Department of Medicine Research Seminar Series

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

NOTE: This lecture has been combined with the Winter Lung Series Conference lectures, which are sponsored by the University of Arizona Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in conjunction with the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center. Talks by previously announced speakers for this lecture—Christina Laukaitis, MD, PhD, and Paul Langlais, PhD—have been rescheduled for June 14.

SPEAKER:  Paul Noble, MD – Chair, Department of Medicine; Director, Women’s Guild Lung Institute; and Vera and Paul Guerin Family Distinguished Chair in Pulmonary Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
TOPIC: “Fundamentals of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)—Navigating the Patient Journey”

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UA College of Medicine – Tucson, Rm. 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724

AND (simulcast via video-conferencing)

Banner – University Medical Center South, Conf. Rm. 3030
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713

About the Lecture Series
The UA Department of Medicine Research Seminar Series began in September 2016 as a way to showcase the remarkable breadth of medical research 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 Thursday 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. 

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About the Speaker
Dr. Noble's clinical areas of expertise are interstitial lung disease, conducting clinical trials in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, connective tissue disease-related pulmonary disease and brochiolitis. His research focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms of lung inflammation and fibrosis, the role of lung stem cells in pulmonary fibrosis and the role of host defense in lung inflammation and fibrosis. He is heavily supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Noble is a prolific author. His original research has been published in numerous peer-review journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Science and Nature Medicine. As deputy editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Noble has been a leading contributor to discovery in lung disease. An elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians, he is currently deputy editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and has been a member of the editorial boards for the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He also has been a member of the scientific advisory board of the American Asthma Foundation.

After earning his bachelor’s degree at Haverford College and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Noble completed his residency and was chief resident in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed pulmonary and critical care fellowships at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine.

Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Noble was the Charles Johnson, MD, Distinguished Professor and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

As an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he was founder and director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic, before moving on to become professor of medicine and associate chief of pulmonary and critical care at Yale University School of Medicine. At Yale, he also formed an interstitial lung disease clinic and, at Duke, he propelled his division to the highest ranks in the nation for clinical care, research productivity and NIH funding.

Event Location: 

UAHS 5403 and Banner-UMC-SC 3030

Contact Info: 

CONTACT: Claudia Duran, Executive Assistant, DOM Office of the Chair, (520) 626-6349 or