Summit Medical Center Foundation raises $257k for high altitude research center |

Summit Medical Center Foundation raises $257k for high altitude research center

The Summit Medical Center Foundation raised $257,000 from its annual gala on Sept. 29 at Beaver Run Resort. The money will fund the hospital’s High Altitude Research Center, which will perform groundbreaking studies into how living at high elevation impacts the health and wellness of Summit County residents. The gala featured a “Tonight Show” theme with Denver-based comedian Adam Cayton-Holland serving as host. The High Altitude Research Center will be a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the University of Colorado School of Medicine to study the effects of altitude on health. Areas for potential study include how low oxygen at altitude could affect the body and brain, cardiovascular issues associated with being at altitude, as well as sleep disorders and geriatric care. ­

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