Pulmonary Medicine Clinical Research

In addition to providing outstanding clinical care, members of the Section of Pulmonary Medicine conduct research and lead clinical trials to improve patient outcomes, especially in asthma and cystic fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Trials

Clinical researchers at Nationwide Children's are committed to identifying new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cystic fibrosis, taking research discoveries from the lab to the patient's bedside.

Overview: Cystic-Fibrosis-Related Clinical Trials at Nationwide Children's

Healthy Participants Needed for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and their collaborators need blood samples from healthy individuals in order to do research and learn more about cystic fibrosis.

What’s the purpose of the study?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a hereditary disorder affecting the lungs and many other systems in the body. Researchers need blood samples from healthy individuals to compare to those who have CF. The samples will be stored so researchers can learn how CF affects patients as they grow and undergo repeated treatment.

Who can take part in the study?

Any healthy individual who does not have CF and is not a known carrier of the CF gene mutation.

What will happen during the study?

Participants will visit Nationwide Children’s Hospital one time for approximately 20 minutes, where a blood sample will be collected. Participants may also be asked to provide additional optional samples, such as hair or throat swabs, at this visit or at other times. Will I be paid for my participation? No, participants will not be paid. 

For more information or to participate, contact Hanh Pham at (614) 722-5122 or email Hanh.Pham@NationwideChildrens.org.

Study Seeking Parents of Kids With Medical Complexities

What’s the purpose of the study?

Researchers hope to help parents of children with complex medical conditions with home care through an interactive voice technology mobile app.

Who can take part in this study?

Parents of children who have been diagnosed with a complex medical condition such as (but not limited to):

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Encephalopathy
  • Chronic pulmonary disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Diabetes

Participants must be iPhone users (iPhone 8 or above operating on iOS 13 or above).

Will we be paid for the study?

Yes, families can earn up to $30 for participating.

For more information or to sign up, call Emre Sezgin at (614) 355-6814 or email Emre.Sezgin@NationwideChildrens.org

Principal Investigator: Dr. Yungui Huang

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
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