Pulmonary and Critical Care Research | Loyola Medicine

Pulmonary and Critical Care Research

Goal

To learn the basics of research including submitting project proposal, recruiting patients, collecting and analyzing data with the intent of submitting abstract to a national meeting and eventually for publication.

Program

Fellow is expected to perform research for a minimum of six months during their training (provided they have satisfactorily completed their clinical requirements).

Areas of current research include:

  • Mechanisms of weaning failure
  • Patient-ventilator interactions
  • Respiratory muscle pathophysiology
  • Sleep in the ICU
  • Control of breathing
  • Outcome in long-term ventilated patients
  • Lung transplantation
  • COPD rehabilitation
  • Alterations in lung cellular function after acute injury   
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Medical Education