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An Impressive Track Record


 

School of Medicine has a record of success and expertise in innovation, discovery and commercialization of therapies, drugs and medical devices. Our faculty members translate basic sciences into medical breakthroughs that help people around the world. 

Anschutz Medical Campus researchers, the bulk of whom work for the School of Medicine, attracted $425.97 million in grants in the 2013-14 fiscal year - more than any of the other CU campuses, including Boulder.

Firsts:  

  • Researchers at the School of Medicine have designed mice that do not get fat when on a high-fat diet – a breakthrough that could address obesity in humans because humans have the same gene.
  • A CU Cancer Center study published in 2013 shows that bitter melon juice restricts pancreatic cancer cells from metabolizing glucose, thus cutting their energy source. 
  • School of Medicine professor Iñigo San Millán, PhD, is applying his research by working with the Colorado Buffaloes football team to improve player performance.
  • School of Medicine research, published in 2013,  found that dietary supplements of choline – a nutrient in liver, fish, nuts and eggs – during pregnancy lowers physiological risk factors of schizophrenia in infants. The first human liver transplant was performed by a surgical team from the CU School of Medicine.
  • School of Medicine researchers led the identification of child abuse with the publication in 1962 of their paper The Battered-Child Syndrome.
  • The “Visible Human Project,” a detailed, digital-image, 3-D representation of the human body, was led by the School of Medicine.

Research Newsroom

 

Surprise News on Coronary Disease

Patients with nonobstructive coronary disease are often sent home without treatment. But CU researchers say effects of ignoring the disease can be devastating.

A New Type of Eating Disorder

A CU psychiatry fellow has developed a screening instrument to diagnose orthorexia nervosa, a disorder in which patients grow ill by becoming obsessed with healthy food.

Doctors Should Ask about Second-Hand Smoke

Physicians don't ask patients about exposure to second-hand smoke, says a CU doctor. But they need to.

Heart Attack Drug Cures Frostbite

A drug used to treat heart attack, pulmonary embolism and stroke is saving frostbitten fingers and toes.

CSU-UCH Teamwork

University doctors are teaming up with researchers at Colorado State University to improve drugs and treatments for patients.

Mild Stroke Follow-up Treatment Research

UCH doctors are testing a drug to help patients who suffer mild-strokes.

Vitamin D Stops Some Cancers

CU researchers say the sunshine vitamin may stop tumor growth in prostate, gastric and colon cancer.

Dr. Tim Byers on Diet and Cancer Risk

A viewer asks Tim Byers, MD, MPH: Is it the fat you eat or the fat on your body that causes cancer?

Snap That Rash

Sending a photo of a skin lesion to a dermatologist for analysis may be almost as effective as an office visit, a CU researcher says. That's good news for patients in remote areas.

Medical Marijuana and Children

Early research results don't support claims that pot cures childhood epilepsy, say Children's Hospital Colorado doctors, who see more kids treated with pot than any other hospital.

VA to Establish Geriatric Center at Anschutz

The new Veteran's Administration campus next to campus will include a geriatric research, education and clinical center focusing on gender-related health care and obesity in aging adults.

Lung Disease Grant Awarded

A team of researchers led by David Schwartz, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine, has been awarded a $7.9 million grant to search for better treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Measuring Motivation

Why people exercise may prove to be the most important reason that some people stick with exercise while others quit, a CU researcher says.

Skin Disease Mortality Differs

The mortality rate is higher in developing countries for most disease with skin manifestations, like Ebola, a CU researcher says.

Carbs OK for Diabetic Pregnancies

Women suffering from gestational diabetes can eat carbs without harming themselves or the fetus, a CU researcher says.