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The Latest Research, Community and Medical News Updates


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."

Awards Announced at State of the Department

​Numerous awards were announced on Oct. 3 during ​the State of the Department speech by Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD.

Mourani, Bajaj Named to Leadership Posts

Peter M. Mourani, MD, has been named Medical Director for the Children’s Clinical Research Organization (CCRO).

Schneider Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award

The National Society of Genetic Counselors recently announced this year’s NSGC Leadership Award Winners, and among the six recipients was Kami Wolfe Schneider, MS, CGC, who received the Outstanding Volunteer award.

Bernt Receives Clinical Scientist Development Award From Doris Duke Foundation

Kathrin Bernt, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, received a Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Children's Hospital Colorado Named 'Most Wired' Hospital

Children's Hospital Colorado has been named a 2014 "Most Wired" hospital by Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN) magazine.