to Webb-Waring Undergraduate Summer Research Program 2012
Center has always had education as part of its mission. The new program is
called the Webb-Waring/Colorado Undergraduate Summer Research Program or
“WW/CUSP Program” for short.
summer, the Webb-Waring Center will continue this significant tradition by
hosting a research program to allow undergraduate students and opportunity to
experience firsthand the technical aspects of work in a research laboratory. Historically we have partnered with the
Colorado Leaders in Mentors and Business (CLIMB) and the North Foundation to be
able to complete this task. However, our
program will be expanding this year because we recently received an NIH
Undergraduate Diversity Training Grant (NIH T23) Award with John E. Repine, MD
as the Principal Investigator. This
award will support 2 students from Princeton University and 2 students from the
University of Notre Dame on our campus for each of the next five years.
the assistance of the Office of Diversity in Dean Richard Krugman’s office, the
University of Colorado and the Anschutz Medical Campus faculty, Webb-Waring
students will also be offered a wide range of educational, advising and
clinically related experiences that should complement their training in
research. Our summer students will
receive classes from numerous faculty members from through-out the University
of Colorado, School of Medicine. These
experiences will familiarize students with a number of medical and research
career paths which are open to them in the future.
University of Colorado,
Some information about
Webb-Waring has contributed 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. The Webb-Waring Center recently relocated as a
new center of research within the University of Colorado on the
Anschutz Medical Campus. The center's motivated staff and
investigators strive to maintain the high standard of research
excellence established by our founders.
Our scientists are conducting research relevant
to inflammation and immune mechanisms that relate to Type 1 Diabetes, Multiple
Sclerosis, Breast Cancer, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's
Disease), Arthritis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Age-Related
Macular Degeneration and many other common diseases.
Please review our individual laboratories
and their related research activities.