Ongoing Research

 

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is active in several areas of research, including:

  • Lung cancer screening
  • The evaluation of solitary pulmonary nodules
  • Lung cancer vaccine for the treatment and prevention of recurrent lung cancer in those already diagnosed with low to mid-stage lung cancer.
  • Antibody profiling and biomarkers for the detection of  lung cancer
  • COPD epidemiology
  • COPD treatment clinical trials
  • The role of TRPV1 receptor in bronchospasm in response to warm air stimulation and role of sex hormones and immunoscence  in modulation of induced T regulatory cells and their influence on asthma
  • Muscle dysfunction in the critically ill patient
  • Modulation of muscle dysfunction in ICU patients with respiratory failure
  • New modalities in the treatment of sepsis
  • The development of artificial lung technology and extracorporeal life support
  • Humoral sensitization in lung transplantation
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Sleep and motor vehicle accidents
  • Interstitial lung diseases