Assistant Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)
I am an Assistant Professor, at the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. My research interests include understanding mechanisms, genetics and pathogenisis of patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and other forms of Interstitial Lung diseases. I have various ongoing clinical trials and also I cuurenty have an investigator initiated grant looking at the effects of sleep apnea and GERD in the progression and exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. My future research interest includes looking at the role of antifibrotics in post lung transplant rejection.
Division Chief, Infectious Disease, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Medicine
Dr. Connick is a physician scientist who has dedicated her career to the improvement of health of individuals living with or at risk for HIV-1 infection. Her research ranges from laboratory based investigations of HIV-1 immunopathogenesis to clinical and epidemiological studies of novel immunotherapies and other interventions to improve health outcomes in people living with HIV-1.
Director, Cutaneous Oncology Program, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicine - (Tenure Track)
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Clinical Instructor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Nutritional Sciences, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Janet Funk's work includes a focus on metastatic breast cancer that spans the research spectrum from bench to bedside, translational arthritis studies of the pharmacokinetics and safety of turmeric, and collaborative endocrinological studies evaluating the effects of obesity and insulin resistance on bone development in Hispanic girls, as well as effects of obesity on breast cancer risk in older women.
Director, Valley Fever Center for Excellence, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicine
Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) occurs more in Arizona than anywhere else. My research and others at the Valley Fever Center for Excellence involve understanding how disease is caused by infection, how the immune system stops or prevents illness, and how we can better diagnose, treat, or prevent this public health problem.
Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Internal Medicine, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Physiology
The Garcia laboratory works to understand the molecular mechanisms of lung inflammatory processes, particularly those producing lung edema or vascular leak. The laboratory focus is to investigate gene discovery, protein function assessment, SNP discovery, genetic manipulation, in vivo testing, and candidate gene and biomarker identification, working to translate basic research into potential novel clinical therapies.
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Medicine
Louise Hecker’s research is focused on understanding why the process of regenerative biology and mechanisms of tissue injury-repair "goes awry" in aging. She is working to identifying novel pathways that can be targeted to reverse age-associated diseases, such as Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
Chair, Department of Medicine, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicine
Monica Kraft's research focus is in the areas of adult asthma, the role of infection in asthma and the role of the distal lung in asthma and airway remodeling.
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, Medicine
Julie Ledford's research focuses on respiratory disease, and genetic and molecular mechanisms of allergic airway diseases in children.
Associate Director, Informatics, Associate Director, Cancer Informatics / Precision Health - UA Cancer Center, Associate Vice President / Chief Knowledge Officer, UA - Health Sciences Center, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Professor, Medicine - (Tenure Track), Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Research Associate Professor, Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Professor, Medicine
Division Chief, Pulmonary / Allergy - Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Professor, Medicine
Dr. Parthasarathy has expertise in noninvasive home ventilation for sleep-related breathing disorders and invasive ventilation in critically ill patients. His major areas of focus have been in promoting adherence to nonivasive ventilation devices in the home setting and patient-ventilator interaction during critical illness. He serves as Chief of Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at COM-T and as a Special Advisor to NH/NHLBI.