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Airways Clinical Research Centers

University of South Florida

Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Clinical Research Unit
13801 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Suite 505
Tampa, Florida 33613 813-631-4024 x200

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The Division of Allergy and Immunology Clinical Research Unit at the University of South Florida is a 1,600 square foot facility, located just off the main USF campus and adjacent to our private clinics, in which divisional clinical research projects, federal and non-federal grant funded clinical research projects and pharmaceutical sponsored projects are conducted.

The main goal of the Center is to bring together basic and clinical scientists who translate bench and clinical research into improved treatment of patients who suffer from asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and allergic, immunologic and infectious diseases. Investigators that will participate on American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) projects include Drs. Richard Lockey, Dennis Ledford, Roger Fox, Farnaz Tabatabaian and Mark Glaum as well as six allergy/immunology fellows. In addition, two new faculty members, Seong Cho, MD and, Juan Carlos Cardet-Guisasola, MD, will be co-investigators on ACRC projects. Their participation will enhance their clinical and translational research skills and help them towards their goal of becoming respiratory clinician investigators.

Over the past several decades, the Clinical Research Unit faculty have conducted over 500 Phase I, II, III and IV clinical trials and established a working relationship with more than 40 pharmaceutical sponsors, National Institutes of Health, American Lung Association, Veteran's Administration, Florida Department of Health and many other funding sources.

Principal Investigator

  • Thomas Casale, MD
    Professor of Medicine
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