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|2014/11/26||Kram||Biomechanics, Health, Locomotion||
Running really can keep you young, says CU-Boulder-Humboldt State study
"The bottom line is that running keeps you younger, at least in terms of energy efficiency," said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Rodger Kram of the Department of Integrative Physiology, a co-author on the new study. - See more at: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/11/20/running-really-can-keep-you-young-says-cu-boulder-humboldt-state-study#sthash.nL31aoYD.3UdRMsnv.dpuf
|2014/11/25||Wright||Health, Media, Obesity, Sleep||
Working the night shift burns less energy and increases risk of weight gain
A study by the Sleep and Chronobiology Lab has added more fuel to concerns about the health consequences of shift work, showing that shift workers burn less energy than those working by day, increasing the risk of obesity. http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/11/17/working-night-shift-burns-less-energy-and-increases-risk-weight-gain, http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30081157, http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/nov/17/night-shift-work-linked-obesity-sleep-calories-research
Robert Mazzeo wins BFA Faculty Recognition Award
Professor Robert Mazzeo has been selected as a recipient of the BFA Faculty Recognition Award. This award is given to faculty members who have demonstrated continued support of the CU community through their service activities. Professor Mazzeo is one of the three faculty selected this week to receive this special recognition. He was nominated by Professor Monika Fleshner who stated that, "Bob is the Associate Chair for Integrative Physiology and the Graduate Student Coordinator. He has held this position for over two decades and serves the department selflessly. He has been an invaluable resource to our new chair and is highly deserving of this recognition." Recognition by peers is one of the greatest recognitions that a faculty member can receive.
|2014/10/15||Seals||Aging, Cardiovascular, Health||
How old are your arteries?
Research on how to reverse arterial aging being conducted by Dr. Doug Seals and colleagues in the Integrative Physiology of Aging laboratory has been written up in detail in the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine. Read more at: http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/magazine/2014/10/how-old-are-your-arteries/.
|2014/10/10||Kram||Biomechanics, Locomotion, Media||
Do the loco-motion: How animals and people get here from there
Dr. Rodger Kram's's work on locomotion in humans and other humans is featured in this news story: http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/do-loco-motion-how-animals-and-people-get-here-there
Tenure Track Assistant Professorship - Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado Boulder
The Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship with an academic appointment in one of the following departments: Psychology and Neuroscience, Integrative Physiology, Computer Science, or Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. We anticipate that the appointment will begin August 2015. The Institute seeks to build on its strengths in human behavioral, quantitative, and statistical genetics. Successful candidates may include, but are not limited to, individuals whose research on human genetics utilizes whole-genome data in one or more of the following sub-disciplines: statistical genetics; behavioral/psychiatric genetics; genetic epidemiology; population genetics; computational biology. Appointees will participate in the research and teaching missions of both the Institute and their academic department.
Minimum requirements are a PhD, MD, or equivalent terminal degree. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, 3 to 5 sample research papers, and names and contact information for 3 professional references. Application materials are accepted electronically at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/88445 (job posting number F01771). Application review will begin October 15, 2014, and we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals of diverse sexual orientations, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Colorado conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Integrative Physiology
Specialization - Expertise in integrative physiology, defined as the study of biological function spanning molecules to populations. The department will consider applications from individuals with a broad range of interests. Examples include a research focus in the mechanistic control of physiological processes or the epidemiology of human health and disease.
Rank - Tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor.
Start Date - August 17, 2015
Qualifications - Applicants must have completed postdoctoral training. Previous research by the applicant must be published in premier journals. Evidence of an ability to obtain extramural grant support and some teaching experience are preferred. Individuals will be expected to teach one of the core courses for the undergraduate degree in integrative physiology, plus one additional course.
Responsibilities - (1) to establish an independent research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies; (2) to contribute to the teaching mission of the undergraduate program; (3) to provide teaching and mentoring for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; and (4) to perform service for the department, university, and profession.
General Information - The faculty roster for the Department of Integrative Physiology includes 24 tenured and tenure-eligible faculty and 9 instructors. The department offers the B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in integrative physiology. The undergraduate and graduate programs comprise ~1800 and 70 students, respectively. For more details on the department and the university, visit our website (http://www.colorado.edu/intphys). The Boulder campus is one of three in the University of Colorado system, and is approximately 35 miles from the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Denver.
