The LRRC was established by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in 2011.
The Consortium is made up of:
The LRRC is overseen by:
The LRRC also has a Skills Development Core Committee to synergize the educational expertise and opportunities within the Research Centers.
The mission of the LRRC is to advance research in lung regeneration and repair using a multidisciplinary approach. The main goal of the LRRC is to better understand the basic components of the mechanisms of lung repair and regeneration. This knowledge will then be used to develop treatment strategies for reversing debilitating and life-limiting disorders such as
- Acute lung injury
- Tracheal injury
- Cystic fibrosis
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
The objectives of the consortium are to:
- Test innovative theories of the mechanisms that control lung repair and regeneration
- Develop and validate tools that will accelerate research in lung repair and regeneration
- Collaborate with other centers to support research activities and skills development
- Develop and build upon a Skills Development Core for the purpose of training a future generation of researchers in lung regeneration and repair