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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.

Joseph Saseen: Recognized for contributions to clinical pharmacy education

CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Joseph Saseen, PharmD, recently received the 2014 Education Award from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Farah Ibrahim: Discusses curriculum to address social justice, advocacy and cultural competence

Farah Ibrahim

A team from the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development, led by counseling faculty member Farah Ibrahim, was invited to share information at the early October meeting of the Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.

John Lanning: Assumes new advocacy role as outreach liaison

John Lanning

Over the years, John Lanning, PhD, has served CU Denver in various roles including professor of chemistry and assistant vice chancellor of undergraduate experiences. Now in his latest assignment, Lanning has been appointed as outreach liaison.

Binswanger, Krueger, Mueller: Study death rates due to smoking in prisons

Ingrid Binswanger

A research team led by Ingrid Binswanger, MD, MPH, School of Medicine, recently published findings that death rates in prisons from smoking-related illnesses are higher than in the general U.S. population.

Debashis Ghosh: Begins biostatistics work at Colorado School of Public Health

Debashis Ghosh, PhD, recently stepped into the role as the new chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, one of the five departments within the Colorado School of Public Health.

Diane Skiba: Named fellow among nursing educators

CU College of Nursing’s Diane Skiba, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, has been selected as a fellow of the Academy of Nursing Education, The National League of Nursing.

Hamilton Bean: Presents in Turkey on strategic communication

Hamilton Bean, associate professor of Communication, delivered invited remarks at the “Dialogue on International Educational Exchange and the Promotion of Peace, Development, and Intercultural Understanding” in Ankara, Turkey, on Sept 26.

CAM colleagues celebrate multiple awards for 'I Need My Monster'

Howard Cook

A short film produced by 14 College of Arts & Media students in the Senior Production capstone studio classes last year at the CU Denver Digital Animation Center has become a big hit on the awards circuit.

Sara Yeatman: Publishes research on health and families in Malawi

Sara Yeatman

Sara Yeatman, PhD, assistant professor of Health and Behavioral Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Science, has recently published two articles regarding research in Malawi.

Brian Kavanagh: Edits special issue of oncology journal and new text book

Brian Kavanagh, professor of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, recently edited two high-profile publications that have attracted a lot of attention in the field.

Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge: Publishes on discussions in Chinese classrooms

Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge, PhD, associate chair and assistant professor clinical track, Department of Communication, International College Beijing, recently published, "Finding the Line in Beijing: Classrooms as Liminal Space."

Gregory Everson: Awarded new patents for testing liver function

Gregory Everson, MD, FACP, professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, recently has received two patents for a less-invasive measurement of liver function.

Stacey Bosick: Analyzes odds of victims reporting crimes

Stacey J. Bosick, PhD, assistant professor of Sociology, presented "Gender Differences in the Relationship between Victimization Reporting and Adult Role Statuses" at the Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology.

David Tracer: Publishes on cooperation and generosity

David P. Tracer, professor and chair of Health & Behavioral Sciences, co-published a chapter in the 2014 Sage Foundation volume Experimenting with Social Norms: Fairness and Punishment in Cross-Cultural Perspective.

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