Health Education, Multimedia Development & Graphic Design
KB is looking for extras to act as college party guests during production of its short film for the Bystander project. Extras must be available this Saturday from 8:30 am until 6:30 pm and will be compensated $100.
KB employees participate in the American Academy of Dermatology's SPOT Orange campaign on Melanoma Monday in an effort to raise awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer.
Check out the SPOT Orange photo gallery to see how the nation put an orange SPOTlight on skin cancer.
KB launches recruitment for the Solar Cell Supplemental study. We are recruiting adults (18+) across the country to take our online surveys and use our Solar Cell app for a couple months.
Participants who complete all parts of the study will receive $50 worth of Amazon gift cards.
Dr. David Buller gives a workshop on disseminating employee safety programs to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH is a branch of the CDC responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness.
For the ninth consecutive year, KB makes ColoradoBiz Magazine's Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies list. KB landed at #45 for 2013, moving up several places from #47 in 2012. The list will be available through ColoradoBiz Magazine on May 1st.
Dr. Valerie Myers attends the 29th Annual SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition) Symposium: Tools & Techniques for Peak Professional Performance, being held this weekend in Chicago. SCAN brings together nutrition professionals with expertise in sports performance and physical activity, cardiovascular health, wellness, and disordered eating and eating disorders.
Mary Buller presents at the 26th Annual Spring Street Conference held April 17-19 in Grand Junction, CO. The conference is hosted by the West Slope branch of the Colorado American Public Works Association (APWA) and the Colorado Association for Roadway Maintenance (CARMA) for training and networking among transportation professionals from around the state. Ms. Buller will be presenting on the hazards of UV exposure in the work environment.
Annals of Behavioral Medicine accepts a manuscript co-authored by Dr. Valerie Myers titled Behavioral Mediators of Treatment Effects in the Weight Loss Maintenance Trial.
Dr. David Buller and Mary Buller will be presenting Solar Cell at the 31st Annual Dermatology Nurses' Association, being held this Sunday in New Orleans.
Screen shot of the Solar Cell smartphone application
The FITastic Health web site is officially launched. FITastic Health is an online nutrition and physical activity program for overweight 8 to 12-year-old children. The program is designed to help children and their families work together to set and accomplish incremental diet and exercise goals. The program is a collaboration with Dr. Alan Delamater, Director of the Psychology Division of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami.
Interactive game from FITastic Health
Work begins on KB's latest project, Translation of District Sun Safe Policies to Schools (SSST), in collaboration with Claremont Graduate University. The objective of SSST is to better understand how individual elementary schools implement newly-adopted school district board-approved sun safety policies.
Conversations About Cancer receives a "Research Presentation of Distinction Award" at the 2nd biennial D.C. Health Communication Conference being held this week at George Mason University.
Dr. Valerie Myers leads a presentation at The Society of Behavioral Medicine's annual meeting titled Psychosocial Functioning of Class III Obese Adults: Results from the HEADS UP Study.
Dr. David Buller presents on multiple topics at The Society of Behavioral Medicine's 34th annual meeting:
Overcoming Challenges in Developing and Implementing Technology-Based Tools to Improve Health-Related Decisions and Behaviors: Lessons Learned
eHealth Inverventions: Where We've Been and Where We're Going
Several other scientists will also be presenting on research done in collaboration with KB. Dr. Alan Delamater of the University of Miami will be speaking on research related to the FIPO project:
Mobile and Web-Based Serious Games for Behavior Change in Child and Adolescent Populations.
Dr. Cheryl Albright of the University of Hawaii will be speaking on research related to MomZing:
Obesity Interventions: Factors Associated with Weight Loss and Maintenance.
Dr. Valerie Myers contributes to a poster session at The Society of Behavioral Medicine's 34th annual meeting titled The Heads Up Study: Self-Report Physical Activity as Predictors of Physical Function in Obese Adults.
The Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 34th annual meeting is being held this week in San Francisco. Klein Buendel, Inc. will be there in full force, as both a sponsor of the meeting and to present findings from some of our most recent research projects.
Journal of Health Communication accepts a manuscript authored by Dr. Barbara Walkosz titled Dissemination of Go Sun Smart in Outdoor Recreation: Effect of Program Exposure on Sun Protection of Guests at High Altitude Ski Areas.
