New DOM Research Seminar Speaker for May 10 to Talk about Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Dr. Paul NobleThe University of Arizona Department of Medicine Research Seminar set for Thursday, May 10, has been combined with the Winter Series Lung Conference lecture scheduled for the same time.

Speaking will be Paul Noble, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine, director of the Women’s Guild Lung Institute, and the Vera and Paul Guerin Family Distinguished Chair in Pulmonary Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

His topic: “Fundamentals of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)—Navigating the Patient Journey.”


Dr. Paul Noble addressing attendees of DOM Research Seminar on May 10Dr. Noble's address as part of his visit to speak as a guest lecturer in the DOM Research Seminar Series was well attended. He also met with faculty and fellows in the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine...



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The lecture will take place at noon-1 p.m., UA College of Medicine – Tucson, UAHS Room 5403. It will be simulcast to Banner – University Medical Center South, Conference Room 3030. Others can watch it live or archived at the following link:

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Image of flyer for Dr. Paul Noble's DOM Research Seminar lecture Image of flyer for Dr. Paul Noble's Winter Series Lung Conference lecture A light lunch will be served in the style of grand rounds. Click here to add this event to your personal schedule (via iCal, MSOutlook, Google or Yahoo! calendar). Click on the images at left for the flyers for this lecture.

Dr. Noble’s address was originally scheduled as part of the Winter Lung Series Conferences, which have been ongoing since 2011. They are sponsored by the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and the UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center.

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 bronchiolitis. 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.

A prolific author, Dr. Noble 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, he 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.

About the DOM Research Seminar Series
The brainchild of DOM Chair Monica Kraft, MD, and Vice Chair for Research Jil Tardiff, MD, PhD, 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. In the past, it has paired a junior and senior investigator from different divisions who each speak for 20-25 minutes followed by Q&A sessions. Going forward, the seminars will include a single speaker from one of the department’s 14 divisions and will be held in conjunction with the Medicine Grand Rounds on a Wednesday, between August and June, noon-1 p.m., in UAHS Room 5403. A light lunch will be served.

Learn more about the series here—including a previous speakers list, archived video and photo galleries.

For more information, contact Claudia Duran, executive assistant, DOM Office of the Chair, (520) 626-6349 or

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Release Date: 
05/01/2018 - 6:45pm