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Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Research at UW

The Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has ongoing basic and clinical research programs in abroad spectrum of disciplines including asthma and allergic diseases, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung diseases, lung cancer and interventional pulmonology.

Major research interests include:

Asthma.

Basic studies of the role of inflammatory mediators in the pathogenesis of asthma are complemented with clinical research to identify more effective therapeutic strategies.

Nizar Jarjour Lab

Loren Denlinger Lab

Sameer Mathur Lab

Sleep disordered breathing.

The causes and consequences of sleep apnea during chronic lung disease are actively being investigated. Additionally, cardiovascular consequences of sleep apnea are being tested. 

Mihaela Teodorescu Lab

Lung inflammation.

The role of inflammatory mediators is investigated in the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis, graft rejection following lung transplantation, and aging. Clinical trials assess innovative approaches to modifying the inflammatory response to reduce lung injury.

Keith Meyer Lab

Nathan Sandbo Lab

Critical care.

Clinical studies using the extensive critical care database have been performed to investigate the impact of patient care processes on outcomes and costs. Interventions and follow-up assessments of efficacy are performed to assess new ways to delivery patient care in the intensive care unit.  We also have a number of QI projects using Point of Care Ultrasound.

William Ehlenbach Lab

Pierre Kory

Lung cancer.

Innovative diagnostic strategies for the early detection of lung cancer have been developed and tested.