UCSF, Airway Clinical Research Center

The UCSF Airway Clinical Research Center investigates and validates new and existing therapies for a The UCSF Airway Clinical Research Center (ACRC) at the Parnassus Campus is a major hub of clinical studies and trials for asthma.

Investigators in the ACRC aim to uncover disease mechanisms, develop disease biomarkers, and evaluate novel treatments for asthma. The ACRC is a multidisciplinary research unit, which fosters interactions between physician investigators in the Department of Medicine, basic science researchers (especially UCSF’s SABRE program), clinical fellows, and faculty from the Departments of Pediatrics and th

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03/19/2022
07/07/2021

The UCSF Airway Clinical Research Center is looking for young adults ages 18-30 for a new paid Asthma Study. Potential participants must have an asthma diagnoses, prescribed inhaled corticosteriod and have a smart phone. This study is a completely remote study and does NOT require visits to UCSF. Please respond to this post or send an email to our research Coordinator if interested: [email protected]

11/15/2018

The current air quality in San Francisco and the Bay area is at a very unhealthy level. People with lung-related medical conditions, such as asthma, emphysema or heart disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. These groups are encouraged to follow their health care provider’s guidance, and seek care in a timely manner if they have symptoms or concerns.

Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion. Please contact your health care provider if you experience the following symptoms:

Repeated coughing
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 

Wheezing 

Chest tightness or pain 

Heart palpitations 

Nausea or unusual fatigue 

Lightheadedness 


Other recommendations to help manage health-related symptoms due to poor air quality include staying hydrated, using eye drops and nose sprays and taking throat lozenges.

05/25/2018

The UCSF ACRC is currently recruiting participants for 4 different COPD research studies. Please contact us at 415-476-5418 for more information.

Timeline Photos 10/03/2016

UCSF ACRC NEWS: Dr. Prescott Woodruff, Associate Director of the UCSF Airway Clinical Research Center, talks about COPD at the Chinese Community Health Fair in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Woodruff also joins Mayor of Palo Alto, Patrick Burt, in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the community educational event.

LUNG FORCE Walk - San Francisco, CA: Lungevity - American Lung Association 09/07/2016

LUNG FORCE Walk - San Francisco, CA: Lungevity - American Lung Association

The will be walking in support of the American Lung Associations' LUNG [email protected] WALK to raise awareness and funds to help those impacted by lung cancer and other lung diseases, including and . Funds raised will support research, advocacy, education and awareness for those impacted by lung disease.

Please click the link below and consider donating to the "LUNGEVITY" team. Thank you.

LUNG FORCE Walk - San Francisco, CA: Lungevity - American Lung Association Join with me and American @LungAssociation. Let's raise awareness about the importance of . Walk with us.

HELP US FIGHT ASTHMA AT UCSF! 07/29/2016

HELP US FIGHT ASTHMA AT UCSF!

The UCSF Airway Clinical Research Center is seeking adults to participate in an asthma research study to investigate airway inflammation and airway changes that occur after exposure to allergens.

Participants must be 18-50 years of age, with or without asthma. Study involves 3 visits and a medical procedure (bronchoscopy). Up to $1060.00 compensation.

HELP US FIGHT ASTHMA AT UCSF! Please complete online survey at http://acrc.ucsf.edu. You may also contact staff at (415) 502-2892 or [email protected].

07/15/2016

ACRC Bench Lab

Sheena Kerr, Ph.D. and lab manager of the Fahy Lab discusses the important role the ACRC plays in providing participant samples and how these samples are examined to better understand airway disease and how the findings can aid in the development of new treatments.

Timeline Photos 06/29/2016

Always great to have the American Lung Association visit the .

06/24/2016

UCSF - Airway Clinical Research Center

Dr. Stephen Lazarus, Professor of Medicine and an Associate Director of the UCSF Airway Clinical Research Center (ACRC) talks about the research taking place at the ACRC.

Help Us Fight Asthma at UCSF!
Research Study at UCSF for non-smoking adults with mild to moderate Asthma. Compensation up to $1200

To participate in one of our research projects click the "sign up" button on our page.

No Such Thing as a Healthy Smoker 06/22/2016

No Such Thing as a Healthy Smoker

Dr. Prescott Woodruff, Associate Director of the ACRC featured in the NYTimes for the SPIROMICS study.

