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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Seeking Volunteers for HIV Research Study

HIV +  Smokers and Nonsmokers

The Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College is looking for HIV + smokers and nonsmokers to participate in a research study on the development of lung disease.

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

– Screening visit, including medical history, physical exam, blood and urine tests, EKG, chest X-ray and a breathing   test: $50 compensation

– Study visit, including bronchoscopy procedure: $200 compensation

To see if you are eligible, please call 646-962-2672 to hear more about our research study.

IRB approved protocol #1204012331

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

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

Become Involved in Our Asthma Research! Volunteer for Our Asthma Research Study

If you think you may have asthma, would you like a free lung evaluation to find out?

The Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College is looking for asthmatic volunteers (ages 18+) for a research study looking at the effects asthma may have on the 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.  Free allergy testing for grass pollen, cat, dog, trees, molds and mites

3.  $300 compensation if you qualify and complete all tests and visits

Visits and compensation include:

Screening visit: $50

Initial study visit including bronchoscopy: $200

Blood draw 2 days after bronchoscopy: $50

Please call the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College for more information about the study: 646-962-2672

IRB approved protocol #0005004440

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

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