Research from Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine Chosen as an APSselect Article

December 15, 2022

The American Physiological Society acknowledges John Evankovich, MD; Daniel Kass, MD; Eleanor Valenzi, MD; Bill Chen, PhD; John Villandre, and Yanwen Chen from the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, for distinction in scholarship in the American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology for their article titled “Fibronectin-EDA Accumulates via Reduced Ubiquitination Downstream of Toll-Like Receptor 9 Activation in SSc-ILD Fibroblasts.”

Other research participants included in this honor were Robert Lafyatis, MD; Melissa Bulik, MD; Travis Lear, PhD; and Christina Morse from the UPMC Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, as well as John Sembrat from the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine; and Ferhan Tuncer, MD and Beyza Tuncer from the Aging Institute.

According to the American Physiological Society, the goal of nominating research for APSselect articles is to highlight the outstanding scientific discoveries published each month. APSselect aims to share the most exceptional work with all 11,000+ APS members. APSselect articles also promote excellence of the physiological discipline to biomedical researchers in other fields.

“Being chosen as an APSselect article is a great honor, as it is quite a competitive process to be selected,” said Alison Morris, MD, MS, division chief, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine. “This achievement is a testament to the important research that our multidisciplinary group of physician-scientists works on every day.”

Every month, the editors of APS journals nominate two of their most exciting papers. The APSselect editorial team then chooses articles to honor from this very narrow field of excellent articles across APS’s 10 research journals.

View the full research article from Dr. Evankovich and colleagues here.

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