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Clinical Research


The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado Denver is committed to conducting high-quality clinical and translational research in the areas of perioperative medicine and critical care. This website is the departmental portal for faculty, staff, and trainees interested in pursuing clinical and translational projects.

Investigators in the early stages of project planning are encouraged to schedule a meeting with Dr. Nathaen Weitzel and Fanta Kuhlman. This meeting will give investigator the opportunity to share their research rationale and identify areas of need including mentorship, funding, nursing resources, statistical support, sample collection and storage, and familiarization with the Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB) approval. Dr. Weitzel is available to meet during his office hours or by appointment.

Our group of highly skilled clinical research nurses offer support at all levels of trial planning to execution. Investigators with questions/concerns about ongoing projects are invited to meet with Dr. Nathaen Weitzel and Fanta Kuhlman.

Contact information can be found on our Clinical Research Team page. Guidelines and the submission form can be found on our Submission Guidelines page.

Research links and resources:

Office of Research Development and Education - Supplies resources for researchers including funding opportunity databases.

Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute - The CCTSI was created in 2008 with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the goal of accelerating the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care and public health. This website has an overview of the many valuable clinical and translational research and educational resources available. Of particular value is the link at the top entitled "Research Resources".

UCD School of Medicine - This is the research page of the School of Medicine, with many local resources and events listed here.