Press Releases 2023

Congratulations! Prof. Christoph Lange elected to the UNION Executive Board

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (abbreviated "The UNION”) is a worldwide organization dedicated to the promotion of lung health and the control of tuberculosis and other lung diseases. The UNION was founded in 1920 and has since taken a leading role in the global health community.

Professor Christoph Lange, Medical Director of the Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center has now been elected by the members of the UNION to the "Board of Directors". His mandate will begin in April 2023.

The Directors of the UNION are responsible for the management and supervision of the organization. They define goals and oversee the UNION's programs and activities, develop and implement strategic plans, maintain partnerships with other organizations and stakeholders, and represent the UNION at the national and international levels. The UNION's directors are responsible for the organization's finances and ensure that resources are used effectively and efficiently.


International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease:


Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Christoph Lange
Medizinischer Direktor, Forschungszentrum Borstel, Leibniz Lungenzentrum
Professor für Respiratory Medicine & International Health, Universität zu Lübeck
Parkallee 35
23845 Borstel
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F +49 4537 188 6030
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