The Duke Asthma, Allergy, and Airway Center is a project of the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics to develop a state-of-the-art clinic for patients with asthma and other lung and allergic problems.
The center brings together specialists in lung disease and allergy to offer care for adults and children in a caring environment at a site conveniently located in Durham, but still a part of Duke University Medical Center. In addition to comprehensive medical care, it is our goal to educate patients so that they are empowered to control their disease.
As part of Duke’s mission to increase medical knowledge, the center was also planned as a hub of patient-centered asthma and airway research efforts. We want to better understand airway and allergic diseases and to evaluate new therapies. Therefore, we carry out research in these areas to ultimately improve the lives of our patients.
Mission of the Duke Asthma, Allergy, and Airway Center
The mission of the Duke Asthma, Allergy, and Airway Center is to devoted to exceptional clinical care, expert training, and leading-edge research.
- Provide state-of-the-art clinical care for patients with asthma, allergic diseases, and airway disease
- Develop preventive and treatment protocols for pulmonary rehabilitation and wellness, smoking cessation, and nutrition
- Treatment of contributing factors known to exacerbate airway disease such as depression and obesity
- Identification of factors commonly associated with airway disease including cardiac disease
- Community outreach through early detection and education programs
- Provide education in the prevention and treatment of airway diseases in adult and pediatric populations including but not limited to asthma, allergic diseases related to lung, upper airway, and skin, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, and cystic fibrosis in adults
- Serve as a major focus for training programs in allergy and pulmonary medicine, as well as ENT and dermatology programs
- Conduct clinical, translational, and basic research studies evaluating new therapies, interventions, assessment of contributing factors, and areas of airway pathobiology to ultimately improve the health of this patient population