Are You At Risk for Lung Disease? Free Lung Health Evaluation for Eligible Volunteers

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease caused mainly by cigarette smoking. Symptoms include trouble breathing, wheezing, coughing up mucus and chest infections.

If you are a smoker and/or are having trouble breathing, you may be eligible for our research study.

Visits and Compensation:

$50 for completing initial medical exam if eligible

$200 for completing bronchoscopy if eligible

 

Call the Department of Genetic Medicine for more information: 646-962-2672

 

IRB Approved Protocol # 0005004440

Seeking Non-Smokers for Research Study

Research Study

Seeking healthy non-smokers 18 years or older. Participants will be part of a study looking for precursors to lung disease in Weill Cornell Medical College. Offering $50 compensation for completing a screening consisting of a physical exam, Electrocardiogram (EKG), blood, urine tests, breathing test and chest x-ray, and if eligible $200 for completing a bronchoscopy.

Please call Malesa at 646-962-2672

We Can Help You Quit Smoking for Free as Part of Our Paid Research Study

Trying to quit smoking?

As part of our research study we are offering eligible smokers:
-free smoking cessation counseling and medication
-up to $1,800 in compensation by completing 4 medical exams and bronchoscopies

Call the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College for more information: 646-962-2672

IRB protocol #0905010391 Approval Date: 8.4.10

Let Us Help You Quit Smoking for Free

The Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College is seeking smokers, ages 18 or older to participate in a paid research study. Participants will be part of a study looking at the effects of smoking on lung disease.

Offering $50 compensation for a free, 3-4 hr, lung health exam consisting of a physical exam, Electrocardiogram (EKG), blood and urine tests, breathing test and a chest x-ray. Eligible volunteers will also receive $200 for a 3-4 hr bronchoscopy procedure.

Eligible volunteers can also participate in a year long study consisting of 8 additional visits:

3 lung health exams (including physical exam, electrocardiogram (EKG), blood and urine tests, chest x-ray and a breathing test) and bronchoscopy procedures lasting 3-4 hours each and 5 visits to provide routine blood and urine tests lasting 30 minutes each.

Compensation:

Month 3 exam and bronchoscopy: $350

Month 6 exam and bronchoscopy: $350

Month 12 exam and bronchoscopy: $350

Study completion bonus: $500

Please call Malesa at 646-962-2672

 

IRB Approved Protocol #0905010391

IRB Approval Date: 8.4.2010

 

Seeking Smokers with COPD for Research Study

Weill Cornell Medical College is seeking smokers with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease to participate in a research study

Compensation:

$50 for completing initial medical exam

$200 for completing bronchoscopy if eligible

Call the Department of Genetic Medicine for more information: 646-962-2672

IRB Approved Protocol # 0005004440

Are You a Smoker Diagnosed with COPD? Are You Trying to Quit Smoking?

The Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College is seeking smokers, ages 18 or older who have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to participate in a paid research study. Participants will be part of a study looking at the effects of smoking on lung disease.

Offering $50 compensation for a free, 3-4 hr, lung health exam consisting of a physical exam, electrocardiogram (EKG), blood and urine tests, breathing test and a chest x-ray. Eligible volunteers will also receive $200 for a 3-4 hr bronchoscopy procedure.

Eligible volunteers can also participate in a year long study consisting of 8 additional visits:

3 lung health exams (including physical exam, electrocardiogram (EKG), blood and urine tests, chest x-ray and a breathing test) and bronchoscopy procedures lasting 3-4 hrs each and 5 visits to provide routing blood and urine tests lasting 30 minutes each.

Compensation:

Month 3 exam and bronchoscopy: $350

Month 6 exam and bronchoscopy: $350

Month 12 exam and bronchoscopy: $350

Study completion bonus: $500

Please call 646-962-2672 for more information

IRB approved protocol #0905010391

Approval Date: 10.26.09

We Want to Help You Quit Smoking Free of Charge

Trying to quit smoking?

As part of our research study we are offering eligible smokers:

-free smoking cessation counseling and medication

-up to $1,800 in compensation by completing 4 medical exams and bronchoscopies

Call the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College for more information: 646-962-2672

IRB protocol #0905010391 Approval Date: 1.29.10

It’s Never too Late to Quit Smoking – 5 Things to Know

(Reference: Time Essentials: 5 Things to Know It’s Never too Late to Quit by Martin Downs)

Former surgeon general, Dr. Richard H. Carmona advises smokers to “stop now. It will improve the quality and quantity of your life, no question.” He urges smokers to consider these 5 points about quitting: 1. It’s never too late, 2. Few people kick cigarettes on the first try, 3. Get help, 4. Cutting down doesn’t cut it, 5. America’s smoking days are over

1. It’s never too late

No matter your age or how long you have smoked, you will reap the benefits of quitting immediately. When you quit, your body immediately begins to recover from the exposure to chemicals found in tobacco smoke.

2. Few people kick cigarettes on the first try

You may experience several relapses your first year of attempting to quit (The cited NY Times article says that as many as four relapses are common the first year). This often discourages people into thinking that they will never be able to quit. Quitting techniques are personal; while some methods may work for others, they may not necessarily be the best for you. If you find yourself relapsing, try pursuing a different  quitting technique. Have you tried participating in a research study?

3. Get help

There are many smoking cessation aides and support groups available. Please contact us at 646-962-2672 to hear about how eligible participants can receive free smoking cessation medication and counseling by participating in our research study.

4. Cutting down doesn’t cut it

Cutting down on the amount you smoke per day can be a way to prepare yourself for quitting, but only if you intend on quitting completely. Smoking fewer cigarettes is still considered smoking and is not safe for your body. In the long run, cutting back is not sustainable because the nicotine addiction has not been broken. Smokers who do not conquer their addiction completely are more likely to revert back to smoking as much as, or even more than, they did before.

5. America’s smoking days are over

It is becoming more difficult socially and financially to remain a smoker in the United States. Smoking bans have been implemented in major US cities making it harder for smokers to smoke when they go out. Additionally, it costs anywhere from $10-$11 for one pack of cigarettes in NYC (at a half-pack per day, that adds up to approximately $2000/year!)

Please remember that it is never too late to quit smoking. To hear more about how we can help you quit, by participating in our research study, please call us at 646-962-2672.

Free COPD and Research Study Brochures

Please be sure to see our new research study brochures, for smokers and non-smokers, as well as our COPD brochure. All brochures are available for downloading, free of charge.

Study Brochure-Smokers (pdf version)

Study Brochure-Non-Smokers (pdf version)

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