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University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
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

University of Illinois at Chicago
Breathe Chicago Center, MC 619
MSHC, 3rd Floor
1220 S. Wood Street
Chicago IL 60608

(312) 996-1365
Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD
Jerry Krishnan, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
We know that some younger cigarette smokers are diagnosed with COPD while others may smoke for years without developing COPD. This study will shed light on what contributes to such different outcomes and will help me explain to my patients whether they are at risk for COPD.
Debby Cogley
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.