Department of Medicine Lung Health Initiative

Department of Medicine Lung Health Initiative


UofL LHI group makes impact at 2015 ATS conference (5/25/15)

UofL pulmonary group launches MICU Care (4/1/15)

Wiese testing new investigational device for emphysema (1/28/15)

Welcome to the Lung Health Initiative of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine. The U of L Department of Medicine Lung Health Initiative aims to create a unique multidisciplinary program dedicated to promoting respiratory health with seamless integration of clinical care, education and research.

Our Vision

  • By 2020, the Lung Health Initiative will be recognized internationally as a program of excellence dedicated to promoting lung health.

Our Goals

  • Build a comprehensive patient-centered program for the care of respiratory disorders with strong community advocacy and educational initiatives.
  • Be recognized globally as a top “center of excellence” for having materially contributed to the development of improved preventive strategies, diagnostics, treatments, and cures for diseases related to respiratory health.
  • Create a top clinical and research multidisciplinary respiratory health program with a focus on respiratory epithelial cell biology, genomics, metabolomics, and proteomics, and in translational research and epidemiology.
  • Demonstrate measurable improvements in patient treatment and outcomes.
  • Create an inspiring environment where top physicians, educators, scientists, and research support staff work actively to improve respiratory health locally and globally.