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Michael J. Welsh, MD
Investigator / 1989–Present

Scientific Discipline

Medicine and Translational Research, Physiology

Host Institution

University of Iowa

Current Position

Dr. Welsh is also Roy J. Carver Biomedical Research Chair in Internal Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, director of the University of Iowa Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, and director of the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute at the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine of the University of Iowa.

Current Research

Cystic Fibrosis and Ion Channel Research

Michael Welsh's research focuses on cystic fibrosis and airway epithelia and on ASIC channels and acidosis in neuronal function. His laboratory performs fundamental investigation and carries the work to humans.
Pancreatic duct from a CFT–/– pig...

Biography

Dr. Welsh earned his M.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, where he completed his residency. He held clinical and research fellowships in pulmonary disease at the University of California, San Francisco, and did…

Dr. Welsh earned his M.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, where he completed his residency. He held clinical and research fellowships in pulmonary disease at the University of California, San Francisco, and did postgraduate research in physiology and cell biology at the University of Texas, Houston. He then returned to the rolling hills of Iowa, where he has restored the native tall grass prairie. Dr. Welsh has served as president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and president of the Association of American Physicians. His clinical activities are focused on pulmonary diseases.

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Education

  • BS, Loras College, Iowa
  • MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Awards

  • Doris F. Tulcin Cystic Fibrosis Research Award
  • Paul di Sant'Agnese Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Francis Blake Award, Association of American Physicians
  • J. Burns Amberson Award, American Thoracic Society
  • Second Annual Distinguished Mentoring Award, Carver College of Medicine
  • Walter B. Cannon Award, American Physiological Society
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Memberships

  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Academy of Medicine
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • Association of American Physicians
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