A Center of Biomedical Research Excellence
The Vermont Lung Center (VLC), has existed at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont since 1972. It has had a rich and productive past that has had a significant impact nationally in the fields of lung biology and disease. Building on this history, the VLC was enriched by a COBRE award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the NIH, which ran from 2000-2015. Our current research program focuses on asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, with a mechanistic focus on physiology, immunology and redox biology. The goals of the VLC are to investigate the mechanisms of lung biology and disease, and to train, recruit and retain outstanding scientists at UVM.