The PFF Scholars program focuses on engaging early-career investigators in their emerging research in the field of pulmonary fibrosis. With the goal of advancing research that could translate into successful therapies for PF, the PFF Scholars program is designed to support and enable promising researchers to obtain independent funding and continue their cutting- edge research. Scholars will receive up to $50,000 over a two-year period.
John Kim, MD
Title : John Kim, MD
First Name : John
Middle Name :
Last Name : Kim
University : Rectors and Visitors of the University of Virginia
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Proposal Funder : Jenny H. Krauss and Otto F. Krauss Charitable Foundation Trust, in memory of Stephen N. Dirks.
Dr. John Kim is a pulmonary and critical care physician who’s research focuses on the identification of modifiable risk factors in pulmonary fibrosis. John earned his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD). He completed his internal medicine residency and chief resident year at the University of Texas Southwestern (Dallas, TX) followed by a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at Columbia University (New York, NY). Under the mentorship of Dr. David Lederer during his fellowship at Columbia, Dr. Kim investigated the role of sleep disordered-breathing in subclinical interstitial lung disease and has transitioned to examining the potential protective role of omega-3 fatty acids. John will continue his research in pulmonary fibrosis at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) as an Assistant Professor starting in the Fall of 2019 under the mentorship of Dr. Imre Noth.