UAB’s Mark Dransfield has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, an honor society for physician-scientists who have made significant contributions to better understanding of human disease.
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UAB has created the only comprehensive interventional pulmonary medicine program in Alabama to better diagnose and treat lung and chest diseases.
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In another example of precision medicine, UAB researchers have used IPF patients own lung tissue to create models to determine the most effective medication for that patient.
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A new national, multisite study, chaired by a UAB pulmonologist, shows that supplemental oxygen does not reduce mortality or hospitalization for COPD patients with moderately low levels of blood oxygen.
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Exacerbations of COPD, particularly mild COPD, lead to a decline in lung function in smokers, according to new research from UAB.

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Ben Branscomb, a pioneering physician and long-time UAB faculty member, was often called the father of pulmonary medicine.
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Michelle Harris came to UAB on maximal life support, unsure if she would live after a rare multisystem autoimmune disease attacked her lungs. Now, she will go home with her eyes on upcoming prom and graduation.
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UAB launches new clinic for primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare, inherited respiratory disease.
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UAB researchers probe basic molecular mechanisms that lead to the lung scarring of pulmonary fibrosis, a lethal disorder.
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UAB researchers led a team that discovered that a smoking-related condition called expiratory airway collapse — often thought inconsequential — is associated with lung disease.
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Best of 2015 2Telemedicine helps UAB take pulmonary rehabilitation into the home via smartphone technology, in an effort to reduce hospital readmissions from COPD.
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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognizes UAB’s Adult CF Program with Quality Care Award.
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Macrophage cells require agility to scavenge and digest dead cells and prevent an immune response to self. In lupus, the macrophages lose that agility.
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A UAB researchers suggests that autoimmune disease therapy may be an effective treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
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An experimental lung-volume-reduction procedure using one-way valves shows promise for a UAB patient.
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UAB’s William Bailey honored by his alma mater with a lifetime achievement award for 50 years of exemplary service in medicine.
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UAB was part of a promising international study of a combination therapy for patients with the most common cystic fibrosis mutation.
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UAB is implanting one-way valves in patients with severe emphysema in an effort to reduce their overall lung volume, which improves lung function.
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UAB research identifies enzyme that protects lungs and gills following damage from oil dispersant.
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UAB’s annual Pulmonary and Critical Care Update features up-to-date info on lung diseases.
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