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

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.

Laurie A. Manka, MD

303.270.2224
mankal@njhealth.org

Education:

University of Minnesota, MD 2007
University of Notre Dame, BS 2003

Background:

Dr. Manka Joined the faculty at National Jewish Health in 2014 after completing her Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine with clinical and research interests focused on severe asthma.

 

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 40+ years of nursing experience in pulmonology, gastroenterology, surgery, pediatrics, rehabilitation and rheumatology.

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.

 

Allen D. Stevens, CCRC, NREMT

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 by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and State of Colorado.  He has also been actively practicing pre-hospital emergency medicine in 911 systems for 25+ years