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CCTSI announces three new leaders in clinical research

Associate Director of Resources and Services

Starting in June 2024, Kevin Messacar, MD, PhD, will serve as associate director of CCTSI Resources and Services. In this role, he will work closely with Wendy Kohrt, PhD, director of resources and services, to oversee and integrate many crucial CCTSI resources, including Research Studios, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD), the Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) Network, Dissemination and Implementation Core, and CCTSI Marketing and Communications. Dr. Messacar is an associate professor of pediatrics and a practicing pediatric infectious disease consultant at Children's Hospital Colorado. He completed his pediatric residency and infectious disease fellowship training at the University of Colorado and has been providing expert clinical care to children for 15 years. He recently completed a PhD in clinical investigations at the University of Colorado Graduate School.


Author Wendy Meyer | Publish Date May 17, 2024
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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

CNN

‘Ozempic babies’: Reports of surprise pregnancies raise new questions about weight loss drugs

news outletCNN
Publish DateMay 13, 2024

Dr. Melanie Cree is now conducting a larger and longer clinical trial, funded by the NIH, focusing on fertility outcomes for young women with PCOS who take semaglutide. The study will be held at CCTSI’s CHCO CTRC.

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The Colorado Sun

How doctors in Denver helped pioneer research on a new drug for food allergies

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMarch 28, 2024

Researchers at National Jewish Health conducted some of the earliest studies on using anti-IgE drugs to prevent severe allergic reactions to food 

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Reuters

Ozempic reduces severity of liver disease in people with HIV, study shows

news outletReuters
Publish DateMarch 05, 2024

The study was conducted at the CCTSI's Clinical Translational Research Center. 

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Health Affairs

For Some Patients, Better Health Starts With Finding A Home

news outletHealth Affairs
Publish DateFebruary 29, 2024

CCTSI's pilot awardee's project helps launch Denver program that links care, services and housing. 

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