In the world of academia the impact of your research can be measured by how often others make reference to it. In the last few years, one group, Clarivate Analytics, has created the ultimate ‘who’s who’ of basic and clinical scientists based on such measures. This year, four Anschutz Medical Campus Faculty, including two University of Colorado Cancer Center investigators, have been recognized for the significant influence they have had in their respective fields of study.
To make the Highly Cited Researchers list, a researcher has to be among the top 1% in their field internationally. All of the different specialties of clinical medicine are included together in one category. Other categories include mathematics, chemistry, engineering, and more.
D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program in the CU Cancer Center first made the Clinical Medicine list in 2017 and has been recognized again in 2018. His work focuses on developing new treatments for lung cancer.
“Breakthroughs can only transform things if other people know about them,” says Camidge. “The whole lung cancer team here works incredibly hard to transform the lives of those affected by lung cancer every day. Not just on a personal patient level, but also to alter our understanding of the disease and drive improvements in preventing and treating it. Seeing that CU’s messages are getting out there is great to see.”
Fellow Cancer Center Investigator, Russel Glasgow, PhD, MS, is also in his second year of being recognized as a Highly Cited Research in the Social Sciences category. His work has focused on finding ways to incorporate scientific evidence into clinical practice.
David Goff Jr., MD, PhD, FACP, FAHA, former Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, and John S. Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, professor of Medicine at the CU School of Medicine and Chief Innovation Officer for the American College of Cardiology also made the 2018 list in the Clinical Medicine category.
The 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers is compiled by Clarivate Analytics and recognizes researchers for their contribution and impact in science. The analysis identifies the most frequently cited researchers as determined by how often their papers have supported, influenced, inspired and challenged others in the field.