Who We Are

We are the clinical research unit of the Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center

We perform clinical research related to asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary disease (IPF), sleep apnea, and other lung disease.


The Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center is an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence at the University Of Arizona dedicated to research, clinical care, medical education, and community service in the areas of adult and pediatric pulmonary medicine. The Clinical Research Unit is one part of the Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center dedicated to the innovative research of lung diseases like asthma and COPD through clinical trials.



The Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center is one of 19 institutions in the United States designated an Airway Clinical Research Center by the American Lung Association. We work together to improve asthma care in diverse populations through clinical research studies. For more information visit the American Lung Association website




We are also a member of the AsthmaNet network created by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The purpose of AsthmaNet is to develop and conduct clinical trials that explore new approaches in treating asthma from childhood to adulthood. For more information visit the AsthmaNet website





The Arizona Respiratory Center at The Morning Blend talking about our studies



    Could Amish Farm Dust Provide Relief from Asthma?


    Millions of children have asthma in the United States but the rates of asthma and allergies have been found to be much lower among the Amish, who are often exposed to livestock, hay and silage when very young.

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