The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes provides a clinical service for children, adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes (also known as childhood, juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes). Additionally, the Center supports substantial clinical and basic science research programs to prevent and ultimately cure this chronic life-threatening disease. The Center is managed as a distinct administrative unit of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is located within a building on the University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.
In 1978, Marvin Davis generously provided funds for the construction of the building. The Center was opened in 1980 at the Ninth Avenue campus in Denver and was expanded in 1983, 1986, and 1994. In May 2005, The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes relocated to our new building within the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.
Our independent budget, fund raising, and endowments provide unique facilities and resources for clinicians, clinical researchers, and basic biomedical scientists working to help patients with type 1 diabetes. The Center provides state-of-the-art clinical diabetes care to 80% of children with diabetes in Colorado and 2000 adults within the Rocky Mountain Region as well as receiving national and international referrals.
The Center faculty participates in a number of teaching activities. Medical students and Physician Assistant students rotate through the Center on elective rotations. The Center and Children’s Hospital Colorado support a Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship. Basic science faculty members provide mentorship to pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows from around the world.
Visit the Center website at: www.barbaradaviscenter.org or call us at (303) 724-2323
The Barbara Davis Center Mission
- Provide clinical services for patients with type 1 diabetes through pediatric, adult, and eye clinics
- Support substantial clinical research and basic science research programs to prevent and ultimately cure this chronic disease
- Educate families and patients about type 1 diabetes
Interim Executive Director: Marian Rewers, MD, PhD
Clinical Division Director: Marian Rewers, MD, PhD
Managing Research Division Director: Howard Davidson, BSc, PhD
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