LOPA’s Research Department has quickly garnered recognition for the depth and breadth of the research projects in which it participates. It is involved with researchers throughout the country, helping them develop medical advancements and therapies for a variety of diseases, disorders and medical conditions. These strides are achievable through the help of donated human organs and tissues that are unable to be transplanted.  Your financial support of these efforts will provide the necessary equipment and training to advance our research efforts.

Current research projects address the following:

  • Discovery of non-addictive pain medicines

  • Drug safety and absorption

  • Type 1 Diabetes

  • RSV (Respiratory Syncytial virus)

  • Early development of lung disease

  • Bone marrow banking

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Infertility and in vitro fertilization

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Obesity and metabolic syndrome

  • Areola transplantation for patients with breast reconstruction due to mastectomy