The University of Arizona


The mission of the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center is to understand the causes of respiratory disease, to improve the lives of people suffering with these illnesses, and to find cures for respiratory diseases that plague the citizens of our nation and world.

We strive to fulfill our mission by:

  • Conducting innovative research in basic science, clinical advancements, drug development, and alternative therapies, with particular emphasis on the biology, genetics, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Providing state-of-the-art medical care in adult and pediatric pulmonary clinics and intensive care units at University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, and also at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System and at outreach clinics in Yuma, the White Mountain Apache Reservation, and the Navajo Nation
  • Imparting comprehensive education to health care professionals and undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate medical students to arm them with the best knowledge and tools to serve patients with respiratory and related disorders.