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Airways Disease

Our Airway Disease Research Program centers on translational research in the following areas with the goals of improving the lives of patients with airway diseases and understanding the basic mechanisms of these diseases to further advance the efforts for a cure:

  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Sarcoidosis

Our research includes studies on both the individual disease process and on underlying mechanisms they may have in common. We have a clinical research focus on promoting both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic disease interventions.

Multi-center Clinical Research

Our centers participate in several national multi-center clinical research networks which conduct large simple clinical and translational research trials. Our Airways Disorders Team also collaborates with several basic science labs centered on investigating the underlying inflammatory host response among airway diseases.

We are also active in testing novel treatments, such as exercise therapy, based on individual patient characteristics such as smoking status, HIV status, environmental allergies, age, gender, race among others.

Personalized Health Care Collaborations

We fully embrace the OSU Medical Center’s commitment to personalized health care and translation of research findings to the patient care clinic. We are active in the NIH sponsored Research Match program which allows patients to volunteer for research studies.

In addition to our national network partners, we collaborate with investigators at OSU from:

  • Departments of Dentistry,
  • Pharmacology,
  • Informatics,
  • Public Health,
  • Veterinary Medicine,
  • Neurosurgery,
  • Sports Medicine,
  • Otolaryngology,
  • Immunology,
  • Psychiatry.

We also have active collaborative relationships with investigators based at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and interact with Medical Center Signature Programs in Critical Care and Cancer.

Airways Disease Research Team