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Pulmonary Research

Elective Number: 1637 (research)

Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Jonathon D. Truwit and Division Faculty

Prerequisite: At least a month in advance, submit a research proposal (see how to schedule research electives)

Duration: Maximum 12 weeks, Minimum 8 weeks

Available: all rotations

Report to: page fellow on service (PIC 1439) to determine

Time to Report: page fellow on service (PIC 1439) to determine

Place to Report: page fellow on service (PIC 1439) to determine

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation:

Course Description: The principle mechanism for teaching pulmonary research is participation in an ongoing research project. Every effort will be made to provide the student with a problem on which significant progress can be made during the rotation. Students are welcome to initiate a project during their elective and continue it later in their free time. Opportunities are available to perform research in a variety of areas:

P. M. Suratt, Upper airway collapse in sleep apnea.

C. E. Rose, Jr., Role of cytokines in lung injury.

J. D. Truwit, Breathing mechanics in critically ill patients.

Richard I. Enelow, Pulmonary inflammation.

Attendance at the Pulmonary Research Conference and tutorials is required. Attendance at clinical conferences is optional.