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Asthma Clinical Trials

The University of Wisconsin Asthma, Allergy, and Pulmonology Research Center is a nationally known research facility that has been studying asthma for over 30 years.


Our research department conducts studies in both children and adults. UW Madison is also one of 15 other research sites in the United States representing two national asthma networks: Childhood Asthma Research and Education network (CARE) and Adult Clinical Research Network (ACRN).


Our research efforts, along with the thousands of people who have been part of the studies, have helped to develop new asthma medications that may include those you currently use. The research center conducts many kinds of asthma related research.


Some special areas of interest are:

  • How colds affect asthma
  • Uncontrolled or severe asthma
  • Exercise induced asthma
  • The role of genetics in asthma

If you have a patient that has asthma and is interested in participating in a research study, you can direct them to the research center and we will direct them to the correct study. These studies allow patients to work one on one with an asthma specialist while keeping you informed of your patient's participation.


Key reasons for patients to participate in an asthma study:

  • To learn about their asthma symptoms and ways to control them
  • They are reimbursed for time and travel
  • Test new asthma treatments that are not available to the general public
  • Individual care from asthma specialists
  • To help researchers learn more about asthma
  • Our study team focuses on their safety and comfort

The department has 10 major NIH grants that bring in approximately $50 million per year.