Asthma Research Gets Spotlight in Arizona Republic Op-Ed by UA Senior VPs

Slice of Arizona Republic op-ed from 5-31-2017 on UA asthma researchIn case you missed it, here’s a link to an op-ed article co-written by the University of Arizona’s Kimberly Andrews Espy, PhD, senior vice president for research, and Leigh Neumayer, MD, interim senior vice president for health sciences, on federally funded research under way at the UA to ease breathing woes of those suffering from asthma that advances a personalized medicine approach to diagnoses and treatment.

The article, “UA research helps Arizonans breathe easier,” ran on the editorial page of the Arizona Republic on May 31—the last day of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

Drs. Fernando Martinez and Monica KraftIt spotlights the work of Fernando Martinez, MD, and Monica Kraft, MD, director and deputy director of the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center—formerly the Arizona Respiratory Center. Dr. Kraft is also a professor and chair of the UA Department of Medicine and the Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair of Medicine.

Both she and Dr. Martinez have won large awards from the National Institutes of Health in the past year to advance their research, his focused largely on pediatric asthma, hers on adult asthma patients. The two also contributed greatly to the UA winning its “single largest competitive NIH award in Arizona’s history (more than $43 million), as a part of the National Precision Medicine Initiative,” also known as the All of Us℠ Research Program.

To read the full op-ed, Click here [PDF].

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"$7 Million NIH Grant Aims at Helping Asthma Sufferers Better Control Attacks, Breathe Easier" | Posted Aug. 11, 2016
"UA Health Sciences and Banner Health Receive Historic Funding as part of Landmark Precision Medicine Initiative® Cohort Program" | Posted July 6, 2016
"Preventing Asthma in Children: University of Arizona Researchers Are One Step Closer" | Posted May 5, 2016

Release Date: 
06/05/2017 - 2:00pm