The University of Pennsylvania has a long tradition of pulmonary research. Several important advancements that have become standard of care originated at Penn, such as the single-breath diffusing capacity and body plethysmography.
Research programs at the Paul F. Harron Jr. Lung Center include:
- Acute Lung Injury and Pulmonary Endothelial/Neutrophil Cell Biology
- Asthma & Airway Biology
- Environmental/Occupational Lung Disease
- HIV Biology