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San-Millån researches ways to improve metabolism and also works in oncology.
6.8.22

“There are a lot of things we have learned working with elite athletes,” said Dr. Iñigo San-Millán, an associate research professor in physiology and nutrition at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. “Features on our cars nowadays came from the best cars in the world, the Formula One cars.”

San-Millån researches ways to improve metabolism and also works in oncology. Seeing how elite athletes work with superior metabolic function taught him how to treat dysfunctional metabolic systems, a problem with a decent chunk of the U.S. population, one reason why so much of the population are pre-diabetic or have Type II diabetes. He is the personal physiologist of Tadej Pogačar, the Slovenian cyclist who won the Tour de France in 2020 and 2021. San-Millån was also a pro cyclist himself for two years.

More than 2,100 students earn President’s and Dean’s honors for spring 2022
6.1.22
During the spring 2022 semester, 2,180 students achieved academic success with President’s or Dean’s List honors.

The honors are open to all undergraduate students enrolled in at least 12 hours at UCCS. For the President’s List, students in the College of Business; College of Education; College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; College of Engineering and Applied Science; Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences; and the School of Public Affairs; students needed to attain a perfect 4.00 grade point average during the semester. For the Dean’s List, students needed a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99.

15 UCCS staff and family members to graduate in spring 2022
5.10.22
Among more than 1,500 graduates who will celebrate earning their degrees during the 2022 spring UCCS Commencement ceremonies, 15 are UCCS staff members and family.
Staff who will earn degrees as part of the spring Class of 2022 include: Victoria Lindgren, Custodian for Facilities Services, earned a B.S. in Health Care Science.
Angelo “Ajay” Jamora is an Army veteran, a nursing instructor and an alum
4.6.22

Angelo “Ajay” Jamora is an Army veteran, a nursing instructor and an alum of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences (Johnson Beth-El) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Jamora has a long history of providing care for those in the service and now works educating the next generation of nurses and midwives, all with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing background from Johnson Beth-El.

Jamora started at UCCS in 2008 and was enrolled in the UCCS Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (ROTC) program and as a nursing student with Johnson Beth-El. Jamora shared, “I enjoyed the campus life and liberal arts education that I received alongside my professional nursing training. I believe that it has made me a more well-rounded clinician and person.”
Cross country team excels at national meet with help of physiology faculty at the Hybl Center
3.22.22
Claws out! The UCCS men’s cross country team set a new record and celebrated their highest-ever finish, taking fifth place at the 2021 NCAA Division II National Championship. The women’s cross country team tied their program’s highest finish since 2006 at a NCAA Division II National Championship, placing in seventh. With the help of physiology faculty and the use of the training chambers in the William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center, the teams were able to prepare for record-breaking performances at the national meet.

Head coaches Mark Misch (men’s team) and Corey Kubatzky (women’s team) have years of experience with the cross country program and its high-caliber athletes, and knew the challenges the team would face at the national meet on the St. Leo, Florida course. Coaches Misch and Kubatzky reached out to Andrew Subudhi from the UCCS Department of Human Physiology and Nutrition (HPNU) to explore the training options available at the Hybl Center.
Skin cancer is a big risk in Colorado. Now, a UCCS student is bringing sun safety to Teller County children
3.17.22
When Katherine Daniel ’20, ’21 was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2016, she realized she’d never thought seriously about protecting herself from the sun. And when the cancer returned, she realized she needed to think seriously about protecting her child, too.

Now, Daniel, a two-time UCCS alum and a current student in the university’s Master of Science in Health Promotion degree program, is taking sun safety efforts to the children of Teller County, Colorado.
Chronic Lactate Exposure Leads to Cellular Disruptions Implicated in Cancer and Possibly T2 Diabetes
3.10.22
Acute amounts of lactate like those generated during exercise are probably required for healthy cells, but chronic exposure causes cellular disruption which can lead to cancer, heart failure and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

The study was published last Friday in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.

“We know that lactate is not just a waste product,” said lead author Iñigo San Millán, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and associate professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. “It has significant signaling and regulation properties at the cellular level.”
UCHealth Memorial RN to BSN Cohort Program Expands Educational Opportunities
2.24.22
Registered nurses in the program have their Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and are working at UCHealth southern region locations while attending UCCS to earn their BSN. Students complete online classes, a community health experience and capstone project over the course of five semesters. UCHealth Memorial provides a scholarship covering six credit hours of tuition per semester for program participants. UCHealth Memorial registered nurses in the southern region are eligible to apply to the program for the spring and fall semesters. The program offers two starts annually for registered nurses in the Southern Colorado region to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at UCCS.

2022 Archive

Jackie Berube-Black M.S. ’10 inducted into USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame
2.18.22
A UCCS alumna, Jackie Berube-Black ’10, is the 15th woman to enter the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame as an athlete.
Black, who earned her master’s degree in exercise physiology from UCCS in 2010, is a world-class athletic phenomenon — and not just in weightlifting. She was a four-time high school state champion gymnast in Michigan who spent three years competing at the collegiate level on the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse’s women’s gymnastics team, where she was named an Academic All-American gymnast.
Building a Business During COVID-19 | Stacy Davis
1.26.22

Davis earned her undergraduate degree in psychology in 2008. In 2010, she enrolled in UCCS’ Master of Health Promotion degree, a program in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences that prepares students to design and lead health programs in a variety of professional settings.
Women in Healthcare Facility Tour: UCCS William J. Hybl Center

11.12.21 
RTA was proud to sponsor the Denver Chapter of Women in Healthcare tour of the state-of-the-art UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center. Bill Lueck of Centura Health, and Paul Reu, of RTA, with surprise guest Dr. Andy Subudhi, Ph.D, FACSM, CSCS of UCCS, led the group around this fascinating facility that integrates medical care, research, performance, instruction, and patient education and helps athletes from all walks of life.

