About Us

For more information about COPD, or for other research studies currently enrolling participants, please see these associated websites:


RSVP for Health

The Research Study Volunteer Program, RSVP for Health, is a registry where individuals interested in clinical research (sometimes called clinical trials) can register to receive information about research studies. All medical advances arise out of a partnership between physician scientists studying ways to improve health and lessen the burden of disease, and the patient or volunteer without whom medical progress would cease.

MedlinePlus COPD Page

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases (including COPD), conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

COPD Foundation

The COPD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to develop and support programs which improve the quality of life through research, education, early diagnosis, and enhanced therapy for persons whose lives are impacted by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Alpha-1 Foundation

The Alpha-1 Foundation is dedicated to providing the leadership and resources that will result in increased research, improved health, worldwide detection, and a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.


The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.