January 23, 2019

Dean's Excellence Award winner profile: Veena Antony, M.D.

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Veena Antony, M.D., professor in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, is the senior faculty winner of the Dean’s Excellence Award in Service. 

Antony's medical training began at Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India. Following medical school, she progressed to an internship and residency at New York's Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Following her Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship training at the University of Colorado's School of Medicine, Antony worked in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the University of Florida before beginning her work at UAB in 2010. Antony currently serves as the director of Program for Environmental and Translational Medicine.

Antony’s research is focused on environmental and translational medicine, cystic fibrosis, pleural disease, and lung injury. Active studies involve work in the development of novel anti-fibrotic therapies, disease-relevant animal models of non-resolving fibrosis, the role of HO-1 in protection against bromine-induced lung injury/fibrosis, and the infrastructure needed to support cystic fibrosis clinical trials.