Along with community engagement, education, and patient care, research is one of the four pillars undergirding CU Anschutz's 2021-25 Strategic Framework. For the purposes of this strategic process, research is defined as: 

the exploration of the most critical questions in healthcare with the facilities to support the entire spectrum of research, from the lab to patient applications, in a unique, collaborative environment. At the CU Anschutz Medical Center, research provides connections to abundant research opportunities and a network of collaborative relationships with specialists and leaders in their fields. For patients, effective research means faster, easier access to the newest, most innovative treatments.

Strategic Priorities in Research Working Group 

The charge of the Strategic Priorities in Research Working Group is to:

  • Recommend 3-5 priorities of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in research for the next five years.
  • Based on those priorities, develop and recommend 1-4 initiatives and key performance indicators (with milestones) that will demonstrate success.
  • Consider the broader campus community to create an important impact on the future of our campus and our stakeholders.


College of NursingTeri Hernandez
Colorado School of Public HealthDana Dabelea
Graduate SchoolInge Wefes
School of Dental MedicineJeff Stansbury
School of MedicinePeter Buttrick
 Skaggs School of PharmacyDave Ross
 Budget and FinanceAmy Gannon
 OITBob Schell
Theme: Diversity, Equity, and InclusionKamal Henderson
 Theme: Mental Health and Holistic WellnessKent Hutchinson
 Theme: InnovationCasey Greene
Steve VanNurden
Bioinformatics and Personalized MedicineKathleen Barnes
COMBAT Research, Strategy, and Growth Vik Bebarta
Inclusive Design and EngineeringCathy Bodine
Clinical Research at UCHealth and Infectious Disease Tom Campbell
Children's Hospital Colorado - Developmental TherapeuticsLia Gore 
Structural Biology and Biophysics CoreJeff Kieft 
Translational Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenomics and Antiviral Pharmacology Jennifer Kiser 
Regulatory Compliance Alison Lakin 
Laboratory Animal Resources Jori Leszczynski
Children's Hospital Colorado - Research Operations Jenae Neiman
Clinical and Translational Science, CCTSI Ron Sokol