Dr. Andrea Dunn is published in Pediatric Blood & Cancer for a manuscript she co-authored titled Reduced Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Adult Survivors of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
KB receives funding for a new project titled Sun Safety INK!: A Skin Cancer Prevention Program for the Tattoo Community. The R21 study will be led by Dr. Barbara Walksoz and aims to look at the potential role tattoo artists can play in disseminating skin cancer prevention information.
Contemporary Clinical Trials publishes a manuscript co-authored by Dr. Andrea Dunn titled Design and Methods of a Multi-Site, Multi-Behavioral Treatment Trial for Menopausal Symptoms: The MsFLASH Experience. The article discusses conducting a multi-site, multi-behavioral randomized trial for menopausal symptoms.
In a presentation to the Colorado Association of Lawn Care Professionals, Dr. Barbara Walkosz discussed risk Strategies for Workplace Sun Safety with a focus on prevention strategies for outdoor workers.
The February 2013 issue of Journal of Community Genetics has published an article co-authored by KB Project Coordinator, Julia Griffith, along with Tess Thompson, Joann Seo, Melanie Baxter, Dr. Aimee James, and Dr. Kimberly A. Kaphingst, ScD.
The article, You Don’t Have to Keep Everything on Paper: African American Women’s Use of Family Health History Tools, examined African American women‘s use of tools to collect family health history.
We are looking for people who have an iPhone and can help us test our new iPhone sun protection app. Participants will receive $40 for their time. Dates are available from February 20th through April 19th. If you are over 18, have an iPhone, and are willing to travel to Golden, Denver, or Lakewood, please contact Kiley Floren.
KB receives copyright protection for its WayToServe© program. WayToServe© is an online program to train servers of alcoholic beverages in state-required responsible beverage server skills.
KB attends the SIA Snow Show with Rocky Mountain Sunscreen. KB will be utilizing its UV camera to promote the importance of sun protection at high elevation ski resorts.
SIA Snow Show: Chris Schneider
KB's project, Conversations About Cancer, gets it's first paper accepted for publication in Health Communication titled The Conversations About Cancer (CAC) Project: Assessing Feasibility and Audience Impacts From Viewing the Cancer Play.
Translational Behavioral Medicine accepts a manuscript authored by Dr. David Buller titled User-centered Development of a Smart Phone Mobile Application Delivering Personalized Real-time Advice on Sun Protection.
Dr. Kim Mallett of Penn State University visits KB and presents a talk on her current research interventions titled Pale and Sober: Reducing Problems Associated with High-Risk Drinking and UV Exposure.
Diabetes Care accepts a manuscript authored by Dr. Valerie Myers titled Exercise Training and Quality of Life in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
|KB's genorosity abounds this year, helping to make the 2012 Annual Denver Metro BOMA Gift & Toy Drive a great success.|
Mary Buller, President, exults over the piles of gifts in KB's Donation Station.
Rachel Burnett, Project Coordinator, along with Kiley Floren and Courtney Fultineer, Research Assistants, attend a training event held by the Colorado School of Public Health titled Introduction to Public Health Practice.
The day-long training covers the history of public health, current trends and issues, and also reviews the scientific disciplines that guide public health practice.
The FDA's new sunscreen labeling regulations go into effect today:
An abstract from the FIPO project (HD051244; A. Delamater) has been accepted for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. FIPO is a a current study in collaboration with University of Miami in hopes to create a web program for both children and parents that better educates them about dietary and physcial activity choices.
Mary Buller, President, discusses outdoor worker UV protection at the Winter Workshop of the Colorado Association for Roadway Maintenance.
Rachel Burnett, Project Coordinator, and Courtney Fultineer, Research Assistant, attend The Conference on Social Media in Golden CO. to better develop and utlilize social media for the "Resorts" project (CA152411; P. Andersen) study intervention.
Dr. Valerie Myers publishes in the Southern Medical Journal with an article titled Actual Medical and Pharmacy Costs for Bariatric Surgery:6-year Follow-Up.
KB celebrates Halloween in style...
