Active clinical research for better patient care and outcomes
The Division of Respirology has active research programs in the clinical areas of obstructive lung diseases (COPD, asthma and cystic fibrosis), pulmonary hypertension, sleep disorders, interstitial lung disease and end of life care.
Our research team includes three full-time research coordinators, undergraduate and postgraduate trainees in medicine, and graduate students in biomedical engineering, physiotherapy and community health and epidemiology.
Our division participates in a number of collaborative national research networks and projects, including:
- Canadian Respiratory Research Network (CRRN)
- Canadian Cohort of Obstructive Lung Disease (CanCOLD)
- Prospective Evaluation of Long-term Outcomes after Pulmonary Embolism (ELOPE)
- Strategies to Improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of Asthma in Canada
Additionally, the Division of Respirology is conducting a number of industry-supported clinical trials and has strong links with researchers in Dalhousie University’s School of Biomedical Engineering (Dr. Geoffrey Maksym, Director) and School of Physiotherapy (Dr. Gail Dechman).