Individuals with HIV Needed for Research Study

Individuals with HIV Needed for Research Study

Smokers, ex-smokers and Non-smokers 18 years and older

Visits and Compensation:

  • Completing screening visit: $50
  • Completing bronchoscopy: $200
  • Repeat parts of screening visit: $25
  • Repeat full screening visit: $50
  • Repeat full bronchoscopy: $200
  • Patient referral (if referred patient completes entire study): $25/patient

Call the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College Monday- Friday (9am-5pm) for more information: 646-962-2672

IRB Approved Protocol # 1204012331

To find out about other clinical studies that we are currently conducting, please visit our Facebook Page:

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Seeking Volunteers for an E-Cigarette Research Study

The Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College is looking for Healthy Non-Smokers (ages 21+) for a research study looking at the effects smoking electronic cigarettes may have on lung cells.

If you qualify and complete all tests and visits, you will receive:

1.  A free lung health and medical evaluation (includes physical exam, electrocardiogram (EKG), blood and urine tests, breathing test, questionnaires, chest X-ray and a bronchoscopy procedure)

2.  $550 compensation if you qualify and complete all tests and visits

Visits and compensation include:

Screening visit: $50

Initial study visit including bronchoscopy: $200

Follow up study visit including  bronchoscopy: $300

Please call 646-962-2672 for more information regarding the study.

IRB approved protocol #1312014623

E-Cigarette Shops Open Even as City Cracks Down

A half-dozen people were gathered around the tasting bar at the Henley Vaporium in SoHo on a recent Friday evening. Behind the bar, two vapologists in white lab coats stood before a selection of dozens of tiny bottles, each containing liquid nicotine. The customers, all students or young professionals, leisurely inhaled on their so-called vape pens. Clouds of mist curled upward and vanished. A slightly sweet smell lingered in the air.

Check out the full story at NYTimes.com: E-Cigarette Shops Open Even as City Cracks Down

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Promising New Diagnostic for Emphysema

Dr. Crystal and researchers in the Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Genetic Medicine have located a potential biomarker of early-stage emphysema. Although further investigation is needed, these findings are promising for early detection of emphysema by a simple blood test.

Please click here to see the full article

Click here to read the abstract in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

“The Stark Truth” – What is it like to die from COPD?

The New York City Department of Health launched a new advertising campaign, in early March 2011, which graphically depicts the suffering of those dying from smoking-related lung disease. The city’s new ad campaign hopes to convey the message that dying from smoking-related lung disease is seldom quick and painless.

The Metro New York newspaper covered the launch of the new advertising campaign and asked Dr. Ronald Crystal (Chairman of the Department of Genetic Medicine and Principal Investigator) to outline the stages that one goes through, from the development of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD; including chronic bronchitis and emphysema), to death.

The article, in the March 9, 2011 issue, is below in pdf form and can also be downloaded from the Metro NY’s website.

The Stark Truth

3.9.11 edition via Readmetro.com

Dr. Crystal and the Dept. of Genetic Medicine Featured on NY1 TV

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College seem to have made a revolutionary discovery that may inspire more smokers to put out their butts a lot faster.” –NY1

Dr. Ronald Crystal (Chairman of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Principal Investigator) was featured on NY1 television to talk about how a simple blood test may detect signs of emphysema, or lung damage, before symptoms develop in smokers. Smoking is the main cause of lung disease, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and emphysema. This simple blood test, is still under investigation; however, Dr. Crystal and researchers in the Department of Genetic Medicine hope that this blood test will help smokers detect signs of emphysema and inspire them to quit before it is too late.

Watch the video

Read the full article by NY1

Dr. Crystal and the Department of Genetic Medicine Featured on CBS News re a Simple Blood Test That May Detect Emphysema

Dr. Ronald G. Crystal (Chairman of the Dept. of Genetic Medicine) speaks to CBS Newspath about a blood test that may detect emphysema

Watch the video here

See full articles from this interview here:

MSN Health

Wcax.com

Science Daily.com

Seeking Hookah (Shisha) Smokers for Research Study

The Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College is looking for shisha smokers to participate in a research study, looking at the effects that shisha may have on the lung cells.

Eligible participants can earn $250 in compensation upon completion of the following study visits:

1. Screening visit, including medical history, physical exam, blood and urine tests, EKG, chest X-ray and a breathing test (duration approximately 5 hours): $50 compensation

2. Study visit, including bronchoscopy procedure: $200 compensation

If you are at least 18 years old and smoke shisha (hookah), please call 646-962-2672 to hear more information about our research study

IRB approved protocol #0005004439

 

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

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