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Supporting great minds, bridging disciplines, discovering cures

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is the number one research university in Colorado, attracting more than $375 million in research annually. Faculty and administrators receive research support from the Office of Research Development and Education and the Office of Grants and Contracts.

​Strategically built for collaborative game-changing research, our Anschutz Medical Campus has a national reputation for translating new discoveries into therapies and cures. From the first liver transplant to efforts for the global eradication of small pox, our scientists make a difference in the world and faculty earn more than $400 million in research awards each year.

Vision for breakthroughs

Roop Luncheon at the Aspen Ideas Festival

ASPEN, Colo. - At the heart of a roundtable on regenerative medicine was the groundbreaking research taking place at the new Gates Biomanufacturing Facility (GBF) on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Physical Literacy movement aims to improve child health

Farrey and Wong at Aspen Ideas Festival

ASPEN, Colo. - The cultural shift that has seen children move away from playing outdoors and using their imagination in the playground is contributing to catastrophic rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.

Future of health care hot topic at Aspen Ideas Festival

Concordia, Hausmann and Marks at the Aspen Ideas Festival

ASPEN — Advances in translational medicine and research. Top-quality clinical care and patient outcomes. Development of talent. All of these unite at academic medical centers, health care standouts looking to hold that status into the future.

Is Viagra for women on horizon?

Guntupalli talks at the Aspen Ideas Festival

ASPEN, Colo. -The promise of improved sexual function, set in motion 17 years ago with the approval of the male erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, is behind the push for a new drug that could boost women’s libido.

Researchers create microscope allowing deep brain exploration

Implantable microscope

AURORA, Colo. (May 12, 2015) – A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer inside a living brain.

New education center connects researchers and educators

Kent Seidel

Imagine a third-grade teacher in Davenport, Iowa with a problem. Now imagine a researcher in Denver, Colorado with a solution to that problem. Traditionally, those two individuals would never meet. Kent Seidel wants to change that.

Dinosaur track expert leaving imprint on Moab museum

CU Denver Professor Martin Lockley serves as science director of new dinosaur museum in Moab

<p>DENVER—A dinosaur museum is rising from the sandstone bluffs near Moab. Just as he did during a 30-year career at CU Denver, dinosaur footprints expert Martin Lockley, PhD, is leaving his imprint on the moon-like landscape of eastern Utah.</p>

Nurse researches and helps homeless adolescents

Scott Harpin

Scott Harpin's association with Urban Peak, an organization dedicated to serving homeless youth in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs, began in 2012.

Marcy Benson a tireless advocate for Anschutz Medical Campus

CU First Lady Marcy Benson and Huntington Potter, PhD, a renowned Alzheimer's researcher, at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo.—Perhaps the most relentless advocate, and prodigious fundraiser, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is someone who doesn't even work there—CU First Lady Marcy Benson.