One faculty member from each school and college has been selected to receive the TIAA Chancellor’s Urban Engaged Scholars award for the second year. Presented by CityCenter, this award recognizes the outstanding contributions of CU Denver faculty to the Denver-metro region through research and creative activities that drive our community forward.
Supported by the Rick and Elizabeth Gardner Doctoral Fellowship, Nevita George is pursuing a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology, focusing her research on health equity with a goal of reducing disparities in care and outcomes for young women of color.
The new center, made possible by the foundational support of the Linda and Peter deLeon Fund for Policy and Democracy, is a multi-disciplinary hub of research, teaching, and community engagement focused on public policy and democracy.
Jennifer Boylan, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and Kevin Masters, PhD, professor of psychology, received a $230,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore our understanding of religion, spirituality, and health.
New strategic initiative on research and innovation in medical technologies will bring innovators in engineering and computer science together with those in medicine and healthcare to dramatically elevate discovery, translation, and workforce development.
Like many major cities and urban areas in the U.S., Denver has seen an increase in panhandling. Francisco Conejo, PhD, Senior Marketing Instructor/Researcher at the Business School, explored the fundamental causes behind the emergence of panhandling in Denver.
The $491,999 grant will support Chris Yakacki, PhD, associate professor in CU Denver’s College of Engineering, Design and Computing and co-founder of Impressio, and his team’s work on the creation of innovative helmet prototypes.
Through her research as an urban sociologist, Esther Sullivan examines the inequality of access to housing in at-risk areas, often unseen areas such as mobile home parks. Though mobile homes serve as the country’s single largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing, zoning regulations leave mobile home parks largely unprotected from urbanization. It’s a problem that is particularly acute in rapidly developing metropolitan areas like Denver.
On Wednesday, Jan. 15, university and community leaders from throughout the region convened at CityCenter to formally honor the TIAA Chancellor's Urban Engaged Scholars as leading exemplars of how CU Denver serves as an asset to the city. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock commemorated the inaugural cohort of scholars by placing a gold stole over the following faculty members for their outstanding work.
Many Americans do not realize that what takes place in the formal healthcare system only affects 15% of the outcomes for an individual and their family. The other 85% is attributed to our social determinants of health, or SDOH, which include the social and economic barriers that people experience such as housing issues, food insecurity, transportation and mobility challenges, and access to economic opportunities.
Average rents in the U.S. have more than doubled over the last 20 years, with the fastest growth in mid-sized cities like Denver. Now, there is not a single place in the richest country in the world where a full-time, minimum wage worker can afford an average two-bedroom apartment, so on any given night two million people in the U.S. sleep on the streets.