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Sepsis Research Unit

Our research focuses on developing methods to measure the health of the body's immune system to better advance the diagnosis and prognosis of individuals with sepsis.

Clinical Research:

Dr. Leslie Spikes, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Spikes leads the Pulmonary Hypertension, COVID/Post-COVID, and Sepsis Clinical Research Unit, and has extensive experience in conducting Pharmaceutical, NIH, and Investigator Initiated Trials.


Translational Research:

Dr. Nicholas Britt, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCIDP
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Britt is a dual faculty researcher with the University of Kansas Medical Center and KU-Lawrence. In addition, Dr. Britt holds a joint appointment at the Veterans Affairs Eastern Kansas Health Care System in research.

Dr. Navneet Dhillon, PhD
Division Director of Pulmonary Research, Professor of Medicine

Dr. Dhillon is an internal leader in studying disorders of the pulmonary circulatory system with an emphasis in cellular and molecular pathogenesis of HIV infection induced pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Dhillon has been very successful in securing extramural funding from the NIH and the American Heart Association.

Current Trials

Last modified: Jun 14, 2021
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