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Tim Corcoran, PhD

Professor, PACCM & Bioengineering
UPMC Montefiore Hospital - NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Email: tec23@pitt.edu



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THE THREE MOST SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS THAT DEFINE YOUR RESEARCH PROGRAM:
Can nuclear imaging techniques be used to measure mucociliary clearance and liquid absorption in the airways thus providing a means for evaluating new therapies for cystic fibrosis?

Does lung clearance play an important role in other diseases such as asthma, congenital heart disease, and muscular dystrophy?

Can surfactant additives be used to improve the performance of inhaled antibiotics?

FIVE KEYWORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR AREAS OF INTEREST:
Aerosols
Mucociliary clearance
Nuclear medicine
Surfactants
Inhaled antibiotics

TECHNIQUES, MODELS, METHODS, ANALYTIC APPROACHES, ETC:

Functional imaging of the lung
Aerosol deposition imaging
Lung clearance measurement
Liquid absorption measurement in the lung