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Lung disease

Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are investigating promising new approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases that affect the lungs. Our work spans the full spectrum of research from basic science to clinical research to knowledge translation. Learn more below.

Research News


Stem cells may heal lungs of premature babies
March 4, 2020 - Premature babies need extra oxygen and mechanical intervention to breathe but this can damage their lungs, causing a chronic lung disease. A stem cell treatment soon to be tested in clinical trials at The Ottawa Hospital may help heal the lungs of pr
Could umbilical cord cell therapy help premature babies? Dr. Bernard Thébaud awarded $638,000 from Stem Cell Network for clinical trial
March 2, 2020 - Dr. Bernard Thébaud and colleagues received $638,000 from the Stem Cell Network with in-kind matching funds from MDTB Cells GmbH to conduct a phase 1 clinical trial of umbilical cord cell therapy for premature babies.
3D gel helps researchers find potential drugs for lung cancer, other diseases
March 15, 2019 - Researchers in Ottawa and Toronto have created a spongy 3D gel that mimics lung tissue, allowing them to quickly screen hundreds of potential drugs for lung cancer and other diseases.
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Aaron, Shawn
MD, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Cystic fibrosis, Lung disease, Asthma Clinical research
Addison, Christina
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Bone and joint degeneration, Cancer, Lung cancer, Lung disease, Pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Breast cancer Basic research, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Disease models, Drug development, Genetics, Imaging, Model organisms, Translational research, Molecular and cellular biology
Alvarez, Gonzalo
MD, MPH, FRCPC
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Lung disease, Population health, Tuberculosis Clinical research
Kendzerska, Tetyana
MD, PhD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Chronic disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Heart disease, Lung disease, Population health, Women's health Biostatistics, Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Systematic reviews
Pakhale, Smita
MD, FRCPC, MSc (Epi & Biostat)
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Lung disease, Sickle cell anemia Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health promotion, Health services research, Pragmatic trials, Public health, Quality Improvement
Thebaud, Bernard
MD, PhD
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Lung disease, Newborn and child health Cell therapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Translational research