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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.

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.

Colorado Diet

Julie Bianco has been trying to lose weight for most of her adult life. Low-carb diets, calorie-counting diets, grapefruit diets—she’s tried too many diets to count. But now she’s on one that she’s convinced will work, permanently: the Colorado Diet.

Saving History

Tracing the point-cloud model

Center of Preservation Research (CoPR) spent a week during summer 2012 gathering and recording image data from the rock, into which visitors have carved names and messages.

Jacob Gump, Meagan Gold work to improve life for son and children with brain tumors

Eli Gold

When he was 28 months old, on a holiday vacation on the east coast, Eli became seriously ill. He couldn’t keep any food down; he became dehydrated. For the first time ever, his parents heard him make one specific complaint.

Kim Heidenreich, PhD, and Traumatic Brain Injury

A professional football player suits up for a Sunday night football game—donning pads, shoes, jersey and of course, to protect himself from concussion, his helmet.