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Allergies & Immune System

Participate in Research is designed to connect potential volunteers with open research studies. We are looking for volunteers just like you to help answer important questions about allergies and the immune system. This page lists studies that may apply to you or someone you know. If you find a study that you’d like to participate in, you can contact the study team with questions or to volunteer. Join us to improve the health of others.

Active Studies

Medical crowdfunding experiences

We want to know more about why people donate to medical crowdfunding campaigns, and how they decide which campaigns to donate to. Medical crowdfunding is a method for raising money for health needs by asking for small donations from many people on sites like GoFundMe….

HIV Specimen Repository

The purpose of the University of Washington HIV Specimen Repository (UWHSR) is to collect specimens (primarily blood) from HIV infected persons and make these specimens available to investigators who are conducting research on the biological (primarily immunological and virological) correlates of clinical disease. Patients enrolled…

The VIVA Trial

The VIVA Clinical Trial (Vaccine to Interrupt Progression of Vulvar and Anal Neoplasia) will test whether the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can improve the health of people who have been previously diagnosed with pre-cancerous lesions. We plan to enroll men and women in the Seattle…

TB and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) study

The purpose of this study is to understand why people have different susceptibility to infection, how the immune system fights infections, and differences between individual’s immune systems. We’re looking for people who have been diagnosed with tuberculosis or another Mycobacterium. Study procedures involve a blood…

Lung Responses to Infection

The airspaces of our lungs are guarded by alveolar macrophages, which are very specialized infection-fighting cells that ingest and kill most inhaled bacteria and release substances that control inflammatory responses in the lungs. However, there are some bacteria that are able to survive and replicate...

Blood and Lung Responses to Infection

The overall goal of this project is to study the inflammatory response of lung and blood cells to infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei. As a part of our study, we ask eligible individuals to undergo a blood draw and a bronchoscopy (a procedure to obtain cells…

The CANNABIS Study: Impact of Cannabis on Inflammation and Viral Persistence in Treated HIV

Could cannabis help us treat HIV? Despite being undetectable, people living with HIV have ongoing inflammation, which is the body’s reaction to infection, a state where some of your immune cells remain constantly activated. As well, HIV damages the lining of your intestines soon after infection….