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Colorado BioScience Association Praises Boettcher Foundation As It Embarks on the Fifth Year of Its Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program
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Colorado BioScience Association Praises Boettcher Foundation As It Embarks on the Fifth Year of Its Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program

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Colorado BioScience Association congratulates Boettcher Foundation on the announcement of its 2014 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. Starting its fifth …

Colorado BioScience Association congratulates Boettcher Foundation on the announcement of its 2014 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. Starting its fifth year, the program provides for the discovery of new knowledge that improves human health through the investment in and advancement of early-career scientists.

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  1. Colorado BioScience Association Praises Boettcher Foundation As It Embarks on the Fifth Year of Its Webb‐Waring Biomedical Research Program   Colorado BioScience Association congratulates Boettcher Foundation on the announcement of its 2014 class  of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb‐Waring Biomedical Research Program. Starting its fifth year, the  program provides for the discovery of new knowledge that improves human health through the investment  in and advancement of early‐career scientists.    Denver, June 3, 2014 ‐ Today, the Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees released the names of the seven  early‐career scientists selected for the fifth class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb‐Waring Biomedical  Research Program. The announcement was made by April Giles, President and CEO of the Colorado BioScience  Association (CBSA), who said "Our association praises Boettcher Foundation for its ongoing commitment to  this stellar program that assists early‐career investigators in our state to continue their important research."    Launched in 2010, the Webb‐Waring Biomedical Research program fills an unmet need in the state by assisting  early‐career investigators engaged in biomedical sciences to advance their research.  Further, the program  honors the tradition of Colorado's Webb and Waring families by investing in science that has the possibility of  making significant contributions to human health.  Boettcher Foundation is a Titanium Sponsor of the CBSA.    Tim Schultz, President and Executive Director of the Boettcher Foundation, said “The new class of Boettcher  Investigators represents some of the finest scientific minds in the state, and we are honored to have the  opportunity to support their research, which has the potential to have significant impacts on human health.”    The 2014 Class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb‐Waring Biomedical Research Program includes:     Kunhua Song, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Assistant Professor of Medicine ‐  Regenerative medicine and heart development/disease    Roger A. Bannister, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Assistant Professor of  Medicine, Cardiology Division ‐ Skeletal and cardiac muscle physiology   Subhajyoti De, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Assistant Professor of  Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine ‐ Cancer genomics; lung cancer; somatic  mutations; DNA damage and repair; algorithm development; optimization   Loren Hough, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, Assistant Professor of Physics ‐ Structural biology  of order and disordered proteins   Christopher L. Gentile, PhD, Colorado State University, Assistant Professor of Food Science and Human  Nutrition ‐ Molecular causes of vascular dysfunction   Amy B. Dounay, PhD, Colorado College, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry ‐ Medicinal  chemistry for African Sleeping Sickness   Rachel L. Zemans, MD, National Jewish Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine ‐ Resolution of  Alveolar Epithelial Permeability after Lung Injury    ‐More‐     
  2. 2014 Boettcher Investigators ‐ Page 2    Boettcher Investigators are awarded grants of $225,000, covering up to three years of research with a goal for  these early‐career scientists to establish themselves and become competitive for major awards from federal  agencies and private foundations. With the addition of the 2014 Class, there are now 29 Boettcher  Investigators conducting research in the following Colorado institutions:  University of Colorado Anschutz  Medical Campus, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University, National Jewish Health and  Colorado School of Mines. All grant awards are $225,000.     The Webb‐Waring Biomedical Research Program was created in 2008, as the result of an innovative  agreement between the Boettcher Foundation, the Webb‐Waring Foundation for Biomedical Research and  the University of Colorado. Through the program, Boettcher Foundation now invests more than $1.5 million  each year into efforts to increase Colorado's competitiveness in biomedical science.    "We've made every effort to ensure that the legacies of the Webb and Waring families live on in the discovery  of new knowledge to improve human health and in the advancement of young scientists," Schultz said.    About the Boettcher Foundation  Founded by the Boettcher Family in 1937 to effectively assist, encourage and promote a better quality of life  for the citizens of Colorado, the Boettcher Foundation invests in Colorado through “minds and mortar.” The  Foundation funds Scholarships, biomedical research and teacher training, as well as capital grants for  nonprofits. For more information, visit http://www.boettcherfoundation.org.     About Colorado BioScience Association   CBSA is a not‐for‐profit organization providing services and support for Colorado's bioscience industry. With  more than 350 members, CBSA actively works to promote the growth of the industry by advocating for a  better business environment, growing the state's biotech workforce, fighting for policies that support a strong  bioscience industry in the state, and speaking with a single voice on behalf of the industry. For more  information, visit http://www.cobioscience.com.     # # #  Contacts:   Mae Desaire, Director of Marketing, Colorado BioScience Association ‐ http://www.cobioscience.com –    720‐382‐5918, mdesaire@cobioscience.com   Kristi Arellano, Boettcher Foundation, 303‐285‐6208, Kristi@BoettcherFoundation.org    Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely PR – http://www.absolutelypr.com  – 303‐984‐9801,  maggie@absolutelypr.com   

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