No Such Thing as a Healthy Smoker Current or former smokers may not realize they have lung damage, because tests can fail to detect it.

06/21/2016

UCSF - Airway Clinical Research Center

Dr. Stephen Lazarus, Professor of Medicine and an Associate Director of the UCSF Airway Clinical Research Center (ACRC) talks about the research taking place at the ACRC.

To participate in one of our research projects click the "sign up" button on our page.

UCSF ACRC (UCSF_ACRC) on Twitter 06/16/2016

UCSF ACRC (UCSF_ACRC) on Twitter

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UCSF ACRC (UCSF_ACRC) on Twitter The latest from UCSF ACRC (@UCSF_ACRC). The UCSF Airway Clinical Research Center was formed to investigate and validate new and existing therapies for airway conditions.

Timeline Photos 06/15/2016

ACRC SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Nirav Bhakta

Dr. Nirav Bhakta received his M.D. and Ph.D. in cell physiology and immunology from Stanford University. Dr. Bhakta completed an Internal Medicine residency in 2007 and Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship in 2011 at UCSF. He was trained in human research in the ACRC and has been an investigator in the Airway Center for 6.5 years. His interests are in using samples of human lung tissue and blood to characterize the immune cells active in asthma and the resulting responses of lung cells in the airways. He is particularly interested in how these responses vary between individuals and in their potential to identify new treatment options. Dr. Bhakta has a quantitative background including a degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which he applies in order to extract insights from large data sets of gene expression and protein markers on immune cells. Dr. Bhakta's work would not be possible without the generous participation of so many volunteers over the years. He wishes to express his gratitude to all past participants.

Photo by: Bobby J. Goltiao Antalek

Asthma Research Studies at UCSF! 06/15/2016

Asthma Research Studies at UCSF!

Asthma Research Studies at UCSF!

Click here to see if you qualify for asthma studies at UCSF.
Compensation up to $1200.

Asthma Research Studies at UCSF!

The SPIROMICS Study 06/07/2016

The SPIROMICS Study

Short video summary of the SPIROMICS study.

The SPIROMICS Study Currently, the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) requires a ratio of forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) to forced vital capa...

Clinical Significance of Symptoms in Smokers with Preserved Pulmonary Function — NEJM 06/07/2016

Clinical Significance of Symptoms in Smokers with Preserved Pulmonary Function — NEJM

We are very excited to have lead the research efforts of this recently published paper in the New England Journal of Medicine for the SPIROMICS research group.

Clinical Significance of Symptoms in Smokers with Preserved Pulmonary Function — NEJM Prescott G. Woodruff, M.D.et.al.

Timeline Photos 05/03/2016

ACRC SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Stephen Lazarus

Dr. Stephen Lazarus is an in**ed product of the University of California, having received his A.B. from Berkeley, his M.D. from Irvine, and training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at UCSF. Drafted into military service during the Viet Nam era, he spent 2 years as Chief of Pulmonary Medicine and Co-Director of the ICU at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. before returning to UCSF for additional research training in the Cardiovascular Research Institute. Since joining the faculty at UCSF in 1983, Dr. Lazarus has directed basic and clinical research on the mechanisms and treatment of asthma, COPD, and other airway diseases. He is an Attending Physician on the Pulmonary Consult Service, the Adult Pulmonary Function Laboratory, and the Chest Faculty Practice at UCSF-Moffitt-Long Hospital, and has been Director of the Chest Faculty Practice, Director of the Medical Specialty Practices, and Interim Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Currently he is Director of the Training Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Associate Director of the Adult Pulmonary Laboratory and Airway Clinical Research Center.

Dr. Lazarus' research has focused on the role of inflammatory cells and mediators in regulating function of the lung and airways in obstructive lung diseases.

Photo by: Bobby J. Goltiao Antalek

UCSF ACRC - Spirometry (Part 5) 04/18/2016

UCSF ACRC - Spirometry (Part 5)

Bobby Antalek, Clinical Research Coordinator at the ACRC, talks about how spirometry is used to assess people for respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD.

UCSF ACRC - Spirometry (Part 5) Video 5 of a series highlighting the Airway Clinical Research Center at UCSF. Bobby Antalek, Clinical Research Coordinator at the ACRC, talks about how spiro...

04/18/2016

UCSF ACRC - Spirometry (Part 5)

Bobby Antalek, Clinical Research Coordinator at the ACRC, talks about how spirometry is used to assess people for respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD.

