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Office of Veteran Student Services expands to serve veterans

The old OVSS on the corner of 14th and Larimer Streets was a hard-to-find rabbit warren of offices with two computers shared by five student workers. The spacious new OVSS is modeled after USO centers in airports.

Jacob Gump, Meagan Gold work to improve life for son and children with brain tumors

When he was 28 months old, on a holiday vacation on the east coast, Eli became seriously ill. He couldn’t keep any food down; he became dehydrated. For the first time ever, his parents heard him make one specific complaint.

Vertigo Treatment

When Carol Foster started experiencing bouts of vicious dizziness and accompanying nausea, she was stunned because this disease was so much more severe than she had ever realized, even as a practicing physician.

Many suicidal patients not asked about gun access

Emergency sign

AURORA, Colo. (April 1, 2013) – Although guns are used in over half of all American suicides, a new study shows many emergency rooms do not routinely ask suicidal patients about their access to guns.

Survey released on impact of Denver camping ban

A homeless man sits on a bench on the 16th Street Mall in Denver

DENVER (April 1, 2013) - Denver's "camping ban" has left the homeless no place to sleep safely and legally, forcing them to seek indoor options that don't exist, according to a report written by a CU Denver professor.

University reinforces diversity commitment at reception

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock meets with Chancellor Don Elliman at diversity reception

DENVER (April 2, 2013) - The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus celebrated its commitment to diversity with a community reception at the Four Seasons Hotel on Monday.

Navajo nurse explores traditional concepts of health and wellness

Michelle Kahn-John

AURORA, Colo. (April 4, 2013) - When Michelle Kahn-John's mother died, the joy seeped from her life and despair began to creep in.

Communicating in a diverse world

Brenda Allen speaks with a participant

DENVER (April 4, 2013) - Brenda J. Allen, Ph.D., spoke with a group of faculty and staff about communicating in a diverse world -- effectively and humanely.

Pinwheels planted in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheel garden planted outside Building 500 in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month

AURORA, Colo. (April 4, 2013) - They’re popping up in front yards, at community events and in front of city halls; and they’re spinning statewide as the country recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.

Councilwoman says report gives reason to roll up sleeves for homeless

Political science professor Tony Robinson discusses his homeless report at press conference

DENVER (April 3, 2013) - While troubled by findings about how the city's homeless are dealing with the year-old camping ban, a Denver City Councilwoman said the report serves as a launchpad for redoubling efforts to help the homeless.

Donation to create endowed chair in retinal diseases

Naresh Mandava, MD

AURORA, Colo. (April 4, 2013) - Sue Anschutz-Rodgers has donated $2 million that, combined with other commitments, establishes the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases.

Incoming CU Denver freshman earns prestigious scholarship

Trenton Klimper

DENVER (Apr. 4, 2013) - BA/BS-MD program welcomes incoming CU Denver freshman Trenton Klimper who earned a Boettcher Scholarship.

40th Anniversary

CU Denver honors a history of quality education in downtown Denver.

Kim to present lecture at American Composite Manufactures Association

Jimmy Kim

DENVER (April 4, 2013) - Associate Professor in civil engineering Jimmy Kim was invited to deliver a lecture at the upcoming ACMA specialty conference (Corrosion, Mining, and Infrastructure).

National Kidney Foundation’s awards highest honor to Berl

Tomas Berl, MD

AURORA, Colo. (April 4, 2013) - Tomas Berl, MD, professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, will be receiving the National Kidney Foundation’s David M. Hume Award.

Riggs to be recognized for work in adolescent substance abuse treatment

Paula Riggs

AURORA, Colo. (April 4, 2013) - Paula Riggs, MD, professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine, has been selected the 2013 recipient of the Kathleen Ann Mullen Award for “Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Adolescent Health and Medicine”.

Century Award for Capocelli highlights leadership and initiative

Kelley Capocelli, MD

AURORA, Colo. (April 4, 2013) - Kelley Capocelli, MD, has received the 2013 Century Award, which recognizes CHC staff, five or fewer years out of training, for showing leadership and initiative.

Watson named to newly-created position of research liaison

Pete Watson, PhD

AURORA, Colo. (April 4, 2013) - Associate Professor of medicine Pete Watson, PhD, has been appointed to the position of Research Liaison.

