Pulmonary research is a primary focus of the division. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects for periods ranging from six to 18 months of their fellowship.
Research themes in the division include:
- Clinical studies in cystic fibrosis and lymphangioleiomyomatosis
- Basic research in the structure and function of adrenergic receptors in asthma
- Pathogenesis of sleep disordered breathing
Other areas of strength include:
- Pulmonary innate immunity
- Alveolar macrophage function and differentiation
- Surfactant protein biology
- Animal models of pulmonary fibrosis
- Microbial pathogenesis of pulmonary infection
Fellows may participate in a range of clinical trials that are currently in progress or soon to open, including studies in critical care, COPD, ILD, cystic fibrosis, LAM, alveolar proteinosis and alpha one antitrypsin deficiency.
Fellows who present original work at national meetings are funded for travel, lodging and registration by the division.