Dr. Richard Schulick, Chair of the Department of Surgery, has been named Director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center.
Dr. Schulick assumes this position following six years of service as the Aragón/Gonzalez-Gíustí Chair of the Department of Surgery, a role in which he will continue to serve. Under his leadership, the Department of Surgery has doubled in size, recruiting top surgeons from around the country and beyond. Research activity has also grown, with total grant awards increasing 145% in the past five years.
In addition to his work as Chair of Surgery, Dr. Schulick will now oversee the University of Colorado Cancer Center, leading a $100 million investment in the program over the next five years. The cancer center is a consortium of three teaching hospitals (University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the Eastern Colorado VA Hospital) and three universities (CU Anschutz, CU Boulder, and Colorado State University). It is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state of Colorado and serves as a primary hub for cancer care and research in the Rocky Mountain region.