Application Procedure - Applications are only accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F01787. An application requires: (1) cover letter stating qualifications, research goals, an explanation of how your expertise adds synergy to existing strengths in the department, and teaching qualifications; (2) current curriculum vita; (3) three original research articles; and (4) names and e-mail addresses of three references who have specific knowledge of your research/teaching skills. They will be asked to submit their letters through Jobs at CU. Applicants who use a portfolio service such as Interfolio are to list the assigned, unique email address of the recommendation provider. That portfolio address will receive an automated email and will upload your reference.
Review of the applications will begin on November 10, 2014 and continue until a candidate is identified. Additional information can be obtained by phone (303-492-3122), fax (303-492-4009), or e-mail (email@example.com). The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|2014/09/11||Grabowski||Biomechanics, Locomotion, Media, Technology||
Helping amputees: New technologies in prosthetics
Dr. Alena Grabowski's work on prosthetic limbs is the topic of this video segment from CCTV:
|2014/09/03||Lowry||Media, Mood, Neuroscience||
Does dirt make you happy?
Dr. Chris Lowry's work on the mood-altering benefits of soil bacteria has been written up in the popular media:
|2014/07/23||Kram||Biomechanics, Locomotion, Media||
How our arms help us run
Drs. Christopher Arellano and Rodger Kram's cost-benefit analysis of arm swinging while running has been written up in the popular media:
|2014/07/15||Kram||Biomechanics, Locomotion, Media||
Rodger Kram's kangaroo research featured in the popular media
Kangaroos use their tail as a fifth leg, according to new research by Rodger Kram & colleagues that has burst into the popular media. For a video and anatomical details, see the second link below.
|2014/07/01||LeBourgeois||Honors, Outreach, Sleep||
Monique LeBourgeois selected for CU Seminar
Assistant Professor Monique LeBourgeois has been selected to present her research in CU Seminar this coming fall. CU Seminar is an opportunity for alumni, parents and friends of the University to learn about the research activities of outstanding faculty.
|2014/06/11||McQueen||Health, Media, Public health, Teaching||
Public-health study now an undergrad option
The College of Arts and Sciences now offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health. The program is directed by Associate Professor Matthew McQueen. Read more about the program at http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/magazine/2014/05/public-health-study-now-an-undergrad-option/.
|2014/05/05||Seals||Aging, Cardiovascular, Health||
Novel antioxidant makes old arteries seem young again, CU-Boulder study finds
An antioxidant that targets specific cell structures - mitochondria - may be able to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease, according to a new study by the Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory. Read more at: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/05/05/novel-antioxidant-makes-old-arteries-seem-young-again-cu-boulder-study.
|2014/04/25||Nelson||Media, Teaching, Technology||
IPHY Department Exams Have Gone Green
Last semester, Dr. Suzanne Nelson's Nutrition, Health, and Performance (IPHY 2420) course was the first in the College of Arts and Sciences to switch to paperless exams. Read the whole story at http://www.colorado.edu/content/iphy-department-exams-have-gone-green
Faculty Position in Integrative Physiology: Instructor - Physiology Lab Coordinator
Specialization - Expertise in physiology lab techniques, equipment and data acquisition systems plus the ability to supervise both graduate and undergraduate Teaching Assistants.
Rank - Non-tenure-track renewable-contract position at the level of instructor
Start Date - Full-time position begins August 18, 2014
Qualifications - (1) Either current knowledge of the science related to physiology, or aptitude for and willingness to learn the specifics; (2) Experience in personnel management, or demonstration of strong leadership skills; (3) Basic technical laboratory skills, including preparing solutions, handling potentially bio-hazardous materials and waste, and a willingness to learn how to troubleshoot data acquisition systems; (4) Commitment to student learning: ability to develop inquiry-based course activities and classroom structure so as to help diverse students develop their understanding of the scientific method; (5) Minimum education at the level of a master's degree.
Responsibilities - (1) Coordinate 10-16 sections of Physiology Lab (IPHY 3435), an upper-division 2-credit laboratory course that is required for undergraduate majors in IPHY and for several post-baccalaureate clinical programs. Specific duties include designing curriculum, training graduate teaching assistants to teach the material, mentoring undergraduate teaching assistants to assist with the course, providing training or tracking of required environmental health and safety training for all lab personnel, managing supplies and equipment (purchasing, inventory, maintenance), course website administration, and lab protocol optimization. (2) Serve as faculty mentor to students doing independent studies or internships. (3) Perform department service as assigned.
