The largest gift in the academic health center's history will support faculty recruitment and retention, innovative research efforts, industry partnerships and technology transfer, and construction of a 390,000-square-foot interdisciplinary health sciences building. Later this year, the university will break ground on the facility, which will house programs in mental and behavioral health, including the CU Department of Psychiatry, the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine, and the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. The gift also will support CU Innovations, the university's technology transfer operation.
"Our proud history of innovation has led to important new discoveries, and through CU Innovations we are capitalizing on our deeply rooted entrepreneurial spirit by connecting University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus inventors with innovators and industry partners who can take their breakthroughs to market," said University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus chancellor Donald M. Elliman.
"We are proud partners in the development of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and share an ambitious vision for further elevating it among the country's top medical destinations," said Philip Anschutz, founder and chair of the Anschutz Foundation, which has committed nearly $300 million to the health center since 2000. "The campus stands as a Colorado landmark and a hub of leading-edge research, innovation, and education — and, perhaps most importantly, as the place to go for the highest-quality health care delivered by the best minds in medicine."