Andrea L. Harabin

National Institutes of Health, USA

Andrea L. Harabin was born and grew up in Philadelphia, Pa, USA. She received a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn, USA and a Ph.D. degree in cardiopulmonary physiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA. Her thesis was on pulmonary and other effects of normobaric oxygen exposure. She completed postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene in Baltimore Maryland, studying mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension. She spent the next 20 years at a US Navy intramural biomedical research laboratory, the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda MD, and the Diving Medicine Department. Her studies included biomarker and modeling studies of oxygen effects on the brain and lung, as well as novel decompression studies. She is currently the Program Director for Acute Lung Injury and Critical Care at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, one of NIH 27 Institutes and Centers. She oversees a large portfolio of basic and clinical research aimed at diagnosing, understanding, preventing, and treating acute lung injury and other research to improve the outcomes of patients with critical illness. She is the project officer for the NHLBI ARDS Clinical Trials Network.

Biography Updated on 10 March 2011

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