Katherine Powers

Katherine Powers

Katherine Powers, CCRP

Biography: Katherine earned her biology bachelor's emphasizing neuropsychology at the Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2001. As a student worker / research assistant in immunology at the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center she gained experience with small animal and bench science techniques and then went on to develop her skills in patient care and biomonitoring as a polysomnography technician at National Jewish Health. Immediately prior to joining the AIRC, she provided over a decade of project management, image analysis, and clinical research coordination for projects focused on MRI of the white matter processes in the brain at Dr. Jack Simon's laboratory.

Working at the AIRC provides Katherine with the opportunity to put her all of her experience to use in support of MRI research. When not engaged in research activities, she is an avid table top gaming enthusiast who also enjoys creating paintings in oil or pastel.


Clinical research coordination

Brain MRI image analysis (structural and DTI)

Project management and regulatory compliance


Haskins K., Bradley B., Powers K., Fadok V., et al. 2003 Nov. Oxidative stress in type 1 diabetes. Annals of the N.Y. Academy of Sciences. 1005:43-54

Haskins K., Kench J., Powers K., Bradley B., et al. 2004 Jan. Role for oxidative stress in the regeneration of islet beta cells? Journal of Investigative Medicine 52.1:45-9

Ling X., Cota-Gomez A., Flores NC., Hernandez-Saavedra D., McCord JM., Marecki JC., Haskins K., McDuffie M., Powers K., et al. 2005 Oct. Alterations in redox homeostasis and prostaglandins impair endothelial-dependent vasodilation in euglycemic autoimmune nonobese diabetic mice. Free Radical Biology &Medicine. 39(8):1089-98

Jack H. Simon, R. Philip Kinkel, Craig Kollman, Katherine Powers., et al. 2010 Jan. Ten-Year Follow-up of the "Minimal" MS Group from the Original CHAMPS Trial. In proceeding of: 63rd AAN Annual Meeting

Sheehy CJ, Storzbach D, Huckans M, O'Hearn DJ, Rooney W, Simon J, Murchison C, Boudreau EA, Powers K. 2013 May. Evaluation of Sleep Quality and Axonal Injury in OIF/OEF Veterans with a History of Blast Exposure. In proceeding of: Sleep, Volume: 2013