The Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation was a 501(c)(3)Foundation that operated between 1984 and 2022. The Foundation passed the torch to The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation, a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization, which continues PERF’s mission to improve the outlook for individuals suffering with chronic breathing difficulties or exercise intolerance. Read more about the work of the Respiratory Research Center at the Lundquist Institute. Or sign up to become a Friend of the Lundquist and hear about lectures, community events, social gatherings or arrange a behind-the-scenes tour.

56.2% of people with COPD reported that shortness of breath affected their quality of life

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