As the chief operating officer for Gates Institute, Laura Borgelt, PharmD, MBA, works closely with the senior leadership team to implement a strategic visioning process to drive operational excellence.
Dr. Borgelt also serves as Associate Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, where she has worked for the last 20 years as an educator, clinician, scholar and administrator. She previously was associate dean of administration and operations and professor at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
She has held critical roles in developing and implementing strategic planning efforts for the pharmacy school, the campus, the university, state and national governments, and professional organizations.
In addition to her strategic expertise, she is a prolific researcher and board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Dr. Borgelt is regularly called upon in academic circles and beyond for her expertise in areas spanning women’s health, patient safety, and leadership.
Throughout her tenure, Dr. Borgelt has taught nearly 4,000 students and residents, and over 100,000 healthcare professionals from pharmacy, medicine, nursing, dental medicine and physical therapy. Dr. Borgelt has been recognized for excellence with numerous awards for teaching and mentorship, the University of Colorado Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award, and selection for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program.