Academic and Clinical Excellence
With an active clinical practice, nationally recognized research and clinical programs and key roles in medical education and training, our division excels in many areas, bringing to life what it means to work in academic medicine.
Vermont Lung Center
The faculty in our division are closely aligned with the Vermont Lung Center (VLC), an interdepartmental research center studying lung biology and lung disease. Funded by an NIH NCRR COBRE (Center for Biomedical Excellence), the American Lung Association – Asthma Clinical Research Center Award and an NIH NHLBI T32 training grant, the VLC provides unparalleled opportunities for research, career training and translational clinical research investigation.
Research & Education
Our division has a national and international reputation in research, especially in the areas of asthma, stem cell research and more recently obesity and lung disease.
Our research studies include such topics as asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, critical care, and cystic fibrosis, among others. Basic science and translational research focuses on airway disease biology and animal modeling of asthma and other airway diseases.
Our faculty participates in the medical school curriculum, training Internal Medicine residents, and supports the work of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Additionally, our division offers a Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship.
The 2014 Research Report
Daniel Weiss M.D.
University of Vermont Professor of Medicine Daniel Weiss MD, Ph.D., published the results of his stem cell therapy COPD clincal trial in CHEST, the journal of American College of Chest Physicians. Read the full article.
Stem Cell Conference, Burlington VT, July 27-30 2015
Obesity and Metabolism: An Emerging Frontier in Lung Health and Disease, Burlington VT, October 5-7 2015
Northern American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Phoenix ZA, October 8-10 2015
CHEST Annual Meeting 2015, Montreal Quebec, Canada, October 24-28 2015
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