Eckel named interim vice chancellor for research

By Staff

Robert Eckel has been named interim vice chancellor for research, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, filling the role that had been held by Richard Traystman, who died last October.

Eckel has been at CU for nearly 40 years as a physician and researcher studying lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, with the goals of reducing obesity and preventing heart disease. He is a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics, and directs the Lipid Clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital. He also is past president of the American Heart Association.