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Three CU Anschutz Researchers Named to the 2023 Class of Boettcher Investigators

Award supports early career researchers, advancing the Boettcher Foundation’s goal of retaining top scientific talent in Colorado

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Written by Staff on May 31, 2023

The Boettcher Foundation has selected eight researchers, including three from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, to receive funding through the Boettcher Foundation’s Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program. 

The recipients, known as Boettcher Investigators, work in teaching and research positions at CU Anschutz, the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University and National Jewish Health. The 13-year-old program invests in leading Colorado researchers during the early stages of their careers, providing support to fund their independent scientific research. 

Collectively, the class receives $1.88 million in awards, giving each recipient $235,000 in grant funding to sustain up to three years of biomedical research. 

The three Boettcher Investigators from CU Anschutz are faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The investigators and their research topics are: 

Neel Butala, MD, MBA, assistant professor, Department of Medicine-Cardiology: Evaluating the use of the electronic health record to extend the REGROUP trial. 

Caroline M. Dias, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics: Characterizing genetic and cellular heterogeneity in Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome.

Matthew Witkowski, PhD, assistant professor, Pediatrics: Targeting TP53-mutant acute leukemia to overcome chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy resistance.

Photo at top: CU Anschutz Boettcher Investigators, from left: Neel Butala, Caroline M. Dias and Matthew Witkowski. 


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