Pulmonary and Critical Care Research | Loyola Medicine

Pulmonary and Critical Care Research

Research is a required component of the training program.  Fellows have protected time during designated research rotations. The goals of this requirement are to give fellows an appreciation of the scientific method and the design and conduct of a research project. Numerous fellow-initiated abstracts are submitted each year to national meetings. Fellows choose their research mentors during their first year and work with these senior faculty to develop research collaborations.

Areas of current research include:

  • Mechanisms of weaning failure
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Patient-ventilator interactions
  • Respiratory muscle pathophysiology
  • Sleep in the ICU
  • Control of breathing
  • Lung transplantation
  • COPD rehabilitation
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Medical Education​