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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.

Carol Foster: Honored as a Champion of Vestibular Medicine

The Vestibular Disorders Association has recognized Carol Foster, MD, as a 2014 Champion of Vestibular Medicine.

Stan Soocher: Honored for contributions in entertainment law

Stan Soocher, associate professor of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies in the College of Arts & Media, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Texas Bar Association Entertainment Law Institute’s Texas Star Award.

James Borgstede: Selected to lead International Society of Radiology

James Borgstede, MD, professor of radiology, was installed earlier as president of the International Society of Radiology during the 28th International Congress of Radiology held in Dubai, UAE.

Donna Martinez: Shares passion for learning

Donna Martinez

Donna Martinez, PhD, professor and chair, Ethnic Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is writing about Native Americans in urban environments.

Bellgrau, Bayer: Win patents for treatments of cancer, strokes

The CU Technology Transfer Office reports the U.S. Patent Office has issued new patents to two separate CU Anschutz-based researcher teams lead by Don Bellgrau and Ulli Bayer.

Ken Schroeppel: Wins award for Denver LoDo Allleys project

Ken Schroeppel, AICP, director of Professional Engagement and Instructor in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program in the College of Architecture and Planning, has been recognized for his Denver LoDo Alleys studio project.

Xiao-Jing Wang: Receives award from Society for Investigative Dermatology

Xiao-Jing Wang, MD, PhD, CU School of Medicine, has received the William Montagna Lecture Award from the Society for Investigative Dermatology.

Hamilton Bean: Earns public relations accreditation

Hamilton Bean, PhD, associate professor in Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has earned Accreditation in Public Relations by the Public Relations Society of America.

Jori Leszczynski: Receives NIH grant; Facilities pass inspection

Jori Leszczynski

University Veterinarian Jori Leszczynski, DVM, DACLAM, director of the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources (OLAR), has been awarded a $500,000 Research Facility Improvement Grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Hai Lin: Receives Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Hai Lin

Hai Lin, PhD, associate professor, Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is receiving the 2014 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

Charles Lockhart to receive pediatric anesthesiology award

Charles Lockhart, MD, CU emeritus professor of anesthesiology and pediatrics, School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2015 American Academy of Pediatrics Robert M. Smith Award,

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