The I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Award Winners​

The I.M. Rosenzweig Junior Investigator Award was established to encourage researchers to maintain and enhance their interest in PF research during the early stages of their academic career. 

The Albert Rose Established Investigator Award Winners

Created to allow established investigators to explore novel, innovative areas of research, the Albert Rose Established Investigator Award provides critical support to the development of new projects, and enables the investigator to pursue additional funding through the National Institutes of Health or other agencies. Two $50,000 grants are awarded per annual cycle, disbursed over a two-year period.

James S. Hagood, MD

Apr 20, 2021, 12:56 PM
Title : James S. Hagood, MD
First Name : James
Middle Name : S.
Last Name : Hagood, MD
Position :
University : University of California, San Diego
Proposal Title : "Extracellular Vesicles Alter Cell Phenotype in Pulmonary Fibrosis"
Proposal Funder :
Dr. James Hagood is a pediatric pulmonologist and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine at the University of California San Diego and the Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego. Dr. Hagood’s lab has studied pulmonary fibrosis for nearly twenty years with a focus on mechanisms by which fibroblasts, the cells responsible for the formation of scar tissue, become abnormally activated. His lab has showed that Thy-1, a natural fibrosis suppressor gene, gets silenced in fibrotic fibroblasts. Dr. Hagood’s lab was the first to describe epigenetic alterations (acquired changes that can be inherited but don’t alter DNA sequences) in pulmonary fibrosis. More recently, the lab has begun to focus on new targeted treatments for pulmonary fibrosis and to explore the role of microvesicles (tiny particles that can transfer information between cells) in fibrosis. In his clinical work, Dr. Hagood’s main focus is on diffuse and interstitial lung diseases in children, which are much rarer than those in adults, but may hold biological clues for understanding more common forms of pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Hagood enjoys food, culture, and, of course, the beach with his family in San Diego.