Martin Lab: Personnel 

Open Position: The Martin Lab is currently looking for Pulmonary or Allergy fellows and post-doctoral fellows.

 

Richard J Martin, MD

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Richard J. Martin, MD

Chairman, Department of Medicine

303-398-1847
martinr@njhealth.org

Education:

University of Michigan Medical School, MD 1971

Background:

Dr. Martin is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine and his research is basic, translational and clinical.  The focus is on airway inflammation in asthma and COPD.  This includes mouse trials with interaction between allergen and infection as well as smoke and infection.

James T. Good Jr., MD

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James T. Good Jr., MD

Professor of Medicine

303-398- 1521
goodj@njhealth.org

Education:

University of Kansas, MD 1972
University of Kansas, BA 1968

Background:

Dr. Good's career involved an initial 5 years in academic medicine at Denver General Hospital where he was Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, followed by 23 years in private practice with South Denver Pulmonary Associates. Early research interests included basic and clinical studies of pleural diseases and inflammation. This was followed by an interest in acute and chronic respiratory failure and management of patients with COPD and asthma. In 2006, Dr. Good joined the faculty at National Jewish Health to pursue his clinical and research interest in asthma. His current research interest involves the clinical efficacy and usefulness of fiberoptic bronchoscopy in management of the uncontrolled asthmatic patient.

 

 

Christena Kolakowski, MS

Laboratory Researcher

303-398-1589
kolakowskic@njhealth.org

Education:

University of Washington, Molecular and Cellular Biology, MS 2007
University of Denver, Molecular Biology, BA 2004

Background:

Christena Kolakowski graduated with a Bachelor's degree in molecular biology from the University of Denver, and went on to receive her Master of Sciences from the University of Washington in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program. Christena has long held an interest in human biology. She joined our lab in April of 2007, working on a variety of research projects focusing on asthma and COPD in humans.

 

 

Juno Pak, BS

Research Manager

303-398-1443
pakj@njhealth.org

Education:

Colorado State University, BS, 1986

Background:

Juno graduated with Bachelor of Science majoring in Biochemistry. He joined National Jewish Health in 1986 in sleep medicine and is currently manager of the Carl and Hazel Felt Lab for Pulmonary Research. He has extensive experience in all aspects of implementing and conducting clinical research trials.

 

Jennifer Brandorff, CIM

Regulatory Specialist

303-398-1443
brandorffj@njhealth.org

Education:

University of Colorado-Denver, BA,  1991

Background:

Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1991 majoring in Mathematics (Statistics emphasis) and minoring in Sociology. She joined the Carl and Hazel Felt Lab for Pulmonary Research in 1997 as a clinical research coordinator and transitioned to Clinical Research Regulatory Specialist in 2001. She is a Certified IRB Manager (CIM) by the National Association of IRB Managers.

 

Mary Gill, RN, BSN

Research Nurse

303-398-1443
gillm@njhealth.org

Education:

University of Indiana, BSN, 1978

Background:

Mary earned her RN and Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1978. She joined the Carl and Hazel Felt Lab for Pulmonary Research in 2000. She has 30+ years of nursing experience in pulmonology, gastroenterology, surgery, pediatrics, rehabilitation and rheumatology.

 

Allen D. Stevens, CCRC, NREMTB

Clinical Research Coordinator

303-398-1443
stevensa@njhealth.org

Education:

Platte Valley Medical Center, EMT-B, 1990
University of Colorado-Boulder, BA, 1996

Background:

Allen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Psychology (Neuroscience emphasis). He joined the Carl and Hazel Felt Lab for Pulmonary Research in 1996 as a clinical research coordinator and is currently certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (NREMTB) by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). He has been a certified emergency medical technician in the State of Colorado since 1990 and has been actively practicing pre-hospital emergency medicine for 20+ years.

 

Liz Kellermeyer

Executive Assistant

303-398-1847
kellermeyerl@njhealth.org

Education:

University of Puget Sound, BA, 2001

Background:

Liz Kellermeyer graduated with a Bachelors degree in English. She worked in book publishing for five years in New York before moving to Denver to work for Village Voice Media. Liz has been at National Jewish Health since June 2010 and aids with any administrative needs of the lab.


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