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Kenneth L Brigham, M.D.

Kenneth L Brigham, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, Medicine

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Dr. Kenneth L. Brigham received his M.D. degree at Vanderbilt and after training in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins and in Pulmonary Research at the University of California at San Francisco CVRI, returned to the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1973 where he remained until 2002. He is currently Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine, Director of a newly established Center for Translational Research in the Lung and Associate Director for Research in the McKelvey Lung Transplantation Center at Emory University in Atlanta. He is author or coauthor of more than 200 papers and book chapters on pulmonary disease and acute lung injury and has edited several books, most notably Gene Therapy for Diseases of the Lung (Marcel Dekker, 1997). He is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in the pathogenesis of lung injury, gene therapy technology, and the application of gene therapy to a spectrum of inherited and acquired lung disorders. Dr. Brigham has served and advised numerous medical societies and organizations during his career, including the National Institutes of Health. He has served on the Board of Directors for both the American Lung Association and the American Thoracic Society and has served as President of the American Thoracic Society. He served as Principal Investigator of a SCOR in acute lung injury for twenty years and of an institutional training grant for twenty five years. He also founded geneRx+, a biotechnology company.

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