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University of Arizona Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center

1501 N. Campbell Avenue, PO Box 245030, Rm 2351B
Tucson, Arizona 85724 520-626-3125

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The University of Arizona Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center has a rich history and experience in conducting lung disease clinical trials. The Center started in 1971 as a small, specialized research effort in respiratory sciences at the University of Arizona College Of Medicine. It has evolved into an internationally renowned, comprehensive Center of Excellence that combines the highest caliber of research, clinical care and teaching. The mission of the Research Center is to understand the causes of respiratory disease, to improve the lives of people suffering with these illnesses and to find cures for respiratory diseases that plague the citizens of our nation and world.

The Clinical Research Unit, as part of the Research Center, performs clinical research related to asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sleep apnea and other lung disease. There are a variety of studies ongoing today, and many more are scheduled to begin. Over the past five years, the Research Center has enrolled over 1,000 subjects into approximately 100 different clinical research studies.

Principal Investigators

  • Lynn Gerald, PhD, MSPH
    Associate Director of Clinical & Health Outcomes Sciences, Professor, and Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair
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  • Monica Kraft, M.D.
    Chair, Department of Medicine; Professor of Medicine; Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair of Medicine’ Deputy Director; Asthma and Airways Disease Research Center
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