The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine plays an integral role in the education of medical students and house staff at the University of Michigan Hospitals and the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Our 3-year Fellowship Program provides outstanding clinical training leading to Board eligibility in both Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. We also provide training and mentoring in laboratory- and patient-based research to Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellows, as well as to postdoctoral trainees holding the Ph.D. degree and to graduate students. The investigative programs of the Division seek to increase our understanding of lung biology and disease, and utilize state of the art approaches ranging from molecular biology to therapeutic trials. We constantly strive to translate discoveries made at the bench into practices that will benefit patients. Major research interests include pulmonary inflammation and immunity, lung injury and repair, fibrotic lung disorders, obstructive lung diseases, cancer, and antimicrobial defense mechanisms.