Jayce Pangilinan, MD, has been selected as the first scholar of the University of Colorado Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) program, which begins July 1, 2020.
Dr. Pangilinan recently completed her internal medicine internship at the University of Colorado and plans to pursue a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Ultimately, she would like to pursue a career in academic medicine with a focus on translational research in mechanisms underlying critical illness. Dr. Pangilinan received her BA in human biology from Stanford University, and graduated from medical school at the University of Arizona.
For her StARR project, Dr. Pangilinan plans to characterize the inflammatory response in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) within the air spaces of critically ill patients with COVID-19. To achieve this, she will analyze immune cell populations and inflammatory markers in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and serum of patients with COVID-19 ARDS during their clinical course. She will be working under the primary mentorship of Kara Mould, MD, in the laboratory and under the broader mentorship of William Janssen, MD, at National Jewish Health.