New award from American Thoracic Society honoring Wright goes to Ledford

Friday, June 8, 2012

Julie Ledford, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine) is the first recipient of the newly established Jo Rae Wright Award for Outstanding Science from the American Thoracic Society. Dr. Ledford had worked in Dr. Wright's lab as a postdoctoral fellow.

The award, which is based on demonstrated potential for significant scientific achievement and contributions, was presented during the ATS 2012 Awards Session in May. Learn more.

Jo Rae Wright, former vice dean for basic sciences for the Duke University School of Medicine, and former dean of the University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, died in January and was remembered by Provost Peter Lange and Vice Dean for Basic Science Sally Kornbluth in this radio interview.