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

Learn about some of the most impactful breakthroughs happening here on campus.
HeLa Legacy

CU Professor Gives Hand and Heart to HeLa Legacy: Medicine’s Gift Ungiven

At 55 million tons, ‘immortal’ cells changed research, touched lives worldwide

Red Blood Cells

Genetic Markers May Predict Severity of COVID-19 Infection

Finding could fill a major gap in current testing

Science of Super Athletes

The Science of Super Athletes

CU School of Medicine researcher Iñigo San Millán trains super athletes, including the two-time Tour de France winner, with the goal of learning more about cancer, diabetes and other diseases


Keeping An Eye Out for Diabetes

Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness with often no early warning signs, but there is preventative action you can take to protect your eyes.

Learn More About the Research Conducted at CU Anschutz

Explore how research and clinical trials take shape and how discoveries become real world applications.

Anschutz Clinical Trials

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CU Anschutz Research CCTSI

Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI)

Office of Regulatory Compliance

Ethics and Compliance


Research Administration

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