Dr. Carla Kim Receives American Lung Association COVID-19 Research Award

November 16, 2020

Amid Pandemic, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Stem Cell Program Researcher Receives American Lung Association Research Award To Investigate Using “Organoid” Model of Lung Cancer to Test Treatment.

Carla Kim, PhD received one of Lung Association’s 98 research investments to advance the understanding of Using “Organoid” Model of Lung Cancer to Test Treatment.

BOSTON (November 16, 2020) – The Stem Cell Program announced today that Dr. Kim, PhD was awarded a grant through the American Lung Association’s Awards and Grants program. The Lung Association has committed $11.55 million total to fund promising research through 98 awards.

Research projects funded by the Lung Association are carefully selected through rigorous scientific review and represent the investigation of a wide range of complex issues to help combat and reduce the suffering and burden of lung disease.

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“COVID-19 has placed lung health at the forefront of everyone’s minds, especially for those who are concerned about air pollution, wildfires and pre-existing lung conditions such as asthma and COPD,” said American Lung Association President and CEO Harold Wimmer. “Despite the fact that the pandemic poses significant economic challenges, the American Lung Association is prioritizing research and significantly  increasing award funding to help improve the lung health of all Americans.”

For more information about the COVID-19 Research Awards and the award recipients and projects, click here.

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