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Why current strategies for fighting obesity are not working

Fast food.

DENVER (July 2, 2012) – As the United States wages war on the growing epidemic of obesity, a team of University of Colorado School of Medicine obesity researchers conclude that what the nation needs is a new battle plan.

Students to collect funds for fire victims

DENVER (July 2, 2012) - Students on the CU Denver campus will be collecting funds in cooperation with the Red Cross for victims of recent Colorado wildfires.

Traffic disruptions to continue on east side of Anschutz Medical Campus

A car travels on Wheeling Street just east of the Children's Hospital lot with the VA Medical Center construction in background

AURORA, Colo. (July 3, 2012) - Traffic disruptions on the east side of the Anschutz Medical Center will continue into the near future as the VA Medical Center is built on the campus's southeast corner.

Blumenthal takes over at Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

Tom Blumenthal, Ph.D

DENVER (July 2, 2012) – Nationally renowned molecular biologist, Tom Blumenthal, PhD, has been named the new executive director of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome.

State officials announce Denver's selection for new satellite patent office

Sen. Michael Bennet explains how Denver was selected for one of three satellite patent offices during a news conference

AURORA, Colo. (July 3, 2012) - Calling it an economic "game changer," Colorado's top elected officials gathered at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Monday to announce Denver's selection for a satellite patent office.

"Above the Ashes" nominated for three Heartland Emmy Awards

"Above the Ashes" earns three nominations in Heartland Emmy Awards

DENVER (July 5, 2012) - "Above the Ashes" has been nominated for three prestigious Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards in the categories of best topical documentary, best program editing and best sound.

Foster kids do much better under approach developed by CU School of Medicine

AURORA, Colo. (July 5, 2012) – Foster kids who receive mentoring and training in skills such as anger management, healthy communication, and problem solving are less likely to move foster homes and more likely to reunify with their biological families.

Students and staff initiate efforts to help fire victims

CU Dehver students staff a table taking donations for Colorado wildfire victim relief efforts

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (July 5, 2012) - Students and staff have initiated fundraising and donation efforts this week in cooperation with the Red Cross to offer support to victims of Colorado's wildfires.

Social Media competition needs your vote

DENVER (July 10, 2012) - The University of Colorado Denver is competing in a social media competition and needs your help to win.

Middle School students get lessons in sustainability on tour of downtown campus

Keith Nguyen and Mark Maceda, CU Denver engineering students, stand next to the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle they built

DENVER (July 10, 2012) - About 100 students learned about sustainability and other scientific projects during Cole Middle School's second annual summer visit to the downtown campus.

Renowned Scientist joins CU’s Alzheimer’s Research and Care Team

Huntington Potter, MD

AURORA, Colo. (July 12, 2012) – Renowned scientist, Huntington Potter, PhD, will join the Alzheimer’s disease research and initiate the formation of a new clinical care center here in Colorado.

New Dean Selected for College of Nursing

Sarah Thompson, PhD, RN, FAAN

AURORA, Colo. (July 12, 2012) - The University of Colorado College of Nursing welcomes a new dean this summer. Provost Rod Nairn is pleased to announce that Sarah Thompson, PhD, RN, FAAN will replace retiring Dean Pat Moritz, RN, PhD, FAAN.

University hopes to play partnership role in new satellite U.S. patent office

Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank listens as University of Colorado Denver Chancellor Don Elliman speaks at patent panel

AURORA, Colo. (July 12, 2012) - The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, with its strong track record in research and technology transfer, hopes to partner with the job-growth engine that will be the new U.S. Patent Office in Denver.

College of Nursing’s Hastings-Tolsma Receives Fulbright Award

Marie Hastings-Tolsma, PhD, CNM, FACNM, RN

Aurora, Colo. (July 17, 2012) - Marie Hastings-Tolsma, PhD, CNM, FACNM, RN, associate professor at the CU College of Nursing, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

University of Colorado Hospital ranked best hospital in Colorado

University of Colorado Hospital

AURORA, Colo. (July 17, 2012) – U.S. News and World Report ranks five specialties at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) as among the best in the nation including a #1 ranking for the hospital’s respiratory care.

TRiO Program helps students succeed internationally

Samantha Miles

DENVER (Sept. 5, 2012) - Three students were accepted into the pretigious program of the Institute for International Public Policy Program which helps low-income and disabled students excel in international affairs.

Anschutz Medical Campus master plan process moves into second phase

Jordan Dietrich, a staff member at the Anschutz Medical Campus, looks at a map of future development on the campus

AURORA, Colo. (July 17, 2012) - A robust discussion about facilities, transportation and other topics took place Thursday as the Anschutz Medical Campus Master Plan moved into its second phase.

Drug shown to improve memory in those with Down syndrome

Alberto Costa, MD, Ph.D.

AURORA, Colo. (July 17 , 2012) – Researchers at the CU School of Medicine have found a drug that boosts memory function in those with Down syndrome, a major milestone in the treatment of this genetic disorder.

CU Succeed puts on first annual conference for high school teachers

Danny Martinez receives award

DENVER (July 18, 2012) - CU Succeed held its first annual conference to help high school teachers inspire their students to attend college.

COMPUGIRLS increases girls’ knowledge in STEM fields

Compugirls doing research

DENVER (July 19, 2012) - COMPUGIRLS is a program for teen girls, grades 8 to 12, who want to learn more about technology and how to use it to excel in sciences in school.

