Virtual International Pediatric Pulmonary Network (VIPPN)

Bruce  K Rubin, MEngr, MD, MBA, FRCPC


Bruce K Rubin, MEngr, MD, MBA, FRCPC


Physician in Chief, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Jesse Ball Dupont Professor and Chair of Pediatrics
1000 E Broad St
Richmond VA 23298 USA

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Areas of research

Medical aerosols, mucus secretion and clearance, secretory hyperresponsiveness, plastic bronchitis, chronic cough

Current publications

Expectations from the VIPPN project      

When I envisioned the VIPPN in 2004, it was to be a common "meeting room? For members of the Pediatric Assembly, an opportunity for the many national pediatric pulmonary organisations to have a "home" and an opportunity for a web presence if they did not already have a web site, and a means to communicate and collaborate especially as relates to education and research. I am delighted that the VIPPN is now a reality and starting to fulfill this great promise.

Opportunities for collaboration

  • Training: clinical and research
  • Education: Lectures and symposia
  • Research: collaborative and multicentre studies