2021 Archive

Women in Healthcare Facility Tour: UCCS William J. Hybl Center

11.12.21 
RTA was proud to sponsor the Denver Chapter of Women in Healthcare tour of the state-of-the-art UCCS William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center. Bill Lueck of Centura Health, and Paul Reu, of RTA, with surprise guest Dr. Andy Subudhi, Ph.D, FACSM, CSCS of UCCS, led the group around this fascinating facility that integrates medical care, research, performance, instruction, and patient education and helps athletes from all walks of life.

Joy Is Helping the People Who Come Up After Me

11.15.21

This experience led him on a years-long journey to the University of Colorado and its campus in Colorado Springs. Along the way, Gachuzo got a boost from the UCCS Pre-Collegiate Program–a college preparation and career exploration program aimed at helping first-generation and military-connected students prepare for opportunities after college.

Josette Curtis, RD
12.28.21    
Josette Curtis, an alumna of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), made her “Jeopardy!” contestant debut in December, facing a returning 19-day champion.
Aging well can sometimes mean “Mind over matter

10.20.21 

Amy Silva-Smith and Melissa Benton, Professors of Nursing at UCCS, co-authored the study, titled “Self-Perception of Aging Among Older Adults and Participation in Prevention,” and published in the Western Journal of Nursing Research this April.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)
6.25.21
“We’ve continued to meet our region’s growing workforce needs with more than 80 degrees in fields such as health care, education, public affairs, business, engineering and the arts,” UCCS Assistant Director of Communications Jayme McGuire said. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top 10 public university in the West, the campus now has more than 12,000 students with 1,600 awarded degrees last spring.
Amity Warme Sends Golden Gate 5.13b on El Capitan
6.2.2021
Amity Warme has become the fourth woman to free Golden Gate, the 36-pitch 5.13b on El Capitan, after five-and-a-half days on the wall. Canadian Bronwyn Hodgins sent it earlier this season, and it had been freed by Hazel Findlay and Emily Harrington in the past.
San Millán Hybl Center
4.22.21
When Tadej Pogačar crossed the finish line in Paris as the 2020 champion of the Tour de France, it was a history-making performance. He became the first cyclist in history to win the yellow jersey as the overall champion, the white jersey as the top young rider and the polka dot jersey as the King of the Mountains in the same year.
Dr. Deb Kenny
4.15.21
Deb Kenny, Ph.D., was awarded the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences College (Johnson Beth-El) Outstanding Research Award for her scholarly career, a majority of which is focused on active military and veteran populations.
William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center
2.13.21
The strong mayor system got off to a strong start. Steve Bach, the first strong mayor, had some tensions with his council yet earned credit for initiating the City of Champions program that is just now bringing the nationally recognized Colorado Springs Olympic Museum, a William J. Hybl Center for sports medicine at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the new Ed Robson Center at Colorado College and the much awaited downtown stadium for the Switchbacks soccer team.
Communique: Porter named dean of the Kraemer Family Library
2.3.21
Christensen expressed gratitude to the interim deans, Tabby Farney and Rhonda Glazier for their leadership in the last year. He also thanked Kevin Laudner, dean of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, who chaired the search committee.
Communique: Four join UCCS in December

1.14.21

Four people started positions at UCCS in December 2020, according to the Office of Human Resources:

  • Diana Albor, instructor of nursing, Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences

2020 Archive

Dr. Kevin Laudner
12.7.20
11 News spoke with University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, who had a roughly 10% increase in enrollment of their Bachelor of Science in Nursing program this fall compared to last fall. Kevin Laudner, the dean of the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, said the increased interest will hopefully result in more nurses to help out the nursing shortage in Colorado Springs, and throughout the country.
GrainSchool_NannaMeyer
11.30.20
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) was awarded $462,991.00 to support continued efforts on the project, The Colorado Grain Chain (CGC): Expanding Markets for Heritage and Whole Grain Growers and Makers of Value-Added Products. The goal of this project is to expand direct-to-consumer markets for farmers and makers of value-added heritage grain products throughout Colorado and in southern Colorado.
William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center
10.2.20
The William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center at UCCS continues to make news! Check out the article in Building Design and Construction Magazine which highlights some of the features of this unique, multi-disciplinary facility.
Megan Vanderveen
9.23.20
Megan Vanderveen NP-C, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from New Mexico State University and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Colorado Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Nurse Vanderveen is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center
9.4.20
A second C4C project, the $61 million William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center, hosted a virtual grand opening Aug. 21-24, but under a partnership between UCCS and Centura Health, the facility has been operating since June.
William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center
8.21.20
Back in December 2013, the city of Colorado Springs got word the state was willing to pump $120.5 million of state sales tax into four tourist attractions, collectively dubbed City for Champions. The plan was to have all four open within five years.
Dr. Kevin Laudner
5.8.20
The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences Launches President’s and Dean’s List Honors for Students.