The Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Program at CU is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental Program designed to coordinate outstanding graduate training and research opportunities in all aspects of Human and Medical Genetics. We are committed to a dynamic and outstanding Program that provides vision, leadership, and focus for human and medical genetic activities at the University of Colorado in the 21st century.
For the second year, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has selected the top tier of early career researchers with its 2020 Genomic Innovator Awards. This year, the award went to 12 researchers around the U.S., with two from the University of Colorado Denver. Audrey Hendricks, PhD, and Katrina Claw, PhD, received over $1.5 million respectively over the next five years to pursue their research. Unlike traditional grants, the Genomic Innovator Awards invests in the researchers themselves, instead of a particular research project.
Christina Elling has been awarded the department's T32 Predoctoral scholarship - the T32 Predoctoral Training Grant from the Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery as part of an NIH NIDCD grant!
Dr. David Pollock et al (and current HMGGP student Kristen Wade) recently published a paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution, responding to an earlier paper about possible animal hosts of COVID19.