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The Department of Medicine's faculty and staff are affiliated with dozens of groups providing education and patient care services, and performing ground-breaking research.
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Sleep Disorders Center
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
Our lab is focused on understanding the genetic and biochemical mechanisms underlying tumor progression: growth, invasion, and metastasis. Laboratory members are working on complex problems in prostate, breast, and brain tumors, including identifying proteases expressed by these tumors, determining their role in tumor progression, and characterizing proteases essential for tumor-induced angiogenesis. Finally, the lab is working on translating these findings into new approaches to cancer prevention and treatment by developing new classes of protease inhibitors.
Our Sleep Disorders Center offers a comprehensive range of services and treatments for all sleep disorders, including Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Periodic Leg Movements, Restless Legs Syndrome, Narcolepsy and Snoring. Treatment is individualized to each patient's needs. We evaluate patients from children (age two and up), to adults and the elderly.
Tobacco addiction causes 438,000 deaths in the United States each year, making it the leading preventable cause of death. In addition, some 8.6 million Americans live with serious smoking-related illness. Of the 44.5 million current smokers, 70 percent say that they would like to quit. But without assistance, less than five percent are able to stop smoking. They need help from health professionals, whose advice serves as a powerful motivator.
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) is a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit. The Center creates partnerships for results with a variety of groups and institutions to develop and implement action plans around smoking cessation. Partnerships with dental hygienists, nurses, pharmacists, emergency physicians, hospitals, labor unions, family physicians, the Veterans Health Administration and myriad other groups all lead toward the same goal: saving lives by increasing cessation rates and cessation interventions.