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Col. Kathleen Harrington
Col. Kathleen Harrington
[Photo by: Tom Hutton]

Prestigious fellow joins UCCS
Col. Kathleen Harrington will spend the academic year at UCCS as an American Council on Education Fellow. As an ACE Fellow, Harrington will observe and work with Chancellor Pamela Shockley-Zalabak and other campus leaders on issues important to her field.

The ACE program, which is more than 40 years old, combines seminars, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits, and placement at peer higher education institutions to condense years of job experience and skills development into a semester or academic year.

Harrington, one of only 21 permanent professors at the U.S. Air Force Academy and one of only 42 college and university faculty named ACE Fellows this year, is a career Air Force officer and a professor of English. She heads the English and Fine Arts Department at the Air Force Academy, and oversees the academy's forensic team. The president of the United States nominates permanent professors, and the U.S. Senate confirms their nomination.

Dr. Paul Jedlicka
Dr. Paul Jedlicka [Photo Courtesy of: University of Colorado Cancer Center]
University of Colorado Cancer Center welcomes two new members
Last month, the University of Colorado Cancer Center welcomed two new employees: Paul Jedlicka, MD, PhD, and Erica Pierce, PhD. Headquartered on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, the center is a consortium among CU-Boulder, UC Denver, Colorado State University, and the University of Colorado Hospital and its affiliates: The Children's Hospital, Denver Health, the Veterans Administration Medical Center, and National Jewish Health. The center's more than 400 members perform research, provide cancer care and educate the public about prevention and control of the disease.

Jedlicka, an assistant professor of pathology in UC Denver's molecular oncology program, researches Ets factors and how they relate to colon cancer progression. Ets proteins affect DNA sequences and can contribute to the malignancy of tumor cells. Jedlicka earned his doctorate in biology from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from McGill University. He also did an internship at Harvard Medical School.

Pierce with colleagues Kendra Hasebroock and Natalie Serkova, PhD.
Pierce (center) with colleagues Kendra Hasebroock (left) and Natalie Serkova, PhD.
[Photo courtesy of University of Colorado Hospital]

Erica Pierce, research instructor of radiology and anesthesiology at UC Denver, is an associate member of the developmental therapeutics program. She performs research on cancer therapeutics, including the investigation of anti-cancer agents in living organisms, also called in vivo pharmacology. Among her various research topics is the development of techniques for noninvasive assessment treatment efficiencies. Pierce earned her PhD in pharmaceutical science at UC Denver.



Becki Pepper
Becki Pepper
[Photo by: Doug Fitzgerald]

UCCS names new assistant softball coach
Former UCCS softball player Becki Pepper joined the Mountain Lions staff for the 2009-10 season. Pepper, who graduated from UCCS in 1998, held school records for batting average, home runs, RBIs, doubles, stolen bases, hits, runs and at bats. Even today, she still ranks among the top 10 in each of the listed categories. UCCS softball head coach Scott Peterson was impressed with her extensive experience as a coach at the local level as both a high school and competitive coach. Pepper worked for four years at Rampart High School, two years at Lewis-Palmer High School and nearly two years at Liberty High School.



Dean David Getches
Dean David Getches
[Photo by: Larry Harwood/University of Colorado]
Law school's Dean David Getches honored
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation honored University of Colorado School of Law Dean David Getches with the Clyde O. Martz Award for Excellence in Teaching. Based in Westminster, Colo., the foundation is an educational organization that involves numerous law schools, state bar associations, and oil, gas and mining associations.

Getches received the award in acknowledgement of his dedication to teaching natural resources law throughout his career. He donated the $2,500 prize that comes with the award to the Clyde Martz Endowment, which was recently created to support the law school's Natural Resources Law Center.

Clyde Martz, the award's namesake, was a founder of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and began his teaching career at CU-Boulder. He served in positions at both the U.S. Department of Labor and Justice and the U.S. Department of the Interior.



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