Welcome to the website for the Chan-Yeung Center for Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease (C2OERD or CCOERD). C2OERD is an academic program located at Vancouver General Hospital, and affiliated with the University of British Columbia. We are dedicated to researching lung disease related to workplace and environmental exposures, and also operate a clinic for patients with these illnesses. Our Air Pollution Exposure Lab (APEL) is a state-of-the art facility that helps us learn more about the effects of air pollution on health.
Our mission: Our mission is to gain new understanding of the mechanisms involved in occupational and environmental lung disease through laboratory and clinical research, and to translate this knowledge into improved diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative tools for the benefit of public health.
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Collaboration and Training
C2OERD is comprised of a diverse group of faculty members, clinicians, staff, and students. We offer challenging and dynamic collaboration and training opportunities from our base at Vancouver General Hospital the University of British Columbia. We have links to academic units including the Division of Respiratory Medicine, the James Hogg Research Center, and the School of Population and Public Health. Current and prospective students interested in pursuing research on occupational or environmental lung health issues are encouraged to contact our Faculty Lead, Chris Carlsten, to discuss training and funding opportunities.
About our name
The Centre honours Dr. Moira Chan-Yeung, a pioneer in occupational and environmental respiratory disease research. Dr. Chan-Yeung has been researching occupational and environmental lung diseases for the past four decades, and has published hundreds of scientific papers. Read more