All fellows are expected to accomplish scholarly activity during their Fellowship. They will participate in research for at least 3-6 months of their 36 month training period. Time in an area of research will depend upon interests and goals of the individual candidates. Active areas of research in this Division are sleep disordered breathing, sleep and cardiovascular disease, acute and chronic lung conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancers and fibrosing lung diseases. The Division collaborates closely with the Department of Physiology and the Division of Allergy and Immunology and joint research projects are possible and encouraged.
All fellows are active in teaching. Teaching responsibilities are assumed in the course in physical diagnosis as well as the teaching of applied clinical pulmonary and pulmonary physiology for the house staff and medical students rotating on the service. The fellows are responsible for the day-to-day instruction of interns and residents in the diagnosis and care of patients with critical illness.
The mission of our faculty is to improve the health of our citizens. Our special focus is to engage in clinical research and education addressing acute and chronic lung conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancers and fibrosing lung diseases. Areas of particular interest to the faculty include, but are not limited to, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, asthma/COPD, complex sleep disorders, lung cancer and management of adult respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock. Diagnostics, treatment and management, and educational programs are focused on the needs of patients and their families.
Our Faculty and Fellows publish scholarly activity that involves basic research as well as clinical research aimed at improving respiratory clinical care and sleep health. Each of our faculty is involved in clinical scholarly activity in their special areas of interest. A pooled bibliography in excess of 150 publications support our division’s research interests.