Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

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Stem Cell Immunology

We now can create critical cell types like cardiomyocytes etc. from stem cells. Additionally, we are learning the rules of using these cells to rebuild tissues. A major gap in our knowledge relates to the immunobiology of these cells. Lessons from transplantation medicine are only partially applicable, because solid organs are more complex and likely more immunogenic than defined cell populations. How does the immune ...more »

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Application of data science to extract information from EHR/EMR

There is a need to utilize bioinformatics to analyze electronic health records / electronic medical records (EHR/EMR) documentation of practice-based pulmonary and sleep medicine to better understand longitudinal care delivery patterns and outcomes, identify changes in evidence, inform practice, and foster reverse translation to integrate basic and clinical research.

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Understanding Pathobiology of Exacerbations

COPD exacerbations contribute to poor quality of life, lung function and functional decline. In addition, they are costly to the patient and to health care cost. However, they remain defined exclusively on symptoms and constitute a “soft” endpoint. Actually, the number of exacerbations has become the GOLD standard to establish the risk of outcome (exacerbations). However, a mild episode that only requires outpatient ...more »

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New funding mechanism for major diseases

According to the National Bioeconomy Blueprint" published in 2012 by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, “Flexibility in the use of new and existing funding mechanisms in and across agencies will be vital to stimulating the discovery of new bioinventions with potential to grow the bioeconomy” (p. 24). It is known that the most effective research program in American history was the Manhattan Project. ...more »

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COPD and co-morbidities

Society is ageing and chronic degenerative diseases including COPD are increasingly occurring together. The critical question is whether certain diseases occur together by chance or are they occurring together because they share pathobiological commonalities and mechanisms? This leads to a series of practical consequences and questions 1. Which diseases are occurring concurrent with COPD more than chance alone would ...more »

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Reducing Atrial Fibrillation by treating modifiable risk factors

Would better management of modifiable risk factors, including obesity, sleep apnea, hypertension, hyperglycemia, and metabolic syndrome, reduce atrial fibrillation recurrence? Furthermore, what are the best methods to reduce the onset, hospitalization, and death due to atrial fibrillation, especially that associated with aging

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