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There are many exciting things happening in research and healthcare. At the Breathe Chicago Center(c) and Population Health Sciences Program we are proud to be conducting cutting edge research, and bringing you the results. Check back soon for more developments!

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The PELICAN study PEer-Led o2 Info-line for patients and CAregivers (PELICAN) The PELICAN study tests whether an O2 infoline for patients and caregivers will increase supplemental oxygen adherence and improve health in people with COPD. The problem There are...
Nina Bracken was awarded the 2016 Early Career Achievement Award from the American Thoracic Society’s (ATS) Nursing Assembly for her contribution to individuals with lung disease.  Congratulations, Nina!
The PArTNER Study (PATient Navigators to rEduce Readmissions) is collaborating with the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) BOOST (Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions) program to bring resources to hospitalized patients.  Check out information on the SHM website here.
We were thrilled to see the RELIANCE Study featured in the American Thoracic Society’s Research News Quarterly publication!  The American Thoracic Society is playing a critical role serving on the Stakeholder Advisory Group for this landmark study. Read more in...
Ever wonder which medicines are best for COPD? We did too! It turns out so did a lot of doctors and nurses from all over the country! The Breathe Chicago Center has been awarded a four-year, $13.7 million dollar contract...
Read more about the exciting announcement here at the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute website!
Dr. Jerry Krishnan was awarded the Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Services Research Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 American Thoracic Society conference for his outstanding scientific contributions to comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research. This award...
Dr. Valentin Prieto-Centurion presented his research at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference. His study focused on barriers to physical activity faced by patients with COPD following COPD exacerbations. Read more about Dr. Prieto-Centurion’s research here: Patient perspectives...
We are saddened by the news of Leonard Nimoy’s passing due to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  The Star Trek actor died Friday, February 27th at his home in Bel Air.  Mr. Nimoy made his condition public in 2014, attributing...
The Breathe Chicago Center(c), in partnership with the COPD Foundation,  led the publication of the results of the 1st ever COPD Readmissions Summit.  The multi-stakeholder summit was held in October 2013 to help better understand how to reduce avoidable...
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) recently hosted a webinar to share our PELICAN project, a study to improve oxygen education and adherence. The AARC is the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care, the organization encourages...
Ever wonder why research is important? Research on Medical Practices (ROMP) is a unique type of medical research with a specific set of challenges and ethical issues. The ROMP ethics study is a multi-institutional collaboration supported by the NIH’s National Center...
Join the COPD Foundation in their effort to raise awareness for COPD at http://www.copdfoundation.org/ Read more about COPD here: WHAT IS COPD  
The PELICAN project, which is a collaboration between the University of Illinois, National Jewish Health, LA Biomedical Research Institute, AlphaNet, Apria Healthcare and the COPD Foundation, was recently published in the Lung Health Professional Magazine.  Read more about the...
Dr. Krishnan speaks about the Patient Centered Outcomes Institute (PCORI) and the benefits of conducting studies together with patients and other stakeholders in this Chicago Tribune Article.
Dr. Valentin Prieto Centurion has been awarded a 2014 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award. This is the second Abstract Scholarship Award Dr. Prieto has received from the American Thoracic Society. This year’s award will be presented at the Behavioral Science...
Dr. Jerry Krishnan was interviewed for the Annals of the American Thoracic Society Podcast entitled Interventions to Reduce Rehospitalizations after COPD Exacerbations. To learn more about the ATS Podcast, visit the Annals ATS Podcast Interviews page