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The Latest Research, Community and Medical News Updates


Buckley, Pharo, Rosenberg, Sokol Recipients of Career Teaching Scholars Award

The Department of Pediatrics announced the recipients of the Career Teaching Scholars Award for 2015. Congratulations to Jerry Buckley, MD; Susan Pharo, MD; Adam Rosenberg, MD; Ron Sokol, MD.

CU Researchers Offer Safer, Lower-Cost Procedure For Children With Digestive Tract Problems

Physicians at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus have published research that suggests a safe and lower-cost way to diagnose and treat problems in the upper gastrointestinal tract of children.

Strain Promoted to Distinguished Clinical Professor

James E. Strain, MD, has been promoted to Distinguished Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. This is the highest level of a clinical faculty rank, which is awarded to an outstanding clinician, advocate, and teacher.

Children's Hospital Colorado Ranks No. 5 in U.S. News & World Report 2015-16 Honor Roll

Children's Hospital Colorado was ranked No. 5 in the 2015-16 Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report.

Lia Gore Named Section Head For Hematology Oncology

Lia Gore, MD, has been named the new section head for Hematology Oncology and director for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Department of Pediatrics Ranks No. 5 for 'Best Pediatrics Programs'

The Department of Pediatrics was ranked fifth in the nation for "Best Pediatrics Programs" by U.S. News & World Report.

New Center Focused on Lifecourse Epidemiology of Obesity and Diabetes

Collaborators on the Anschutz Medical Campus have created the Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes (LEAD) center, where scientists will help understand the causes and identify population approaches to preventing obesity and diabetes.

Bross Receives Thomas Jefferson Award

Donald C. Bross, JD, PhD, professor of pediatrics in the Kempe Center for Child Abuse and Neglect, has been selected as the 2015 faculty winner of the Thomas Jefferson Award at the University of Colorado. This is one of the university’s highest awards.

Conference Hall Renamed to Honor Dean Krugman

Formerly called the Trivisible Room, the space on the second floor of Research Complex 2 has been renamed in honor of Richard D. Krugman, the School of Medicine’s longest-serving dean and the university’s vice chancellor for health affairs.

John J. Reilly Named Dean of CU School of Medicine

John J. Reilly, Jr., MD, has been named the next dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University’s vice chancellor for health affairs, effective April 1, 2015.

Brooks-Kayal Elected President of American Epilepsy Society

Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, professor of pediatrics and neurology, was elected president of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) at the group’s annual meeting last month in Seattle.

In Memory of Jack Githens

Dr. John “Jack” H. Githens, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, passed away November 5, 2014, at the age of 92.

Dominguez, Messacar Awarded Astute Clinician Award

Dr. Samuel Dominguez and Dr. Kevin Messacar were awarded our first Astute Clinician Award at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Okada named Director of Service of Inpatient Pediatrics at Denver Health

Carol Okada, M.D. has accepted the position of Director of Service of Inpatient Pediatrics at Denver Health.

Steck Receives Thomas R. Lee Award For ADA-Funded Research Project

Andrea Steck, MD, is the newest recipient of the American Diabetes Association Thomas R. Lee Award for her ADA-funded research project: “Determinants of rate of progression to type 1 diabetes."