A Message from the Vice Chancellor for Research

Vice Chancellor for Research


The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is at the forefront of transformative research, science, healthcare and innovation, and today I am proud to share our team’s first Research Annual Report.

As our research enterprise continues to grow, so does our impact. Over the past year, scientists at CU Anschutz have collaborated across campus institutions, medical specialties and research communities to advance a multitude of groundbreaking new discoveries. From fundamental investigations into cellular mechanisms to advancing large-scale public health initiatives, our team’s collective scientific contributions have made a dramatic impact on human health and well-being worldwide. 

This report captures the key research milestones and successes, while also highlighting some specific findings and innovations pioneered on our campus that are advancing scientific progress in monumental ways. 

It is an honor to serve as the Vice Chancellor for Research at CU Anschutz, and I am grateful to our entire research community for their tremendous efforts over the past year.

Thomas Flaig, MD
Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

CU Anschutz Research by the Numbers, FY22


million annual sponsored research awards


five-year growth in sponsored research funding


principal investigators on campus


open clinical research studies on campus


participants enrolled in clinical research studies

CU Anschutz Sponsored Research Funding Growth

Annual Report

Research Across the Scientific Spectrum

From basic science to translational research and everything in-between, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is bringing discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic to the world at large – all at a remarkable scale and speed.

A Thriving Research Enterprise: Key Breakthroughs

Curing Cancer With Less Invasive Therapies

Using Big Data to Solve Health Challenges

Driving Change Through Health Equity Research

Unlocking New Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

Office of Research Highlights

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is the backbone of support for all the research taking place across the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Last year, our team solidified a mission and vision statement that captures our team’s important work, purpose and goals.

Our Mission

Committed to a diverse, team-based culture, we engage and collaborate with the research community to provide expertise, support and guidance for the advancement of science.

Our Vision

Together, we make tomorrow’s research happen.

Office of Research FY22 Highlights


human subject protocols


investigational drug and device applications to FDA


pounds of hazardous waste/chemicals safely disposed of


IACUC-approved research projects


help desk tickets completed


competitive grant proposals submitted

Our Team

Meet the dedicated Office of Research team members who are working behind the scenes to advance scientific discovery at CU Anschutz.

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