Dr. Andrea Dunn attends Be Active 2012 held in Sydney, Australia. The conference encompasses the 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, the Australian Physical Activity Conference, and the National Sports Injury Prevention Conference. Dr. Dunn will present a poster illustrating the effects of user input on the development of the Internet-enabled television program, Momzing (DA031402; C. Albright).
Dr. David Buller attends the American Publich Health Association's 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition held in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Buller will speak on sun safety for children in outdoor recreation as part of a symposium titled Skin Cancer Prevention Across the Lifespan.
Ilima Kane, Program Manager, and Julia Griffith, Intern, attend the 3rd annual CityCamp Colorado to share and discuss ideas to bring about significant and positive change to Colorado communnities. CityCamp Colorado touts itself as an unconference, where content is generated and organized by participants in an active, crative, open exchange.
Dr. David Buller, Mary Buller, and Dr. Barbara Walkosz attend the Latin America UC-ICA Conference in Santiago, Chile. The conference, organized by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s School of Communications and the International Communication Asssociation, aims to develop international research partnerships, allow interaction between various fields of research who share a common interest in communication processes, and to stimulate dialogue regarding communication research in Latin America and around the world.
Outside the UC-ICA conference
|UC-ICA Latin America Conference||
Mary Buller listens to an English translation of a presentation at the UC-ICA conference
The July/August 2012 issue of American Journal of Health Promotion has published Enhancing Industry-Based Dissemination of an Occupational Sun Protection Program With Theory-Based Strategies Employing Personal Contact, an article co-authored by KB researchers Dr. David B. Buller, Dr. Barbara J. Walkosz, and Ms. Ilima Kane along with Dr. Peter Andersen, Dr. Michael D. Scott, Dr. Gary R. Cutter, Dr. Mark B. Dignan, and Dr. Xiao Zhang. The manuscript examines the effectiveness of two dissemination strategies used to distribute an occupational sun protection program called Go Sun Smart to employees and guests of the North American ski industry.
KB moves up the ranks of ColoradoBiz Magazine's list of Top 250 Private Companies for 2012, landing at #184.
Dr. Valerie Myers, a nationally recognized scientist specializing in the behavioral factors affecting obesity, weight loss and maintenance, has joined the KB team!
Prior to joining Klein Buendel, Myers, a licensed psychologist, served as an instructor and behavioral consultant at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA. and as a clinical faculty instructor in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Myers is currently a principal investigator on two obesity/weight loss –related studies and is a co-investigator or investigator on nine other obesity-related studies. Since 1999, Myers has published more than 27 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and presented at 52 conferences.
Myers received her B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1995 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University in 2003. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in 2005. Since 2008 she has served as the board president of the Louisiana/Mississippi Chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association.
KB accepts the AddONE challenge by pledging to hire at least one new employee this October. AddONE is a Jefferson County initiative to improve the local economy - one job at a time.
This Saturday, Sun Safe Colorado will attend the Family Fire Muster, a free event held by the West Metro Fire Rescue in Lakewood, CO. The event features hands-on activites and games aimed to entertain kids while teaching them fire safety skills. Sun Safe Colorado will be handing out sunscreen donated by Rocky Mountain Sunscreen as well as other prevention materials for both kids and adults.
Mary Buller, President, represents Sun Safe Colorado by speaking about workplace UV exposure at the annual Special Districts Association conference in Keystone, CO
Dr. Barbara Walkosz attends Medicine 2.0 at Harvard Medical School in Boston. The conference discusses emerging technologies in health and medicine, with an emphasis on Internet-based technologies, social media, and mobile technologies. Dr. Walkosz also contributes a poster evaluating online tools to promote sun safety policy for outdoor workers.
All images (c) Gunther Eysenbach, www.medicine20congress.com, licensed under cc-by 3.0 (Creative Commons Attribution license 3.0)
Dr. David Buller and Dr. Barbara Walkosz are invited to speak to the Colorado Ski Association on 12 successful years of the Go Sun Smart program.
James Shane, Programming Manager, attends the 360|iDev conference in Lone Tree, CO. 360|iDev claims to be the first and best iPhone developer conference in the world.
Joe Pezzillo signs copies of his book, iPhone Advanced Projects, at 360|iDev.
