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Details released on Aurora suspect's studies

Saturday - 7/21/2012, 6:02pm  ET

DENVER (AP) - The University of Colorado-Denver released more information Saturday on the suspect in the Aurora movie theater shooting.

James Holmes enrolled last year in a neuroscience Ph.D. program but was withdrawing. School officials didn't provide a reason.

University spokeswoman Jacque Montgomery says first-year students must take a three-part exam at the end of the academic year to move on in the program, but she didn't know whether Holmes had taken the exam.

As part of the program, Holmes was listed as making a presentation in May about Micro DNA Biomarkers in a class named "Biological Basis of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders."

The National Institutes of Health gives the university an annual grant for students in the school's neurosciences program. Montgomery couldn't say if Holmes received any of the money.


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