Dr. Thrall is one of the most renowned research pioneers in the field of pulmonary diseases. He is Professor of Medicine and Director of Pulmonary Research at the Pulmonary Division-Department of Medicine University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut. Dr. Thrall specializes in Lung Inflammation and Immunopathology.
Dr. Thrall is a member of many professional organizations such as the: American Lung Association (National) - Allergy and Immunology; American Lung Association of Connecticut: Hartford County - President (1987); Occupational Health Council (1983-1987); School Health Program (1984-1992); and the Awards and Grants Committee (1990-Present).
Dr. Thrall is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the: American Lung Association Research Awards - 1981 and 1982; New Investigator Award - 1981-1984National Institutes of Health; Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Research Career Development Award - 1983-1988; National Institutes of Health; Heart, Lung and Blood Institute;American Lung Association of Connecticut Award for Outstanding Contribution in School Health Programs – 1985 David Frederick, M.D., Memorial Humanitarian Award - 1994 Pulmonary Division, University of Connecticut Health Center Special Recognition Teaching Award - 1996-1997
Dr. Thrall has reviewed Manuscripts for the following Journals: American Journal of Pathology, American Review of Respiratory Disease, American Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
Professor Thrall is the author of numerous publications, and the book "Pulmonary Fibrosis" - Sem H. Phan and Roger S. Thrall - Editors. In the National Institutes of Health series on Lung Biology in Health and Disease, Volume 80 Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, New York. Dr. Claude Lenfant, Director of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Executive Editor of series, 973 pages, 1995.