Richard Hamman, M.D., was named the founding dean of the new Colorado School of Public Health, a collaboration led by the University of Colorado Denver and includes Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley. Classes will be offered at the three collaborating schools and administrative offices for the new institution will be located at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Currently, Hamman, 61, is a professor and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. As the founding dean, Hamman will oversee the development of the school, and its anticipated that more than 400 students will be enrolled when its classes start in July. A nationally recognized researcher, Hammans focus has been on epidemiology and the prevention of chronic diseases, specifically diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and he has studied diabetes epidemiology in American Indians since 1973, according to a news release.
Hamman, Richard, M.D.
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