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


Research    Funding    CCTSI

Director's Corner

Dear CCTSI research community,

It has been gratifying to see that our CCTSI research community continues to attract attention from lawmakers on the topic of Long COVID. At the end of November, Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera convened a visit to CU Anschutz to discuss the challenges patients face who seek Long COVID care. The Lt. Gov. toured the UCH multidisciplinary clinic and then joined a group of caregivers, researchers and patients from across the state to discuss Long COVID care and research

Author Ronald J. Sokol, MD | Publish Date December 19, 2023
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CCTSI    Academia

Researchers Examine Scientific Excellence and Integrity

On November 2, Matthew DeCamp, MD, associate professor in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, warmly welcomed the 105 participants to the 13th Annual CCTSI Research Ethics Conference. The event, which took place in person at the Fulginiti Pavilion and virtually via Zoom, attracted faculty, staff, researchers and students from across the country for an engaging and informative session. 

Author Cristine Schmidt | Publish Date December 19, 2023
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Lieutenant Governor Visit Puts Long COVID in the Spotlight

Everyone might be tired of hearing about COVID-19, but the fact is that Colorado’s long COVID clinics can’t meet the demand. Up to 500,000 Coloradans continue to experience long-term symptoms after COVID, or so-called long COVID. To address this issue, a group of health care providers, researchers and patient advocates came together for a roundtable discussion on long COVID care on Nov. 29 with Colorado’s Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera.

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date December 01, 2023
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Research    Community and Practice    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz    CCTSI   

Conference Attracts Researchers Statewide

Imagine you have conducted a study and want to tell the world about the findings. Or suppose your research results show great promise for a particular cancer treatment, and now you need to make sure caregivers understand the impact of your work. What do you do? If you attended the recent CU-CSU Summit, you might have some ideas! 

Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date September 26, 2023
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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

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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Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) News Topics

Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) In the News

The Conversation

Recognizing when someone is having a seizure – and how you can help during those first critical moments

news outletThe Conversation
Publish DateFebruary 21, 2024

The Conversation US asked Dr. Jacob Pellinen, a neurologist specializing in epilepsy, to walk us through how to recognize a seizure in a bystander or loved one and what to do in those crucial moments after a seizure begins. Research is supported by the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

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Daily Camera

CU Boulder center supports human biomedical research

news outletDaily Camera
Publish DateNovember 23, 2023

Chris DeSouza, who leads the Clinical Translational Research Center at CU Boulder, said the center is the only one housed in an undergraduate non-medical campus nationwide. It’s supporting more than a dozen active research protocols at CU Boulder.

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CU Connections

Five questions for Ron Sokol and Janine Higgins

news outletCU Connections
Publish DateNovember 16, 2023

Leaders of CCTSI on how $54 million grant will help power innovation, health equity.

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Denver Gazette

National Institutes of Health awards $54 million to CU Anschutz

news outletDenver Gazette
Publish DateOctober 13, 2023

The funding, to be awarded over a seven-year period, is the fourth consecutive time the federal agency has funded the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute located on the CU Anschutz campus in Aurora since 2008.

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