Statement on documents released April 4, 2013

AURORA, Colo. (April 5, 2013) - The University of Colorado has reviewed the documents released by Judge Samour. These documents support the prior statement from CU regarding Mr. Holmes' access card.

LITeS participants honored for collaborative work

LITeS participant Jori Leszczynski receives her program certificate from university leadership

AURORA, Colo. (April 8, 2013) - Collaboration was the theme of the day as this year's cohort of the Leadership in Innovative Team Sciences Program (LITeS) gave presentations and were recognized on Friday.

Regents approve tuition proposal

Students on CU Anschutz Medical Campus

DENVER (April 9, 2013) - The CU Board of Regents today passed a tuition proposal that implements the second year of a regent-approved plan to pursue linearity for resident undergraduate tuition at the Denver Campus.

Who’s the BOSS? Mix A Cappella!

Mix a cappella group at the BOSS

DENVER (April 9, 2013) - CU Denver’s Mix a cappella group and lead singer Emma Wallingford score big national wins in Boston to wrap up an unprecedented competitive season.

Canteen Farm House featured in international magazine

Clark Thenhaus

DENVER (April 9, 2013) - Clark Thenhaus had his project The Canteen Farm House published in Future Arquitecturas.

Hinke and Moreno present keynote address

DENVER (April 9, 2013) - Michael Hinke along with Rafael Moreno presented the keynote lecture at the School of Forestry at the Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango in Mexico.

Sharp joins College of Nursing as associate dean for Finance and Administration

Ken Sharp

AURORA, Colo. (April 9, 2013) - Kenneth “Ken” Sharp, PhD, has been named associate dean for Finance and Administration in the College of Nursing (CON) effective April 29.

Lareau to receive American Thoracic Society award

AURORA, Colo. (April 9, 2013) - Suzanne Lareau, College of Nursing, will be the recipient of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2013 Elizabeth A. Rich, MD, Award.

APAS holds career fair for MURP students

CU Denver architecture students participate in Career Day in downtown Denver

DENVER (April 10, 2013) - The American Planning Association Student Chapter (APAS) of the University of Colorado Denver recently hosted a Career Day.

CU Advocates present lunch-and-learn on funding outlook

CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance Jeff Parker discusses the budget

AURORA, Colo. (April 11, 2013) - Budget and finance officials painted a sobering picture of the funding challenges facing the University of Colorado and higher education in the state during a lunch-and-learn program at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Anniversary Salute to Boots to Suits

Mike Petschel and Matt Depuy

DENVER (April 11, 2013) - University of Colorado Denver leadership, student veterans and business leaders salute the successful first year of the Boots to Suits mentorship program.

Jones to join health disparities panel

Grant Jones

AURORA, Colo. (April 11, 2013) - Grant Jones has been selected to serve on the health disparities panel of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Anderson selected as ELAM fellow

AURORA, Colo. (April 11, 2013) - Marsha Anderson has been selected as a fellow in the 2013-2014 class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program.

CU President considering ballot initiative to boost revenue

AURORA, Colo. (April 12, 2013) - Facing shrinking budgets, CU President Bruce Benson said Friday that he may ask voters to approve a funding stream to help finance the university system, though he stressed no specific measure has been developed.

Cobb wows students on power of math at TEDx event

CU Denver Professor Loren Cobb talks about the relationship between math and world peace at TEDxYouth.

DENVER (April 15, 2013) - Using photos, diagrams and charts, a CU Denver professor demystified the world of math and showed how mathematical models can help political leaders keep the peace across the globe.

College admission questions rarely predict criminal behavior

Students in North Classroom hallway

AURORA, Colo. (April 16, 2013) - A new study shows that neither criminal background checks nor pre-admission screening questions accurately predict students likely to commit crime on college campuses.

Faculty recognized for 25 years of service

Faculty honored for 25 years of service to CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

DENVER (April 16, 2013) - Twenty faculty members were honored on Monday for 25 years of service to the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

Cholesterol increases risk of Alzheimer’s and heart disease

High cholesterol - trisomy 16 - hepatocytes

AURORA, Colo. (April 16, 2013) - Researchers at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the CU School of Medicine have found that a single mechanism may underlie the damaging effect of cholesterol on the brain and on blood vessels.

