UVa Health System seeks adults to donate specimens for research


Biology of Cytokines and 5-LO in the Pathogenesis of COPD


Shim Yun, M

UVa Health System, Department of Medicine- Pulmonary Division seeks adults, ages 18 to 65, for a research study. The purpose of the study is to investigate how cigarette smoke induces chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Study involves one time blood draw, sputum, urine, and/or lung sample collection, possible breathing test (spirometry) all to be done during one visit lasting 60 minutes. You may qualify if you: § Are a smoker OR a non-smoker § have healthy lungs OR § have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis or emphysema Study-related tests provided free of charge. Compensation for study completion is $20.00 For more information please contact: Yun Michael Shim, MD Primary Investigator: Yun Michael Shim, M.D.

Pulmonary & Critical Care

Blood/tissue collection study
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Healthy Subject Studies


Compensation for study completion is $20.00

Yun Shim