Dr. Palmer is the Donald F Fortin MD Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Duke, and serves as Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine and Director of Medicine Plus at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He also serves as Clinical Research Director in the Duke Transplant Center, and has secondary appointments in Immunology and Population Health. Dr. Palmer’s successful research career includes over 20 years of continuous NIH funding, over 300 publications, and many key leadership roles in national and international pulmonary and transplant societies. He has mentored many outstanding trainees who remain in academic research, and leads several NIH funded institutional research training programs. Dr. Palmer’s research has shaped current clinical practices in lung transplant, improved patient outcomes, and extended the basic understanding of transplant biology. His work has also advanced the understanding of clinical and basic aspects of many advanced lung diseases including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome.