American Lung Association grants supporting RGH, Cornell research

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Posted Dec 05, 2011

As part of its mission to improve lung health and prevent lung disease, the American Lung Association is awarding two of its annual biomedical research grants to local researchers.

One $80,000 grant will be going to David Verhoeven, a doctor at Rochester General Hospital. His research will look at influenza causing severe illness or death in young children.

Another will be going to Kelly Hume, D.V.M at Cornell University in Ithaca. Her research will focus on improving lung cancer's responsiveness to chemotherapy treatments.

The grant awards were recently announced by the American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program.

Since 2002, the program has awarded 26 research grants, fellowships and awards to researchers in New York state studying lung disease.