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Announcing the Launch of the Colorado Child Health Research Institute

6/18/2024

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This month, Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz Medical Campus) announced the launch of a new entity, designed to facilitate a continued and expanded body of child health research.

The Colorado Child Health Research Institute was recently formalized as a committed partnership between Children’s Colorado and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The two organizations have birthed many collaborations over the years, but this new institute cements a model of shared governance, resources and minds in the service of children and families.

By putting this partnership on paper, the teams are committed to work together in bigger and better ways. In addition to opening new avenues for connecting researchers and ideas across the campus, the institute will establish a child health research seminar series that keeps every member of the team abreast of the latest in our field, as well as establish accessible bidirectional communication channels, bring leaders to the table and ramp up research support, among other endeavors.

“This work is not just a quest for knowledge — it’s a step toward offering families facing rare or serious diseases hope that few institutions around the country can,” says Ronald Sokol, MD, Chief Scientific Officer of Child Health at Children’s Colorado. “Children rely on us, and through our improved research capacity, we will continue designing and testing new therapies and cures, bringing together the best and brightest, and invigorating the field of child health.”

Together, the teams aim to leverage the considerable expertise and resources on campus in order to develop and expand our impactful research — a mission grounded in the reality that today’s kids become tomorrow’s adults. Building off the considerable depth of pediatric research already underway, the institute hopes to treat and prevent a lifetime of illnesses and conditions to create a healthier world.