More than 200 community members learned about healthy lifestyle habits as well as the many research studies taking place on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus at the first-ever 9Health Research Fair.
The half-day event took place Sept. 29 at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. The goal was to educate the community about the research being done at CU Anschutz, encourage healthier living, attract new research subjects and enhance ties between CU Anschutz and the community.
Kevin Deane, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the CU School of Medicine, who helped organize the event, called it a great success. “We are planning to hold the Research Fair again in 2019, with participation from even more research projects as well as increased numbers of community participants,” he said.
Spotlight on research
Attendees chatted with some 50 researchers and 45 volunteers — learning about more than 35 research studies — and also received health screenings. Delicious and healthy dishes were prepared — and free samples handed out — during cooking demonstrations.
Areas of study the attendees learned about included asthma research, healthy aging, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, appetite regulation and physical activity.