General Information - Faculty roster for the Department of Integrative Physiology includes 23 tenured and tenure-eligible faculty and 9 instructors. The department offers BA, MS, and PhD degrees in integrative physiology. The undergraduate and graduate programs comprise ~1,900 and 70 students, respectively. For more details on the department and the university, visit our website (http://www.colorado.edu/intphys). The Boulder campus is one of three in the University of Colorado system.
Application Procedure - The position description can be found at www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/Jobs. Applications are only accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #714049. An application requires: (1) cover letter stating qualifications, relevant experience, and interest; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) syllabi for any previous teaching experience; and (4) two letters of reference.
Review of the applications will begin on June 15, 2014 and continue until a candidate is identified. Additional information can be obtained by phone (303-492-3122), fax (303-492-4009), or e-mail (email@example.com). The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at 303-492-1334.
Rodger Kram Receives Outstanding Faculty Graduate Advising Award
Dr. Rodger Kram has been chosen by a committee as a winner of the 2013-2014 Outstanding Faculty Graduate Advising Award. The honor comes with a cash award of $750. The award letter cited the outstanding level of help and encouragement that Dr. Kram provides to graduate students.
Alaa Ahmed Receives NSF CAREER Award
The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Ahmed their prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her proposal entitled "The Neuroeconomics of Metabolic Cost in Movement Decision Making". The NSF CAREER Award recognizes young faculty member with five-year grants to support outstanding research projects and career development activities, including education and outreach initiatives, of teacher-scholars. Read the full abstract here: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1352632&HistoricalAwards=false
|2014/04/11||Byrnes||Alumni, Exercise, Health, Media, Nutrition||
IPHY Graduate Allen Lim Finds Success Making Real Food for Cyclists
Sports physiologist Allen Lim earned his PhD in IPHY (working with Assoc. Prof. William Byrnes) in 2004. His secret mixes from natural ingredients are giving energy bar and drink companies a run for their money: http://www.coloradanmagazine.org/2014/04/01/success-skratch/
Teresa Foley Receives Second Marinus Smith Award
Dr. Teresa Foley has received the Marinus Smith Award from the CU Parents Association, for the second time. The purpose of the award is to identify and recognize CU-Boulder faculty, staff, coaches, and administrators who have made a significant impact on the lives of CU undergraduate students. For more information, see http://parents.colorado.edu/cupaprograms/marinus-smith/.
Heidi Bustamante receives BFA Faculty Recognition Award
Instructor Heidi Bustamante is one of three faculty selected by the Boulder Faculty Assembly to receive the BFA Faculty Recognition Award. This award is given to faculty for their continued support of the CU community through their service activities. The Awards Committee nominated Heidi for her work in reviving the IPHY Student Club, starting in September 2013. Heidi helps facilitate the Club's activities, including recruiting guest speakers and advertising the talks. The Club's mission is to inform students about educational career opportunities in Integrative Physiology and related fields.
|2014/01/17||LeBourgeois||Development, Health, Media, Sleep||
CU study shows brain benefits of sleep
A new study by the Sleep and Development Lab found that while children sleep, the connections between the left and right sides of their brains strengthen: http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/365413/346/CU-study-shows-brain-benefits-of-sleep (scroll to bottom)
|2014/01/16||Nelson||Honors, Teaching, Technology||
Suzanne Nelson Receives ASSETT Award of Excellence
Instructor Suzanne Nelson has received an Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Teaching. She was cited by her students in Nutrition for Health and Performance as an instructor who uses technology in outstanding ways to support student learning. In particular, students appreciated her innovative work in introducing electronic exams to the course -- indeed, it is the first such use in the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to the award, her teaching soon will be highlighted on a college website devoted to technology, teaching and learning in A&S, http://sparc.colorado.edu. ASSETT is Arts & Sciences Support of Education through Technology, a student-funded initiative supporting the use of technology in advancing the teaching and learning mission of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Jennifer Law Named as a Chancellor's 2013 Employee of the Year
Manager of Operations Jennifer Law was recognized as one of five Chancellor's 2013 Employees of the Year for her exceptional job performance and distinguished contributions to the campus community. The award winners will be celebrated on Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night with a special recognition during halftime at the Jan. 10 Women�s Basketball game. See more at: http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/chancellor�s-2013-employee-year-award-recognizes-staff-excellence#sthash.jwDdkb6h.dpuf
|2014/01/09||LeBourgeois||Development, Health, Media, Sleep||
Child's Bedtime According to a Circadian Clock
Syncing bedtime with the timing of a child's circadian clock may improve physiological readiness for sleep and prevent sleep problems in later life: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/... (scroll to bottom)
|2013/08/01||Wright||Health, Media, Sleep||
Sleep Lab's Camping Study Reported in the News Media
The Sleep and Chronobiology Lab's study showing that camping can reset your biological clock has been written up in several popular news outlets: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23530408, http://news.sciencemag.org/2013/08/waking-tired-blame-electricity, http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/07/31/207319883/want-to-be-a-morning-person-take-a-few-tips-from-campers. Also see video abstract at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKQH6T1DZvI
Assoc. Prof. Ken Wright Wins Provost's Faculty Achievement Award
Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Ken Wright for receiving a Provost's Faculty Achievement Award. These awards are presented annually to selected faculty who have offered recent significant publication or creative contributions in their academic fields.
