Recent Grant Recipients

The BC Lung Association is able to grant more than a million dollars annually in support of ground-breaking research taking place in BC thanks to our donors. Grant applications are subject to a strict national review process designed to ensure that only the most promising and relevant research receives support.  Below find the most recent recipients of research grant funding.

Research Grants 2018-2020 
Dr. Del Dorscheid                       
IgE-mediated inflammation generated by the airway epithelium is antigen independent - a cause of a novel asthma phenotype
UBC - Centre for Heart Lung Innovation


Dr. Lindsay Eltis                       
Improved inhibitors of cholesterol catabolism in mycobacterium tuberculosis
UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology


Dr. Neil Eves                   
Can microdoses of exercise offset the negative cardiovascular consequences of being sedentary with COPD?
UBC (Kelowna) – School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Tuberculosis prevention
Dr. Zakarai Hmama       
A Tuberculosis prevention: novel vaccine approaches
UBC - Jack Bell Research Centre
COPD/Obstructive sleep apnea overlay syndrome
Dr. Rachel Jen     
Inflammatory and oxidative stress profile of patients with COPD and OSA overlap syndrome
UBC - Vancouver General Hospital
Lung cancer and virotherapy treatment
Dr. Honglin Luo
Engineering Coxsackievirus B3 for KRAS-driven lung cancer therapy
UBC – Centre for Health Lung Innovation
COPD genomics
Dr. Ma'en Obeidat               
The interaction of genes and sex in COPD
UBC – Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Cystic fibrosis flare-ups and inflammation
Dr. Bradley Quon                       
TH2 Inflammation during Cystic Fibrosis pulmonary exacerbations
UBC – Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Atelectasis (lung collapse or closure)
Dr. Steven Reynolds
Reducing atelectasis with transvenous phrenic nerve stimulation will mitigate ventilator induced lung injury
SFU - Biomedical, Physiology and Kinesiology
Interstitial Lung Disease - Pneumonitis
Dr. Chris Ryerson       
Quantitative computed tomography in hypersensitivity pneumonitis
UBC – Centre for Heart Lung Innovation

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