Navigation Links
American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers Network Expands Reach with New Centers, Experts
Date:6/8/2016

The American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) network conducts nationwide clinical trials to provide vital information about caring for people who have asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). To better inform patient care, the Lung Association today announced that the ACRC network is adding new research centers to expand the network’s expertise and reach across the nation.

“Breathing is essential to life, and it’s vital for those suffering from lung disease to have access to the best treatment options available, and we get there through research,” said Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association. “The Airways Clinical Research Centers network attracts some of the best investigators nationwide, and by adding significantly to the expertise of the ACRC network, we will advance research to improve the quality of life for those living with both COPD and asthma.”

The ACRC network is a key component of the American Lung Association Research Team and is the nation's largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to asthma and COPD treatment research. Consisting of 17 clinical research centers across the country, and a data-coordinating center managed by a team at Johns Hopkins University, the ACRC network conducts large clinical trials that directly impact patient care for those living with COPD and asthma. The new research centers added to the network include:

  • University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
  • Temple University Health System, Lung Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Through the ACRC network, clinical trials around the country are currently in progress and at various stages of completion. The outcomes of these studies will help shape the nature of care for people with asthma and COPD.

According to Wimmer, new areas that did not previously have a research center will now be represented, such as the University of Michigan and the University of Washington. In addition, many of the current centers in the network have extended their relationships with other hospitals academic and research institutions, further expanding the reach and impact of the network. Continuing and expanded research centers in the ACRC network include:

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
  • University of California, San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
  • National Jewish Health (Denver, Colo.) and Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
  • Nemours Children’s Health System, Jacksonville and Orlando Fla.
  • The Illinois Consortium: Northwestern University, Rush University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • New York Consortium: Columbia University, New York University Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, N.Y.
  • Washington University at St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
  • St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.
  • University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Vermont Lung Center, Colchester, Vt.

The ACRC network, formerly known as the Asthma Clinical Research Centers, was originally focused on asthma. In 2015, the network expanded its research scope to include COPD, the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is part of the larger American Lung Association Research Team, conducting research on lung disease nationwide.

“Since its inception in 1999, the ACRC has made many important contributions to the lives with people with asthma, making a positive impact on their lives each and every day,” Wimmer said. “Through adding COPD as a focus as well as expanding the network to include additional research centers and respected Principal Investigators, we will have a greater impact on the lives of patients nationwide.”

For media interested in speaking with an expert about lung health, research efforts and outcomes of the Airways Clinical Research Centers network, visit Lung.org/acrc or contact the American Lung Association at Media(at)Lung(dot)org or 312-801-7628.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/06/prweb13461599.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2016 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. Mediaplanet to Release Call-To-Action Campaign Encouraging Americans to Invest in Disaster Relief in the Developing World
2. Promoting chemistry through cooking: American Chemical Society Prized Science video
3. Study finds that Americans want doctors guidance on genetic test results
4. MediPoint: Total Hip Replacement - South American Analysis and Market Forecasts
5. Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Issuance of New Orders in Federal Litigations for Ethicon, American Medical Systems Lawsuits
6. PriceAngels.com Announced Its New Q88 Tablet Collection To Expand The American Market
7. First genetic mutations linked to atopic dermatitis identified in African-American children
8. American Oil Expert To Visit Contaminated Areas in the Ecuadorian Rainforest Where Chevron-Texaco Operated
9. The American Lung Association Honors Lung Cancer Awareness Month with an Interactive “Share Your Story” Campaign
10. Biopharm Insight Hosts Educational Webinar Ahead of American Society of Hematology Conference Next Month
11. American Breast Cancer Foundation to Host Inaugural Fashion Show Fundraiser
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has released a new publication this ... of the Savior whom the world calls “Mother Mary”. Yisrayl says when compared to what ... historical woman. , “The world bows, kisses the feet of, cries out to and ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... 800response, the leading ... solutions, announced today the launch of a redesigned corporate website, 800response.com . ... fully responsive design, and an enhanced search directory for businesses and advertising agencies ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... “Three Narrow Roads”: a vivid and provocative look into the narrow path toward ... Sr., is currently the pastor-teacher-visionary at Simply the WORD Church, a global prayer ministry ... program geared towards youth. , King shares, “When I take time to think about ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... ... and marketers of high-quality anti-aging skincare solutions, recently announced the launch ... new products are an affordable, yet effective alternative to expensive plastic surgery or ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... “Steve the Snake”: an entertaining and moral-based short story about an unkind snake ... Flash Haskins Jr., a husband, father and grandfather who served as a U.S. Marine, ... short stories for children and teens. My goal is to teach kids to use ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/31/2017)... July 31, 2017 7D Surgical, developer of ground ... purchased the 7D Surgical System to support its strategic sales ... D.C. and Virginia.  7D Surgical has entered into ... of the premier medical facilities within those markets. ... ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH) today reported financial results ... reported second quarter net sales of $1.954 billion, an ... an increase of 2.1% on a constant currency basis.  ... LDR Holding Corporation acquisition, second quarter 2017 revenues decreased ... on a constant currency basis. ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... a leading medical aesthetic clinic in Singapore ... conditions from the inside. The natural process of aging ... becomes more transparent due to the thinning of the epidermis. Over the ... sun contributes to aging skin, causing age spots and other types ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: