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 Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

IN THE SPOTLIGHT


In the Spotlight with Robert Cranny, Director, Wardenburg Health Center

The architectural beauty of the Boulder campus is world renowned and our buildings often are viewed as the face of the university. In this series, "In the Spotlight," we ask CU-Boulder building directors to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities and programs they manage - along with a glimpse into their personalities. Part two of this series features Robert Cranny, director of the Wardenburg Health Center.

What is one thing you would like people to know about your building or your job?

I would like people to know that we have a staff of over 170 professionals that is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the campus. We recognize that providing high quality health care is essential to ensure academic success. Wardenburg Health Center plays an integral part in the university's goal of attracting, retaining and graduating successful individuals who go on to become outstanding contributors to society. Our focus is to improve the mental health, physical health and sense of well-being of all individuals affiliated with CU. Our staff of professionals is specifically trained to understand and meet the needs of our diverse student population. Our interest is not just with curing or healing, but also with promoting health and wellness education and preventing illness and injury.

If you could pump enormous amounts of money into one area of scientific research, what would it be for?

I would like to see more funds going to cancer research. In my daily interactions, I am amazed at how many lives have been impacted directly and indirectly by some form of cancer. It is rare to find any individual who does not have a personal friend or family member that has dealt with or is dealing with cancer. On a more personal note, my mother, a breast cancer survivor, is battling a rare form of cancer known as angiosarcoma. The mental and physical impact that this battle has on the individual, friends and family members is tremendous.


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