Subject: Soul Blast - Do you have Asthma? | Allegheny Health Network

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Researchers at Allegheny Health Network are investigating treatments for children, adolescents and adults of African ancestry with asthma:

Best African American Response to Asthma Drugs (BARD) Trial

To participate in this research study, you must:

  • Be at least 5 years of age
  • Have at least one grandparent who is of African descent
  • Be on asthma controller medication (inhaled corticosteroid with or without a long-acting beta-agonist)

What we will ask you to do:

  1. Come to study visits over the course of about a year and four months
  2. Do research tests such as breathing tests and give blood and urine samples. Sputum samples will be collected from participants who are ages 12 and older.
  3. Do home breathing tests between research study visits and fill out diaries and questionnaires about your asthma
  4. Take study medications

Eligible participants who join the research study will be compensated for their time and will be provided research study medication at no cost.

To join this research study, please contact
Dr. Gentile's office at


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