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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 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

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.
Rimas Nemickas
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.