Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards

On June 13, the Boettcher Foundation announced the 2017 Class of Boettcher Investigators. Nine biomedical researchers at Colorado’s top institutions have been selected to receive funding from the Boettcher Foundation’s Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program. Below are the 2017 Boettcher investigators from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Joshua C. Black, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Angelo D’Alessandro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director of the Metabolomics Core – School of Medicine

Kristine A. Kuhn, MD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology

Eric M. Pietras, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Hematology

John A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery


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The Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program supports early career investigators whose research has a direct impact on human health. The biomedical research supported pursuant to this grant program will be designed to find ways to prevent disease and improve human health through basic and applied biomedical research. The intent of the program is to fund meritorious research that has the potential for new discoveries or advances a discovery to the proof of its potential value as an application to improve human health. This research will improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of human disease. Awardees will carry the prestigious title of Boettcher Investigator.

CU’s thirty-three Boettcher Investigators have been awarded a total of $7,610,000 since the program was initiated in 2010. See all CU Boettcher Investigators.


The application deadlines for the 2018 Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program will  be announced in November.