Health Partner

The University is establishing a partnership with National Jewish Health, a not-for-profit academic health center and the #1 ranked respiratory hospital in the U.S. After a lengthy review process, we selected NJH to serve as our strategic partner as we develop, refine, and deliver monitoring, testing, isolation, and contact tracing protocols for the DU campus. Founded 120 years ago, NJH today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and the treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. 

The expertise that NJH brings to the DU partnership is broad and specific to our needs. They have established new acute respiratory clinics and respiratory recovery clinics for COVID‐19 patients and have launched new lines of investigation to understand the mechanisms of the disease and the frequency of and risk factors for transmission. NJH’s world‐renowned Occupational Pulmonary Medicine Program addressing exposure-related diseases, their Respiratory Infectious Disease Program that specializes in diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary pathogens, and their Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory, have established an approach to assist with “back to work” programs for organizations across Colorado and around the country. We also look forward to an opportunity to expand clinical, research, and academic program collaborations between our two institutions that are already underway. 

In addition, NJH has a range of affiliations with other healthcare systems and hospitals in our region that rely on NJH’s world-class expertise for critical care assistance. We are proud to have National Jewish Health as our partner to help guide us through this pandemic in the safest and most effective way.