Research Awards Nationwide

Research Awards Nationwide gives a snapshot of the research we support through our Awards and Grants Program and Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC). We hope you are inspired by the exciting research presented in this report and share our message of the need for additional support for our work toward eliminating lung diseases.

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Asthma Clinical Research Centers - MICT

ACRC

Asthma Clinical Research Centers Network

Co-Funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Use of Mobile Devices and the Internet to Streamline An Asthma Clinical Trial (MICT)

Asthma Clinical Research Centers - SAPS

ACRC

Asthma Clinical Research Centers Network

Co-Funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Smoking Asthmatics Pilot Study (SAPS)

Elnaz Atabakhsh, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Senior Research Training Fellowship

Gene Mutation Makes Lung Cancer Less Responsive to Treatment

Audreesh Banerjee, MD

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Biomedical Research Grant

How Class of Drugs Decreases Airway Hyperresponsiveness

Cristine Berry, MD

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Biomedical Research Grant

Does Early-Life Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Increase COPD Risk?

Timothy Burns, MD, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Funded in Partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Determining How Two Genes Interact in Lung Cancer

Delesha Carpenter, PhD

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Social Behavioral Research Grant

Using Mobile App to Help Teens Manage Their Asthma

Florent Carrette, PhD

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
Senior Research Training Fellowship

Investigating How Immune Cells Respond to Influenza Virus

Tung Chan, PhD

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Biomedical Research Grant

Protecting Lungs by Stimulating Molecule Important to Cell Survival

Chen-Hua Chuang, PhD

Stanford University, Stanford, California
Senior Research Training Fellowship

Molecular Biography of Lung Cancer Metastasis

Kristina Crothers, MD

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Funded in Partnership with the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific

Improving How We Implement Lung Cancer Screening in Diverse Patient Populations

Taylor Doherty, MD

University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
Biomedical Research Grant

Seeking Better Understanding of Allergic Asthma

Joyita Dutta, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Senior Research Training Fellowship

Using PET/MRI Images in Late-Stage Lung Cancer Treatment

Robert Dvorak, PhD

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Social Behavioral Research Grant

Funded in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Mobile Device May Help Smokers Quit

Souheil El-Chemaly, MD, MPH

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
American Thoracic Society/American Lung Association Research Grant

Identifying the Mechanisms Underlying Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome

Maha Farhat, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Biomedical Research Grant

Gene Mutations and Tuberculosis Resistance

David Fedele, PhD

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Social Behavioral Research Grant

Helping Overweight or Obese Children With Asthma Improve Their Health

Fabienne Gally, PhD

National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
Biomedical Research Grant

Protein Could Boost Immune System Against Cigarette Smoke

Magdalena Gorska, MD, PhD

National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
Biomedical Research Grant

Importance of Natural Killer Cells in Prenatally-induced Asthma Predisposition

Daniel Greif, MD

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Biomedical Research Grant

Funded by the American Lung Association of the Northeast

Smooth Muscle's Role in Pulmonary Hypertension

Kristin Griffiths, PhD

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Senior Research Training Fellowship

Funded in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Stopping Latent Tuberculosis (TB) From Turning into Active Disease

Pamela Guerrerio, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
American Lung Association/AR Trust Foundation Allergic Respiratory Disease Award

Development of a Novel Treatment for Asthma

Jennifer Ingram, PhD

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
American Lung Association/AR Trust Foundation Allergic Respiratory Disease Award

Exploring the Link Between Asthma and Obesity

Humam Kadara, PhD

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Changes in Airway Could Signal Early Lung Cancer Development

Peter Kaiser, PhD

University of California, Irvine
American Lung Association, Free to Breathe, and Uniting Against Lung Cancer Impact Award

Drugs to Reactivate Tumor-Killing Ability of p53

Ji Yeon Kim, PhD

UT-Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Senior Research Training Fellowship

Lung Cancer Mutations Increase Levels of Polyamines

John Koomen, PhD

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL
Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Funded in Partnership with the American Lung Association of the Southeast

Targeting Kinases in Lung Cancer Treatment

Beata Kosmider, PhD

National Jewish Health, Denver, CO
Biomedical Research Grant

How Does Smoke Impair A Protein That Protects Against Lung Injury?

Chris Lim, MS

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
Lung Health Dissertation Grant

Funded by the American Lung Association of the Northeast

Studying the Effect of Climate Change on Health

Amanda Lin, PhD

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Senior Research Training Fellowship

Modifying Molecules' Relationship to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension

Wenyu Liu, PhD

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Senior Research Training Fellowship

Preventing Lung Cancer Stem Cells From Self-Renewing

Narsa Machireddy, PhD

University of Illinois
Biomedical Research Grant

Funded in Partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Oxygen Therapy in Treating Acute Lung Injury

Yutaka Maeda, DVM, PhD

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Biomedical Research Grant

Eradicating Every Last Lung Cancer Cell

Mary Martinasek, PhD

University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Social Behavioral Research Grant

Funded in Partnership with the American Lung Association of the Southeast

Environmental Effects of Hookah Smoking

Nancy McNamara, OD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Inhibiting a Protein Might Help Prevent or Treat Lung Cancer

Andrew Mehle, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Biomedical Research Grant

Funded in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

How Influenza Virus and Immune System Response Damage Lungs

Terumi Midoro-Horiuti, MD, PhD

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX
American Lung Association/AR Trust Foundation Allergic Respiratory Disease Award

Can Prenatal Exposure to BPA Increase Asthma Risk?

