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Lung Center

Lung Research & Clinical Trials


The field of pulmonary research is advancing rapidly, and many of the most impressive strides in prevention, diagnosis and treatment are happening at the Temple Lung Center. Here, basic scientists and clinical researchers work side-by-side to unravel the mechanisms of lung disease, discover new treatments and test lifesaving devices.

Much of Temple’s pulmonary research takes place in the Center for Inflammation, Translational and Clinical Lung Research. This center is composed of basic, pre-clinical, translational and clinical researchers who are interested in the pathogenesis of lung disease. Working together, they are creating a better understanding of genetic and environmental causes of advanced lung disease, discovering novel therapies and providing individualized patient care.

Learn More About Clinical Trials

Carla Grabianowski, BSN, RN, CCRP, a research nurse coordinator at the Temple Lung Center, provides an explanation of clinical trials and their importance in the treatment of lung disease.