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The Latest Research, Community and Medical News Updates


Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome Awards $1.26 Million in Grand Challenge Grants Supporting 13 Researchers

The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome announced $1.26 million in Crnic Institute Grand Challenge Grants to 13 researchers.

Marijuana safe-packaging bill becomes law

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law a marijuana safe-packaging bill that enhances protection for kids with respect to marijuana edibles.

Runyan Recipient of Distinguished Contribution to Child Advocacy Award

Desmond Runyan, MD, is the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Child Advocacy Award.

Friedman Receives Mentoring Award

Jed Friedman, PhD, professor of pediatrics, biochemistry and molecular genetics, professor in reproductive sciences, has been honored by the CU Denver Postdoctoral Association with a new award for outstanding contributions in postdoctoral mentoring.

CU Cancer Center Members Awarded Grants From Alex's Lemonade Stand

A University of Colorado Cancer Center member is one of the first scientists to receive a Reach Award from Alex's Lemonade Stand.

CCTSI Announces 2014 Pilot Grant Awardees

​​The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) is proud to announce the CCTSI Pilot Grant Awardees for 2014.

Maahs Awarded 5-Year, $2.4 Million Grant For Kidney Research

David Maahs, MD, PhD, has been awarded a 5-year grant for $2.4 million dollars to evaluate the benefit of a drug called allopurinol, an FDA approved drug to lower uric acid.

Szefler Named Director of Pediatric Asthma Research

Pediatric asthma researcher Stanley Szefler, MD, recently joined the Breathing Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado as Director of Pediatric Asthma Research.

Krugman, Dean of School of Medicine, To Step Down

Richard D. Krugman, MD, University of Colorado vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, announced in his Jan. 13 email to campus that he has asked the university’s leadership to begin the process of hiring his successor.

$2 Million Gift to Fuel Research in Childhood Diabetes

The University has received $2 million in gifts to establish an endowed chair at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC).

Department of Pediatrics Ranks No. 1 in NIH Grant Funding

The Department of Pediatrics ranked No. 1 among medical school departments of pediatrics in total NIH funding for 2013, with $43.2 million.

Suchy Receives Distinguished Service Award

Fred Suchy, MD, is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD).

CCTSI Receives $48.4 Million Grant

A $48.4 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will, in part, continue funding for Children's Colorado's Clinical and Translational Research Center.

Treitz Named Assistant Clerkship Director for Infant, Child and Adolescent Care

Megan Treitz, MD, has been named Assistant Clerkship Director for Infant, Child and Adolescent Care, the pediatric clerkship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

CU Team Finds Likely Culprit Behind Liver Problems Linked to Intravenous Feeding

CU Team Finds Likely Culprit Behind Liver Problems Linked to Intravenous Feeding