Message from the Director

Welcome to the Pulmonary Research Group (PRG) website. It is my pleasure to introduce you to our research activities at the University of Alberta.

The PRG at the University of Alberta is a multi-disciplinary group composed of 36 full members, 15 trainee members, and 2 associate members who pursue research interests in respiratory health and disease.

Our studies cover a wide range of research investigating respiratory health issues. Research in our group focuses on molecular mechanisms of lung disease, health outcomes, treatment evaluation, health policy advice, and improving patient care.

The PRG has a strong basic science research program, with substantial experience in training undergraduate students, graduate students (MSc and PhD), postdoctoral fellows, and research associates. We have won national and international support for our research interests with funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada Foundation for Innovation, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Sick Kids Foundation, the Parker B. Francis Foundation for Pulmonary Research, and The Lung Association of Alberta and NWT. We publish widely in high level journals and have been recognized for our efforts by numerous awards by local, provincial, and national organizations.

Our group maintains close collaborations and interactions with the clinical colleagues based in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital. We have developed and fostered collaborations nationally and internationally with high-ranking institutions and universities throughout the world, with a focus on promoting respiratory and health research.

The goal of the PRG is to promote and advance novel translational studies that bring together basic and clinical scientists in a highly integrated, hypothesis-driven and thematically based research environment. We invite interested researchers to join us in our efforts to advance our initiatives in improving lung health care for Alberta.


Dr. Paige Lacy, PhD
Professor
Director, Pulmonary Research Group