|2013/05/01||Foley, Welsh, Link||Honors, Teaching||
IPHY Faculty Foley, Link, and Welsh Receive Chancellor's Award for Excellence in STEM Education
Instructors Teresa Foley and Molly Welsh, and Assoc. Prof. Chris Link, have received a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in STEM Education. Their proposal for $10,000 for "Transformation of the Cell Physiology Laboratories in Integrative Physiology" has been accepted.
|2013/04/28||Greenwood||Media, Health, Exercise, Stress||
CU-Boulder Study Shows Even Forced Exercise Reduces Stress
Media outlet: Daily Camera. Date: 2013-04-25. Link: http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_23104294/cu-boulder-study-shows-even-forced-exercise-reduces.
|2013/03/24||Seals||Honors, Health, Technology||
Prof. Doug Seals Awarded CU New Inventor of the Year
Prof. Doug Seals is to be awarded CU New Inventor of the Year by the CU Technology Transfer Office. The award will be presented on April 1, 2013. For more information see https://www.cu.edu/techtransfer/.
|2013/03/22||Wright||Media, Health, Sleep, Stress, Obesity||
Lost Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain
Media outlet: New York Times. Date: 2013-03-18. Link: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/lost-sleep-can-lead-to-weight-gain/
|2013/03/15||Heisler||Honors, Teaching, Technology||
Ruth Heisler Receives ASSETT Award of Excellence
Senior Instructor Ruth Heisler has received an Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Teaching. She was cited by students in Introduction to Human Anatomy as an instructor who uses technology in outstanding ways to support student learning, such as animations, videos, and interactive homework with games and other features. In addition to the award, her teaching soon will be highlighted on a new college website devoted to technology, teaching and learning in A&S, http://sparc.colorado.edu. ASSETT is Arts & Sciences Support of Education through Technology, a student-funded initiative supporting the use of technology in advancing the teaching and learning mission of the College of Arts and Sciences.
|2013/03/15||Greenwood||Media, Exercise, Stress||
When Exercise Stresses You Out
Media outlet: New York Times. Date: 2013-03-13. Link: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/when-exercise-stresses-you-out/
|2013/03/13||Wright||Media, Sleep, Obesity, Stress, Health||
Sleeping Less Than 5 Hours A Night Can Lead To Weight Gain
Media outlet: Daily Camera. Date: 2013-03-11. Link: http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_22768103/cu-boulder-study-sleeping-less-than-5-hours-weight-gain
Teresa Foley Receives Marinus Smith Award
Dr. Teresa Foley has received the Marinus Smith Award from the CU Parents Association. The purpose of the award is to identify and recognize CU-Boulder faculty, staff, coaches, and administrators who have made a significant impact on the lives of CU undergraduate students. For more information, see http://parents.colorado.edu/cupaprograms/marinus-smith/.
|2012/10/21||Grabowski||Media, Athletics, Technology||
TEDxBoulder - Alena Grabowski - Put Yourself in Someone Else's Legs
Speaker: Grabowski. Date: 2012-10-19. Event: TEDxBoulder. Watch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiLLZKp0ReA.
|2012/10/15||Kram||Media, Athletics, Exercise, Technology||
Myths of Running: Forefoot, Barefoot and Otherwise
Media outlet: The New York Times. Date: 2012-10-15. Link: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/myths-of-running-forefoot-barefoot-and-otherwise/.
|2012/08/30||Kram||Media, Athletics, Technology||
Oscar Pistorius' Prosthetic Legs: Do They Give Him an Advantage Over Other Olympic Runners?
Media outlet: Huffington Post. Date: 2012-08-10. Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rami-hashish/oscar-pistorius-prosthetic-legs-advantage_b_1766417.html