Students pass fee referendums on club sports and mascot

CU Denver student Cait Baxter poses with Milo the Lynx on April 17 in North Classroom

DENVER (April 17, 2013) - Cait Baxter posed with Milo the Lynx on Wednesday. Then she picked up her free Lynx logo T-shirt. Next on her list was a stop at the Auraria Bookstore to browse other Lynx apparel.

Urban Community Teacher Education

If you happen to visit Carolina Mendez’s kindergarten class at Goldrick Elementary School during “choice” time, you will notice her students choose to spend their free time “playing school.”

Student finds success in internship

DENVER (April 18, 2013) - Anthropology student Teresa Hogan has been experiencing a whole new world at the Harm Reduction Action Center.

Genetic variation contributes to pulmonary fibrosis risk

Patient and doctor

AURORA, Colo. (April 18, 2013) - A newly published study of patients with pulmonary fibrosis has discovered multiple genetic variations that should help with future efforts to treat the disease.

University ID badges expired

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (April 18, 2013) - Records indicate University-issued photo ID badges have expired. Check your ID card to ensure it is current. Updated badges are available at the badging office in Building 500 on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Byers chairs scientific committee for international conference

AURORA, Colo. (April 16, 2013) - Associate Dean for Public Health Practice Tim Byers, Colorado School of Public Health, is chair of the Hot Topic Conference this week in London, UK.

Alcoholism research award announced for Hoffman

AURORA, Colo. (April 18, 2013) - Paula Hoffman, PhD, professor of pharmacology, School of Medicine, will receive the Research Society on Alcoholism’s 2013 Distinguished Researcher Award at the Society’s meeting in Orlando, Fla. in June.

Bull named Community and Behavioral Health Department chair

Sheana Bull, PhD

AURORA, Colo. (April 18, 2013) - The Colorado School of Public Health announced that Sheana Bull, PhD, MPH is the new chair for the Department of Community and Behavioral Health effective April 15.

Graduate continues education after a decade of teaching

Danny Moritz and son

DENVER (April 22, 2013) - Danny Moritz is graduting with a MSE in math education.

Graduate finds place in community

DENVER (April 22, 2013) - Loraine Fishman is graduting with a BA in Psychology and plans to continue on with graduate school for social work.

Health impact assessements critical public health tool

Drilling rig

AURORA, Colo. (April 22, 2013) - As natural gas development expands nationwide, policymakers, communities and public health experts are turning to health impact assessments (HIA) to predict the effects of drilling on local communities.

Students recognized for outstanding research projects

Casey Allen of CU Denver receives the faculty mentor of the year award from Mary Coussons-Read

DENVER (April 22, 2013) - A full breadth of research -- from small-scale agriculture to technology in middle schools to the affects of bone loss -- was showcased Friday at the 16th annual Research and Creative Activities Symposium.

Graduate to continue work in education

Deanna Macri

DENVER (April 23, 2013) - Deanna Macri is graduating with a Master of Science in Secondary Mathematics Education and plans to continue working in the Jefferson County school district.

New study shows children routinely injured or killed by guns

Gun on bed

AURORA, Colo. (April 23, 2013) - While gun control issues usually surface after major incidents like the fatal shooting of 20 elementary school students in Newtown, Conn., a new study shows that children are routinely killed or injured by firearms.

Summit focuses on why diversity matters

Chancellor Don Elliman speaks at the Diversity Summit at the Doubletree Hotel

DENVER (April 23, 2013) - More than 200 faculty and staff members attended the inaugural Diversity Summit held today by the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

Snow dampens Anschutz Medical Campus Earth Day 2013

Diana George and Katie Symons talk about recycling

AURORA, Colo. (April 22, 2013) – When forecasters began predicting a spring storm for Monday, plans were adjusted to move the annual Anschutz Medical Campus Earth Day event indoors at Building 500.

Magilvy receives Jo Eleanor Elliott Award at WIN conference

Kathy Magilvy accepts her award

AURORA, Colo. (April 23, 2013) - Kathy Magilvy, professor and associate dean for Academic Programs, received the Jo Eleanor Elliott Leadership Award.

Three chosen for first Outstanding Program Coordinator Award

AURORA, Colo. (April 23, 2013) - Alicia Gore, Jennifer Burr and Pamela Sullivan received the first Outstanding Program Coordinator Award.

