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Kenneth Adler Recipient of Dr. John S. Risley Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Kenneth Adler, professor of cell biology in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has spent more than four decades investigating the respiratory airways and the problem of excess inflammation as occurs in several severe diseases, including chronic bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

In the process, Dr. Adler has become one of the world’s foremost researchers in the field of airway disease and a top-ranked biomedical scientist whose achievements have the potential to significantly improve the lives of people with severe respiratory disease.

Adler’s career has been recognized by numerous honors, the most recent being the 2014 Dr. John S. Risley Entrepreneur of the Year award sponsored by the NC State Office of Technology Transfer and presented to the cell biologist by NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson and Vice Chancellor for Research Terri Lomax.

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