The Lung Health Center at UAB strives to deliver world-class services focusing on research, education and patient care that cultivate innovation, translation and dissemination of new biomedical and informational technologies as they apply to the field of lung health. The Lung Health Center is committed to:
- Performing research that will benefit our patients and community, as well as furthering knowledge about mechanisms, therapies and behaviors that impact lung disease and its care.
- Educating our patients and the public about lung disease, as well as enhancing the training of future specialists in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
- Engaging in patient care initiatives of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine utilizing state-of-the-art, evidence-based disease management approaches.
The Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center was conceived when the University of Alabama at Birmingham administration approached Governor Forrest H. James with a plan to establish a multi-disciplinary Cystic Fibrosis Center to study CF basic research and therapy. The Center was established at UAB in 1981.