Jacqueline Leaffer Wish for the Heart Award

Jacqueline Leaffer Wish for the Heart Award


In continuing the Ludeman Center's mission of advancing women's health and sex differences research, this award's purpose is to support early-career investigators at the University of Colorado School Of Medicine. This includes fellows, instructors and assistant professors doing outstanding research in women's heart disease. Through the generous support from The Jacqueline Marie Leaffer Foundation, this award was established to honor the life of Jacqueline Marie Leaffer. Learn more about the Leaffer family and read The Story of Jacqueline's Gift . 


Eligibility for the Award

Eligible candidates will be evaluated on criteria appropriate to measure progress in research. Such criteria will include, but is not limited to research funding obtained, papers written, presentations delivered, discoveries made, peer recognition, leadership in the field and overall commitment to research.

Application Instructions

To apply, send your biosketch in current NIH format to carly.pilius@cuanschutz.edu. In the personal statement, include specifically how you plan to use the funds and, in lay terms, how this award will support your research in heart disease for women. Applications will are now open. Applications are due by 5pm on June 7, 2024.

Researcher Spotlight


Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research

CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

12348 East Montview Boulevard

Mail Stop C-263

Aurora, CO 80045



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