Dan Larremore

CU Boulder mathematician earns nation’s highest early-career award for COVID research

April 20, 2022

Dan Larremore has won the Alan T. Waterman Award for his instrumental research on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and rapid testing. The prestigious award is the National Science Foundation’s highest honor for early-career scientists.

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Exposure to great outdoors reduced risk of depression, anxiety during pandemic

March 1, 2022

A new study of 1,200 Denver residents found those who spent more time in green spaces the first year of the pandemic reported less anxiety and depression. It also found that more than one-third spent more time in parks and on trails than they did pre-pandemic.

Anthony Fauci and Donald Trump at a WH Press Briefing

When it comes to managing COVID, people place party over policy

Jan. 13, 2022

A global study of 13,000 individuals found people around the world base their opinions of COVID-19 policies on who supports them, not what's in them. It suggests scientists and bipartisan coalitions, not political elites, should be the first ones to communicate pandemic plans.

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Here’s where (and how) you are most likely to catch COVID—new study

Jan. 11, 2022

Two years into the pandemic, most of us are fed up. We’d like to ride on a bus, sing in a choir, get back to the gym or dance in a nightclub without fear of catching COVID-19. Which of these activities are safe? And how safe exactly? Three CU experts share on The Conversation.

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Omicron at CU Boulder: What you can expect, what you can do

Jan. 10, 2022

As COVID-19’s omicron variant surges throughout many parts of the country and in Boulder County, researchers Kristen Bjorkman, Dan Larremore, Leslie Leinwand and Roy Parker are providing info to improve people’s awareness and safety.

Colorado State Capitol building

Coloradans still deeply divided over COVID policies, election legitimacy, survey shows

Jan. 4, 2022

Nearly 85% of Colorado Democrats approved of some form of mask mandates in the state, according to a recently released survey on the state of politics in 2021. Only 21% of Republicans agreed.

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How is this variant different? 10 omicron questions answered

Dec. 10, 2021

Two CU Boulder scientists discuss what’s different about omicron, why people are watching it closely and what can be done to prevent more variants of concern from emerging.

Local residents build a stairway in Medellín, Colombia

From schools to streets: How the pandemic is helping us reimagine built environments

Nov. 18, 2021

What opportunities exist to rethink how we live to not only combat COVID-19 but also address climate change, human health and other issues? The Program in Environmental Design is tackling these questions through innovative projects that do everything from improve spaces for outdoor learning to rethinking streetscapes.

illustration of four COVID-19 engineering research projects

Behind the masks: Student helpers in COVID-19 research

Nov. 12, 2021

Student lab technicians at Denver public schools, all from populations historically excluded from engineering, helped collect data during the height of the pandemic for environmental engineering Professor Mark Hernandez's air ventilation research. Read some of their stories.

Researcher handles large syringe filled with oxygen microbubbles

CU Boulder spinoff company develops technology that could treat COVID-19 complications

Oct. 20, 2021

After a year when the nation experienced a shortage of mechanical ventilators to help treat patients with severe COVID-19 complications, Professor Mark Borden's company Respirogen presents another treatment option: oxygen microbubbles.