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.
Eleanor B. Valenzi, MD
Title : Eleanor B. Valenzi, MD
First Name : Eleanor
Middle Name : B.
Last Name : Valenzi, MD
University : University of Pittsburgh
Proposal Title :
Proposal Funder : The Peter L. O’Neill Memorial Fund
Dr. Valenzi is a Research Instructor and Clinical Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, and internal medicine training at the University of Chicago. During fellowship, she joined the lab of Dr. Robert Lafyatis to investigate the regulation of fibroblast transformation in systemic sclerosis-associated interstitial lung disease. Her current research utilizes novel single-cell sequencing technologies to understand fibroblast gene regulatory networks in healthy and fibrotic human lungs. Clinically, Dr. Valenzi specializes in the management of interstitial lung disease and is an attending physician in the Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.