Pulmonary and Critical Care Research | Loyola Medicine

Pulmonary and Critical Care Research


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.


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