Project Role: Consultant, Clinical Team

Alan Jobe, M.D., is Professor of Pediatrics in the divisions of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and was previously Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA and Director of the Perinatal Research Laboratories at the Walter P. Martin Research Center at Harbor-UCLA. Dr. Jobe performed many of the metabolic, physiologic studies that resulted in FDA approval of surfactant for the treatment of Respiratory Distress Syndrome. His related research interests are in surfactant homeostasis, lung injury, fetal inflammation, and lung development. His research at Harbor-UCLA was funded by RCDA and R01 grants from NICHD, and he was the Director of a PERC Center Grant at Harbor-UCLA. He has had continuous R01 funding since fellowship, and was the Director of a P-50 Program Project Grant from NHLBI to study surfactant homeostasis in transgenic animal models at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is the Principal Investigator for two R01 grants that support projects in Perth, Western Australia and Cincinnati, Ohio that focus on translational research to develop new strategies to induce fetal maturation and to minimize the risks of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants. His participation in clinical research includes being the Chair of the Steering Committee for the NICHD Neonatal Research Network from 1996 to 2006. He served on the NIH-Human Embryology and Development Study Section from 1983-1987, and he has been on the FDA Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee. He chaired the Pediatric Assembly of the American Thoracic Society in 1986 and the ATS Research Fellowship Review Committee from 1992-1995. Other society activities include reviewing grants for the Basil O’Conner Awards for March of Dimes. He became a member of The American Society for Clinical Investigation in 1986. He was a member of the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council for NIH from 2003 to 2007. Dr. Jobe was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2007. He presently is the Chair of the Steering Committee for the NICHD Global Research Network. His CV lists over 290 peer reviewed publications and over 165 editorials, chapters, and other publications. Dr. Jobe has a B.A. in Biology from Stanford University and an M.D. and Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego.