunding law as boon for entrepreneurs

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet talks about the crowdfunding law at a CU Denver seminar

DENVER (June 11, 2012) - Getting money into the hands of entrepreneurs more easily so that they can innovate quicker is the idea behind a JOBS Act amendment. The bill's co-author, Sen. Michael Bennet, hosted a crowdfunding seminar.

Pre-collegiate program boasts near-pristine pipeline

Sen. Pat Steadman praises the success rate of CU's Pre-Collegiate Program

DENVER (June 12, 2012) - Systemwide results are impressive: Ninety-six percent of the students who participate in the CU Pre-Collegiate Development Program go on to attend college. The program was discussed June 8 at CU Denver.

Student Affairs Conference offers preview of new academic building

Schematic drawing of the Academic Building One to be built at CU Denver

DENVER (June 12, 2012) - University staff got the chance to learn from each other as well as hear about the University of Colorado Denver's new academic building during the Second Student Affairs Conference today.

New clinical trial design promises to accelerate cancer drug approvals

Prescription drugs

AURORA, Colo. (June 13, 2012) - Guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) promises to reduce substantially the time and cost of getting new cancer treatments to patients.

Hysterectomy may lead to arterial stiffening in postmenopausal women

AURORA, Colo. (June 13, 2012) - Estrogen-deficient, postmenopausal women who have had their uterus removed appear to have stiffer arteries than similar women who have not had a hysterectomy.

For first time, two winners named at Bard Center business plan competition

Jeff Macco and Rob Carpenter receive first prize in the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship competition

DENVER (June 13, 2012) - An eco-friendly online fashion retailer and a mobile app developer shared the top prize in the 11th annual Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition.

CU Cord Blood Bank receives newly created FDA licensure

CU Cord Blood Bank receives newly created FDA licensure

AURORA, Colo. (June 14, 2012) - University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank (UCCBB), a public cord blood bank, is now only the second bank in the U.S. to be licensed under the new FDA licensure program for umbilical cord blood banking.

Red Cross teaches employees how to be prepared at home

AURORA, Colo. (June 14, 2012) - Disaster preparedness was the topic of a new series of workshops to prepare employees for any given disaster at home.

Study shows no evidence medical marijuana increases teen drug use

DENVER (July 18, 2012) - While marijuana use by teens has been increasing since 2005, an analysis of data from 1993 through 2009 by economists has found no evidence linking medical marijuana to increased drug use among high schoolers.

Patients needed for dental exams and screenings

AURORA, Colo. (June 19, 2012) - The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine is seeking patients for State Board exams. Individuals are being asked to participate in free screening exams to determine patient eligibility.

New student orientation educates freshmen about the downtown campus

New student orientation

DENVER (June 19, 2012) - New student orientation draws more than 200 incoming freshman to explore and learn about their newest education experience at CU Denver.

Next steps at Center for Faculty Development

DENVER (June 19, 2012) - Director of the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) Ellen Stevens will is handing over the CFD reins to SEHD colleague Donna Sobel July 1.

Farmers' Market opens at Anschutz Medical Campus

Farmers' Market at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (June 19, 2012) - The summer season is in full swing with the opening of the Farmers' Market for the Anschutz Medical Campus.

New drugs, new ways to target androgens in prostate cancer therapy

AURORA, Colo. (June 20,2012) - Prostate cancer cells require androgens including testosterone to grow. A recent review in the British Journal of Urology International describes new classes of drugs that target androgens in novel ways.

CAM-produced film seeks to save lives in India

Roads are chaotic and congested in India, making the country the deadliest for traffic accidents

DENVER (June 21, 2012) - A team of filmmakers at the University of Colorado Denver is making a documentary that chronicles India's world-leading problem of fatalities from traffic accidents.

College of Nursing students visit White House

Photo: left to right: Amy Nelms, Janet Ellingson and Donna Kenney at White House

Washington, D.C. (June 21, 2012) - College of Nursing grads Janet Ellingson and Donna Kenney, and Amy Nelms, a soon-to-be graduate, participated June 19 in a White House Town Hall Event regarding health information technology.

CU Denver to offer BS Arch degree

DENVER (June 21, 2012) - CU Denver is introducing a new pre-professional, undergraduate degree. Upon approval from the Board of Regents, students can enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS Arch) beginning January 2013.

Health Sciences Library launches new website

AURORA, Colo. (June 25, 2012) - The website for the Health Sciences Library at the Anschutz Medical Campus has been redesigned, in part to comply with the University of Colorado brand. It launched June 23.

Health Sciences Library celebrates naming of Bartecchi Special Collections Reading Area

Carl Bartecchi, left, looks on as people at his reading room naming celebration flip through one of his books

AURORA, Colo. (June 22, 2012) - Carl Bartecchi, MD, talked about his love of books at the naming celebration of the Carl and Kay Bartecchi Special Collections Reading Area of the Health Sciences Library.

Taking an evidence-based approach to blogging on wellness

James Hill, executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, talks about obesity during the blogger conference

AURORA, Colo. (June 22, 2012) - Health and fitness bloggers from across the nation discovered there's no better place to learn about their passion than the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. The center hosted a blogger conference June 22-24.

Exempt Professional Assembly announces new officers and honorees

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (June 25, 2012) - New officers and award recipients were announced June 22 during the quarterly Exempt Professional Assembly meeting video conferenced between the Denver and Anschutz Medical Campuses.

Hundreds of cyclists turn out for Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day participant Kristen Cochran enjoys the breakfast station at Auraria Commons

DENVER and AURORA (June 27, 2012) - Despite the heat wave, university employees participated en masse for Bike to Work Day. Breakfast stations were set up June 27 at the Auraria Commons and Anschutz Medical Campus.

CU Denver spotlighted as part of national STEM network

STEM workshop student

DENVER (June 28, 2012) – Science classrooms across Colorado will soon awaken with opportunities to engage students and teachers like never before.

Health care ruling draws mixed reactions from campus community

Patients in waiting room

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (June 28, 2012) - Campus views on today's Supreme Court ruling on the health care law ranged from the decision being unexpected to one that is not overly significant due to health reforms already under way.

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