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IDDRC Administration

IDDRC Director:                       Karl H. Pfenninger, MD
IDDRC Associate Director:
     Tamim Shaikh, PhD

The Administrative Core provides the Center’s personnel and fiscal management infrastructure, acts as the information hub of the IDDRC and organizes educational activities, junior faculty mentoring, and collaborator referral. 



IDDRC Administrator: Carrie John
Program Assistant & Website Maintenance: Carmel Harberg
Educational Activities: Patricia Heyn, PhD

The IDDRC Administration is located in the RC-1 North Building of the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.  Click here for IDDRC contact information.



1) Educational Activities

Contact: Patricia Heyn, PhD (

Goals: to advance knowledge, to enhance interaction among IDDRC members, and to explore and stimulate collaborations in IDD research. 

The Administrative Core organizes interdisciplinary workshops or mini-symposia focused on topics of IDD.  Suggestions for confeence topics are welcome.  


2) Collaborator Referral and Faculty Mentoring 

Contact: Karl Pfenninger, MD (

The Center Director assists with advice regarding potential collaborators and identifying appropriate faculty mentors for young investigators.  The IDDRC is committed to not only recruiting new investigators to IDD research but also helping them develop strong and competitive research programs. 

Contact the Colorado IDDRC

Phone: 303-724-3839 • Fax: 303-724-3838

Mailing Address: Mail Stop 8313, 12800 E. 19th Avenue • Aurora, CO 80045


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