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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa
SOURCE: SPIROMICS Study of Early COPD Progression is looking for current and 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.

The SOURCE research study is not yet active in Iowa City but will begin enrolling participants in Summer/Fall 2022. Please check back soon.

Study Site Location

Clinical Research Unit
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Alejandro Comellas, MD
Alejandro Comellas, MD
Principal Investigator
Chronic lung diseases have an incredible impact on general health and quality of life. COPD is a common problem worldwide, which affects all races and genders. This study provides us with the opportunity to better understand factors that affect lung health and potentially develop future therapeutic strategies to change the course of the disease.
Alexis Moore
Clinical Research Coordinator

Are you eligible to join?

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. 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.

Individuals between the ages of 30 and 55 who are current or former cigarette smokers may qualify for this study on early COPD.