News/Press Releases


Former LBoA Executive Director dies

May 21, 2018
We are saddened to announce the passing of former Executive Director Gordon F. Murray, MD.


Lung Banks of America receives subcontract
from UNC for lung transplant research

August 30, 2013
Lung Banks of America, a Chapel Hill-based organization, will receive a subcontract of $209,136 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for work on a National Institutes of Health grant to study use of a… Read More


Egan wins $4 million grant for assessment and transplant
of a new source of donor lungs

August 8, 2013
A researcher at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $4 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study assessment and transplantation of lungs from victims of sudden death. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded a $4,185,275 clinical trial grant… Read More


Surviving A Double-Lung Transplant: ‘Life Is Good’

July 22, 2011
Dr. Egan mentioned on NPR’s “Story Corp”. Click here to listen.

Egan named “Tar Heel of the Week”

January 17, 2010
Thomas M. Egan, M.D., of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is featured as the “Tar Heel of the Week” in a News & The Raleigh News & Observer story about Dr. Egan and his pioneering lung transplant research, which would… Read More


Dr. Egan receives $1.47 million grant for lung transplant research

October 12, 2009
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Dr. Thomas M. Egan, a professor of surgery at the University of North Carolina, a $1.47 million, two-year grant for research on perfusion and ventilation of lungs outside the body before transplant. The research could lead to a significant… Read More