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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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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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Research    Clinical Research

The top ten things you don’t know about the CCTSI

1. CCTSI stands for the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

2. We help build the research teams of the future, speed the development of new treatments and improve human health


Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date September 14, 2021
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Research    Clinical Research    Kudos

CCTSI announces new leadership roles in clinical research

The CCTSI is pleased to announce two new leadership roles: Jose R. Castillo-Mancilla, MD and Christopher D. Baker, MD will each serve as Associate Medical Director of the Clinical and Translational Research Centers of the CCTSI. Dr. Baker will oversee the pediatric CTRC at Children’s Hospital Colorado under the leadership of Medical Director Dr. Phil Zeitler. Dr. Castillo-Mancia will oversee the adult CTRC at UCHealth under the leadership of Medical Director Dr. Tom Campbell.


Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date June 24, 2021
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COVID-19    Health equity    Clinical Research

Emergency physician leads effort to reach and treat Coloradans with COVID-19

The nation has been coping with the pandemic for more than a year, and in this time, researchers have learned a great deal about how to treat COVID-19. Yet they have also been faced with what they still must learn, including how to reach the individuals who have been most dramatically impacted by the disease and who could benefit the most from new treatments. 


Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date March 30, 2021
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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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Colorado Public Radio

Do you have long COVID? This Colorado research is trying to help identify just what it does and what to do about it

news outletColorado Public Radio
Publish DateSeptember 21, 2023

The outpatient clinics of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) on the CU Anschutz campus was one of the sites where researchers worked.

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UCHealth

Researchers are testing treatments for long COVID symptoms, ranging from brain fog to shortness of breath

news outletUCHealth
Publish DateSeptember 12, 2023

The studies, which are part of the RECOVER initiative, target a host of symptoms that are most troubling for patients enduring long-term health effects after COVID-19.

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