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Matthews, Neu and Cook: Publish findings on insomnia in children and cancer

College of Nursing colleagues Ellyn Matthews, Madalynn Neu and Paul Cook have published research findings on sleep among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and their mothers.

Andrew Friedson: Awarded Richard Musgrave Prize

Andrew Friedson, PhD, assistant professor of Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the prestigious Richard Musgrave Prize by the National Tax Association.

Six faculty get professional development grants

The CU Denver Association of Lecturers and Instructors announced the recipients of the Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Professional Development grants for fall 2014. Funding for each of these six $500 grants is provided through the Office of the Provost.

Jeffrey Cohn: Named new deputy chief of police

Jeffrey Cohn has been named the new deputy chief of police for CU Denver l CU Anschutz.

Christine G. H. Franck: Presents on craft in building arts

Christine G. H. Franck, planning director of Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives in the College of Architecture and Planning, last month delivered a lecture in Nashville, Tenn., entitled “The Art of Craft Today.”

Cambier and Refaeli: Awarded patent for new process to produce blood stem cells

A team led by School of Medicine colleagues John Cambier, PhD, and Yosef Refaeli, PhD, has received a patent for a technique to create large amounts of adult blood stem cells using small blood samples including cord blood or bone marrow.

Jeffrey Stansbury: Awarded patent for development of polymers

A team led by Jeffrey Stansbury, PhD, CU School of Dental Medicine and professor CU-Boulder College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, has received a patent for a photopolymerization process

Melissa Furness: Selected as ambassador to Biennial of the Americas

Melissa Furness

Melissa Furness, associate professor of Art in Painting and Drawing in the College of Arts & Media, has been invited as an ambassador for the 2015 Biennial of the Americas.

Stuart Linas: Recognized for leadership in fighting kidney disease

Stuart Linas, MD, School of Medicine has received the Robert G. Nairns Award from the American Society of Nephrology.

Linda Alcott: Presents on Haiti and the Caribbean

Linda Alcott, PhD, assistant professor of French, clinical teaching track, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, presented papers at two conferences this fall.

Diane Skiba: Honored for work developing nursing informatics

Skiba and Adler-Milstein

CU College of Nursing Professor Diane Skiba, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, recently was honored with the Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award from the American Medical Informatics Association.

Kurt Beam: Selected as CU Distinguished Professor

Kurt G. Beam, PhD, professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine, is one of only six CU faculty members named 2014 Distinguished Professors. This is the most prestigious honor for faculty at the university.

Maria Buszek: Invited to teach at national humanities institute

College of Arts & Media Associate (CAM) Professor of Art History Maria Elena Buszek, PhD, has been invited to join a group of international scholars to teach a National Endowment for the Humanities institute on the history of modern design.

Carol Runyan: Wins national award for distinguished career

Carol Runyan

Carol Runyan, MPH, PhD, Colorado School of Public Health and CU School of Medicine, has been awarded a 2014 Distinguished Career Award from the American Public Health Association.

Gabriel Finkelstein: On shortlist for prestigious Pickstone Prize

Gabriel Finkelstein

CU Denver History Associate Professor Gabriel Finkelstein is one of only four authors nominated for the 2014 John Pickstone Prize for his book on German neuroscientist Emil du Bois-Reymond.

Christopher Bowman: Wins patent for improved dental resin

A team led by Christopher Bowman, School of Dental Medicine, Restorative Dentistry, has been awarded a patent for a new material that reduces shrinkage stress in dental resins.

Judith Coe: Presents findings on student-centered learning

Judith Coe, PhD, associate professor of Music, College of Arts & Media, recently presented a paper at the 11th annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) in Québec City, Canada.

Joel Marrs: Selected as fellow in American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Joel C. Marrs, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology), CLS, associate professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, was elected as a fellow by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Marty Otañez: Works to raise public awareness of tobacco industry practices

Marty Otañez, assistant professor of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, recently returned from Moscow where he participated in the World Health Organization conference on tobacco control.

Noreen Heer Nicol: Publishes results of treatment for atopic dermatitis

Noreen Heer Nicol

CU College of Nursing’s Noreen Heer Nicol, PhD, RN, FNP, recently published results of a study on the benefits of supervised Wet Wrap Therapy as an acute intervention in improving atopic dermatitis severity.

Gabriel Zamosc-Regueros: Presents at international conference on Nietzsche

Gabriel Zamosc-Regueros, PhD, assistant professor of Philosophy, recently presented on the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche at the 20th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society in Birmingham, UK.

Kathy Jankowski: Publishes on effects of exercise for cancer patients

A new article on maintaining the positive effects of exercise for cancer survivors has been co-authored by a group including CU colleagues Catherine (Kathy) Jankowski, Andrea Dwyer and Betsy Risendal.

Leo Darnell: Mentors high school students

Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Extended Studies Leo Darnell, College of Architecture and Planning, has been named to the Board of Directors for the ACE Mentor Program of Colorado.

Rachel Rabinovitch: Invited as visiting professor and cancer expert

Rachel Rabinvitch

Rachel Rabinovitch, MD, professor of Radiation Oncology, CU School of Medicine, has been invited as a visiting professor and expert consultant in breast cancer diagnosis and management at several medical centers in Israel during December and January.

Andrea Haar: Named president of UCDALI

Andrea Haar

A roster of officers was recently elected to serve in CU Denver’s Association of Lecturers & Instructors (UCDALI). This governance group represents all CU Denver non-tenure track faculty.

Richard Johnston: Recognized for leadership in vaccine debate

Richard Johnston

The Institute of Medicine has honored Richard Johnston, MD, associate dean for research development and professor of pediatrics, CU School of Medicine.

Hani Mansour: Publishes on the economics of age gaps and marriage

Hani Mansour

Men and women married to spouses of similar ages are smarter, more successful and more attractive compared to couples with larger age gaps, according to a paper from CU Denver Economics Assistant Professor Hani Mansour.

Amy Gannon: Returns to Office of Grants and Contracts

Amy Gannon

Amy Gannon is the new director in the Office of Grants and Contracts (OCG) based at CU Anschutz. She may be a familiar name for her earlier work at the CU System and with the CU health sciences programs.

Joann Brennan: Invited to exhibit photos at Smithsonian

As a young girl when Joann Brennan started snapping photos and learning how to use her dad’s new 35mm camera, she couldn’t have imagined her photographs one day collected and exhibited at one of the nation’s top art museums.

Dziadkowiec and Meek: Research fatigue management

College of Nursing colleagues Oliwier Dziadkowiec, PhD, director of the CU Center for Research and Nursing Scholarship, and Paula Meek, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of the PhD program, were published in the September issue of Nursing Outlook.

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