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Lungs & Breathing

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 lungs and breathing. This page lists lungs and breathing 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.

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UW Medicine Lung Care and Lung Transplantation Services
UW Medicine

UW Medicine’s lung care and lung transplantation services, located at Harborview and UW Medical Center in Seattle, combine pulmonary and critical care medicine, thoracic surgery and lung transplantation to provide the highest quality patient care for the entire spectrum of pulmonary and critical care illnesses.

Active Studies

Would You Like to Donate Blood for a Study about Allergies and/or Asthma?

Asthma and allergies are very common health problems. Cells in the blood that are called “inflammatory cells” are involved in the development of asthma and/or allergies, but we do not know exactly how these cells are involved in asthma and/or allergies. In this research study,…

Cough Collection for Smartphone App

Thank you for your interest in the UW Smartphone Cough Study! The purpose of this study is to collect cough data for our cough detection smartphone app. This app has the potential to make a big impact in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak so…

Treatment for SARS-CoV-2 in High-Risk Adult Outpatients

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) or HCQ/azithromycin for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection (the virus that causes COVID-19) in those adults who have been diagnosed with the virus. We plan on enrolling 635 participants from sites all…

Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 PEP

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is defined as taking antimicrobial medication after being exposed or potentially exposed to an infectious agent to prevent becoming infected. PEP is routinely used for prevention of a variety of viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections, including influenza and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)….

Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS) Research Collaborative Study

This is a natural history study to define the contribution of known vEDS gene mutations to vEDS complications and outcomes. This will be achieved by the following: 1. Describe the genotype-phenotype correlation between vEDS gene mutations and complications. These complications include aortic and arterial pathology…

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…