Paul F. Harron Jr. Lung Center

Institute for Environmental Medicine

Founded in 1968, the Institute for Environmental Medicine initially focused on studies related to underwater and aerospace environments.

Today, research at the Institute includes investigations of the cellular and molecular biology and biochemistry of the lung under normal as well as adverse conditions.

Current research themes include surfactant production and metabolism, pulmonary oxygen toxicity, ischemia-reperfusion injury to the lung, therapeutic effects of hyperbaric oxygen, and pulmonary injury induced by smoke inhalation.

The Institute offers fellows with a particular interest in these areas the opportunity to create a research program appropriate to their individual needs, under the mentorship of Institute investigators.

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