RESEARCH

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy members are highly engaged in advancing the science of practice of medicine with diverse areas of expertise including vascular biology, immunology, clinical outcomes and implementation research spread across pulmonary, critical care, sleep and allergy specialties. Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized as leaders in their respective fields. The specific programs in the Division concentrate in Pulmonary Hypertension, ARDS and Lung Injury, Lung cancer, COPD and Asthma, Sleep Disorders and Nanomedicine and Drug Discovery. We have a very active portfolio of research projects, funded by the National Institutes of Health, VA system, PCORI, AHA, RHA, and various other private foundations or pharmaceutical companies. In FY2020, the total number of active external grants increased to 56. Our entire grant profile totals more than $13 million annually (direct and indirect funding). The highly productive members of the Division published 94 original scholarly works in FY 2020, including multiple publications in high impact journals. This active scholarship produces many collaborative pursuits within the Departments of Medicine, Pharmacology the School of Public Health, and others here at UIC which have generated national and international recognition. As noted above, we are particularly proud of our success in training and nurturing the next generation of pulmonary-focused scientists, with our Division earning multiple NIH K level Career Development awards in the past several years, which pursued important research questions relevant to a diverse array of clinical problems—asthma, ARDS, pulmonary hypertension, and COPD.

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Andrea Pappalardo

Andrea A. Pappalardo, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy at the University of Illinois at Chicago–UI Health. She has been practicing clinical allergy immunology across the lifespan in a variety of settings including: urban, suburban and community practice for over ten years. She is the Medical Director of the Mobile Care Chicago Asthma and Allergy Program, and the Medical Director of CHECK, a care coordination program for Medicaid recipients in Illinois. Dr. Pappalardo is now shifting her career focus to improving healthcare access through implementation-science based healthcare innovation.  Her K12 project is to assess school-based asthma management practices in Chicago Public Schools and pilot a stock inhalers program in select Chicago schools with demonstrated high asthma burden. Health equity is central to Dr. Pappalardo’s work as she focuses on health-related policy implementation.

RESEARCH TOPICS

Patrick Belvitch
Steven Dudek
Viswanathan Natarajan
Sunit Singla

Andrea A. Pappalardo
Stephanie LaBedz
Steven Dudek
Israel Rubinstein
Viswanathan Natarajan
Jerry Krishnan
Patricia Patricia Finn

Kevin Kovitz
Mary Pasquinelli
Viswanathan Natarajan
Israel Rubinstein

Steven Dudek
Israel Rubinstein
Sunit Singla

Dustin Fraidenburg
Irena Levitan
Viswanathan Natarajan

Ikuyo Imayama

Steven Dudek
Dustin Fraidenburg
Irena Levitan
Viswanathan Natarajan
Sunit Singla

Steven Dudek
Israel Rubinstein

Patricia Finn
Viswanathan Natarajan

Patricia Finn

Kevin Haas
Chris Kapp
Kevin Kovitz

Israel Rubinstein
Jerry Krishnan
Sunit Singla

Viswanathan Natarajan

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