Saving and improving lives by solving the world’s health problems.

  • The first use of human cell cloning to study genetics and cancer.
  • The development of the first vaccine for shingles.
  • The first liver transplant ever performed in the world.

Home to these groundbreaking medical discoveries and many more, CU Anschutz is driven by the multidisciplinary approach of our researchers and clinicians across the spectrum of science and medicine, from innovative cancer clinical trials to examining the benefits of equine therapy for children with autism.


As one of only a handful of integrated health science campuses in the country, our researchers, clinicians, faculty and students can explore the most critical questions in healthcare with the facilities to support the entire spectrum of research, from the lab to patient application in a single unique environment.


With two top nationally ranked partner hospitals on the campus, alongside several specialty clinics and centers, and supported by hundreds of millions of dollars in research grants, there is support and momentum for new ideas from inception to implementation.


For researchers, this means connections to abundant research opportunities and a network of collaborative relationships with specialists and leaders in their fields.


For patients, it means faster, easier access to the newest, most innovative treatments.


Learn more about the research conducted at CU Anschutz and see why experts from around the world come to our campus to pursue their health innovation goals.

Recent Discoveries by Our Researchers & Clinicians

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Study Finds Body Mass Index for Children Greatest in Midwest, Least in West

Causes of childhood obesity still unclear but researchers suspect regional influences may play a role

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Travel to High Altitudes Could be Dangerous for People With Heart Conditions

Researchers elaborate on the risks high-altitude activities pose for patients at risk for or have developed cardiovascular disease

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CU Researchers Awarded Grant to Study “Safety in Dementia” Decision Tool

Researchers been awarded a $1.7M grant to study how to improve firearm safety for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia


Nurse Home Visits for Low-Income Expectant Mothers Show Promising Results for Child Development, Mortality Rates

CU Anschutz researchers show benefits from prenatal and postnatal nurse intervention in low-income homes, including reduction in external and preventable-cause mortality in mothers and children

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