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Upgrading infrastructure could reduce future flood damage

DENVER (Oct. 29, 2014) - The severe flooding that devastated a wide swath of Colorado last year might have been less destructive if the bridges, roads and other infrastructure had been upgraded or modernized, according to a new study from CU Denver.

Federal grant will study underrepresented minorities in biomedical research

Spero M. Manson, PhD.

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 28, 2014) - Spero M. Manson, PhD, is part of a collaborative team that was awarded a $19 million National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) grant for a “Diverse Biomedical Workforce” from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Study exposes bias in transportation system design

Bicyclist in Denver

DENVER (Oct. 15, 2014) - America's streets are designed with an inherent bias toward the needs of automobiles, ignoring those of cyclists, public transit and pedestrians, a new study from CU Denver shows.

Researcher part of international team to protect ancient footprints

Rendering of

DENVER (Oct. 14, 2014) - University of Colorado Denver Associate Anthropology Professor Charles Musiba has been appointed to an international team of advisors dedicated to creating a museum complex showcasing a collection of ancient footprints.

Office of Research Services celebrates grant awardees

CU Denver Office of Research Services recognizes grant awardees

DENVER—The Office of Research Services (ORS) at the University of Colorado Denver celebrated its first "class" of ORS grant awardees with a breakfast on Sept. 26.

CU Denver receives prestigious CIBER award

CU Denver Business school receives grant to support international education and research

DENVER—The U.S. Department of Education has designated the University of Colorado Denver as a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) for 2014-2018, putting CU Denver among an elite group of 17 U.S. university awardees.

Musiba joins elite team at Rising Star anthropological expedition

Charles Musiba, CU Denver anthropology professor, identifies hominid bones as part of research team in South Africa

DENVER—A trove of ancient bones is as irresistible as it gets for an anthropologist. That's why Charles Musiba, PhD, jumped at the call to join an elite group of researchers in South Africa for the Rising Star Expedition.

Economic disparities impact infant health

Cute baby

DENVER (Aug. 20, 2014) - Women who are poor have higher cortisol levels in pregnancy and give birth to infants with elevated levels of the stress hormone, putting them at greater risk for serious disease later in life, according to a CU Denver study.

How zoning regulations can impact location of marijuana dispensaries

Marijuana storefront

DENVER (August 18, 2014) – Municipal zoning regulations may push marijuana dispensaries into low income, minority areas, according to a study just released by the University of Colorado Denver.

Study shows links between city design and health

Denver bicyclist

DENVER (Aug. 11, 2014) - In a rare study of how street network design affects public health, a CU Denver researcher has discovered that older, more compact cities promote more walking and biking and are generally healthier than many newer communities.

Study shows excess parking at some Denver sports stadiums

Pepsi Center parking lot

DENVER (Aug. 4, 2014) - Sports stadiums in Denver suffer from excess parking creating unattractive concrete spaces, heat islands and missed economic opportunities, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Denver.

High school lacrosse players at risk for concussions and other injuries

High school lacrosse players

AURORA, Colo. (July 22, 2014) - With over 170,000 students now playing high school lacrosse, more and more are being exposed to injuries during practice and competition, according to a new study from the Colorado School of Public Health.

Study shows widespread oral health problems among Navajo

Terry Batliner, DDS

AURORA, Colo. (July 8, 2014) -A new study from the Colorado School of Public Health show that despite modest improvements, poor oral health remains a major problem in the Navajo Nation and among American Indian overall.

State leaders get firsthand look at Colorado’s bioscience research

State leaders visit bioscience research labs

AURORA, Colo. (July 3, 2014) - On June 6, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and more than 45 state leaders got a firsthand look at Colorado’s bioscience industry and the vital research being carried out at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Officials: Personalized medicine research must continue

Anschutz Medical Campus leaders key experts in first week of Aspen Ideas Festival

ASPEN (July 1, 2014)—While the Anschutz Medical Campus and other research institutions are on the "cusp of revolutionizing medical care," health officials worry that current momentum could be jeopardized by the high cost of personalized medicine.

Barriers stop many older Americans from taking driving tests

AURORA, Colo. (June 30, 2014) - As the American population continues to age, new research is showing significant barriers to evaluations important to the continued safety and competence of older drivers.

Potter provides Alzheimer's research insight at Aspen Ideas Fest

Dr. Huntington Potter of the Anschutz Medical Campus talks about Alzheimer's research at Aspen Ideas Festival

ASPEN (June 30, 2014)-The film "Alive Inside" delivered an emotional wallop, while Dr. Huntington Potter, Ph.D., infused a post-film discussion with his research-based insights into Alzheimer's disease.

Leading diabetes researcher Dr. Rewers says race on to stem disease

Dr. Rewers talks about advances in diabetes research at Aspen Ideas Festival

ASPEN (June 30, 2014)—With rates of childhood diabetes on the rise—numbers double every 20 years—the race is on to discover a vaccine or possibly a special diet to stem the disease, says leading diabetes researcher Dr. Rewers ofAnschutz Medical Campus.

More cyclists on road can mean less collisions

DENVER (June 24, 2014) - A CU Denver study examining collisions between bicycles and motorists, shows bicyclist safety significantly increases when there are more bikes on the road.

Study finds serious challenges to 'New Urbanist' communities

Stapleton, local road width 30' cross-section

DENVER (June 10, 2014) - As New Urbanist communities expand nationwide, a study from the University of Colorado Denver shows the increasing challenges of blancing complex traffic engineering systems with the ideals of walkable sustainable neighborhoods.

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