Author: Boettcher Foundation

By Guest Contributor CU Anschutz Medical Campus The Boettcher Foundation has selected eight researchers, including four from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, to receive funding through the Boettcher Foundation’s Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program. The recipients, known as Boettcher Investigators, represent five of Colorado’s top research institutions: CU Anschutz, Colorado College, Colorado State University, National Jewish Health, and the University of Colorado Boulder. The $1.88 million in awards support promising, early career scientific researchers, allowing them to establish their independent research and make it competitive for major federal and private awards. Recipients are awarded $235,000 in grant funding to sustain up to three years of biomedical research. ...

By InnovatioNews Staff InnovatioNews DENVER — The Boettcher Foundation has selected eight researchers to receive funding through the Boettcher Foundation’s Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program. The recipients, known as Boettcher Investigators, represent five of Colorado’s top research institutions: Colorado College, Colorado State University, National Jewish Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and the University of Colorado Boulder. Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) said it thanks the Boettcher Foundation for its commitment to nurturing the state’s most promising scientific minds. ...

By University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus EurekAlert! Science News AURORA, Colo. (May 18, 2020) — Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have identified a new way that cells in the central nervous system regenerate and repair following damage. In an article published in the current issue of Nature Neuroscience, scientists from CU found that precisely-timed motor learning stimulates cellular processes to improve recovery after damage to oligodendrocytes, cells that are critical for healthy neurologic function throughout life. The study uses advanced microscopy and mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) to evaluate oligodendrocytes and their precursor cells to better understand how they can be harnessed to restore neuronal function following injury. ...

By CU Connections Staff CU Connections Two University of Colorado faculty researchers are among the recipients of nearly $1 million in new Boettcher Foundation grants aimed at fighting COVID-19 and potential future pandemics. The Boettcher Foundation last month launched the COVID Biomedical Research Innovation Fund, creating a rapid response RFP targeted at the state’s leading investigators. On Friday, Boettcher announced six grantees whose awards will average $165,000 each. ...

By Tabatha Stewart Elbert County News More than 1,400 high school seniors in Colorado apply for the prestigious Boettcher Scholarship each year. Only 42 are awarded. Elizabeth High School senior Colton Arciniaga was one of the 42 to receive the scholarship this year, which includes all expenses paid to a Colorado school of choice, including books, tuition, fees and an annual stipend for living expenses. Competition for the scholarship is based on academic achievement, outstanding character, and service and leadership in their schools and communities, and Arciniaga said he was a little surprised he was chosen. ...

By CSU University Communications Staff CSU Source This story was adapted from a news release developed by the Boettcher Foundation. Two research teams from Colorado State University have received grants from the Boettcher Foundation to fight COVID-19 and potential future pandemics. The Foundation revealed the names of six grantees awarded a total of just under $1 million in biomedical research funding on May 15. More than 120 grant applications were submitted for the foundation’s COVID Biomedical Research Innovation Fund. The awards will average $165,000 per team. ...

By CDE Staff Colorado Department of Education Sophie Russell is the type of person who when presented with a challenge just knuckles down and starts working harder. For example, everything was humming along smoothly in the first part of 2020 in her last year at Swink High School, based in a tiny rural ranching town in southeastern Colorado. Sophie was in 4H and Future Business Leaders of America and taking college-credit classes at Otero Junior College. She had won the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship that would provide her with a full-ride to Colorado State University in the fall. Then the pandemic hit. ...

By The Mountain Mail Staff The Mountain Mail Six Salida High School seniors were awarded Shavano Academic Booster Club scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to former SABC students of the month in their senior year. Students of the month are nominated by teachers. Students may only be nominated once in their school career. Any former SABC student of the month is eligible for one of the scholarships. The application process for the scholarships follows specific criteria, including: leadership potential, community involvement, motivation, work ethic, and written presentation of an application essay. ...

By Leslie James The Gazette Change. Sachi Rohilla has learned to adapt in virtually any scenario through encounters with neighbors, friends, and schoolmates. The Classical Academy senior discovered something needed to change when she learned her two young neighbors had jumped from foster family to foster family before being adopted, and another time when a new friend learned of her religion. Now, she’s facing a change in her lifelong career choice. Rohilla has proved she’s willing to adapt, whether change is hiding around the corner or it’s laid out in front of her. The two young neighbors Rohilla met while she was in middle school had just been adopted by a family friend. Upon learning more about the kids’ previous time in foster care, Rohilla decided to change their worlds. ...

By Renee Rockford Colorado Academy News “We are over-the-moon proud,” says Colorado Academy College Counselor Sara Purviance about CA Senior Walt Jones, who has been named a recipient of the prestigious Boettcher Scholarship. “It is a truly extraordinary honor,” she says. The coveted award is one of the oldest and most prestigious merit-based scholarships in the State of Colorado. It covers the cost of a student’s tuition, fees, and books for eight semesters at a four-year Colorado university or college. Boettcher Scholars, on average, are in the top two percent of their class and exhibit their strengths through leadership and service. Each year, 42 high school seniors from across the state receive this honor. He is CA’s first Boettcher Scholar since 2005. ...