UW Medicine Faculty Present the Leading Edge of Research

Since its launch in 1976, the Science in Medicine Lecture Series has recognized the School of Medicine faculty research achievements and provided an opportunity for researchers to explore topics outside of their immediate fields.

Lectures are organized into the four categories described below. Speakers are nominated by members of the School of Medicine scientific community and final selection is determined by a committee of peers from the Council on Research and Graduate Education (CORGE).

New Investigator Lectures

The New Investigator Lectures provide an important forum for the recognition of exceptional junior faculty members’ current scientific research.

Science in Medicine Lectures

Science in Medicine Lecturers recognizes the body of research for established faculty members as well as recent exciting discoveries.

Distinguished Scientist Lecture

The Distinguished Scientist Lecture recognizes an accomplished School of Medicine senior faculty member, honoring outstanding achievements in their field of research.

Annual Lecture

The Annual Lecture recognizes a prominent, nationally recognized scientist from another research institution, whose research has had a profound impact on their field.

“Journey from Bench to Bedside: The Successful Translation of Cystic Fibrosis Research into Life-Changing Therapies”

Date: May 11, 2022, at 11 AM – 12 PM

Location: Zoom Livestream

Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics

Bonnie W. Ramsey MD is an Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the UW Department of Pediatrics. She has been an international leader in translational research in the field of Cystic Fibrosis having led several key therapeutic development programs resulting in approved therapies for patients with this life-shortening disease. She developed the largest CF clinical trials network in the world. Her presentation will review 4 decades of her work in developing inhaled antibiotics to treat CF lung infections and subsequent work in developing oral CFTR modulator therapies to treat the abnormal protein in this genetic disorder. For her work, Dr. Ramsey received the UW Medicine Inventor of the Year Award in 2009, elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015, and received the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize in 2018.