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Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) News and Stories


Research    Press Releases    Funding    CCTSI

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Receives $54 Million From NIH

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $54 million over a seven-year period to the CCTSI at CU Anschutz. The grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) will fuel biomedical research and training across the state. This is the fourth consecutive time the NIH has funded the CCTSI since 2008 through its Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) program.

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date September 18, 2023
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Addiction    Community and Practice    CCTSI

'BEAT Meth' Provides Hope for Patients With Methamphetamine Use Disorder

Scott Simpson, MD, MPH, is an emergency psychiatrist at Denver Health Medical Center and an associate professor of psychiatry in the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Several years ago, he and his colleagues were working with the Denver Police Department to expand the use of suboxone treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder. 

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date September 01, 2023
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Community    Health equity    CCTSI

iHeard Colorado Will Collaborate With Communities to Provide Accurate Health Information

Have you heard about a horse tranquilizer that rots flesh? A fungus that spreads between people? How do you know what is true? Should you be concerned or take any action?

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date June 20, 2023
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Research    CCTSI

Director's Corner

Dear CCTSI research community,
Recently, I have noticed people talking about their “why”—in other words, their motivation, their purpose. At the CCTSI, one of our “whys” is to support early career faculty in their development as independent and impactful investigators.

Author Ronald J. Sokol, MD | Publish Date June 20, 2023
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Research    CCTSI

Type 2 Youth Diabetes Study Changes Standard of Care Worldwide

A 15-year, multicenter study has changed the course of care for youth with type 2 diabetes, enhancing treatments for this growing population and illustrating the scope of the work conducted on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Called Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents & Youth (TODAY), the massive clinical trial included 699 participants and was led nationally by Phil Zeitler, MD, professor, pediatrics-endocrinology, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date March 14, 2023
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Clinical Research    Kudos    CCTSI

Advocating for Research Participants

This month, Barbara Hammack, PhD is retiring after dedicating 23 years to clinical research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. After receiving her PhD in theoretical biophysics, she took a fellowship in the Department of Neurology, investigating Multiple Sclerosis and its causes. A few years later, she worked on studies related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and complications from shingles.

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date March 09, 2023
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Research    Press Releases    COVID-19    CCTSI

CU Researchers Show that Paxlovid Remains Highly Effective on Omicron Variants

Though many Coloradans are proceeding as though the COVID-19 pandemic is over, the virus continues to circulate, evolve and have an impact—especially for older adults and those with underlying medical conditions. Furthermore, because of the evolution of variants, doctors have fewer treatment options.

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date February 10, 2023
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Kudos    CCTSI

Ronald J. Sokol Earns Distinction of Distinguished Professor

Ronald J. Sokol, MD has been named a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor. Distinguished Professor is a title signifying the highest honor awarded to faculty across the CU system’s four campuses. CU Distinguished Professors are tenured faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work; a record of excellence in promoting learning and student attainment of knowledge and skills; and outstanding service to the profession, the university and its affiliates.

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date December 07, 2022
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Research    Genetics    CCTSI    rare disease

Researchers Shed Light on a Rare Genetic Disease in Children

You probably learned about cilia in high school biology class. The tiny hairlike structures line our nasal passages, ears and airways. Children born with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), a rare inherited disease, have problems with the cilia that prevent them from moving mucus and inhaled particles and germs out of their airways, causing mucus to build up, leading to ear, sinus and lung infections.

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date December 07, 2022
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Clinical Research    Geriatrics    CCTSI

Older Adults Embrace New Careers in Research

Clinical research is one of the primary reasons the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a nationally renowned healthcare destination. Yet in 2019, only 25% of CU Anschutz adult clinical trials enrolled even one participant over age 50. Study results may not apply to unrepresented populations, so the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires clinical research to include individuals across the life span.

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date November 02, 2022
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Alamosa News

Colorado Trust appoints Coleman and Nease as 2024 trustees

news outletAlamosa News
Publish DateJuly 14, 2023

“I am absolutely thrilled to have Mayor Coleman and Dr. Nease joining us as trustees,” said the Rev. Louise Westfall, 2023 board chair of The Colorado Trust.

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US News

Paxlovid Remains Potent Against Omicron COVID Cases

news outletUS News
Publish DateMarch 14, 2023

"We are really struggling with maintaining effective therapeutic options for high-risk patients with COVID-19," said Dr. Adit Ginde.

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Alamosa News

SLV groups look to help fight scarcity of childcare

news outletAlamosa News
Publish DateDecember 12, 2022

CCTSI Community Research Liaison gathers 80 San Louis Valley organizations to help fight scarcity of childcare.

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CU Anschutz launches new program aimed at involving older adults in clinical trials

news outlet9News
Publish DateDecember 08, 2022

The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has been putting a focus on recruiting diverse participants in clinical research—the OARS program is key to this effort.

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