Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research

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The recent establishment of the Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research (HCPR) is a significant milestone that is developing synergy and aligning resources for the major expansion of basic, translational, and clinical lung research at the University of Southern California. The generosity of our founding benefactors, the Hastings Foundation, has positioned the HCPR to take enormous strides to combat lung disease through scientific investigations into the biology of lung injury, repair and regeneration.

Lung transplantation remains the sole viable treatment for patients with advanced lung disease and organ availability is limited, making it imperative to increase understanding of disease pathogenesis and develop new therapeutic approaches. The HCPR will complement the multidisciplinary clinical Center for Advanced Lung Disease (CALD) at USC by implementing state-of-the-art bench-to-bedside techniques. A major objective of the CALD is to establish a cohort of patients with whom we can conduct clinical research and from whom we can obtain patient samples for translational studies. Collaboration with this outstanding clinical program in pulmonary medicine will accelerate translation of discoveries into novel approaches for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of advanced lung disease.

The Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research will greatly expand and enhance pulmonary research through targeted faculty recruitments, creation of interdisciplinary research programs and projects, enhanced training and career development, and establishment of the physical and intellectual environment that will place pulmonary research under a single umbrella at USC.

David C. Christiani, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

February 23th, 2018 (8:30am) at IRD 734

Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research Seminar

“Update on The Molecular Epidemiology of ARDS: the roles of platelets and platelet genetics”
Speaker – David C. Christiani, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital
665 Huntington Avenue
Building I Room 1401
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Max A. Seibold, Ph.D.

March 2nd, 2018 (8:30am) at IRD 734

Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research Seminar

“Single Cell Analysis of IL-13 mediated Airway Epithelial Remodeling”
Speaker – Max A. Seibold, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office of Academic Affairs
Center for Genes, Environment, and Health
Department of Pediatrics
National Jewish Health Main Campus
1400 Jackson St.
Denver, CO 80206