Timeline Photos 04/11/2016

ACRC SPOTIGHT: Dr. Homer Boushey

Dr. Homer Boushey received in his M.D. degree from the UCSF in 1968. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSF and at the Beth-Israel Hospital of Harvard Medical School. He then pursued specialty training in Pulmonary Medicine at Oxford University and at UCSF. He joined the UCSF faculty in 1974 and, except for a year’s sabbatical at the University of Paris (Cochin Hospital), has remained here for his entire career. He has served as Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of the Medical Service (1989-1995) and recently as Chief of the Division of Allergy/Immunology and Director of the Asthma Clinical Research Center. Dr. Boushey’s major academic interests include clinical research on the pathogenesis and treatment of asthma, focusing especially on the role of viral respiratory infections in triggering asthma exacerbations. He serves also on editorial boards, expert panels, and advisory committees. He currently also serves as the secretary-treasurer of the American Thoracic Society.

Dr. Boushey’s research team has focused on methods for assessing airway mucosal inflammation (eg., sputum induction), on examining the effects of new, specifically targeted therapies (egs., monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, cell adhesion molecular inhibitors), on comparing existing therapies (inhaled corticosteroids, long-acting beta-agonists, and leukotriene antagonists, given alone or in combination), and on defining the mechanisms by which viral respiratory infection alters upper and lower airway function.

Photo by: Bobby J. Goltiao Antalek

U.C.S.F. Careers 03/30/2016

U.C.S.F. Careers

The Airway Clinical Research Center is hiring a clinical research coordinator! Learn more by visiting http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/ and searching with Req# 44495BR.

U.C.S.F. Careers University of California, San Francisco is a leading university dedicated to defining health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.

UCSF ACRC - Sputum Induction 03/18/2016

UCSF ACRC - Sputum Induction

Gina Evans-Young, Clinical Research Coordinator at the ACRC, talks about sputum induction.

UCSF ACRC - Sputum Induction Video 4 of a series highlighting the Airway Clinical Research Center at UCSF. Gina Evans-Young, Clinical Research Coordinator at the ACRC, talks about sputum...

03/18/2016

UCSF ACRC - Sputum Induction

Gina Evans-Young, Clinical Research Coordinator at the ACRC, talks about sputum induction.

Help Us Fight Asthma at UCSF! 03/17/2016

Help Us Fight Asthma at UCSF!

Help Us Fight Asthma at UCSF!

Research Study at UCSF for non-smoking adults with mild to moderate Asthma. Compensation up to $1200!

Help Us Fight Asthma at UCSF!

Timeline Photos 03/14/2016

ACRC SPOTLIGHT : Dr. Prescott G. Woodruff

Dr. Prescott G. Woodruff is an professor of medicine at UCSF and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He also conducts research at UCSF's Airway Clinical Research Center and General Clinical Research Center where he studies the mechanisms of inflammation, airway remodeling and airway hyper-responsiveness in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Dr. Woodruff earned a medical degree at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. After residency training, he was a research fellow at the Channing Laboratory in Respiratory Epidemiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He also completed a graduate degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF, before joining the UCSF medical staff in 2002.

Photo by: Bobby J. Goltiao Antalek

To help support our efforts, and to change lives, please click on the Donate button. 02/24/2016

To help support our efforts, and to change lives, please click on the Donate button.

Members of the ACRC are raising funds for the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb. This event is in its 10th year and does some wonderful work as it relates to funding research, education, and patient programs. Please click the link below and consider donating to "The Big Wheeze Freeze" team. Thank you.

To help support our efforts, and to change lives, please click on the Donate button.

Our Story

The UCSF Airway Clinical Research Center (ACRC) at the Parnassus Campus is a major hub of clinical studies and trials for asthma, COPD and lung disease. Investigators in the ACRC aim to uncover disease mechanisms, develop disease biomarkers, and evaluate novel treatments for asthma. The ACRC is a multidisciplinary research unit, which fosters interactions between physician investigators in the Department of Medicine, basic science researchers (especially UCSF’s SABRE program), clinical fellows, and faculty from the Departments of Pediatrics and the School of Nursing. The ACRC represents a unique infrastructure that houses both dedicated clinical research space and sophisticated bench laboratories.

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UCSF ACRC - Methacholine Challenge
All asthma is not the same
Airway Clinical Research Center
What is Asthma?

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