Research

Our research faculty in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine include basic scientists, translational and clinical researchers, and epidemiologists who work together to investigate the most important disease affecting the lungs and causing critical illness. We maintain active NIH and CDC funded research programs in acute lung injury, asthma, cystic fibrosis, lung transplantation, tuberculosis, interstitial lung disease, the adult respiratory distress syndrome, sleep-disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnea, neuromuscular respiratory diseases, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Reflecting the strength and diversity of our researchers, many of our faculty hold appointments in other departments in the University, including the Departments of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health Science. In addition, we are committed to the training of future scientists, and the Division holds an NIH-funded T32 Training Grant in Lung Biology. Recent work from the Division has been published in leading medical and scientific journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Nature Medicine, The Lancet and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.