Funding research in Alberta

Your donations make significant strides in finding cures and new treatments for lung diseases like asthma and COPD

Fulfilling its ongoing role to fund cutting edge research and change lives, The Lung Association, Alberta & NWT has granted hundreds of thousands of dollars to research. 

One example is funding research at the University of Calgary, where Dr. Mark Giembycz is studying how existing and in-development stage drugs can help treat asthma, the leading cause of emergency room visits for children in Alberta and Canada. He is also studying how those drugs may benefit patients who are suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in addition to other diseases.

Similarly, University of Calgary's Dr. Margaret Kelly is hoping work done in her lab — funded by The Lung Association — could help discover a new treatment for asthma by studying how a patient's airways react during an asthma attack. This research is key to finding better solutions. Every 20 minutes a child is admitted to hospital for asthma — finding better treatments is necessary to prevent these visits.

Lung health research holds the promise of treatments and cures for lung disease. It’s a collaborative effort — one that relies on the generosity of people like you

Page Last Updated: 10/01/2017