Renowned UC San Diego respiratory physiologist John B. West, MD, PhD, D.Sc., has been awarded the Pneumonology Prize from the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome.
Founded in 1603, the Accademia is one of the oldest scientific societies in the world.
West is Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Physiology at UC San Diego, where has been on the faculty since 1969.
The recipient of many honors, he is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.