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Do genes increase risk or resilience to COPD? with guest Auyon Ghosh, MD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Researcher studies genetic factors tied to a lung disease

Genetic factors might make some people more likely to get the lung disease COPD. A researcher from Upstate has received $1 million grant to study how these factors could influence chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which affects 11 million Americans. Pulmonologist Auyon Ghosh, MD, an assistant professor of medicine, was awarded the research funding from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the role genes may play in increasing someone's risk or resilience to developing COPD.