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Jeanine Marie D’Armiento, M.D., Ph.D.

Jeanine Marie D’Armiento was the first M.D./Ph.D. student at UMDNJ-RWJMS to receive the Ph.D. in the Graduate Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the UMDNJ – Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Piscataway Division.  Her research using transgenic mice provided the first evidence of the role played by collagenase in the etiology of emphysema.  After leaving UMDNJ in 1992, she completed her residency in medicine and fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Columbia University where she became the youngest Assistant Professor of Medicine ever appointed in 1997.  She has continued to attract international recognition for her research, including continuing work on the pathogenic role of collagenases in various diseases.  She had received prestigious awards from Burroughs Wellcome Pharmaceutical and Lucille Markey Foundations, and research grants from the NIH, American Heart Association and other agencies.  She exemplifies the goal of the M.D./Ph.D. program to produce clinical scientists who excel in research, education and patient care.