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Suzanne and Bob Fanch, along with support from Wagner Schorr, M.D. ’63 and Annalee Schorr, and Diane and Marshall Wallach, that make this initiative possible. And we are hopeful that our combined clinical and research efforts will advance our ability to bring the finest care to patients of all ages suffering from EDS in Colorado and beyond.
Importantly, our annual report gives us an opportunity to focus on people. We highlight the accomplishments of a number of our 118 members whose grants, publications and honors are testament to the talent and contributions of our membership advancing the regenerative medicine field. We profile and congratulate those members specializing in a variety of our Center’s areas of focus as well as in other specialties who benefit from our efforts to help commercialize their discoveries through the Gates Grubstake Fund and Startup Toolbox. Watching on and off-campus researchers’ progress toward clinical trials, we marvel at the growth, ability and accomplishment within our affiliated Gates Biomanufacturing Facility and its team of over 40 people. Similarly, we thank those who so ably manage our Core Facilities and provide our members access to the latest equipment and counsel that would be otherwise too expensive or inaccessible.
As we look to the future, we are inspired by the college undergraduates who benefit from our Gates Summer Internship Program and the graduate program we support, the interest shown by those who come to visit and learn about our operation and research, as well as by the new faces that have joined our Gates Center ranks during 2019. Finally, we are grateful for the leadership, support and hope provided by members of our Gates Center Advisory Board and our donors, who sustain and encourage our efforts to accelerate therapies and cures to patients in need. We gathered together to celebrate all this in August 2019 at Charlie’s Picnic and look forward to doing so again in the years to come.
With great appreciation,
Dennis R. Roop, Ph.D.
Director, Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine
Charles C. Gates Endowed Chair in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology
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generative Medicine
Janelle Blessing
Marilyn Coors, Ph.D. Donald Elliman, Co-Chair Cathey Finlon
Yvette Pita Frampton William Hiatt, M.D. Wayne Hutchens
Kevin Reidy
Daniel Ritchie, Co-Chair Dennis Roop, Ph.D. Wagner Schorr, M.D. Geoff “Duffy” Solich Ann Sperling
Rick Stoddard
Diane Gates Wallach, Co-Chair

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