Julian Solway

Julian Solway, MD, is the ITM’s Director and the Principal Investigator (PI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant that operates the ITM.

Solway launched the ITM in 2007, and under his leadership it has grown and been renewed by the NIH.

Solway, the Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor for Medicine and Pediatrics, is an authority on asthma and has a robust research program funded by the NIH and other organizations for more than 28 years. His research focuses on finding more effective treatments for asthma.

He is an expert in pulmonary medicine, and under his leadership, scientists and clinicians work to translate pulmonary research into new treatments for the public.

Solway has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, as well as chapters in leading textbooks on lung biology, asthma, and pulmonary pharmacology.

He also serves as University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division’s Dean for Translational Medicine, the Department of Medicine’s Vice Chair for Research, and Chair of the Committee on Molecular Medicine.