Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Pulmonary Medicine Research

The Division of Pulmonary Medicine aims to increase knowledge and improve practice in the care of pediatric respiratory system disease through basic, translational and clinical research. The division collaborates with other Lurie Children’s divisions and research programs, and other programs at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and participates in national and international activities to improve the care of children with respiratory disease and sleep disorders. Our research emphasizes cystic fibrosis, asthma, respiratory disorders of sleep, and rare lung diseases. We value our collaborations and promote excellence in our clinical research professionals and physicians. We continuously strive to develop research skills for faculty, staff and trainees.

Cystic Fibrosis Center

The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University enthusiastically participates in clinical research efforts to broaden the understanding of cystic fibrosis and help develop new therapies. Discovering and developing new and more effective treatments is critical in improving the health and life of individuals with cystic fibrosis.

Pulmonary Habilitation Program

The PHP team is active in research to look at long term outcomes for children who go home on ventilators. Currently more than 100 families of children who have been discharged home from Lurie Children's on ventilators over the last 20 years have been contacted to find out if their children are still on ventilators and what their level of function is physically, cognitively and socially. We hope that this research will support the benefits we see in children on ventilators living at home with their families.

For more specifics on the research activities being conducted in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, please visit the division page on the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute website.