Dr. Loren Denlinger named Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research

Loren Denlinger, MD, PhD, the inaugural William W. and Judith H. Busse Professor of Allergy and Asthma Research, was named Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research; a new position in the Department of Medicine.

In his new role, Dr. Denlinger will promote and support the mission of discovery and will help train the next generation of scientists who will contribute to those breakthroughs with a focus on clinical, translational and health service-oriented researchers. In doing so, he will serve as the primary departmental liaison to the Office of Clinical Trials and the Clinical and Health Informatics Institute at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and guide the recruitment and professional development of our clinical, translational and health service-oriented faculty.

Dr. Denlinger is well equipped for this role with his experience as the Assistant Chief for Research for the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, during which the division has led the department in extramural grant funding for clinical and translational studies. Additionally, he has built a bench-to-bedside research program in which recruitment of participants to asthma clinical trials and cohort studies has been a cornerstone.

Dr. Denlinger has research interests in the triggers for and the mechanisms of recovery from asthmatic exacerbations. He currently is a principal investigator with the NHLBI Severe Asthma Research Program and the NHLBI PrecISE severe asthma trial network.  He is the Protocol Implementation Committee chair for this biomarker-informed, platform-adaptive clinical trial for patients with severe asthma.

“Opportunities to participate in clinical research go hand in hand with the best clinical care. I am very committed to promoting health services research and clinical trial opportunities across our department,” Dr. Denlinger said.