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Eastern Colorado Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Eastern Colorado GRECC Investigators
20 December 2019
Wendy M. Kohrt, PhD
- Title: Associate Director for Research
- Contact: email@example.com
- Personal Statement
I have received continuous funding from the NIH as a principal investigator since 1990. My career has been devoted to clinical research involving exercise, nutrition, hormone, and/or pharmacologic interventions focused on various aspects of metabolism in young and older adults. I have been the Director of Research for the Division of Geriatric Medicine since 1999, and in 2014 I became the Associate Director of Research for the new Eastern Colorado VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC). I am currently the PI for U54, U01, and R01 awards from the NIH and a co-investigator for several NIH and VA grants. I have more than 230 original and solicited research publications. I hold several administrative positions, including: Director of the Energy Balance Assessment Core Laboratory in the Colorado Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (NORC); Associate Director of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), and Associate Director of the Center for Women’s Health Research (CWHR).
- Since moving to the University of Colorado in 1999, I have served as primary research mentor for 20 postdoctoral fellows (11 PhD, 9 MD) and as a co-mentor for 25 postdoctoral fellows (15 PhD, 10 MD). Of my primary trainees, all but 3 advanced their careers in academic research and the majority of them have received major independent research support. Five of my current trainees (2 PhD, 3 MD), who are in the Divisions of Geriatric Medicine, Endocrinology, and Cardiology, hold NIH K awards. I am currently a senior faculty mentor for four T32 programs (Integrative Physiology of Aging; Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease; Training Program in Nutrition; Renal and Electrolyte Disease and Hypertension) and three K programs (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health; Women’s Reproductive Health Research Career Development; CCTSI KL2 Scholars).
- Mentoring Activities
I view my activity as a research mentor as one of my important contributions to science. Since 1991, I have mentored or co-mentored 35 PhD-trained and 23 MD-trained research fellows from several departments/divisions (Geriatric Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, Cardiology); the majority have established independent research careers. I serve as a senior faculty mentor on the following institutional training grants: Integrative Physiology of Aging (T32 AG000279); Nutrition (T32 DK007658); Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease (T32 HL116276); Colorado Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (K12 HD057022); and Colorado WHRH Career Development Center (K12 HD001271). I have served as mentor or co-mentor for 28 postdoctoral fellows supported by a T32 award, 8 supported by an F32 award, and 18 supported by a K award.
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