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Steve Georas appointed Walter & Carmina Mary Parkes Family Endowed Professor

July 7, 2017

Steve Georas, professor of medicine, was appointed as the Walter & Carmina Mary Parkes Family Endowed Professor for five years effective January 1, 2017. He retains his joint appointments as professor of microbiology and immunology and as professor of environmental medicine.

Georas is board certified in both pulmonary and critical care medicine, and has been caring for patients with a variety of acute and chronic lung diseases for more than 20 years. He directs a research group investigating mechanisms of immune cell activation in the lung, with an emphasis on maladaptive immune responses in asthma. His research has been supported by the NIH and private foundations, with current studies aimed at developing new tests for epithelial barrier dysfunction in asthma.

Georas serves on editorial boards for several journals, and has chaired study sections for the NIAID and NHLBI. He has been published in the Journal of Immunology, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

After earning a BS in applied mathematics and biology and an MD from Brown University, he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Duke University, followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

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