Awards, Honors, and Major Presentations

James S. Hagood, MD

  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2011-present
  • Scientific Advisory Committee, Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD) Foundation, 2007-Present
  • Ad hoc Member, Lung Injury Repair and Remodeling Study Section, NIH/Center for Scientific Review
  • Visiting Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
  • Organized international chILD Research Conference, supported through an NIH R13 grant, June 2012
  • Visiting Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2012
  • Invited Speaker for Grand Rounds, Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children, University of Hawai’i, 2012
  • Invited Panelist, NIH/NHLBI Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Strategic Planning Workshop, November, 2012
  • Invited Speaker for Congress of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery Merida, Mexico, April 2013

Gabriel G. Haddad, MD

  • Best Doctors in America, 2010-2011
  • Invited Speaker, Section of Physiology ReInvited speaker - Translational Preconditioning Conference, Miami, FL, December 2011
  • Invited Speaker, Western Society for Pediatric Research, Carmel, CA, January 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Peter Lutz Memorial Symposium, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, January, 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Basic and Translational Research Seminar, Children’s Hospital Colorado Research Institute, Aurora, CO, March 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Topics and Advances in Internal Medicine, San Diego, CA, March 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Experimental Biology Meeting Symposium: Hypoxia Inducible Factors (HIFs) in Health and Disease, San Diego, CA, April 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Tulane Hypertension & Renal Center of Excellence, Tulane University, Department of Pediatrics, May 2012
  • Invited Speaker, 10th International Conference on Pathways, Networks, and Systems Medicine Conference, Ixia, Rhodes, Greece, June 2012
  • Invited Speaker, BGI’s 1st International Conference on Genomics in the Americas, Philadelphia, PA, September 2012
  • Invited Speaker, BMS Orientation, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, September 2012
  • Invited Speaker, The 2012 International Conference Stillbirth, SIDS and Infant Survival, Baltimore, MD, October 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Munich Lung Conference 2012, Munich Germany, October 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Medicine Ground Rounds, UCSD, La Jolla, CA November 2012
  • Invited Speaker, UCLA Pediatrics Grand Rounds, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA December 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Neuromodulation in CNS: Bench to Bedside, Beirut, Lebanon, January 2013
  • Invited Speaker, Evolutionary adaptation to hypoxia at high altitude: of Drosophila and people. Joe Warshaw Memorial Lecture, AMSPDC, Atlanta, March 1, 2013

Daniel Lesser, MD

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Young Investigator Research Forum, Course Participant and Presenter, 2012.

Meerana Lim, MD

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2012, 2013

Mark S. Pian, MD

  • America’s Best Doctors, 2009-present
  • Member, Steering Committee, CF Foundation Therapeutic Development Network
  • Member, Protocol Review Committee, CF Foundation Therapeutic Development Network
  • Secretary-Treasurer Pediatric Pulmonary Program Directors Association
  • Physician Excellence Award, For Excellence in Teaching, RCHSD, 2011
  • Kaiser Excellence in Teaching Award (nominated), UCSD School of Medicine Class of 2011
  • Invited Speaker, Controversies in Pediatric Lung Transplantation. California Thoracic Society Annual Meeting, Carmel, CA, 2011
  • Invited Speaker, Discussing End of Life Care Planning: When and How? North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2011
  • Invited Speaker, Complicated Pneumonia. Advances in the Practice of Pediatrics Conference, San Diego, CA, 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Pediatric Palliative Case Studies. North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Orlando, FL, 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Ethical Challenges in Pediatric & Adult Clinical Care. North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Orlando, FL, 2012
  • Invited Speaker, When Professional Responsibility, Technology, Limited Resources, & Parental Goals Conflict. Fostering Excellence in Pediatric Palliative Care Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2012
  • Invited Speaker, Quality of Life: Finding Balance in Your Family. Cystic Fibrosis Research Incorporated National Conference, Redwood City, CA, 2013
  • Gold Humanism Award (nominated), UCSD School of Medicine, 2013
  • Spirit of CFF Award for Innovation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Diego Chapter, 2013

Paul M. Quinton, PhD

  • Rady Children’s Hospital Research Award, 2011
  • Invited Lecture, Exploding Mucins with HCO3- Mucins in Health and Disease. 11th International Workshop on Carcinoma-associated Mucins, Robinson College, Cambridge, UK, July 12, 2011

Mindy Ross, MD, MBA

  • Invited speaker, Pediatric Clinical Ethics: Approach to Decision Making in End-Of-Life/Palliative Care. Pediatric Grand Rounds Scripps Mercy, San Diego, CA, July 7, 2011
  • Invited speaker, Pediatric Grand Rounds Scripps Mercy, San Diego, CA, January 24, 2013
  • Invited speaker, Summer Pediatric Grand Rounds, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA, August 16, 2013
  • ATS Fellows Travel Scholarship
  • A.K.M. Shamsuddin, PhD
  • Recipient of Cystic Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), Pilot and Feasibility Grant as a P.I. for the project "HCO3- transport in native small airway epithelia," 2011 – 2013

Ning Yang, MD, PhD

  • Jon I. Isenberg Endowed Fellowship, 2011
  • Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship Award, 2011
  • Yang N, Quinton PM. Can bicarbonate help mucus release in CF. Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship Colloquia, Oakland, CA, February 2011
  • Yang N, Quinton PM. CFTR-dependent hco3- secretion decreases the viscosity of mucus in wt mouse distal small intestine. 25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Anaheim, CA, November 2011
  • Yang N, Quinton PM. Role of Bicarbonate in intestinal mucus secretion. 25th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Anaheim, CA, November 2011
  • Yang N, Quinton PM. Can we correct defective CFTR-induced abnormal mucus in Cystic Fibrosis? National Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Conference, Redwood City, CA, July 2012
  • Yang N, Quinton PM. Can we correct defective CFTR-induced abnormal mucus in Cystic Fibrosis? Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship Colloquia Oakland, CA, February 2012

Dan Zhou, PhD

  • Invited Speaker, Mechanisms Underlying Hypoxia Adaptation. Beijing Genomics Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, September 2011
  • Invited Speaker, Ultrastructural Modifications in the Mitochondria of Hypoxia-Adapted Drosophila melanogaster. EB2012 Meeting. San Diego, April 2012


    Mateja Cernelc-Kohan, MD

    • Postdoctoral support from T32 multidisciplinary training grant, "Training in Respiratory Biology: Innovate, Integrate, and Translate"


    Development of a monthly Southwestern or Western states teleconference case discussion series to improve education and networking for subspecialty residents and junior faculty in Respiratory Medicine throughout the region (Drs. Lesser and Hagood).