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Dr. Robert L. Cowie reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Cowie, a specialist in respiratory medicine, is a professor at the University of Calgary in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences. He is a member of the Division of Respiratory Medicine of the University of Calgary and the Calgary Health Region. In addition, Dr. Cowie is director of Tuberculosis Services of the Calgary Health Region and director of the Calgary COPD and Asthma Program. He has also been a staff physician with the Department of Medicine at Foothills Hospital in Calgary since 1990.
His career as a teacher, writer, and researcher makes him a sought-after speaker addressing clinical and research groups throughout North America, South Africa, and Europe.
Dr. Cowie has written numerous scientific research studies and textbooks focusing on asthma, tuberculosis, and occupational lung epidemiology. In 2002, he received the Alberta Lung Association Award of Excellence, a Lorraine Award.
Dr. Cowie has served on advisory boards and/or received fees for presentations from GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Merck Frosst (Canada), Nycomed, Novartis, and Boehringer Ingelheim.
Author: Healthwise Staff
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