A2DRC Biweekly Research Update Seminar with Dr. Monica Kraft

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November 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center Invites You to...

The A2DRC Biweekly Research Update Seminar

Thursday, November 8, 2018 • 4-5 p.m. • COM Room 2343

“Surfactant Protein A as a Novel Therapeutic for Asthma”

Presented by:

Monica Kraft, MD

Chair and Professor, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine – Tucson
Deputy Director, Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center, UA Health Sciences
The Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona

kraftm@email.arizona.edu • (520) 626-7174

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About the Speaker:
Dr. Monica Kraft is an internationally renowned physician-scientist who specializes in translational asthma research and is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, as well as a Professor of Medicine and the Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair in Medicine. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, she was a Professor of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, and Director of the Duke Asthma, Allergy and Airway Center at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Dr. Kraft completed her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she also was Chief Resident. She completed her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and joined the faculty as the Director of the Carl and Hazel Felt Laboratory for Adult Asthma Research and Medical Director of the Pulmonary Physiology Unit at National Jewish Health in Denver from 1995-2004. From there, she was recruited to Duke University to create and direct the Duke Asthma, Allergy and Airway Center in 2004. In addition to patient care and teaching, Dr. Kraft has published extensively in the area of adult asthma. Specifically, her research interests include the mechanisms of innate immune dysfunction, inflammation and airway remodeling in asthma, as well as evaluation of personalized/precision approaches to asthma therapy through clinical trials. Dr. Kraft’s work has appeared in such journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet and The Journal of Immunology. Her H index is 60. Her work has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Lung Association for more than 20 years and she is currently a member of the NHLB Advisory Council for the NIH. Dr. Kraft has also received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, awarded by President Clinton at the White House in 2000. From 2012-13, she served as President of the American Thoracic Society, a major medical society for pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine providers, and was presented with the ATS Distinguished Achievement Award in May 2018.

Eva Barrow | Administrative Assistant
Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center
University of Arizona Health Sciences
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Room 2349
PO Box 245030
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-6387

Schedule for Fall 2018 A2DRC Biweekly Research Update Seminars

Event Location: 

Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center
University of Arizona Health Sciences
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Room 2343
PO Box 245030
Tucson, AZ 85724