Burchard to deliver UCSF Academic Senate’s 20th Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Clinical Science

Honor recognizes Burchard’s groundbreaking research on asthma genetics and treatment disparities

Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH, was selected by the UCSF Academic Senate to give the 20th Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Clinical Science, an honor recognizing his contributions to asthma research.

Burchard has spent over 20 years investigating genes, environment, and asthma in minority children, generating both primary research findings and rich data sources for fellow researchers to mine in pursuit of addressing disparities in treating the common disease.

He has also leveraged his decades of experience to advocate for more responsible use of genetic ancestry in health care.

The lecture, titled “My Wonderful Journey from the Hood to Academic Medicine,” will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, November 02, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. (Pacific time).
Lecture details and streaming link

Burchard is a faculty member in the UCSF Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, a joint department of the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine. He is also the director of the UCSF Asthma Collaboratory and co-director of the UCSF Center for Genes, Environment, and Health.


School of Pharmacy, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy aims to solve the most pressing health care problems and strives to ensure that each patient receives the safest, most effective treatments. Our discoveries seed the development of novel therapies, and our researchers consistently lead the nation in NIH funding. The School’s doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree program, with its unique emphasis on scientific thinking, prepares students to be critical thinkers and leaders in their field.