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Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes

Cherie Cobb
Executive Administrator
Barbara Davis Center
The Anschutz Medical Campus
Mail Stop B140
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-2323

Email: Cherie Cobb


Children's Hospital Colorado -​​​
Barbara Davis Center Faculty

Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes

Affiliate - Department of Pediatrics

The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes (BDC) is one of the largest diabetes programs specializing in type 1 diabetes research and care (both for children and adults) in the world. The BDC is managed as a distinct administrative unit of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

In 1978, Marvin Davis generously provided funds for the construction of the BDC building. The Center was opened in 1980 at the former 9th Avenue campus in Denver. In May 2005, the BDC relocated to our new building on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.

Our independent budget, fund raising, and endowments provide unique facilities and resources for clinicians, clinical researchers, and basic biomedical scientists working to help patients with type 1 diabetes. The Center provides state-of-the-art clinical diabetes care to 80% of children with diabetes in Colorado, 2,000 adults within the Rocky Mountain Region, and also receives national and international referrals.

Executive Director: Marian J. Rewers, MD, PhD, MPH
Clinical Division Director: Marian J. Rewers, MD, PhD, MPH
Research Division Director:

On this website you will find overview information from the Department of Pediatrics' Report about research, clinical services, education activities, faculty, recent publications, research funding, and awards and honors for the Barbara Davis Center.

Visit the Barbara Davis Center's own website for further information.


  • Dr. Andrea Steck is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association Thomas R. Lee Award for her ADA-funded research project: “Determinants of rate of progression to type 1 diabetes".
  • Dr. Marian Rewers has been named director of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes
  • Edwin Liu, MD, was awarded the inaugural Bea Taplin Endowed Chair for Celiac Disease at Children's Hospital Colorado.
  • Michael Kappy, MD, received the James E. Strain Award from Children's Hospital Colorado.
  • David Maahs, MD, PhD, has been awarded a 5-year grant for $2.4 million to evaluate the benefit of the drug allopurinol. The money is part of a larger $24.3 million grant to the Joslin Diabetes Center.
  • The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes and the Children’s Diabetes Foundation announced the creation of the Richard Abrams and Marian Rewers Endowed Chair for Clinical Research to Eradicate Childhood Diabetes. The inaugural holder of the Endowed Chair will be Marian Rewers, MD, PhD, who will continue his groundbreaking research toward prevention of the disease.