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.


Learn about some of the most impactful breakthroughs happening here on campus.
Ancient Egyptian

Celebrated Ancient Egyptian Woman Physician Likely Never Existed, Says Researcher

Merit Ptah is often called the first woman doctor; CU Anschutz researcher calls it a case of mistaken identity.

contaminated water

Are toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water in Colorado?

Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health received a grant from the CDC and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to address the human health effects of contaminated drinking water.

Nurse Home Visits

Researchers Find Long-Term Benefits of Nurse Home Visits for New Mothers and Infants

Nurse home visits may improve cognitive function and academic performance.

Fighting the Opioid Addiction

CU Anschutz Grant Will Train Students to Prescribe Drugs That Fight Opioid Addiction

Training will be part of curriculum: Students get certified before they graduate, not after.


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