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People from every walk of life are living healthier, more active lives—thanks to the medical breakthroughs pioneered by American Lung Association researchers and their colleagues. This lifesaving research has helped ease the burden and ultimately restores health to patients with pneumonia, lung inflammation, pulmonary hypertension, lung transplants, and more.

Meet Our Southeast Researchers

Jennifer Casey, PhD - University of Alabama at Birmingham
How Does Cadmium in Cigarette Smoke Increase Risk of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia?

Tomasz Szul, PhD - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Gaining Insight into Impact of E-Cigarettes on Lung Inflammation

Andrew Bryant, M.D. - University of Florida
Targeting Protein May Reduce Severity of Pulmonary Hypertension

Gina DeNicola, PhD - H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Changes in Cell Signaling Pathway Could Shed Light on Lung Cancer

David Hall, M.D. - University of Florida

Increasing the Number of Suitable Donor Lungs for Transplantation

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