Asthma and Allergy Center of Chicago, SC
Leading Chicago in Community Based COPD, Asthma, and Allergic Disease Clinical Research

As Clinical Director and Principal Investigator for the Asthma and Allergy Center of Chicago, I hope that you find this site both informative and helpful.  This site is intended primarily for doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.  Other visitors will find more useful information about our research at our general cliinical research site: www.Research4Health.com.

Please take some time to read our Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy at the Asthma & Allergy Center of Chicago; I believe that you will agree that these standards set us apart from our other colleagues who conduct clinical research.
On our main research website, www.Research4Health.com , you'll find a list of our  current asthma, copd, allergy and other clinical trial opportunities for your patients to participate. in Find A Research Study.   You can directly refer patients for screening for a clinical trial via Sign-Up For a Study

Not interested in research? You can also find information about our private patient practice at www.AsthmaAllergyChicago.com .

Need flyers, cards, more detailed study information, and other recruitment materials?  Check out our main research website's Ads-FLyers.  How about a map and directions to our site? Get to us via  Location (or via the left sidebar link).

I'll try to keep you as up to date as possible on what's going on in our research trials and newsworthy respiratory disease and allergy items via posts in Research and Clinical News

By the way, if you're wondering what the designation "CPI" after my name below means, it stands for "Certified Physician Investigator".  CPI designates have the requisite years of experience as Principal Investigators conducting human research trials and passed the APPI-CPI /ACRP certification examination. 

CPI certification is not required to conduct clinical research; currently, I am the only respiratory specialist in the Chicago region with CPI credentials.   In the same vein, all of our Research Coordinators are similarly certified, having earned their CCRC
(Certified Clinical Research Coordinator) qualifications.

Let me know if there is anything else that I can provide for you.

Edward E. Lisberg, MD FCCP CPI

Research and Clinical News

  • COPD Clinical Research: Si vos hoc legere... Don't you just hate it when someone tries to be cute and uses Google Translate..."IF YOU CAN READ THIS..."  It goes without saying that the more you understand, the better you cope with things in your life.  We're just starting up some new clinical trials in COPD, so new in fact, we haven't even listed them under Find A Research Study yet !Before we list the new studies,  not take a few minutes to read the attached COPD information; it's entertaining and beyond informative.  Read it, understand...then contact us about what new clinical trial opportunities we have for people with COPD
    Posted Feb 1, 2013, 9:44 AM by Edward Lisberg
  • Investigational Cat Allergy Vaccine Research Are you or someone you know allergic to cats?  We are currently enrolling patients for a clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of an investigational cat immunotherapy vaccine in reducing cat allergy symptoms in cat allergic people who live with a cat in their home.  CONTACT US for more information.
    Posted Jan 31, 2013, 7:32 AM by Edward Lisberg
  • Asthma: How Did We Get Here? To the frustration of many asthma specialists, most patients seen in emergency rooms, walk-in clinics, and primary care physicians still do not do simple lung function testing as part of their medical assessment for people with respiratory symptoms.  Too frequently, doctors profess that they don't need to do lung function tests to diagnose or treat someone with asthma; since such statements are not based upon either NHLBI or GINA guidelines, one must assume that they rely upon hubris, arrogance, and, frankly, ignorance to guide diagnosis and treatment. Just how good are doctors who don't do lung function testing on patients at diagnosing and treating asthma?  A pivotal study published in the Canadian Medical Journal in ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2013, 10:40 AM by Edward Lisberg
  • New COPD and Asthma Research This is a very active start to the new year with a number of current and planned clinical trials in COPD and asthma.  We are the only site in Chicago conducting these studies involving investigational inhaled agents and delivery devices, immunomodulators, bronchodilators, anti-inflammatory agents, and a long-term survival study in COPD.  We consider clinical trials as an essential part of the spectrum of clinical care which doctors should offer to their patients.  See Current Studies and Ads-Flyers links in the side bar for more information about the opportunities for your patients.
    Posted Feb 8, 2012, 9:11 AM by Edward Lisberg
  • 2012 CDC Immunization Update Up to date on the current CDC immunization recommendations for all age groups?  They're all right here at Articles, in the Vaccines folder
    Posted Feb 8, 2012, 9:03 AM by Edward Lisberg
  • Persistent Cough? Pertussis is back Pertussis should be in differential for patients (adult of children) with persistent coughs without signs of upper airway clinical syndrome, normal spirometry, and/or CXR.  See CDC guidelines under Articles; Misc: "Pertussis Dx Tx Prophylaxis" (direct link to CDC http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5414a1.htm?s_cid=rr5414a1_e)
    Posted Dec 8, 2011, 7:46 AM by Edward Lisberg
  • 2011 Update: Flu Vaccination In Egg Allergic Patients For updated consensus recommendations regarding influenza administration in egg allergic individuals, go to Articles, Vaccines, for JACI article and separate 2011 Update summary pdf files.
    Posted Sep 27, 2011, 1:01 PM by Edward Lisberg
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