Colorado State University Distinguished Professor Joins Government, Academic and Industry Leaders at Â??nih Colorado Research Day’

Colorado State University Distinguished Professor Barry Beaty will join Colorado Gov. Bill Owens, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Elias Zerhouni and other government, academic and industry biotechnology leaders for Colorado Research Day from 2:30-5:15 p.m. Feb. 13 at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at Fitzsimmons.

The forum will take place in the Atrium at the Anschutz Centers for Advanced Medicine Outpatient Pavilion, 1635 N. Ursula St. in Aurora.

Beaty, professor of microbiology at Colorado State, will participate in a forum titled "Research Partners for the Nation’s Health: Academia, Industry and Government." Panelists will address how a new biotechnology and research corridor in Colorado will contribute to improving health and protecting American lives in a global economy. The panel will additionally discuss potential industry, academic and governmental partnerships.

Beaty is former director of the Arthropod-borne Infectious Disease Laboratory at Colorado State and led the program to international recognition as a center of excellence in training and research in vector-borne diseases. Beaty also served as director of the Infectious Diseases Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence from 1997-2000. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Beaty has for decades been a leading infectious disease researcher and trainer of officials working with infectious diseases around the world.

Governor Owens will provide remarks at 2:30 p.m., followed by a keynote speech by Zerhouni at 3:15 p.m. The panel discussion will begin at 3:45 p.m. Other speakers and panelists include:

  • Roger Bulger, M.D., president and CEO, Association of Academic Health Centers.
  • Karen Davis, Ph.D., president, The Commonwealth Fund.
  • Bob Freedman, M.D., professor of psychopharmacology, CU-Health Sciences Center.
  • John Hansen, chief technology officer of the State of Colorado.
  • Elizabeth Hoffman, Ph.D., president, University of Colorado.
  • Carol Kovac, Ph.D., general manager, Life Sciences Solutions, IBM.
  • Debra R. Lappin, J.D., NIH Director’s Council of Public Representatives.
  • Roger M. Perlmutter, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president of R&D, Amgen.
  • James Shore, chancellor, CU-Health Sciences Center.
  • Paul Tauer, mayor, city of Aurora.
  • August M. Watanabe, M.D. executive vice president, Science and Technology, Eli Lilly & Co.
  • Mary Woolley, president, Research!America, and panel moderator.

Colorado Research Day is sponsored by Research!America, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and University of Colorado Hospital.