Asthma Research: Paving the way for healthy lungs

(October 11, 2012)

The American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network is the nation's largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to asthma treatment research, attracting some of the best asthma investigators worldwide. The ACRC Network conducts large clinical trials that will have a direct impact on patient care and asthma treatment. The Network consists of 18 asthma clinical research centers throughout the country and a Data Coordinating Center managed by a team at Johns Hopkins University.

The Duke Clinical Research Unit in Durham, NC is home to one of these Asthma Clinical Research Centers. Their mission, "to improve asthma care through clinical research in diverse populations," has made them a leader in the fight for improved outcomes in asthma management. In the quest to find cures and new and improved treatments for lung diseases, volunteer study participants in ongoing research at the center is crucial. Currently, the Duke Clinical Research team is seeking study participants for several asthma research studies. Click on the links below to learn more about these exciting studies!

Current and ongoing asthma research studies:

For more information on the American Lung Association's Duke ACRC studies, call (919)613-6246 or email

 Duke Clinical Research Unit

To learn more about the American Lung Association's Asthma Clinical Research Centers throughout the country, visit our official ACRC page.