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Asthma

The Ottawa Hospital is conducting cutting-edge research to improve our understanding of asthma and develop better treatments. This page includes selected news stories about our asthma research, links to researchers working in this area and related resources. Learn more below.

Research News


Dr. Shawn Aaron awarded $4.2 million for research on asthma, COPD
October 24, 2017 - Dr. Shawn Aaron has been awarded a prestigious Foundation Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, worth $4.2 million over seven years. While Dr. Aaron has recently received world-wide attention for his research on asthma over-diagn
Retired nurse breathes easily after study finds she was misdiagnosed with asthma
March 23, 2017 - Becky Hollingsworth was one of 613 Canadians who took part in a study that found one third of adults recently diagnosed with asthma do not have it. Thanks to a random phone call, Becky Hollingsworth got to be part of a study that found she did n
Study finds 33% of adults recently diagnosed with asthma do not have it
January 17, 2017 - A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 33 percent of adults recently diagnosed with asthma by their physicians did not have active asthma. Over 90 percent of these patients were able to stop their as


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