UVa Health System seeks adults to donate specimens for research

IRB/UVA Tracking #
Principal Investigator
Yun M Shim
Yun Shim
Contact Phone
Official Trial Title
Biology of Cytokines and 5-LO in the Pathogenesis of COPD
Study Description

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.


Compensation for study completion is $20.00