Jerome S. Brody, MD, Lectureship

BU Photo Services (KWZ) 6/21 BRODY, JEROME PULMONARY PROF. MED 06-2112Dr. Jerry Brody is Professor Emeritus in the Pulmonary Center. He was the longest serving Director of the Pulmonary Center, overseeing its growth and accomplishments for over 30 years.   We endeavor to continue his mission, including pulmonary research performed by basic and clinical scientists working together.  Dr. Brody has a scientific passion for lung development and has made many seminal contributions relating to cigarette smoking-induced lung disease, including lung cancer and COPD. This lectureship honors Dr. Brody and his vision of multidisciplinary biological research advancing pulmonary medicine.


2017: Pasi A. Jänne, MD, PhD, from Harvard Medical School and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, on “Strategies to Treat and Prevent Resistance to EGFR Inhibitors in Lung Cancer.”

2018: Paul K. Potter, PhD, from Imperial College, on “Disease Model Discovery: The Harwell Ageing Screen.”

2019: Judith Campisi, PhD, from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, on “Cellular Senescence, the Lung and Aging: The Jerry Brody Connection.”

2020: G. R. Scott Budinger, MD, from Northwestern University School of Medicine, on “Understanding Aging through the Prism of Aveolar Macrophages.”


We are excited to establish the Jerry Brody Endowment, in order to honor in perpetuity Dr. Brody’s legacy for the Pulmonary Center and all of pulmonary medicine! We hope many will be eager to help with this important effort.