Research

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Dr. Meghan Azad

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300 Projects 2012–2016

$11.8 million Invested 2012–2016

Acute Lung Injury/ARDS

Looking to find ways to help those who are critically ill and have lung inflammation. The research includes new treatments to improve quality of life and survival.

Asthma

Currently funding research in areas of early detection, education, prevention, care and treatment, quality of life and health systems and services.

COPD

Currently funding research in areas of prevention, diagnosis, education, care and treatment, quality of life, survival and health systems and services.

Cystic Fibrosis

Currently funding research in areas of diagnosis, education, care and treatment, quality of life and survival.

Infectious Diseases

Currently funding research in areas of prevention, education, care and treatment.

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease is a type of disease in which there is scarring of the lung tissue.

Lung Cancer

Currently funding research in areas of prevention, education, care and treatment, quality of life, survival and health systems and services.

Neuromuscular disease

Currently funding research in areas of education, care and treatment, quality of life, survival and health systems and services.

Pulmonary Hypertension

Currently funding research in areas of education, care and treatment, quality of life, survival and health systems and services.

Rare Lung Disease

Currently funding research in areas of diagnosis, education, care and treatment.

Sleep Disordered breathing

Currently funding research in areas of diagnosis, education, care and treatment, quality of life and survival. More info about sleep apnea here

Tuberculosis

Currently funding research in areas of prevention, care and treatment.

Air Quality

Funded projects explore the variety of ways that air quality affects our lungs.

Critical illness

Funded projects included recovery processes from ICU stays as well as illnesses related to old age.

Early Detection/Diagnosis

Funded projects explored possibilities of early detection of lung disease.

Immunology

Funded projects explored the role of the immune system and its reaction to environmental effects.

Lung transplant

Funded projects explored the lungs’ ability to reject or accept lung transplant.

Mechanical ventilation/biomechanics

Funded projects  explored the quality of life in mechanically ventilated patients.

Neonatal lung disease

Funded projects explored lung health of infants.

Pneumonia

Funded projects explored the causes and worsening of pneumonia.

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Funded projects explored various stages of pulmonary fibrosis.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Funded projects explored various aspects of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic lung disease.

Tobacco

Funded projects explored effects of smoking on lung health as well as cessation.

Toxicity

Funded projects explored effects of toxicity on lung cells.

Other

Funded projects included numerous research grants.