The University of Minnesota Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep (PACCS) Dvision includes more than 80 UMN faculty based at four principal hospital sites. We proudly feature nationally recognized programs and leaders in Interstitial Lung Disease, COPD, Lung Transplantation, Critical Care Medicine (Respiratory Failure & ARDS), Cystic Fibrosis, Interventional Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine.
We strive to find new treatments and cures for diseases in these areas through basic, clinical and ‘big data’ research, while working to prevent respiratory illness. We partner with faculty across the University and colleagues in the community in our research, clinical, education and training efforts.
Faculty and fellows conduct research in a wide range of topics such as devices in sleep medicine and interventional pulmonary, laboratory studies in IPF fibroblast pathology or building new lungs for transplantation. We enroll hundreds of patients per year in studies investigating sepsis, sedation during mechanical ventilation, pulmonary mechanics during respiratory failure, pulmonary fibrosis, sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis, asthma and emphysema and other conditions.