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Director's Corner

CCTSI Director Ronald J. Sokol, MD

CCTSI Director Ron Sokol, MD
Ron Sokol, MD
Summer 2018

By now, I’m sure all CCTSI members have heard the news that the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the CCTSI a five-year grant of $46.5 million. We are very gratified, knowing this award will enable our research partnership to continue its important work to speed up development of new diagnostics, treatments and preventions to address the greatest health needs of Coloradans and to train the next generation of clinical and translational investigators. We thank all of the many who participated in preparation of our grant application in 2017. We look forward to an exciting five years, working in collaboration with our community of 4,800 CCTSI members, our university and hospital partners, and the many community organizations across the state of Colorado.

As a practical matter, please remember to cite these new NIH grant numbers (when appropriate) from NCATS/NIH in all publications from May 1, 2018 forward: 
Colorado CTSA Grants UL1TR002535,
KL2TR002534, and 

The link to these grant numbers, along with a copy of the newly funded CTSA grant application research plan, can be found on the front page of the CCTSI website

It is with great anticipation that we announce our sixth annual academic CCTSI conference, the “CU-CSU Summit”, on August 15, 2018. Registration is now open for a stimulating day of presentations and interactive breakout sessions on the topic of Lifespan research: from pregnancy through aging. The conference will take place at the Plaza Convention Center, 1850 Industrial Circle in Longmont, Colorado. The full day of activity includes presentations from researchers at CU Boulder, CU Anschutz and Colorado State University; breakfast and lunch; networking breaks and a poster session. We will be choosing three poster presenters to deliver a five-minute oral presentation in addition to presenting their posters. 

With this annual event, the CCTSI aims to engage researchers at all levels of training from each CCTSI partner institution. So register for the CU-CSU Summit and poster session​ to foster new collaborations and innovative research across our campuses. For questions about the CU-CSU Summit, contact

All the best, 
Ron ​

Poster sessions (above right and left) at previous CU-CSU Summits.

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