VCU Pulmonologist to Headline DOM Research Seminar as Guest Speaker, Nov. 9

Dr. Judith VoynowNOTE: Dr. Judith Voynow, who was originally scheduled to speak for this seminar, had a sudden conflicting obligation and was unable to attend. Filling in is Monica Kraft, MD, professor and chair of the UA 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. Her topic: "Surfactant Protein A as an Innate Immune Modulator in Asthma." Learn more here.

The next DOM Research Seminar Series lectures presented by the University of Arizona Department of Medicine will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, in Room 5403 of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson with special guest speaker Judith Voynow, MD.

Her topic will be "Neutrophil Elastase and Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease."

Flyer for DOM Research Seminar on 11/09/2017You can add this event to your personal schedule (via iCal, Outlook, Google or Yahoo! calendar), at this link. To view, download, post and share the flyer for this event,  click here [PDF] or on the image at left.

Dr. Voynow’s address is co-sponsored by the NIH Interdisciplinary Training in Cardiovascular Research T32 Program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.

She is the Edwin L. Kendig Jr. Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her medical degree from University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency and a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She then completed a research fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Ron Crystal at the National Institutes of Health. Afterward, she served on the faculty of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and Duke University in Durham, N.C., before joining the faculty at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in 2013.

Dr. Voynow’s research and publications have focused on three major areas: i) airway inflammation and mucin expression in Cystic Fibrosis; ii) bronchopulmonary dysplasia and chronic lung disease; and iii) environmental - host interactions that affect risk for lung disease.  She serves as an associate editor for Pediatric Pulmonology and is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell Molecular Biology. She is a standing member of grant review committees for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the state of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and serves as an ad hoc member of NIH study sections, study sections for private foundations, and for the Pulmonary and Allergy Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

This event is simulcast at Banner – University Medical Center South, Conference Room 3030. It also is archived for future viewing here.

About the DOM Research Seminars
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.

Contact: Claudia Duran, Sr. Program Coordinator, DOM Office of the Chair, (520) 626-6349 or

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Release Date: 
10/23/2017 - 8:30pm