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Committed to collaboration, care and cures

Home of the nation’s #1 academic hospital, our Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to improving health care in Colorado and the nation. Two award-winning hospitals—located on our campus and staffed by many of our faculty—serve more than a million patients a year.

Four specialty programs in the CU School of Medicine rank in the nation's top 10, according to U.S. News & World Report, and innovative faculty at the CU College of Nursing pioneered the nation’s first nurse practitioner and school nurse programs.

New technology helps surgeon build a better shoulder

Dr. Bravman with the "transfer device"

Don Schiel was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) 20 years ago and has lived with debilitating joint pain for the last decade. Schiel no longer feels that pain, thanks to a total shoulder replacement performed at University of Colorado Hospital.

JFK Partners: 50 Years of Service and Success

Renee Charlifue-Smith works with Tatum

Faculty at JFK Partners design, implement, evaluate, and disseminate intervention programs which incorporate new autism research findings.

New Gates Biomanufacturing Facility a game-changer

Dennis Roop stands in a protein-product manufacturing room at Gates Biomanufacturing Facility at CU Anschutz

AURORA, Colo.—With the opening of the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility (GBF), which will accelerate scientific discovery from the laboratory to human therapies, the Anschutz Medical Campus enters the elite tier of academic medical centers.

Naresh Mandava restores vision to man blinded in laboratory accident

Richard Cornwall

Richard Cornwall stood in a lab at Colorado State University, about to clean a bottle he held in his left hand, when an explosion shattered it and drove shards of glass into his hand, torso, face, and eyes. “There was instant blindness,” he said.

New clinical trial for breast and ovarian cancer vaccine

Virginia Borges, MD, Director of the CU School of Medicine breast cancer research program

University of Colorado Hospital is one of just two academic medical centers in the nation that has enrolled breast and ovarian cancer patients to a new clinical trial of a promising cancer vaccine.

Cardiothoracic surgeon performs unusual surgery on elite athlete

Shabab Maslehati during the Spartan obstacle race

From the time he was about 8 years old, Shahab Maslehati had been well aware that his chest was sunken. It had become more pronounced in adolescence, a time when, as he put it, “you’re naturally self-conscious about everything.”

Assistive Technology Partners helps baby boomers and vets

Hand bike

In a low-slung building at 18th and Pearl in Denver, 15 faculty, staff and students, including engineers, clinicians, therapists and educators, transform lives and society every day.

Assistive Technology Partners creates a toy for Jadyn

Jadyn and his new toy

When Chelsea Arenas tried to find toys for her 6-year-old son, she always came up empty-handed—until the faculty and staff at Assistive Technology Partners (ATP) decided to take on the challenge of creating a toy for a child like Jadyn.

UCHealth pulls together to prep for Ebola

Ebola virus

To ensure policies are standardized and communicated expeditiously across the system, UCHealth’s Senior Executive Group decided all recommendations for preparing for and responding to Ebola will be funneled through Chief Medical Officer William Neff, MD.

A Decade of Deliveries for Center of Midwifery

The nurse midwives of the CFM.

The Center for Midwifery had a record 55 births in August, and the schedule at the Lone Tree practice, which opened in April, is full.

Women with gestational diabetes don't have to avoid carbs


Results from the study of 16 women with gestational diabetes indicate that these moms-to-be don’t need to avoid carbs if they choose the right ones.

One family with two heart transplant experiences

Holly and Brian Sherry

On Dec. 17, 2011, 48-year-old Brian Sherry was folding laundry when he first experienced an unusual electric sensation on the left side of his chest. He dialed 911. That call began a three-year medical odyssey for him.

Patient Savors Apparent Victory over Hep C Foe

Mosezella White

After a full physical revealed a colon polyp and elevated liver enzymes, Mosezella White was referred to a gastroenterologist, who shocked her with the news that she had hepatitis C, a blood-borne disease that causes chronic inflammation of the liver.

Ninth and Colorado redevelopment draws community praise

9th and Colorado site will feature a hotel that incorporates the old CU Health Sciences Center research bridge.

DENVER—The developer behind some of Denver's most acclaimed redevelopment projects — Belmar, Art House and Union Station — is bringing its trademark vision and innovation to the former University of Colorado Health Sciences Campus.

Living with cancer

Ellen and Ben Smith

In the five years since Ellen Smith was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer, she has been busy. She traveled the world, indulging her love of art and art history. She celebrated the births of four more grandchildren, and married her “best friend.”

Grand opening of new CU medical center in Guatemala

Grand opening of new CU medical center in Guatemala

BANASA FARM, Guatemala (April 14, 2014) - Standing before a gleaming new building rising from the surrounding ramshackle villages, Gustavo Bolaños delivered a simple yet powerful message to the assembled dignitaries and banana plantation workers.

Special Care Clinic fills important dental health care gap

CU dental school students replace a filling on a patient in the Special Care Clinic

AURORA, Colo.(March 31, 2014)—Harold Fowler sits calmly as gauze gets packed around his teeth and the high-pitched whir of a drill fills the room. Outside the Special Care Clinic in the CU School of Dental Medicine sits his mother, Reather Fowler.

Rural Health Care from CU Anschutz

Nathan Netsanet at Salud Family Health Center

Nathan Netsanet grew up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s largest city. So, he was far from home in every possible sense during his rotation at the Salud Family Health Center in Fort Lupton on the edge of Colorado’s eastern plains.

25 years of transplant surgery for Igal Kam, MD

His career path began in 1982 when, as a young resident in general and vascular surgery in Haifa, Israel, he found himself caring for casualties on both sides of a war between Israel and Lebanon. Some of the patients needed liver surgery.

Excellent affordable dental care at CU School of Dental Medicine

At 81, Fred Glaser takes his health very seriously. He’s fit, he eats well and he knows how important his oral health is.