The American Lung Association’s Research Awards Nationwide 2015-2016 report highlights the 69 research projects funded by the group designed to improve lung health.

By funding promising research, the American Lung Association seeks to discover not only potential cures and effective prevention and treatment strategies for lung disease, but also methods to improve the quality of life for those living with lung disease through the support of both laboratory and patient-centered research. After a rigorous scientific review, carefully chosen research projects focus on a wide range of complex issues to help combat and reduce the suffering and burden of lung disease – ranging from lung cancer and COPD to asthma and pulmonary fibrosis.

“When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters. More than 33 million Americans live with a chronic lung disease like asthma or COPD, and we know that scientific research is the front-line weapon in eliminating the terrible toll of lung disease on our families and loved ones,” said Harold P. Wimmer, President and CEO of the American Lung Association. “We are proud to fund $6.49 million in research this year, investing in a healthier future for Americans who are impacted by and at risk of lung disease, whether asthma, lung cancer, COPD or pulmonary fibrosis.”

Funding medical research is at the core of the American Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Our research builds healthier futures by funding the most innovative and inquisitive scientific minds, offering support to allow them to grow and advance in the field of lung health research.

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