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Newsmaker: Dr. Sally Wenzel

Luis Fábregas
| Friday, June 25, 2010

Dr. Sally Wenzel

Age: 53

Community: Fox Chapel

Occupation: Professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and director of the University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute

Noteworthy: Received the 2010 Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments at the American Thoracic Society's International Conference in New Orleans. The award is given each year to society members who demonstrate outstanding scientific contributions in basic or clinical research that further the understanding, prevention and treatment of respiratory disease or critical illness.

Background: Wenzel has a longstanding interest in severe asthma and is one of four National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-funded investigators in the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Severe Asthma Research Program. She has been published widely on differing inflammatory profiles in asthma and their relation to clinical characteristics. She is actively involved in clinical trials in severe asthma, incorporating these inflammation variations in predicting response to therapy. Wenzel is internationally recognized for her contribution to identifying vastly different personal approaches to the treatment of asthma, and severe asthma in particular.

Quote: "It is an honor and a privilege to be among those few in the national and international respiratory world to be recognized by their peers for a lifetime of scientific accomplishment — in my case, in relation to asthma."

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