Pezzulo, Comellas examine airway cell “memory” with new NIH grant

Alejandro A Pezzulo, MD, assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, and Alejandro Comellas, MD, clinical professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, received a five-year, $2.8M R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. With this funding, Pezzulo and Comellas will determine the mechanisms by which transient lung inflammation […]

Comellas Named ICTS CRU Director

The announcement below is from Dr. Pat Winokur, Executive Dean and Director of the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. I am pleased to announce Dr. Alejandro Comellas’ appointment to Director of the ICTS Clinical Research Unit and Study Coordinator Core. In this role, Dr. Comellas will oversee all operational aspects of research within the […]

COPDGene Receives Five-Year Renewal

Cigarette smoking produces no benefits for smokers, but not every smoker develops the same negative outcomes. Some develop lung cancer, some heart disease, still others the range of complications associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States. COPDGene, a nationwide NIH-funded study to determine why some […]

Real-Time Research and Real Results

I’m pleased to announce that our clinical and research missions will intersect in a new venture. The University of Iowa has been invited to be a clinical site for the Pulmonary Trials Cooperative (PTC) by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, as part of an effort to fund practical studies in a search for […]