DOM Research Seminar Series

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

NOTE: Dr. Judith Voynow, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and physician at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Va., who was originally scheduled to speak for this seminar on “Neutrophil Elastase and Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease,” had a sudden conflicting obligation and was unable to attend.

TOPIC: "Surfactant Protein A as an Innate Immune Modulator in Asthma"
SPEAKER: Monica Kraft, MD


WHERE: UA College of Medicine - Tucson, Room 5403
(This event is also simulcast at Banner – University Medical Center South, Conference Room 3030)

About the Speaker
Dr. Monica Kraft is a professor and chair of the University of Arizona Department of Medicine, the Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair of Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and deputy director of the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center.

Dr. Kraft has more than 150 publications in the areas of adult asthma, the role of infection in asthma and the role of the distal lung in asthma and airway remodeling. Her work has appeared in such prestigious publications as the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and Chest. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Lung Association for more than 20 years. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, European Respiratory Society, Executive Leadership Program for Women in Academic Medicine, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and American College of Chest Physicians. She has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, awarded by President Bill Clinton at the White House in 2000. Other awards she has won include the Parker B. Francis Fellowship for Lung Research, NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award and the Solomon Scholar Research Award. She also served as president of the American Thoracic Society in 2012-13.

About These Lectures
The UA Department of Medicine Research Seminar Series began in September 2016 as a way to showcase the remarkable breadth of medical research being conducted at the University of Arizona. It pairs a junior and senior investigator from different divisions who each speak for 20-25 minutes followed by Q&A sessions. It is held on the second Tuesday of the month between September and June, noon-1 p.m., UAHS Room 5403. A light lunch is served in the style of grand rounds. To learn more about this lecture series — including prior and future presenters, click here

Event Location: 

UA College of Medicine - Tucson, Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724

Contact Info: 

Claudia Duran, (520) 626-6349 or