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Colorado School of Public Health Named One of 25 CDC Funded Prevention Research Centers

Across the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) support 25 university-based Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) that serve a vital role within the public health system by identifying new approaches to promote health and prevent disease. The Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and its Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center (RMPRC) will receive more than $3.7 million over the next five years to address the intergenerational transmission of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, household dysfunction by working with the school’s long-term partners and community leaders in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.


Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date October 24, 2019
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Are toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water in Colorado?

Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus received notification of a $1 million, first-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to address the human health effects of contaminated drinking water in El Paso County, Colorado. The grant is part of the first major study to look at exposure nationwide; six other sites are also being funded to total $7 million this year.


Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date September 23, 2019
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New center focused on Lifecourse Epidemiology of Obesity and Diabetes

While Colorado may be the skinniest state, reports indicate that our state’s residents, both adults and children, are growing more and more obese each year, while both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have increased exponentially in our nation’s youth over the last decade. Researchers are now honing in on human developmental periods (in utero, neonatal, and early childhood) and environmental factors as possible culprits.


Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date February 13, 2015
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Large increase in type 1 and type 2 diabetes among U.S. youth

Blood sugar test on child's finger

In a study that included data from more than three million children and adolescents from diverse geographic regions of the United States, researchers found that the prevalence of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes increased significantly between 2001 and 2009, according to the study in the May 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a theme issue on child health.


Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date May 04, 2014
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Four CU Denver faculty honored with Fulbrights

DENVER (June 24, 2009) – For 63 years, the Fulbright Program has operated in more than 155 countries awarding grants to educators who “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” As the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, Fulbright Scholar programs offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants for lectures and research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields across the globe. The University of Colorado Denver is proud to announce four faculty members, two of which who have been named a Fulbright Traditional Scholar, along with one Fulbright Specialist and one Fulbright New Century Scholar for 2009-2010 academic year.


Author Tonya Ewers | Publish Date April 03, 2014
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