September 6, 2019: Our preprint reporting single-cell RNA-sequencing from first 30 pulmonary fibrosis and control lungs is available on bioRxiv.

March 27, 2019: Two new major grants will support new investigations into basic mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis

January 10, 2019: We have completed enrollment of the targeted 30 IPF patients in the VIP study!


August 23, 2018: VUMC Team identifies new mechanism linking hypoxia to pulmonary fibrosis.

August 9, 2018: New grant award from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to study mechanisms of disease initiation in pulmonary fibrosis.

May 3, 2018: Vanderbilt Children's Hospital is now an accredited center of excellence for treating patients with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD). 

April 5, 2018: VUMC team identify shared mechanisms between bronchopulmonary dysplasia and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

February 1, 2018: VUMC investigators launch new clinical trial for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

2016 - 2017

Lung disease foundation lauds investigators

Two Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators recently received awards from the ATS Foundation and its partners to support their lung disease-related research efforts. More...

VUMC pulmonary team launches study of rare lung disease

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is launching a research study for a rare disease called Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS), an inherited disorder that causes albinism, decreased visual acuity and susceptibility to bleeding due to platelet dysfunction. More...

Major grant enhances pulmonary fibrosis research

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has received an $11 million program project renewal grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the genetics and underlying biological mechanisms that lead to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). More...

Cellular interactions found to contribute to lung fibrosis

Specific interactions between inflammatory cells and epithelial cells contribute to lung fibrosis, according to a study published last week in JCI Insight from Vanderbilt’s Lisa Young, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology, and colleagues. More...

American Thoracic Society lauds Young’s contributions

Lisa Young, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics and Medicine in the Divisions of Pulmonary Medicine and Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine, has been selected to receive this year’s American Thoracic Society (ATS) Public Advisory Roundtable Excellence Award. More...