Lung Association Funds & Promotes Lung Disease Research

Application Deadline for Nationwide Award & Grant Program is October 21

ALBANY, NY (08/04/2010)(readMedia)-- The American Lung Association in New York announced that application materials for the American Lung Association's Nationwide Awards and Grants Research Program are available online at Proposal Central and can be accessed at

The goal of the Awards and Grants Program is to stimulate cutting edge research that will reduce the burden of lung diseases, including asthma, COPD and lung cancer, on patients and their families.

"Our mission at the American Lung Association in New York is to save lives by preventing lung disease and improving lung health," said Scott T. Santarella, President and CEO of the American Lung Association in New York. "Funding research focused on lung disease through our Nationwide Awards and Grants Program is absolutely vital to fulfilling our important mission. These awards help ensure that lung disease research is intensified so that we can not only alleviate the pain of those who suffer from lung disease, but find better treatments and cures."

Santarella explained that the majority of the awards granted by the Lung Association support trainees and/or junior investigators early in their careers. This helps ensure long-term commitments to lung disease research and helps to maintain an adequate supply of scientists dedicated specifically to lung disease.

For more information on the 2011-2012 award and grant program offerings, or to learn more about the Lung Association's Research Program, visit The application deadline is October 21, 2010.

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