Pediatric Heart Lung Center - Education

The Pediatric Heart Lung Center (PHLC) actively promotes research, education, and training in cardiorespiratory disorders of newborns, infants, and children.

The PHLC trains fellows, residents, medical students, respiratory therapists, and nurses.

The PHLC provides extensive research training in the laboratory with diverse models of pulmonary vascular development, pulmonary hypertension, neonatal lung injury, chronic lung disease, and others.

Laboratory methods include:

  • whole animal models utilizing perinatal sheep, rats, and mice
  • isolated vascular and airway cells
  • stem or progenitor cells
  • related molecular, biochemical, and morphometric approaches

Didactic sessions include:

  • laboratory meetings
  • weekly research symposia
  • weekly Pulmonary Hypertension Care Conferences
  • Ventilator Care Program Rounds
  • other meetings

Translational research is also emphasized in these research conferences.

The PHLC also holds weekly clinical meetings for our Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado and multidisciplinary Ventilator Care Program.

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