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Biomedical Research and Introduction to Medical Careers Internship- Webb Waring Center

Webb-Waring has been tied historically to the Colorado research community for the better part of a century. Originally founded by Dr. Gerald B. Webb and Dr. James J. Waring in 1924 as a free standing institute for the study of tuberculosis, Webb-Waring has a long-standing history of innovative medical research as well as teaching.

Recently, Webb-Waring relocated as a new center of research within the University of Colorado. The center's motivated staff and investigators maintain the high standard of research excellence established by our founders while focusing on their mission of creating and teaching innovative health care related research and discoveries.

Our scientists are conducting important medical research in inflammation, immunology, and oxidative stress as it relates to health and disease and more specifically to Type 1 Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Atherosclerosis, aging and other common conditions. This central and unifying theme for the Center's research brings all of the Center's scientists and staff together creating a highly efficient integrated investigative team. Oxidative stress is the common detrimental process that happens when our normal defense mechanisms are overwhelmed. Oxidative stress is produced when we use oxygen as well as when we encounter cigarette smoke, air pollution or following inflammation, exhaustive exercise, drugs, diseases and aging. Oxidative stress damages key molecules that account for the development of disease and contribute to aging.

Please review our individual laboratories and their related research activities

Describe the value of the proposed Internship to the Intern:
The CLIMB intern will be supervised by John E. Repine, MD and work in the biomedical research laboratories at the Webb-Waring Center that is located on the comprehensive Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado.

Job Description (should include: hours of work, job responsibilities, reporting structure -- chain of command, a description of the intern's "typical" day):
You will be directed by John E. Repine, MD, the Waring Professor in the Medical School and Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician Scientist and the Director of the Webb-Waring Center (303-917-4257, You will have the chance to experience laboratory biomedical research likely on a project related to inflammation, immunology and lung disease. You will also have the opportunity to participate in clinical and research conferences, tours, and many other activities held daily at the campus. You will meet and receive advice from admissions deans for MD, PhD and MD/PhD programs and a diverse faculty who are experts in all fields of medicine and research. You will also meet other students from across the nation who will also be participating in summer internships and gain insight into careers in medicine and research. Last year’s program included students from Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton (2), Middlebury (2), Williams, Colorado, Southern California, Texas State, North Carolina State, and Notre Dame universities.

The Center also makes considerable effort to train students of all ages in research. The Center has a long history of training high school, college, medical school, graduate and post-doctoral fellows as well as junior faculty in research. The Webb-Waring Center Student Research Training Program which is called the Colorado Undergraduate Summer Program or “CUSP” has propelled a number of students into research careers in medicine and industry and is highly regarded by former students. For more infomation see:

There will have the opportunity to meet and enjoy Colorado with other students who are conducting research and involved in other internships here during the summer.

Cover letter and resume should be uploaded and submitted through Handshake
Address cover letter to:

Dr. John Repine
c/o Webb Waring
RC1 North, Box C322
12800 E. 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Special Job Requirements (i.e. transportation, language, technical or other skills):
Intern will not need a car but will travel by bus with other students to get from the CLIMB housing at Campus Village at Auraria to Webb Waring. Some travel and food support may be available depending on our funding sources.

Additional Information:
No prior research experience is necessary but a general science background will be helpful.

Students from previous year (if applicable):Aquiel Warner; Beverly Kyalwazi, Jahmal Jordon, Soray Nunez, Mary Chukwu, Jamie Solimano, Shelby Parks, Dan Pichler, Denay Richards, and Dhikshitha Balaji
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