Institute for Environmental Medicine

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Mission Statement

The Institute for Environmental Medicine will provide a Medical Center, University and national focus for research and education related to the hyperbaric and undersea environments and their interfaces with the respiratory and neurological systems.

To carry out this mission, the Institute will:

  • Conduct basic research in high pressure and altitude physiology, lung cellular and molecular biology, inhalational toxicology, and hyperbaric oxygenation therapy.
  • Establish a Clinical Practice to provide emergency and elective consultation and supervision for hyperbaric oxygenation therapy.
  • Provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral research and clinical education and training.
  • Maintain and operate a hyperbaric/environmental chamber system for research and therapy.