Dr. Andrea Dunn heads to Tokyo, Japan as an invited speaker at the 10th Annual Conference of the Japanese Association of Sport Psychiatry where she gives a presentation titled Exercise Therapy for Depression in the United States. The conference was held at Waseda University in Tokyo.
Dr. Dunn's view of Tokyo.
Dr. David Buller speaks on KB's SHADE study (CA140367) at the Good Sun, Bad Sun Training Session in Golden, CO. The event, sponsored by the American Planning Association, Colorado chapter, discusses the risks and rewards of being a sunshine state and how planners are responding.
Phase II gets underway for Conversations About Cancer (CA144235), a theatrical production produced in collaboration with San Diego State University. The play is drawn from actual recorded and transcribed phone calls between family members as they talk through their cancer journeys and hopes to help cancer patients, family members, and medical professionals communicate more effectively. Phase II will include developing a DVD version of the play, creation of a program website, and conducting a multi-city effectiveness trial.
Filming continues on Momzing (Choose to Move; DA031402), a customizable exercise program for new moms to do with or without their babies.
The Center for Media Literacy holds a three day workshop at KB. Educators and community leaders from around the country attend to look at strategies and practices for teaching media literacy.
For more information on Center for Media Literacy, click here!
Klein Buendel, Inc. celebrates its 10th anniversary!
Dr. Andrea Dunn gives a presentation on physical activity research titled Achieving Outcomes at the YMCA of the USA 2012 Healthier Communities Learning Institute, held June 18-20 here in Denver.
KB welcomes new Data Manager Christi Kasmann. Christi comes to us from Novus Biologicals and has a B.A. in Psychology as well as a M.S. in Neuroscience from USC. She also completed an Intramural Research Training Program at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Welcome Christi!
Katie Carlson and Rob Jenkins give a presentation titled Workplace Sun Safety Training: Effective Strategies for Reducing Outdoor Workers’ Exposure to UV Radiation at a CIRSA safety meeting in Breckenridge.
KB works on a photo shoot for the phase II project Web-Based Family Intervention for Pediactric Obesity...
|... And has a little fun while doing it|
Dr. Barbara Walkosz returns from a visit to China where she gave a lecture on Health Communication to the students at the International College of Beijing, and conducted research on a post-Olympic study with her Beijing and Denver based collaborators.
Dr. Walkosz with Dave Fox at the Bejiing University of Aerospace and Aeronautics.
Dr. Walkosz lecturing in Bejing.
At this year’s annual ICA conference, Communication and Community, held May 24th through May 28th in Phoenix, AZ., Dr. David Buller speaks at a preconference workshop titled: Social/New Media and Health Disparities Interventions.
Work begins on KB's newest project - College Bystanders: Coaching Students with Technology to Help Intoxicated Peers. The project will test the feasibility of producing an intervention program for college students that normalizes helping behavior and teaches students intervention skills. Because so many students experience negative effects of alcohol use, the project has the potential to have great impact on public health by better equipping students with the skills they will need to overcome intervention-related anxiety and take care of their friends and peers at social gatherings involving alcohol consumption.
KB welcomes new Project Coordinator Luis Parra! Luis comes to us from the CU Boulder Social Neuroscience Lab where he worked on a NIDA funded project regarding adolescent marijuana use.
Klein Buendel moves up the ranks of Colorado Business Magazine's list of Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies, landing at #47.
Klein Buendel hosts the 2011-2012 class of Digital Connectors for a night of hands-on education. Students were involved in multiple activities including IT strategies, game programming, tablet computer data collection, UV camera usage, and filmmaking.
Digital Connectors is a nine-month afterschool technology training program for youth aged 14-20 and is run through the Mi Casa Resource Center.
Digital Connectors produce a film in KB's studio.
For more information on Digital Connectors, or to view their KB film click here!
Dr. David Buller receives the 2012 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication Lewis Donohew Outstanding Scholar in Health Communication Award and delivers a corresponding lecture.
Dr. Buller with Nancy Harrington.
