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University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
SOURCE: SPIROMICS Study of Early COPD Progression is looking for people who have never smoked cigarettes, people who are current cigarette smokers, and people who are former cigarette smokers between 30 and 55 years old to participate in a research study on early signs of lung disease. Most studies of lung disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) involve older people. This 5-year study at 14 sites across the U.S. will help us better understand COPD in younger people. You do not need a COPD diagnosis to join.

Study Site Location

UAB Lung Health Center
930 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205

Mark Dransfield, MD
Mark T. Dransfield, MD
Principal Investigator
Our current approach to the clinical management of COPD is focused on the treatment of moderate to severe disease. To truly bend the needle in reducing morbidity and mortality we need to focus on the prevention and treatment of pre-COPD and mild disease. The SOURCE early COPD study will provide critical information about the beginnings of COPD that will facilitate that shift.
Michelle Williams
Clinical Research Coordinator

Are you eligible to join?

Never smokers, as well as current and former cigarette smokers are eligible. No COPD diagnosis is necessary. Answer the screening questions by entering your age and the numbers of years smoked(enter 0 if you have never smoked). If you are eligible, you’ll be asked for your contact information. By submitting your contact information you’re agreeing to be contacted about this study.

Smokers and non-smokers between the ages of 30 and 55 may qualify for this study on early COPD.