Professor of Medicine, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Vice Chairman for Research Department of Medicine and Director of the Vermont Lung Center
University of Vermont
Charles G. Irvin, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Vice Chairman for Research Department of Medicine and Director of the Vermont Lung Center at the University of Vermont. In 2012 he was named Associate Dean for Faculty for the College of Medicine. Dr. Irvin received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1978 in Pulmonary Physiology.He was then a NIH postdoctoral fellow at McGill University in Montreal.From 1980-1998 he was on the faculty of the University of Colorado.
Dr. Irvin’s scientific career has focused on understanding the mechanisms of airways dysfunction of the patient with asthma.Using a multidisciplinary approach including:cell and molecular biology, animal models and systems, transgenics, physiology, imaging and clinical studies, he and his colleagues are attempting to understand the pathophysiological basis of asthma in order to both better diagnose and treat asthma patients.
Dr. Irvin is a member of the European Respiratory Society, American Physiological Society, the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Experimental Medicine and Biology.He has served on the Board of Directors of the ATS.He has been awarded the Joe Rodarte Distinguished Science Award by the ATS, the UVM University Scholar Award in 2007, Fellow of the European Respiratory Society in 2014, Distinguished Educator of the College of Medicine Teaching Academy in 2015 and in 2016; the Larner College of Medicine Dean’s Research Mentorship Award & Robert Crapo Lifetime Achievement Award for Pulmonary Diagnostics from the ATS.
Dr. Irvin has served on numerous grant review panels including NIH, AHA and ALA and is currently a member and Chairman of several study sections for the NIH. Dr. Irvin has been continuously funded by NIH since 1976 and is currently the PI of an ALA-ACRC Center, U13, COBRE and a T32 training grants from the NIH.He has trained 20 postdoctoral fellows and mentored numerous junior faculty, the vast majority now successfully engaged in research careers.