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Research in the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Each year, we raise nearly one million dollars to fund the best and brightest researchers in the country. This money funds our Asthma Clinical Research Center (ACRC) in Chicago and Indianapolis, part of the nation's largest network of clinical research centers dedicated to asthma treatment research. The ACRC network conducts large clinical trials to find solutions on how to improve asthma management and treatments.

Illinois Consortium
Chicago, Illinois
PI: Lewis Smith, MD
Northwestern University

St. Vincent Health
Indianapolis, Indiana
PI: Michael Busk, MD

Basic, Clinical and Behavioral Research

The American Lung Association also supports basic and clinical research through training and "seed" grants for beginning researchers, which play a critical role in attracting and retaining talented scientists who are focused on lung research. Many of our young researchers go on to become award-winning researchers in the field of lung disease.

Meet Our American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest Researchers

If you wish to help fund more research or inquire about future research awards or ongoing research, please contact Penny Gottier Fena, Sr. Vice President, American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest, 651-227-8014, Penny.Fena@Lung.org.

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