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Genomic Research in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Sarcoidosis

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Robert M. Senior, MD

Robert M. Senior, MD
Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary) and Cell Biology & Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO



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Genomics and Informatics Center

Pittsburgh, PA and New Haven, CT | Contact: Scott O’Neal | 412-648-2745


Naftali Kaminski, MD

Naftali Kaminski, MD
Dr. Naftali Kaminski, recently designated as the Boehringer-Ingelheim Professor of Internal Medicine and chief of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at Yale School of Medicine, focuses his research on the application of genomic approaches to improve diagnosis and treatment of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis — a chronic and untreatable scarring lung disease — as well as other chronic lung diseases.



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Stephen Wisniewski, PhD

Stephen Wisniewski, PhD
Dr. Stephen Wisniewski currently holds several positions at the University of Pittsburgh, which include: Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate School of Public Health, Co-Director in the Epidemiology Data Center, and Professor of Epidemiology (Primary), Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Sciences.



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Michael Becich, MD PhD

Michael Becich, MD PhD
Dr. Becich is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is jointly appointed in Pathology, Information Sciences/Telecommunications and Clinical/Translational Research.



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Harry Hochheiser, PhD

Harry Hochheiser, PhD
Harry Hochheiser, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and in the Intelligent Systems Program, and a member of the Biomedical Informatics Training Program Core Faculty.



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Ken Leader, PhD

Ken Leader, PhD
Dr. Ken Leader is currently a Research Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh in the Imaging Research Division. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh in 2000.



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lison Morris, MD MS

Alison Morris, MD MS
Dr. Alison Morris completed medical school at Duke University. After completing residency and fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, she completed an additional year of critical care training and received a Masters of clinical science at the University of Pittsburgh.



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Yingze Zhang, PhD

Yingze Zhang, PhD
Dr. Yingze Zhang received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1997 and her post-doctoral training in Human Genetics and Rheumatology & Cellular Immunology at the Allegheny University of Health Systems and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, respectively.



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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD | Contact: Linda Breslin | 410-550-0551 | sarcoidosisresearch@jhmi.edu



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Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC | Contact: Deirdre Walker: 843-792-1219


Charlie Strange, MD

Charlie Strange, MD
Dr. Charlie Strange is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at MUSC. He directs the Alpha-1 Foundation Research Registry and has a large clinical practice within the MUSC Sarcoidosis Center. Dr. Strange is an expert in Rare Lung Diseases and will be enrolling both Alpha-1 and Sarcoidosis patients in the GRADS studies.


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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Bethesda, MD | Contact: Lisa Viviano | 301-435-0213


Antonello (Tony) Punturieri, M.D., Ph.D

Antonello (Tony) Punturieri, M.D., Ph.D
Antonello (Tony) Punturieri, M.D., Ph.D., is a Medical Officer in the Division of Lung Diseases (DLD), NHLBI, NIH. Tony received his M.D. degree in Ferrara, a town in northern Italy. He has also a Ph.D. in Immunology from "La Sapienza" University in Rome.



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National Jewish Health

Denver, CO | Contact: Briana Barkes | 303-398-1699


Lisa A. Maier, MD MSPH

Lisa A. Maier, MD MSPH
Lisa A. Maier, MD MSPH is the Chief of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at National Jewish Health. Dr. Maier holds the position of Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health, the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Sciences in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Environmental/Occupational Health at the University of Colorado Denver.



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Nabeel Hamzeh, MD

Nabeel Hamzeh, MD
Dr. Nabeel Hamzeh is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Hamzeh is a sarcoidosis expert with an interest in clinical research.



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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ | Contact: Nancy Casanova | 520-626-4110 | sarcoidosis@email.arizona.edu


Laura L. Koth, MD

Joe G. N. Garcia, MD
Joe G. N. "Skip" Garcia, MD, is the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Arizona, an endowed UA Professor of Medicine, interim Dean of the College of Medicine at UA, and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.



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University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, CA | Contact: Joris Ramstein | 415-476-5896


Laura L. Koth, MD

Laura L. Koth, MD
Dr. Koth received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Biochemistry and an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School in 1994. She completed her Internal Residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and her Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.



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Joris Ramstein, BA

Joris Ramstein, BA
Joris Ramstein is the GRADS Clinical Coordinator for the UCSF site. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Public Health with a focus on Infectious Disease and Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. In addition, Joris also oversees the clinical coordination of the UCSF Sarcoidosis Longitudinal Observational Cohort Study.



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University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | Contact: Ayannah Fitzgerald | 215-662-6041


Ronald Collman, MD

Ronald Collman, MD
Ronald G. Collman is a Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division and Professor of Microbiology. He received his undergraduate and medical training at Boston University, residency training at Temple University, and Pulmonary/Critical Care clinical fellowship and Microbiology postodoctoral research training at the University of Pennsylvania.



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Milton D. Rossman, MD

Milton D. Rossman, MD
Dr. Milt Rossman is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and is the director of the Sarcoidosis, Chronic Beryllium Disease and Interstitial Lung Disease programs at the Hospital of the University of Pennsyvlania (HUP).



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Maryl Kreider, MD MSCE

Karen Patterson, MD
Dr. Patterson is an Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.



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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh, PA | Contact: Stephen Bruno | 412-605-1550


Kevin F. Gibson, MD

Kevin F. Gibson, MD
Kevin F. Gibson, MD, is a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine and assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Anatomy, and Cell Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.



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Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN | Contact: Wonder Drake | 615-322-2035


Wonder Drake, MD

Wonder Drake, MD
Wonder Drake is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is also Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.



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Yale University

New Haven, CT | Contact: Donna Carrano | 203-737-5061 | donna.carrano@yale.edu


Erica Herzog, MD PhD

Erica Herzog, MD PhD
Dr. Herzog received her Bachelor's and MD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY, NY, Dr. Herzog came to Yale to pursue fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. During this time she also obtained her PhD in Investigative Medicine from Yale's graduate school of arts and sciences.








Genomic Research in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Sarcoidosis