Weekly Edition – July 26, 2011
In this week’s edition
:: CU Denver Provost announces dean finalists
CU Denver Provost announces dean finalists
University of Colorado Denver Provost Roderick Nairn and the Colorado School of Public Health Dean Search Committee chaired by Vice Chancellor and Dean Richard Krugman announce that four candidates have been identified as finalists from a distinguished group of applicants. They will be visiting Colorado for interviews as soon as they can be scheduled.
The finalists are:
Susan G. Fisher, MS, PhD
David C. Goff, Jr., MD, PhD
Deborah Helitzer, ScD
Howard Hu, MD, MPH, ScD
Details regarding the finalists’ campus visits, interviews and open forums will be published on the CU Denver Provost website in the coming weeks http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/WhoWeAre/Chancellor/ViceChancellors/Provost.
Learn to thrive once cancer treatment is complete
Be among the first in the nation to take part in cancer survivorship research trial
University of Colorado Cancer Center is looking for cancer survivors to take part in a clinical trial of a program aimed at helping them manage their condition more effectively. The program, called “Cancer: Thriving and Surviving,” is adapted from a successful effort helping people manage other chronic conditions like diabetes.
With more than 12 million cancer survivors nationwide, researchers would like to know if programs that have proven effective in helping people manage fatigue, frustration, pain and stress might also work for managing similar issues associated with cancer.
“A cancer survivor’s journey does not end after treatment. And therapies and surgeries can have long lasting physical and emotional impact. If proven effective, ‘Cancer: Thriving and Surviving’ can help improve the quality of life for cancer survivors worldwide”, said Betsy Risendal, PhD, assistant research professor in the Colorado School of Public Health and the trial’s principal investigator.
Cancer survivors can suffer numerous long-term complications including depression, difficulty concentrating and neuropathy.
The program, the first of its kind in the country, has been adapted especially for cancer survivors. Covered topics include communication with health care providers and family members regarding a cancer diagnosis, how to improve and maintain health and problem solving. The instructors, many of whom are themselves cancer survivors, are specially trained to lead the sessions.
Continue reading here for more program details.
Photos from Public Health Academy 2011 complements of Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC)
Check out photos from CSPH Public Health Academy 2011 complements of MAP ERC. Photos include a fieldtrip to an urban community farm lead by Denver Urban Gardens (DUG), as well as photos of Mountain and Plains ERC staff teaching about environmental and occupational safety with fun classroom exercises.
View Public Health Academy 2011 photos on MAP ERC’s facebook page.
Reminder – Public Health Academy Forum this Friday
Join CSPH this Friday July 29, 2011 for the Public Health Academy Forum.
For more information regarding the event, please contact Fayette Augillard at Fayette.Augillard@ucdenver.edu.
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