Letter from the Vice President for Research

It has been a great year for CSU research.  We set a record for research productivity and our faculty, students and staff continue to drive great ideas into practice across campus.

With the opening of new facilities including the Richardson Design building, the Translational Medicine Institute, and the JBS Food Innovation Center we have created new places for multidisciplinary creativity, scholarship and pursuing innovative ideas that matter to our region and scale to national and global prominence.

Our translational assets continue to be recognized at the Infectious Disease Research Center and their biomanufacturing plant BioMarc won the Colorado Manufacturing Award.  This research area was also the recipient of the governor’s high impact research award to a collaboration with CDC on creating new diagnostics for tick Lyme disease.

We hired a second presidential fellow in engineering, Tami Bond who brings new energy to sustainable practices and health.  Sue VandeWoude was elected to the national academy for her work on feline viruses and epidemiology.

We launched our new Center for Healthy Aging and recruited our first director, Nicole Ehrhart who will begin to grow this area across campus while we continue our path towards a new medical school class.

We also established a new social science core, IRISS that is beginning to broadly attract interest in integration of the social sciences into other disciplines.

As we get ready to welcome our new president, we will have a lot to share on the growing excitement around CSU research!

Alan S. Rudolph
Vice President for Research
Colorado State University

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