Asthma Institute

Who We Are

Thanks to an initial $5 million gift from Michele and Martin Cohen, National Jewish Health has launched the Cohen Family Asthma Institute to focus on the causes, treatments and prevention of severe asthma. The institute builds on historic strengths at National Jewish Health in asthma, allergy and immunology. It brings together a broad coalition of researchers, physicians, patients and health care organizations to seek a cure for severe asthma.

 

Director

Michael Wechsler, MD, MMSc, Department of Medicine

Associate Director

Ronina Covar, MD, Department of Pediatrics

Leadership

Tasha Fingerlin, PhD, Director of the Center for Genes, Environment and Health
Vamsi Guntur, MD, Department of Medicine
Steven Lommatzsch, MD, Department of Medicine
Laurie Manka, MD, Department of Medicine
Richard Reinhardt, PhD, Department of Biomedical Research
Carah Santos, MD, Department of Pediatrics
Pamela Zeitlin, MD, MPhil, PhD, Chair of the Silverstein Family Department of Pediatrics

Board of Directors

Rafeul Alam, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Hong Wei Chu, MD, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs for Research Infrastructure
Ronina Covar, MD, Department of Pediatrics
Martin Cohen
Gregory Downey, MD, Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs
James Finigan, MD, Director, The Respiratory Centers of Excellence
Christine Forkner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Philippa Marrack, PhD, FRS, Chair, Department of Biomedical Research
Richard Martin, MD, Department of Medicine
Irina Petrache, MD, Department of Medicine
Blair Richardson, Managing Partner of Bow River Capital Partners
David W.H. Riches, PhD, Department of Pediatrics
Pamela Zeitlin, MD, MPhil, PhD, Chair of the Silverstein Family Department of Pediatrics
Michael Wechsler, MD, MMSc, Department of Medicine