By Avery Keatley
Welcome to UPMC’s Asthma Institute blog! We’re Team Asthma. We’re new to the blogosphere, but we think we’ll like it here.
Who are we exactly? We’re a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians and staff working to help asthma sufferers better understand their asthma. We’re a research clinic and we’re always running studies. (Interested? Check out our website to see if you qualify: http://www.asthmainstitute.pitt.edu/current_studies.html.) Check out our About page for more details.
What’s the purpose of this blog? This blog is for you. Yes, you. Whether you suffer from asthma, or know someone who does, or are just interested in research, we’re here to answer your questions. We’ll cover topics ranging from “What’s a Bronchoscopy?” to “Who Works at the Asthma Institute?” The goal is to help people understand what asthma is and what’s going on in the world of research.
When were you founded? The Asthma Institute was established in 2009 as a part of UPMC’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division. We also work with UPMC’s Department of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and the Pediatric Environmental Health Center.
Where are you located? We’re located on the 9th floor on UPMC’s Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
Why start a blog? Because we want to get in touch with you. We want you to know what we’re doing. We want to reach out to more potential participants. We want to uncloak clinical research and make it as jazzy and accessible as clinical research can be.
We’ll look to post about once a month on a variety of topics, and we hope you’ll join us.