CU announces over $800M in grants for 2011-12 year


AURORA | The University of Colorado has received over $815 million in research grants over the past year, the school announced Aug. 9. That total is $22 million more than the school received last year.

The Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora received more than $400 alone in medical research grants, which added to the overall total for the system.

“The increase in this critical stream is an extremely positive reflection of academic and research advancement at CU,” CU President Bruce Benson said in a statement. “Our research benefits the greater good in Colorado and beyond, not only in scientific gain, but in economic development.”

The university counted among its grants a three-year, $1.5 million award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to create the Center for Excellence in Research in Implementation Science and Prevention. According to the school, the center would research ways to implement preventative health services in primary care centers.