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Lynn Taussig

Special Advisor to the Provost for Life Sciences

Dr. Lynn Taussig, a pediatric pulmonologist, retired in 2006 as president and CEO of National Jewish Medical and Research Center, the nation's leading institution for respiratory illnesses. Following his retirement from National Jewish, Dr. Taussig joined DU to assist in the growth of the Life Sciences program, implementation of the Molecular Life Sciences and Biophysics Programs and integration of ERI into DU and the life sciences initiatives. Prior to coming to National Jewish and DU, he was professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics and director of Steele Children's Research Center at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is the author of more than 170 publications, four books and numerous chapters and monographs related to respiratory illnesses in children and the recipient of numerous honors, including the Alumni Achievement Award from Washington University School of Medicine and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Thoracic Society.