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The Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology

Promoting life long lung health through excellence in scientific discovery, ensuring that children receive tomorrow’s care today, and educating the next of physicians and scientists.

Innovative Research

Advances in patient care are driven by the discovery of new scientific knowledge.  The Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology serves to support interdisciplinary basic, clinical and translatonal research aimed at better understanding how the lung develops and grows, how it is injured in disease, and how it can be repaired in states of disease.  Researches with the Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology take full advantage of the unique resources available at Stanford University, including collaboration with world-renown basic research faculty, and the use of higly innovative technologies, to create new discoveries that will be used as a platform to develop and test new treatments for all children with lung disease.

Advanced Patient Care

Breathing is the most fundamental biologic function. Parents are comforted by the regular, unlabored breathing of their children. Little else in life causes more anxiety and concern than a child with a breathing problem. Using the best evidence available in the medical literature, advanced diagnostics, and deep understanding of respiratory physiology, our clinical program is committed to bringing expert, compassionate and informed medical care to every patient entrusted to us. With a presence across Northern California and a referral base that encompasses 10 states, we are well positioned and committed to the timely delivery of tomorrow’s care to children and families confronting difficult respiratory problems.
 

Training the next generation

Among the primary goals of the Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology is training the next generation of physicians and scientists invested in generating new knowledge surrounding lung biology and health. Academic pediatrics is motivated by a vision wherein tomorrow's children are healthier and more able to realize their full potential than today's children; and serves as a guardian of knowledge gained by discovery and experience, that is communicated to the next generation. The goal that “tomorrow's care be superior to today's approaches” mandates teaching the next generation of pediatricians and researchers to create new knowledge, and translate this new knowledge into improved care for all children with lung disease.