The Research Division of the Department of Anesthesiology conducts a broad range of clinical and basic science research. The mission of our research
is to understand the mechanisms of neurological and heart disease, pain and anesthetic toxicity. Research in the Department is primarily funded through
grants from the National Institutes of Health and non-profit foundations such as the American Heart Association. We have a mix of basic scientists an
clinical anesthesiologist working together to address important clinical/translational research questions. Department investigators have a strong record
of collaboration amongst investigators within the Department, other departments at University of Colorado Denver and investigators at other institutions.
Individual faculty research interests and Programs are described under subheadings linked from this page.
University of Colorado researchers identify porential target for treating pain during surgery. For more information, read the entire press release
Dr. Paco Herson has been awarded a Department of Defense grant for his project titled 'Target and Lead Compound to Reverse TBI-Induced Alzheimer's-Related Dimentia.'
Dr. Nidia Quillinan has been awarded a NIH R01 grant for her project titled 'Excitability and plasticity alterations in a novel cerebellar stroke model.'
Dr. Jelena Klawitter has been awarded a NIH R01 grant for her project titled 'The role of inflammation in the progression of polycystic kidney disease.'