Medicine Office of Research

Brian Day, PhD Vice Chair of Research

Welcome to the Medicine Office of Research at National Jewish Health.

The Medicine Office of Research (MOOR) was established to provide basic, translational and clinical research infrastructure in the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health. Led by Brian J. Day, PhD, Vice Chair, the MOOR provides research infrastructure through two sections, the Basic Science Section and the Clinical and Translational Science Section.

These sections provide a number of programs aimed at supporting the medicine faculty research endeavors. The long-term goals of these activities are to provide research infrastructure that improves grant funding success rates, fosters better communication and collaboration among the researchers and promotes the linear integration of basic science findings to the clinic.


MOOR Newsletter

The monthly newsletter provides important information about upcoming events, programs, services, and resources.

Programs and Services


Related Programs


Education & Collaboration

Accomplished Scientist Seminars: Seminars, selected by National Jewish Health faculty, featuring senior researchers; the most respected experts in their fields.

Basic Science Workshops: Cutting-edge science workshops, featuring the newest technologies and methodologies from industry and academia.

Clinical/Translational Research Forums: Often featuring National Jewish Health faculty, these forums are designed to promote collaboration.

Research Happy Hour: The Office of Academic Affairs and the Department of Medicine Office of Research coordinate unique collaboration opportunities for our faculty, to enhance the visibility and use of our Centers, Cores, and Programs.

Our monthly Research Happy Hours foster these activities in a structured, yet less-formal setting, and feature valuable 30-minute presentations; followed by tours and time for discussion.

Contact Katherine Nash in Academic Affairs or Rachel Simpson in the Medical Office of Research for the current Happy Hour schedule.

Research, Technology & Resources

The Office of Academic Affairs has compiled a list of National Jewish Health shared equipment for research including location and contact information. Hong Wei Chu, will continue to update this list of shared research equipment. Learn more about core laboratories.


Grant Writing Workshops

Our Office coordinates weekly grant writing workshops, where faculty assist each other through the challenging draft-writing phase of the grant application process. This constructive peer critique results in more successful grant applications.

  • The program is led by Anthony Gerber, MD, PhD.
  • Workshops are held every Tuesday, 12pm-1pm and Friday 11am-12pm.
  • Lunch is provided.
  • RSVP is required, but workshops are open to all National Jewish Health faculty and staff. Trainees and junior faculty are especially encouraged to attend.
  • Workshop facilitators receive AEF-fund compensation for their time.