This is where theories are developed, treatments are created, lives are saved, and future health leaders are trained. Dedicated to transforming health care, our faculty are rewriting the rules of modern medicine. Our students learn from the best and become respected professionals in their fields. This is where research, education and patient care meet to impact lives in profound ways.
Our genomes are 99.9 percent the same. But it is the .1 percent difference that makes each of us unique. It is this small fraction of genes that decide our hair color, height and, importantly, how we respond to disease and treatment. Our focus on personalized medicine treats the individual based on their unique genes. Personalized medicine gets the right treatment to patients the first time, saving money, decreasing uncertainty and giving back valuable time. We are setting a new standard, so that the only consistency is an optimum level of care.
Imagine a world where paralysis is no longer permanent. A world where stage IV cancer is no longer a reason for loss of hope. What if organ transplant patients no longer needed to spend months or years on a waiting list? By harnessing the power of non-embryonic stem cells, we are opening a world of new possibilities in medicine. At CU Anschutz, we’re teaching our bodies to heal themselves.
CU Anschutz is expanding health care to improve people’s lives every day. Focusing on wellness shifts medicine toward prevention—advancing treatments, bringing mental health issues to the foreground, and improving both individual and community health. By optimizing individual wellness, CU Anschutz is offering comprehensive health services that transform lives.
Teaching and Learning
Today at CU Anschutz, over 4,700 faculty and more than 4,100 students are committed to changing the future of health care. Students from nursing, dental medicine, pharmacy, medicine and public health share resources—from professors and classrooms to our 18,000-square-foot simulation space. Our programs allow students from a wide array of disciplines to gain the hands-on experience and critical skills needed to become leaders in health care.