Department of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care and
Occupational Medicine Faculty
Lois J. Geist, M.D., M.S.
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Carver College of Medicine
Dr. Geist's research interests include cytokine induction by viral gene products as a way to study inflammatory lung disease. Her clinical interests include pulmonary rehabilitation, clinical exercise testing and pulmonary disease in the immunocompromised host.
Honors, Awards, and Organizations
- Alpha Omega Alpha
- American College of Chest Physicians
- American College of Physicians
- American Federation for Clinical Research, Midwest Trainee Award, 1989
- American Heart Association Fellowship Grant, 1989-90
- American Thoracic Society
- VA Associate Investigator Award
- VA Research Associate Award
- Geist, L.J., Powers, L., Monick, M.M., and Hunninghake, G.W: Asbestos Stimulation Triggers Differential Cytokine Release from Human Monocytes and Alveolar Macrophages. Exp Lung Research, 26:41-56, 1999.
- Geist, L.J. and Dai, L.Y. The Immediate Early Genes of Human Cytomegalovirus Increases Interleukin-2 Receptor- a Gene Expression. J. Investigative Medicine, 48(1), 2000.
- Geist, L.J. and Hinde, SL. Susceptibility to Cytomegalovirus Infection May be Dependent on the Cytokine Response to the Virus. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 49(5), 2001.