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 speciality 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.


Learn about some of the most impactful breakthroughs happening here on campus.
Advanced Imaging

Scientists use advanced imaging to map uncharted area of genome

Using advanced imaging techniques, researchers have mapped a previously uncharted region of the human genome that gives rise to a variety of disease, setting the stage to potentially test for the conditions in the future.

Women Dominate OBGYN Field

Women dominate OB-GYN field but make less money than male counterparts

The gender gap in pay extends to reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists.

Cardiovascular Disease and Fracking

Possible connection between cardiovascular disease and fracking found

Colorado School of Public Health pilot study finds early indicators of the disease are the greatest in those living in areas with high O&G activity.

Sexual Behavior and Microbiome

Sexual behavior may influence gut microbiome

CU Anschutz researchers say men who have sex with men have unique microbiomes, that may impact immune systems.


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