Published: April 28, 2021

Graduate student in Biological Anthropology, Gabby Mayne, recently had great success in four different rounds of 3-minute thesis competition talks for her presentation, "Birth: What's Love Got to Do With It?" She received second place in the statewide competition of the Colorado Council of Graduate Students, after receiving 2nd place in the CU Denver Competition, 1st place in the intercampus competition, and second-place at the Western Association of Graduate Schools. Her talk investigates the causes of preterm birth and the power of love as an effective intervention. She was mentored by an inter-campus group of faculty including K. Joseph Hurt, Uwe Christians and Anna Warrener, and collaborated with colleagues on the Anschutz campus in her thesis research.