Team to study RSV’s role in asthma formation

Submitted by blydensa on Sat, 07/02/2022 - 20:37

Investigators in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine recently received a $4.5 million Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Center (AADCRC) grant from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

The award will be used for research at Vanderbilt and Emory University to investigate how respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is involved in the initiation of asthma. Vanderbilt was one of only six centers nationally to be recognized by the NIAID.


The team investigating RSV’s role in the initiation of asthma includes, from left, Emory University’s Marty Moore, M.D., VUMC’s Tina Hartert, M.D., Emory’s Larry Anderson, M.D., and VUMC’s Stokes Peebles, M.D. (photo by Jack Kearse)