Canada Research Chair in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Donald Sin, a Professor in the Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine and the country’s first Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in COPD, is committed to fighting the global epidemic of this disease and bringing new solutions to millions of Canadians who suffer from it. His team will be working to increase awareness of COPD by public and health care professionals. Most importantly, they plan to develop and implement a simple blood test to diagnose lung attacks—the main reasons for hospitalizations and deaths related to COPD—at their earliest stages. By enabling early intervention with effective therapies that already exist, this approach has tremendous potential to reduce patient symptoms and prevent hospitalizations and deaths.