Dane Parker, PhD

Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Biomedical Research Grant

Funded in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Northeast

Preventing Immune Cell From Helping Bacteria Cause Lung Infection

Vinicio De Jesus Perez, MD

Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Biomedical Research Grant

How Blood Vessel Cells Promote Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD

Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
American Lung Association/AR Trust Foundation Allergic Respiratory Disease Award

Environmental Intervention in Urban Schools and Childhood Asthma

John Poirier, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
LUNGevity/American Lung Association Career Development Award

Molecular Mechanisms of Acquired Drug Resistance in Small Cell Lung Cancer

Valerie Press, MD, MPH

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Social Behavioral Research Grant

Funded in Partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Video-Based Education Program for Inhaler Use

Sammeta Raju, PhD

University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Biomedical Research Grant

New Therapeutic Strategies to Treat Mucus Obstruction in COPD Airways

Stephen Reeves, MD, PhD

Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
Senior Research Training Fellowship

How Airways of Children With Asthma Are Damaged

Bradley Winston Richmond, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Senior Research Training Fellowship

Infections Could Play Role in Smokers’ Development of COPD

Katherine Rivera, MD

Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Clinical Patient Care Research Grant

Best Time to Start Treatment for Respiratory Tract Illness

Valerie Rogers, PhD

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Biomedical Research Grant

Asthma and Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

Andreas Schwingshackl, MD, PhD

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Biomedical Research Grant

Funded in Partnership with the American Lung Association of the Midland States

Identifying New Targets to Treat Acute Lung Injury

Shiladitya Sengupta, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Funded by the American Lung Association of the Northeast

Using Nanoparticles to Improve Lung Cancer Treatment

David Shackelford, PhD

University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Compound May Kill Tumors With LKB1 Gene Mutation

Mohammed Shatat, MD

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Biomedical Research Grant

Molecule Could Play Role in Improving Treatment of PAH

Abdul Sheikh, PhD

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Senior Research Training Fellowship

Abnormal Lung Blood Vessel Muscle Formation and Pulmonary Hypertension

Sunny Shin, PhD

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Biomedical Research Grant

How Immune Cells Clear Legionnaire's Disease Bacteria from Lungs

Hideki Shishido, PhD

Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Senior Research Training Fellowship

Developing New Method to Study Cystic Fibrosis Protein

Anurag Singh, PhD

Boston University, Boston, MA
Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Understanding Role of Mutated KRAS Gene in Lung Cancer

Isaac Kirubakaran Sundar, PhD

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Biomedical Research Grant

Funded by the American Lung Association of the Northeast

Identifying How Cigarette Smoke Causes Lung Cells to Age Prematurely

Seyedtaghi Takyar, MD, PhD

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Enhancing the Targeting of Tumor Blood Vessels in Lung Cancer

Alexei Tumanov, MD, PhD

Trudeau Institute, Saranac Lake, NY
Biomedical Research Grant

Funded in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Northeast

Regulating Immune System's Excessive Response to Influenza in Lungs

Narendra Wajapeyee, PhD

Yale University, New Haven, CT
Biomedical Research Grant

Funded in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Northeast

Targeting p53 Gene to Treat Lung Cancer

Jennifer Wambach, MD

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Biomedical Research Grant

Funded in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Why Does the Same Mutation Cause Lung Disease in Only Some Family Members?

Johnathan Whetstine, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Funded by the American Lung Association of the Northeast

Enzyme Could Help Predict Effectiveness of Lung Cancer Chemotherapy

Monte Winslow, PhD

Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Biomedical Research Grant

Factors in the Spread of Lung Cancer

Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH

Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
DeSouza Research Award

Funded by the American Lung Association of the Southwest

Who Will Develop Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Lung Disease?

Gutian Xiao, PhD

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Lung Cancer Discovery Award

Using Protein to Help Diagnose and Treat Lung Cancer

Xuexian Yang, PhD

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Biomedical Research Grant

How Lack of CIS Molecule Leads to Allergic Lung Disease

Hongwei Yao, PhD, MD

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Biomedical Research Grant

Link Between Cigarette Smoke and Lung Premature Aging

Shuyu Yao, PhD, DVM

Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Senior Research Training Fellowship

Funded in partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Helping Immune System Fight RSV

Guofei Zhou, PhD

University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Biomedical Research Grant

Funded in Partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Role of Tumor Suppressor Protein in Pulmonary Fibrosis