As you know, having asthma can make it hard to breathe at times. But do you know what is going on in your lungs when breathing becomes hard?

Understanding how asthma causes changes in your lungs, why these changes take place and the early signs of an asthma attack are the first step to making informed decisions about symptoms, and how to treat them.

Asthmatic Lungs

Things to Understand about Asthma

Controlling Asthma

Children and Asthma

Committed to exceptional care, scientific discovery, and outstanding training in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

We provide treatment options for respiratory, pulmonary, vascular, and allergic disorders. Our NIH-funded projects are continually growing and many of our faculty members serve in national pulmonary medicine leadership positions. We also participate in networks like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Therapeutics Development Network and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Care Network. We are proud of our collaborative environment, and we are eager to share our knowledge with you.

Research

Our programs, supported with over $15 million in funding, are nationally ranked. Through partnerships with the Southern Research Institute, the Center for Clinical Translational Science, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, and the Airways Clinical Research Centers Network, we have made multiple breakthroughs.

Education

UAB provides comprehensive training programs for all aspects of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Our Fellowship  program provides tracks for physician-scientists and clinician-educators. Our NIH-funded T-32 Training Program fosters careers in academic medicine.

Patient Care

The experienced pulmonary, allergy, and critical care experts at UAB offer patients the most advanced care possible, utilizing personalized medicine approaches.

Upcoming Events