Robert F. Lemanske Jr., MD, associate dean for clinical and translational research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is also deputy executive director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

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Robert F. Lemanske, Jr.

Lemanske is a professor of medicine and pediatrics and has a long, distinguished history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After completing his undergraduate degree at the university and earning his medical degree at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, he completed a residency in the school's Department of Pediatrics and an allergy and immunology fellowship in its Department of Medicine.

Following a research fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, he joined the UW-Madison faculty and rapidly developed a national reputation as a highly productive, innovative physician-researcher. His primary interests are the origins, triggers and treatment of asthma in infants and children.

Lemanske also is a member of the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Oversight and Advisory Committee, which establishes community-academic partnership grants aimed at Wisconsin's critical health issues. He also is serving as the 2015-16 president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.