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Medicine Grand Rounds - "The Genetic Determinants of Pulmonary Fibrosis"

David A. Schwartz, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Friday, October 4, 2013
Auditorium E, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

"The Genetic Determinants of Pulmonary Fibrosis", The Jerome Brody Lecture, David A. Schwartz, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Co-sponsored by the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Medicine. Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

The Jerome Brody Lecture is made possible by funding from the Ira Jerome Brody '44 Memorial Endowment Fund. This fund was established with gifts made in Jerry Brody's memory. Income from the fund supports Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) research at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

David A. Schwartz, MD

David Schwartz is a professor of medicine and immunology at the University of Colorado and National Jewish Health, and is serving as the Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado.  Throughout his career, Dr. Schwartz has made numerous contributions toward understanding the role that biological and genetic determinants play in the onset of diseases that are influenced by the environment.  These efforts have provided new insights into the genetics, epigenetics, and genomics of interstitial lung disease, asthma, and innate immunity.  Prior to moving to Denver, Dr. Schwartz served as Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at the NIH.  While at the NIH, he developed the Genes, Environment and Health Initiative, the Epigenomics Roadmap Initiative, and a program in translational research in environmental sciences.  Between 2000 and 2005, Dr. Schwartz served at Duke University, where he held concurrent positions as Vice Chair for Research and Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  While at Duke, Dr. Schwartz established three interdisciplinary Centers in Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Genomics, and Environmental Asthma, illustrating his commitment to critical biomedical concerns and public health issues.  He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, a recipient of the 2003 ATS Scientific Accomplishment Award, and a recipient of the 2013 ATS Amberson Lectureship Award.

A native of New York, Dr. Schwartz earned his BA in biology from the University of Rochester and received his MD from the University of California, San Diego. After completing a residency and chief residency in Medicine at Boston City Hospital, he completed a fellowship in Occupational Medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health. While at the University of Washington, Dr. Schwartz completed a research fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship. In 1988, he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa, where he rose through the ranks becoming Professor and Associate Chair of Medicine, until he joined Duke University in 2000.  Dr. Schwartz recently edited a book, Medicine Science and Dreams, about the life events that attract young individuals to careers as physician-scientists.

David A. Schwartz, MD has stated that he has no financial interest or arrangements in association with this presentation.

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