Changing the face of lung cancer

: Former NFL linebacker Chris Draft with lung cancer survivor Ellen Smith and her son, Robert Campbell

AURORA, Colo. (July 19, 2012) - His goal is changing the face of lung cancer. Former NFL linebacker Chris Draft is logging thousands of miles to reach that goal.

University of Colorado Hospital responds to theater shootings

University of Colorado Hospital

AURORA, Colo. (July 20, 2012) - University of Colorado Hospital physicians and staff responded as one of the best trauma centers in the nation early this morning after the shooting at an Aurora movie theater, according to one of the attending physicians.

Statement from the university on James Holmes

AURORA, Colo. (July 20, 2012) – The University of Colorado Denver | Aschutz Medical Campus can confirm that James Holmes was in the process of withdrawing from the University of Colorado Denver’s graduate program in neurosciences.

University of Colorado Statement on July 20 Shooting

Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (July 20, 2012) - The University of Colorado community, particularly the CU Anschutz Medical Campus community, extends its deepest condolences to the victims, family and friends affected by today’s tragic shooting.

University deeply saddened by theater shooting

Lilly Marks talks to reporters at the press briefing Friday on the Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (July 20, 2012) - University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus leadership expressed sadness about the tragic events on Friday morning that affected the campus and the wider community in many ways.

Sweep of Anschutz Medical Campus goes 'very well;' normal weekend operations in effect

AURORA, Colo. (July 21, 2012) - A sweep of the entire University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus today "went very well" and the campus is operating on its normal weekend schedule, according to University Police.

Graduate School Neuroscience Program overview; Answers to questions regarding James Holmes

Aurora, Colo. (July 21, 2012) - Information from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus regarding the Graduate School’s Neuroscience Program and answers to questions regarding James Holmes.

President Obama praises 'extraordinary effort' of University of Colorado Hospital

Shooting victim Michael White Jr. shows where the bullet entered his shoulder

AURORA, Colo. (July 23, 2010) - President Barack Obama visited victims of the Aurora movie theater shootings and praised the "extraordinary effort" of the University of Colorado Hospital staff who treated the wounded.

University officials address media about Aurora tragedy

University officials talk with media about Aurora tragedy

AURORA, Colo. (July 23, 2012) - Officials from the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus answered a range of questions related to the Aurora movie theater shooting today.

The south courtyard in the library gets a new look

South coutyard at Auraria Library

DENVER (July 24, 2012) - The Auraria Library partnered with students in the summer architecture program to re-imagine the south courtyard.

CAM produced film wins two Heartland Emmies

"Above the Ashes" wins two Heartland Emmy Awards

DENVER (July 24, 2012) - A film about the stories behind the catastrophic Fourmile fire of 2010 won Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards in the categories of best topical documentary and best program editing.

College of Nursing awarded $1.5M grant for Sheridan Health Services

College of Nursing colleagues Amy Barton, Erica Schwartz, Angie Romani and Terry Biddinger

AURORA, Colo. (July 24, 2012) – The University of Colorado College of Nursing has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support the college’s faculty practice at Sheridan Health Services.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus response to inquiries about media reports

AURORA, Colo. (July 25, 2012) - We cannot comment on anything regarding the ongoing criminal investigation into the theater shooting in accordance with the order of Judge Sylvester on July 23, 2012.

Update on suspicious packages discovered at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (July 25, 2012) – Officials can confirm that the suspicious package discovered at the Facilities Services building on Monday, July 23, 2012, was delivered to the campus that same day.

University of Colorado School of Medicine continues domination of Top Docs list

School of Medicine is the leader on Top Docs list

AURORA, Colo. (July 26, 2012) - The University of Colorado - School of Medicine has continued their domination of 5280 Magazine's list of Top Docs in the Denver metro area.

Statement regarding public disclosure of information

Statement regarding public disclosure of information

AURORA, Colo. (July 26, 2012) - While our hearts remain with those suffering, our resolve rests with law enforcement and other authorities who are carefully investigating the suspect in order to one day prosecute him for these terrible crimes.

Auraria community holds vigil to honor victims

Auraria community members write messages in honor of the July 20 tragedy on the Tivoli Commons sidewalk

DENVER (July 26, 2012) - Members of the Auraria community paused together Thursday afternoon to honor the victims, families and friends affected by last week's theater shooting in Aurora.

Students win prestigious Fulbright scholarships

Fulbright scholar winners

DENVER (July 31, 2012) - Two College of Engineering students have been awarded pretigious Fulbright scholarships, and they plan to take their research to the streets of New Delhi, India.

Campus hosts blood drive for shooting victims

Blood drive for shooting victims

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (July 31, 2012) - The Anschutz Medical Campus and the Auraria campus are hosting blood drives to support the victims of the Aurora movie theater shooting

Business School to rock out with Block Party

CU Denver Block Party set Aug. 23 in downtown Denver

DENVER (July 31, 2012) - The block will rock on Aug. 23. The University of Colorado Denver celebrates the grand opening of its new Business School and the start of the academic year with a first-ever Block Party.

Largest scholarship gift ever for College of Nursing

AURORA, Colo. (July 31, 2012) - An estate gift from Laguna Beach, Calif. resident J. Thomas Swanson will provide scholarships in perpetuity for CU Denver nursing students, honoring his late wife who had CU ties.

Community celebrates leadership of retiring Dean Moritz

Dean Moritz is honored at her retirement reception

AURORA, Colo. (July 31, 2012) - Nearly 300 administrators, community leaders, faculty, staff and students celebrated the career and leadership of Patricia Moritz, PhD, RN, FAAN, as dean of the College of Nursing.

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