We are steadfast in our efforts to provide exceptional patient care, state- of -the- art testing and research that will impact lives. The Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center is turning your breath into research so that we can not only better your health, but make a significant positive impact on respiratory illnesses as we know them.

Recent News

University of Arizona Health Sciences’ Monica Kraft and Marti Lindsey honored with AZBio Awards

Monica Kraft, MD, named 2019 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year; Marti Lindsey, PhD, named 2019 Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year.

Dr. Donata Vercelli Awarded UA Koffler Prize

For her excellence and distinction in research, Donata Vercelli, MD, has been awarded the University of Arizona Koffler Prize for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.

Research Day 2019 Crowns DOM Asthma Investigators with Shark Tank Prize

Dr. Kraft, professor and chair of the UA Department of Medicine, the Robert and Irene Flynn Endowed Chair in Medicine and deputy director of the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center at the UA Health Sciences, and her research partner, a UA assistant professor of immunobiology, medicine and cellular and molecular medicine, will use the $10,000 prize for work on mimetic compounds related to a therapy involving a peptide, surfactant protein A (SP-A), that they’re developing to reduce the severity and frequency of asthmatic attacks.

Recent Publications

Martinez FD. "Childhood Asthma Inception and Progression: Role of Microbial Exposures, Susceptibility to Viruses and Early Allergic Sensitization." Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2019;39(2):141-150. PMCID: PMC6613822  PMID: 30954166

Verhougstraete MP, Gerald JK, Gerba CP, Reynolds KA. "Cost-benefit of point-of-use devices for lead reduction." Environ. Res.. 2019;171:260-265.

Gerald JK, Fisher JM, Brown MA, et al. "School-supervised use of a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid regimen: A cluster randomized trial." J. Allergy Clin. Immunol.. 2019;143(2):755-764. PMCID: PMC6628704  PMID: 30118728