UAB Researcher Receives Funding from American Lung Association to Study Asthma

In an effort to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, the American Lung Association invests in promising lung health research. The organization recently announced an investment in 98 promising lung health research awards, including for local researcher Miranda Curtiss, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

The ALA/AAAAI Allergy-Asthma Award will fund Dr. Curtiss’ project to better understand the underlying mechanisms that cause asthma. Read more about her research project here.

“More than 36 million Americans are living with lung disease, placing them at increased risk for the most severe impacts of COVID-19. The American Lung Association recognizes that now is a crucial time to champion lung health, and is investing in promising lung health research, including with Dr. Curtiss at UAB,” said Ashley Lyerly, advocacy director for the Lung Association. “We’re proud to support promising scientists to help us realize our vision of a world free of lung disease.”

The Lung Association also has an Airways Clinical Research Center (ACRC) at University of Alabama at Birmingham Lung Health Center. The ACRC Network is the nation’s largest not-for-profit network of clinical centers dedicated to asthma and COPD research, which includes experts working together to produce results directly affecting patient care.

Research projects funded by the Lung Association are carefully selected through rigorous scientific review and represent the investigation of a wide range of complex issues to help improve the lives of those living with a lung disease.

For more information about the American Lung Association research award recipients and projects, visit For media seeking an interview with a COVID-19 researcher or lung health expert, contact Jill Dale at 312-940-7001.

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