Didier named principal for Penn State University Arboretum

Emmanuel Didier

DENVER (April 23, 2013) - Emmanuel Didier, professor in the College of Architecture and Planning was recently named the principal for Penn State University Arboretum.

Kutner coordinates geriatrics program for conference

Jean Kutner, MD

DENVER (April 23, 2013) - The Society of General Internal Medicine will be hosting their Annual Scientific Meeting which will feature Jean Kutner, MD, as a speaker.

Shellenbarger picked as finalist for Colorado Book Award

Melanie Shellenbarger

DENVER (April 23, 2013) - A book by Melanie Shellenbarger, senior instructor of Architecture, titled High Country Summers is a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Awards.

Schwartz attends Leadership America Class of 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Erica Schwartz (left) and Rosie Rios, 43rd U.S. Treasurer and 1st female to hold the position

AURORA, Colo. (April 23, 2013) - Erica Schwartz of the College of Nursing was selected to participate in the Leadership America Class of 2013.

College of Architecture and Planning expanding presence in China

Milen Milev, College of Architecture and Planning student who is an intern at Gensler in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (April 25, 2013) - CAP now has an exchange program with Southeast University in Nanjing, a dual-degree program with Tongjing University in Shanghai and the internship program with Gensler.

University of Colorado Hospital named Comprehensive Stroke Center

University of Colorado Hospital

AURORA, Colo. (April 25, 2013) - The Joint Commission named the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest level of stroke certification available for hospitals.

University puts energy and hours into service

College of Nursing representatives volunteer for the CU in the Community campaign

DENVER (April 25, 2013) - More than 120 faculty, staff, students and alumni pitched in during this year's CU in the Community campaign.

President Benson outlines funding challenges

CU President Bruce Benson meets CU Denver mascot Milo the Lynx

DENVER (April 25, 2013) - University of Colorado President Bruce Benson is confident solutions can be found to the state's higher-education funding crisis, but it will have to be a piecemeal approach that relies on entrepreneurial ideas.

2013 Anschutz Medical Campus Student Senate awards

AURORA, Colo. (April 25, 2013) - The CU Anschutz Medical Campus Student Senate announced this year's awards to individuals and organizations for Excellence in Leadership and Service.

Seay recognized for service with children

Alan Seay, MD

AURORA, Colo. (April 25, 2013) - Alan Seay, MD, received the James E. Strain Award recognizing community service to the needs of indigent children.

CU teams support March for Babies

A large group of walkers from the Anschutz Medical Campus participated in the March for Babies

DENVER (April 29, 2013) - Nearly 5,000 --including more than 400 from CU -- laced up their walking shoes to March for Babies on April 27 in Denver’s City Park.

Prescription for Success -- RX Disposal

RX Drugs collected at Drug Disposal Day

AURORA, Colo. (April 30, 2013) - The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was once again one of the state's top drop off locations for Drug Disposal Day.

Interns shine through Experiential Learning Center

DENVER (April 30, 2013) - Students, faculty and employees who work with the Experiential Learning Center's internship programs were recently awarded with top interns and distinguished nominees awards.

University of Colorado Hospital receives grant to advance cancer care

University of Colorado Hospital

AURORA, Colo. (April 24, 2013) - University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) has been chosen to help the LIVESTRONG Foundation advance the care of cancer survivors requiring a stay in the hospital.

Kahook honored for early-career contributions

Malik Kahook, MD

AURORA, Colo. (April 30, 2013) - Malik Kahook, MD, will receive the 2013 Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award in May.

BioSIPs project garners recognition for Herdt

DENVER (April 30, 2013) - The "BioSIPs" technology project by Julee Herdt, College of Architecture and Planning, was selected as a finalist for the U.S. Green Building Council.

Andreas to present at conference in China

Fred Andreas

DENVER (April 30, 2013) - Fred Andreas, College of Architecture and Planning, has been invited to be a featured speaker at the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation international conference.

Yakacki recently a guest editor for Polymer Reviews

Chris Yakacki

DENVER (April 30, 2013) - Chris Yakacki, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, recently served as a guest editor for Polymer Reviews.

Student wins national Academy Health Scholarship

DENVER (April 30, 2013) - Carrie Chapman, a student in the School of Public Affairs recently won an Academy Health Scholarship.

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