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Marilyn E. Coors, PhD

Associate Professor

Contact Info:
Education II North, Rm. 5232
Phone:  303-724-3993
EmailDr. Coors
Clinical/Research Interests:

Dr. Coors is interested in ethical issues in biomedical research.

Cornell University  BS  1969

Denver University  MS  1971

Denver University  MA  1991

Denver University  PhD  1998

Brandom, W. F.; Saccomanno, G.; Archer, V. E.; Archer, G.; Coors, M.E. Chromosome aberrations in uranium miners occupationally exposed to 222 radon. Radiation Research, v. 52, no.1 (1972): 204-15.

Coors, Marilyn E. Therapeutic cloning: From consequences to contradictions. The Journal of Medicine and Philosophyv. 27, no.3 (June 2002): 297-317.

Coors, Marilyn E. A foucauldian foray into the new genetics. Journal of Medical Humanitiesv. 24, nos. 3 and 4 (Winter 2003): 279-289.

Coors, Marilyn E. and Hunter, L. Evaluation of genetic enhancement: Will human wisdom properly acknowledge the value of evolution? The American Journal of Bioethics, v. 5, no. 3 (May-June 2005): 21-22.

Coors, Marilyn E. and Townsend, S. Supporting pregnant women through difficult decisions: A case of prenatal diagnosis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta. The Journal of Clinical Ethics, v. 17, no. 3 (Fall 2006): 266-274.

Coors, Marilyn E., Levinson, A., Huitt, G. Anxiety related to genetic testing for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and cystic fibrosis in COPD and/or bronchiectasis patients. Community Genetics, v.11, no. 3 (2008): 135-140.

Coors, Marilyn E., Susan K. Mikulich-Gilbertson, Susan K., Raymond, Kristen M., Stover, Shannon K., Tapert, Susan F., Brown, Sandra A., Crowley, Thomas J. Directives for retained DNA: preferences of adolescent patients with substance and conduct problems and their siblings. American Journal of Bioethics, v. 8, no. 10 (2008):77-79.

Coors, Marilyn E. and Kristen M. Raymond. Substance use disorder genetic research: investigators and participants grapple with the ethical issues. Psychiatric Genetics, v. 19, no. 2 (2009): 83-90.

Hewitt PI, Coors I - NIH/NIDA 2P60 DA011015-11A1, 05/01/09-02/28/14  

Center on Antisocial Drug Dependence: The Genetics of HIV Risk Behaviors

Role: Ethics in Core A (12% effort).

Center representing the University of Colorado’s Institute for Behavioral Genetics, Division of Substance Dependence and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. This center conducts research in antisocial drug dependence, human behavioral genetics and HIV Risk Behaviors.

Coors PI - Alpha-1 Research Foundation, 8/07-7/10

Alpha-1 genetic testing of at risk children: Ethical, legal and social components of informed consent

Role: (30% effort)

Sokol PI, Coors I - NIH 1 U54 RR025217-01, 6/1/08 - 4/30/09

Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute

Role: Ethics Core (5% effort)

The program incorporates a broad reaching intra and inter-institutional comprehensive program to enhance translational clinical research, training of clinical translational scientists, and collaboration with the communities of the state of Colorado and the surrounding region. The ethics core provides ongoing education, consulting and mentoring to support the mission of the Institute.

Completed Research Grants

Sharp PI, Coors I - Alpha-1 Foundation, 2/01-6/02

Patient perspectives on the role of consumer advocacy groups                     

Role: (10% effort)

Coors PI - Alpha-1 Foundation, 7/01-6/02

An evidence based approach to informed consent in alpha-1

Role: (20% effort)

Crowley PI, Coors Pilot Project PI - NIH/NIDA  2 P60 DA 011015, 8/01/1997-4/30/2008

Center for Antisocial Drug Dependence: Genetics

Comp 6 Pilot Projects

Ethics infrastructure for substance use disorder research: Cross disciplinary research

Role: (20% effort) 7/05-7/0