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The Institute for Medicine and Public Health

Asthma Research Center

School of Med

About Our Center

The Center's disease focus is on asthma and allergic diseases which are among the most common chronic diseases of both children and adults.  We firmly believe that the long-term solution to the asthma epidemic is primary and secondary disease prevention.  Thus, the major scientific programs of the Center for Asthma Research are to identify causal risk factors for asthma, understand their mechanism of action, and develop and test primary and secondary prevention strategies for asthma and allergic diseases.  The Center's current areas of focus for primary and secondary prevention include the role of respiratory tract infections, dietary factors, the microbiome, and medication exposures and utilization.  The Center is comprised of a group of highly collaborative and talented investigators, post-doctoral fellows, nurses, research assistants, and students who share a common goal to improve the health of people worldwide. 





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Tina Hartert, MD, MPH, named to Lulu H. Owen Chair in Medicine. Dr. Hartert was recently recognized by Vanderbilt University for her extraordinary academic achievements in a celebration to honor faculty members who have been named to endowed chairs.

Amy Feldman, MD, received the prestigious Sam Marney Fellow Award for excellence in clinical care, teaching and research.

Robert S. Valet, M.D.,  discusses the toll Spring allergies take on many Middle Tennesseans on Nashville Channel 2 News. 

Tina Hartert, M.D., MPH, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has been named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Translational Science.

Patricia (Cookie) Minton, RN, AE-C, CCRP, Research Nurse Specialist IV in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, received the Vivien Thomas Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. Awards honor dedicated efforts of research staff

Robert S. Valet, M.D., interviewed regarding tick-borne food allergy by Nashville Channel 4 News. http://www. wsmv .com /story/23235437/chef-tells-experience-fighting-severe-tick-borne-food-allergy 

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