High honor for Colorado Trust’s Calonge

By Staff

Ned Calonge, M.D., president and CEO of The Colorado Trust, recently was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. Calonge teaches epidemiology, biostatistics and research methods at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health.

Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

The Colorado Trust is a grant-making foundation dedicated to achieving access to health for all Coloradans. Prior to joining The Trust in fall 2010, Calonge served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Calonge is a member and past president of the Colorado Medical Board, which licenses and regulates physicians, and is also a member of the Delta Dental Foundation Board, the Board of Directors for LiveWell Colorado and the Board of Directors for the Colorado Health Institute.

Nationally, Calonge is a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Task Force on Community Preventive Services and chairs the CDC's Evaluating Genomic Applications for Practice and Prevention (EGAPP) Workgroup. He recently stepped down as Chair of the United States Preventive Services Task Force and as a member of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children in the Department of Health and Human Services.

A Colorado native from La Junta, Calonge earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Colorado College, an M.D. from the University of Colorado and an M.P.H. from the University of Washington.