The Asthma Research Center (ARC) at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in conjunction with Harvard Medical School is dedicated to conducting research that advances the treatment and understanding of asthma.
ARC conducts clinical and translational research in asthma, 70-80% of which is funded through federal grants. Throughout its 20+ year history, the team at the ARC has developed, executed, and overseen work on several research study protocols funded by the NIH and pharmaceutical companies. Additionally, ARC has served as both a recruiting and a coordinating site for investigator-sponsored trials for which they hold the IND. Our experienced center staff is composed of a Director, project managers, study coordinators and a lab technician. Staff is responsible for the implementation of study protocols, regulatory/IRB maintenance, recruitment, performing study visit procedures, and collecting/reviewing study data in accordance with GCP guidelines. The Center performs PFT’s, bronchoconstrictor challenges, exercise tests, sputum inductions, CT scans and bronchoscopies.