News, Events and Awards

Dr. David Lewinsohn appointed Vice Chair for Research

Dr. Lewinsohn is a world-renowned investigator in the immunology of tuberculosis. The long-term objectives of his laboratory are to investigate the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of human CD8+ T cell responses to tuberculosis infection. This work is funded by multiple NIH and VA grants. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers, many published in high impact journals, most recently in Nature Communications and Science Immunology. He is also internationally recognized as an expert in tuberculosis, and has been involved in the generation of multiple position papers for the American Thoracic Society and the World Health Organization.  

Dr. Lewinsohn is widely recognized for his efforts in mentorship and education. He excels on many levels in the education of research fellows, including those in the fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care and in Infectious Disease, as well as Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows. He has successfully fostered the careers of a series of scientists through training and into faculty positions as well-funded investigators. His effectiveness has led to his inclusion on multiple NIH T32 Training Grants at OHSU, and he is Principal Investigator on our Pulmonary Division's T32 HL083808 "Multidisciplinary Research Training in Pulmonary Medicine." 

Research News Blog Spotlight: Donald Sullivan

Physician-scientist Donald R. Sullivan, M.D. F ’13, M.A., M.C.R., is a core investigator of health services research and development in the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care, V.A. Portland Health Care System. He’s also assistant professor of medicine, and associate fellowship program director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine. Before becoming a physician-scientist, he served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army for six years as a reservist, deploying to Germany. He was recently interviewed for the OHSU Research News Blog.

PCCM welcomes new faculty

We are pleased to announce PCCM's newest faculty members, Dr. Raju Reddy, Dr. Aluko Hope, Dr. Liana Schweiger, Dr. Jared Chiarchiaro, and Dr. Salil Rajayer. Dr. Jeffrey Robinson and Dr. Shewit Giovanni. Raju joins the faculty after completing Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at University of Southern California and serving as assistant professor at the University of Florida. Aluko joins us from Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital where he focused on integrating palliative care and geriatric principles into the critical care setting. Jared joins us after completing his Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh, where he remained on faculty for 6 years. Jeffrey joins us after completing his Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at University of Colorado, where he joined faculty as assistant professor. Shewit joins us after completing her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Washington. 

Dr. Alan Barker - Outstanding Acheivement Award

Alan Barker at the World Bronchiectasis Conference!

Congratulations to Dr. Barker on receiving an Outstanding Achievement Award at the World Bronchiectasis Conference!

The Conference is a focused, cutting-edge gathering of the world’s experts on bronchiectasis and nontuberculous mycobacterial lung infections.

OHSU 2018 Department of Medicine Awards

Congratulations to this year's Department of Medicine Award Winners. In the Fellow Teaching Awards category, winners include: Drs. Tony Adams, Parshawn Lahiji, Ran Ran, Benjamin Arthurs, and Brent Matsuda. Winners of the Faculty Teaching Awards include: Drs. Kelly C. Vranas, Christopher Slatore, and Mark Deffebach. Congratulations to all!

2018 PCCM at ATS

Lewinsohn at ATS

This year at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference Dr. Dave Lewinsohn won the Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis Senior Level Award. Congratulations Dr. Lewinsohn!

Giants in Chest Medicine: Dr. Sonia Buist

Our very own Dr. Sonia Buist was featured in CHEST as a Giant in Chest Medicine. Read the article and learn about Professor Emerita A. Sonia Buist, MBChB, MD

Gold, Nonas and Pak featured in the Simulation Center

Drs. Stephanie Nonas, Jon Pak, and Jeff Gold use the Mark Richardson Interprofessional Simulation Center to train residents and fellows for real life scenarios. They were recently spotlighted by KATU-TV for their work. Read the full KATU-TV article. 

Vranas published in the Society of Critical Care Medicine

Our own Kelly C. Vranas recently presented her research at a plenary session at Society of Critical Care Medicine in San Antonio, TX this past February. That work was subsequently published in the Society of Critical Care Medicine Journal.  Read the 'Society of Critical Care Medicine Journal' article.