THE VISION: Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases in the United States and Abroad 

At the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, we imagine a world where no matter where you are, we can diagnose and treat neglected tropical diseases. Our vision will make sure that prevalent diseases like leprosy, leishmaniasis and Chagas are eliminated, and that the devastating stigma associated with these illnesses no longer exists. We imagine a future in which effective treatments already in existence are made available around the world, where they can improve the quality of life for countless people. We believe that one day anyone could travel anywhere, at any time, and return home healthy and safe. 

We will realize our ambitious vision by leveraging university expertise to disseminate knowledge and treatments to health professionals in the United States and across the globe. Our efforts to train a network of local providers will ensure that we prepare those who will go on to change lives in their own communities. We will make an incredible impact with a significant scope, and in today’s ever-growing global community, our work could not be more important. 


Colombia VIsion

Clinical Activities:

  • We offer opportunity for an elective rotation in Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Universidad del Valle, School of Medicine in Cali, Colombia. Pathology include advanced HIV/AIDS complications with multiple opportunistic infection, Tuberculosis, MDR bacterial infection, arboviruses, and Malaria among others. Initial requirements include:
    • Spanish proficiency certificate (minimum level B2) 
    • Presentation letter to the hosting institution  
    • Motivational letter from student or rotator 
    • Copy of MD degree certificate or active student enrollment 
    • Copy of current grades 
    • Copy of bibliographic page of passport 
    • Photo 
    • Vaccination requirements up to date including MMR, Influenza, Hepatitis B series titers, Varicella (Vaccine or protective titers) 
    • PPD or QuantiFERON 
    • Blood type  


Colombia Clinical Meeting

Hospital Universitario Del Valle

Colombia Clinical Meeting

Research Opportunities:

Our area of research interest focuses on three main domains: (1) global health, health inequities, tropical medicine, and neglected tropical diseases; (2) opportunistic fungal infections affecting immunocompromised hosts; (3) biomarkers and severe infections pathogenesis.  

Please contact Dr. Andrés Henao, for availability for research opportunities.


Colombia Landscape

Colombia Flower

Infectious Diseases (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Research Complex II

12700 East 19th Avenue

Mail Stop B168

Aurora, CO 80045


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