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Karin Hunter-Byrd selected as an Outstanding Advising Administrator

Karin Hunter-Byrd

Karin Hunter-Byrd has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Administrator Certificate of Merit recipient from the NACADA The Global Community for Academic Advising as part of the 2015 Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising.

Chopra and Westland present at Council for Exceptional Children

Ritu Chopra and Caron Westland were selected to present a pre-conference workshop at the annual convention of the Council for Exceptional Children which is the largest international organization in the field of Special Education.

Learning to Lead. 50 Leaders of Tomorrow Finalist and Second-Place Winner.

Reema Wahdan-Alaswad

Reema Wahdan-Alaswad, PhD, was selected to participate in the 50 Leaders of Tomorrow Summit in Washington, D.C. Wahdan-Alaswad is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Ann Thor, MD, in the Department of Pathology, CU School of Medicine.

Niraj Chaudhary named to the Leading Change Institute Class of 2015

Niraj Chaudhary

This EDUCAUSE program engages emerging leaders in the academic information sector who can inspire, advocate, and advance needed changes in higher education.

Talbot receives grant to study 'concept inventories'

Bud Talbot

The W. M. Keck Foundation has awarded a grant to CU Denver School of Education & Human Development Professor Bud Talbot to study the usefulness of popular “concept inventories” as assessments of undergraduate student learning.

Paul Mintken wins teaching award

Paul Mintken

Paul Mintken PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT received the Dorothy E. Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Excellence in Academic Teaching award from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Sherry Taylor presents on bilingual education

Sherry Taylor

Associate Professor Sherry Taylor, PhD, was an invited presenter at the Research & Evaluation Symposium at the National Association for Bilingual Education’s annual conference in March, 2015.

Local Responder Attends Homeland Security Training


Emergency Responder Kinshasa Sayers from the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Ala.

John Carroll: Presents in Washington, D.C. on biomedical innovation

Professor John Carroll, MD, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, was an invited speaker at a briefing last month in Washington, D.C.

Dawn Comstock: Recognized for advocacy in youth sports safety

Dawn Comstock, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, was honored last week as a Youth Sports Safety Ambassador during the sixth annual Youth Sports Safety Summit held in Dallas.

Geeta Verma: Presented on creatively engaging elementary students

Geeta Verma, associate professor in STEM education in the CU Denver School of Education & Human Development, presented a paper at the Korean Association of Science Education in Busan, South Korea, last month.

Veronica Paradise: Invites participation in Staff Council

Veronica Paradise, School of Medicine, has been active in the CU Denver l CU Anschutz Staff Council for the past three years. Paradise and fellow Staff Council members are issuing a call for nominations for new membership.

Christopher Koziol: Publishes on community collaborations

Christopher Koziol, PhD, associate professor, director Master of Science in Historic Preservation, and director Colorado Center for Community Development, has a new article in the February issue of Colorado Municipalities magazine.

Scott Harpin: Appointed to Colorado Child Fatality Prevention Review Team

Scott Harpin, PhD, MPH, RN, APHN-BC, assistant professor, College of Nursing, recently was appointed to the Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System State Review Team as a nurse who specializes in traumatic injury or children's health.

James Beck: Appointed councilor for CU chapter of national medical honor society

James Beck, MD, professor, Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care and vice chair for Veterans Affairs in the Department of Medicine, was appointed the new councilor for CU chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society.

Stephen Koester: Researches impact of Denver's camping ban on the homeless

Steve Koester, PhD

Stephen Koester and colleague present findings from fieldwork among Denver's homeless population to examine how the city's recently enacted camping ban affected people's living arrangements and survival strategies.

Meredith Mealer: Named new COMIRB director

Meredith Mealer, PhD, RN, assistant professor, School of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine, has been named the director of the Colorado Multiple Institution Review Board (COMIRB).

Ashby Butnor: Named director Undergraduate Experiences

Ashby Butnor, PhD, is the director of First-Year Experiences. She comes to CU Denver from Auraria Campus partner Metropolitan State University of Denver.

MLA Faculty win ASLA Colorado 2014 Professional Design Awards

Drive 1 Plaza

The awards recognize exceptional accomplishments completed by Colorado and Wyoming landscape architects during 2014.

Peter J. Rice: Selected as a fellow by American Pharmacist Association

Peter J. Rice, PharmD, PhD, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, was selected as a 2015 Fellow by the American Pharmacist Association (APhA).

Zaneta Thayer: Publishes on the stress of racial discrimination during pregnancy

Zaneta Thayer, PhD, assistant professor of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, recently published two articles addressing effects of stress during pregnancy.

Troy Butler: Explains how math models help predict storms

Troy Butler, PhD, assistant professorof Mathematical and Statistical Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is in a new video detailing how to improve the predictive capabilities of mathematical models that can help in severe storm forecasting.

Lawrence Hunter: Honored for contributions in computational biology

Lawrence Hunter, PhD, professor of pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, received the 2015 Outstanding Contributions to the ISCB Award from the International Society for Computational Biology.

Moyed Miften and Bernard Jones: Awarded research funding for treating pancreatic cancer

Drs. Moyed Miften and Bernard Jones, Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine, recently were awarded a contract from Varian Medical Systems to support research for treating pancreas cancer.

Gabriel Finkelstein: Recognized for best book of 2014

A biography about German neuroscientist Emil du Bois-Reymond, written by CU Denver Associate Professor of History Gabriel Finkelstein, PhD, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was selected as a Best Book of 2014 by Science Books and Films .

Donna Martinez: Named associate editor for collection of humanities journals

CU Denver Professor and Chair of Ethnic Studies Donna Martinez, PhD, was recently named an associate editor of the New Direction in the Humanities Collection.

Jacqueline Jones: Publishes on heart failure patients and caregivers

Jacqueline Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN, FRCNA, associate professor, College of Nursing, has written an article “The Future as a Series of Transitions: Qualitative Study of Heart Failure Patients and Their Informal Caregivers.”

Jody Tanabe: Receives Distinguished Investigator Award

Jody Tanabe, MD, professor and vice chair of research in the Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, has been honored with the 2014 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research.

Casey Allen: Co-edits new book on field-based learning

Casey Allen, assistant professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, co-edited a new book, Geomorphological Fieldwork, Volume 18.

John Swallow: Co-authors study on insect aggression and neurochemistry

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Professor and Chair of Biology John Swallow and his lab groups are applying information about neurotransmitters to illustrate the power of using insect models to study aggression.

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