Julian Solway, MD
Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor for Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Institute for Translational Medicine
Associate Dean for Translational Medicine, Biological Sciences Division
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
Chair, Committee on Molecular Medicine
Julian Solway, MD, is an expert in pulmonary medicine with a particular interest in the management of severe and persistent asthma. Under his leadership, researchers, scientists and clinicians work to understand the causes of disease and to bring new therapies to the public.
Dr. Solway's research focuses on the structure and function of smooth muscle, the tissue that encircles the bronchial tubes. When irritated, smooth muscle contracts, narrowing these air passages and making it hard to breathe. By studying this process, Dr. Solway hopes to find more effective treatments for asthma. His work has been extensively funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Solway trains medical, graduate, and postdoctoral students in the study respiratory biology. He is also a prolific scholar, having authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, as well as numerous chapters in leading textbooks on lung biology, asthma, and pulmonary pharmacology.
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Harvard University, Boston
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Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
Harvard Medical School, Boston
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As director of the University of Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine, Dr. Solway and his team strive to speed the rate at which research progress improves health care practice and community health.
Committed to increasing public understanding of asthma, Dr. Solway established the University of Chicago's Asthma Center in 2001. His contributions to the scientific understanding of asthma were recognized by a prestigious award from the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. Read the news release.
View a partial list of Dr. Solway's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.