The Vit-D-Kids Asthma Study is looking at whether vitamin D supplements can help kids with asthma fight off viruses and avoid asthma attacks that lead to increased dependence on medication or even hospitalization.
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Has he/she been diagnosed with asthma?
Has he/she taken a daily medication for asthma for at least part of the last year?
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Asthma Research In the News
John F. Alcorn, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Parker B. Francis Jo Rae Wright Award for Scientific Excellence. The award has been established by the Parker B. Francis Fellowship Program and the Francis Family Foundation to honor Jo Rae Wright, Ph.D.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Pulmonary Chief Elected Secretary-Treasurer of the American Thoracic Society
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has elected Juan C. Celedón, M.D., Dr.P.H., chief, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, as its Secretary–Treasurer for the 2017–18 term.
Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC have shown how poverty status influences the prevalence of three common chronic medical conditions: asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).