Klein Buendel scientists publish multiple book chapters:
Buller DB, Walkosz BJ, et al. The Go Sun Smart campaign: achieving individual and organizational change for occupational sun protection. In: Rice RE, Atkin CK eds. Public Communication Campaigns. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE; 2012:191-203
Buller DB, Floyd AHL. Internet-based interventions for health behavior change. In: Noar SM, Harrington NG eds. eHealth Applications: Promising Strategies for Behavior Change. 1st ed. New York, NY: Routledge; 2012:56-78
Kwan BM, Davis KJ, Dunn AL. Physical activity for the prevention of depression. In: Gullotta, Thomas P, Walberg, Herbert J, Weissberg, Roger P eds. Issues in Children’s and Families’ Lives. Springer Science and Business Media New York 2012 (forthcoming)
Dr. David Buller attends the 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions for the Society of Behavioral Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Buller led discussions on the topics of theory-driven occupational sun protection and adoption of public school sun protection policy. He also presented a poster session on the use of smart phone applications for health interventions.
At the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco in Houston, Texas, Dr. David Buller presents two poster sessions:
Results of a Randomized Trial Comparing an Online Smoking Cessation Program to a Self-Help Booklet and Telephone Quit Line Among Young Adults
Effect of Nicotine Replacement Therapy on Quitting by Young Adults and Predictors of Use From a Trial Comparing Smoking Cessation Services
Dr. Andrea Dunn is selected as the 2012 Dorothy V. Harris Memorial Lecture Scholar in Sport and Exercise Psychology by Penn State University and delivers a lecture on "Pioneering Opportunities in Sport and Exercise Psychology in the 21st Century".
Klein Buendel attends the Digital Health Communication Extravaganza in Orlando, Florida, to promote its research and multimedia capabilities in an ever-changing digital world. This first-of-its-kind event is designed for health, medical, and communication professionals to discover, discuss, and develop new methods to effectively and efficiently apply digital resources in community and healthcare settings to obtain optimal behavior changes and health outcomes.
Dr. David Buller was named Chairperson for the Community Influences on Health Behavior (CIHB) Study Section in the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The CIHB Study Section reviews grant applications submitted to the NIH for scientific merit. These applications examine social, cultural, and other environmental factors and processes and their inter-relationships with a broad range of outcomes, including mental and physical health, illness and disorder, risk and protective behaviors and behavior change, health beliefs and attitudes, and normal development and functioning across the lifespan.
CSR organizes around 18,000 external experts to peer review almost 88,000 grant applications each year. Since 1946, this peer review system has enabled the NIH to fund cutting-edge health research.
Dr. Buller is the Research Director at Klein Buendel, Inc.
Dr. David Buller, Research Director at Klein Buendel, Inc., was a keynote speaker at the 1st International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Buller spoke about evidence-based school interventions and effective sun safety interventions for children. He also spoke about the principals of program evaluation. From May 3 to May 5, over 125 UV professionals from around the world gathered in Copenhagen. The conference was sponsored by The Danish Cancer Society; TrygFonden, an organization that works to create a healthier and safer daily life for the Danish; the Cancer Council Victoria; and the World Health Organization.
Klein Buendel, Inc. is pleased to welcome Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Barbara Walkosz, Ph.D.!
Dr. Walkosz is a Multiple Principal Investigator with Dr. David Buller, Ph.D. on KB's Sun Safe Workplaces, a study funded by the National Cancer Institute which focuses on skin cancer prevention in outdoor workers. She has a long-standing history of research collaborations with KB, specifically in skin cancer prevention, tobacco control and cessation, and health disparities. Dr. Walkosz served as a Co-Investigator on the Sun Safe Colorado and Go Sun Smart studies. Go Sun Smart focused on sun safety and skin cancer prevention education for employees and guests at high altitude ski areas. In the next few months, she, along with other KB scientists will collaborate with Dr. Peter Andersen, Ph.D., Professor of Communication on a San Diego State University-funded study from the National Cancer Institute to adapt and evaluate an Advanced Go Sun Smart program and its impact on sun protection practices of guests who visit U.S. resorts in the summertime.
Prior to joining KB, Dr. Walkosz was a Professor of Communication and the Associate Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver. She began teaching at the University in 1997 and retired in December 2010. While Dr. Walkosz's main focus is skin cancer prevention, her scholarship also focuses on health communication and education, social marketing, media literacy and civility.
Dr. Walkosz received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and her Master's degree from the University of Colorado Denver.