Fall 2004 Health & Society News Archive

Congratulations to David Kaplan. The National Assembly on School Based Health Care is pleased to announce that he will receive its Outstanding Achievement Award for 2004. This recognition is given to an individual or organization that has made an indelible mark on the field of school-based health care. Kaplan, a founder of the Denver School-based Health Centers, has a long history in school-based health care.

Congratulations to Frances Costa on her promotion to Senior Research Associate. Costa joined the Program on Problem Behavior in 1982 and the Program on Health Behavior when it was founded in 2002. Her contributions have been key to the success of numerous studies conducted at IBS. These include Drug Use, Alcohol Use, and Health Behaviors in Adolescence; Contraceptive and Health Behavior Over Time in Adolescence; The Development of Adolescent Problem Drinking; Psychosocial Risk Factors for Regular Tobacco Use; Adolescent Risk Behavior and Development in China and the U.S.: A Cross-National Comparative Study of Risk and Protection; and Tobacco and Alcohol Use in College: A CU Developmental Study.

"The University of Colorado at Boulder is home to 24 of the most highly cited researchers in the world, according to a survey published in The Economist in London. Among them is Richard Jessor, psychology professor, director of the Research Program on Health Behavior and the longest serving active faculty member at the university..."
(Lozano, Vanessa. "Longest Serving Faculty Member Is Highly Cited Researcher." Inside CU, Tuesday, August 24, 2004) Entire Article

Delbert Elliott was named distinguished professor by the CU Board of Regents at its Dec. 9, 2004 meeting. He joins only 25 other CU-Boulder faculty members (including four IBS professional staff) ever to be named distinguished professor. The designation of distinguished professor is bestowed on members of the university's faculty "who have distinguished themselves as exemplary teachers, scholars and public servants, and who are individuals having extraordinary international importance and recognition," according to Regents' law. Elliott has taught at CU-Boulder since 1967. CU Office of News Services Press Release