The face of research is changing, requiring more specialized collaboration amongst numerous investigators, sites, and facilities.
Below is a list of institutes and labs where the Duke Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine conducts research.
DCRI and its staff provide the specialized facilities, training, and staff support that is necessary for our clinical research studies. The DCRI is the primary site for a number of prominent multi-center trials.
The Center offers support and collaboration for our researchers to examine the genomic signatures of certain pulmonary diseases.
GCB is an interdisciplinary center where faculty from across Duke’s campus collaborate to study complex problems in genomic and computational biology, train researchers, and develop genomic technologies.
The Duke Center for Human Genetics provides databasing and informatics services, DNA banking, and molecular genomic services to investigators in our division.
The center has personnel and equipment necessary for clinical and translational studies, including complex pulmonary function testing, methacholine challenge, exhaled nitric oxide measurement, skin testing, blood sampling, chest radiography, and bronchoscopy. There are 26 examination rooms available for patient evaluation and three procedure rooms for bronchoscopy.
The pulmonary research laboratories at Duke are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and resources to aid in our research programs.
This laboratory is used for basic and clinical research related to hyperbaric medicine. The laboratory is specially fitted to investigate both human and animal subjects, and the special hyperbaric chamber allows researchers to actively study the beneficial and toxic effects of oxygen.
The pulmonary research laboratories at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center are designed for biochemical and molecular biological work, cell and tissue culture, and support of electron microscopic studies.