Get involved in PBRN research!!

The Rainbow Asthma Center is participating in AsthmaNet, an NIH funded consortium of asthma researchers across the country. Recruitment is underway for the following studies:

This research study has 2 parts. The first part will try to prevent bad coughing or wheezing illness from happening. The second part will try to decrease the symptoms if an illness does develop. Participants must be between the ages of 12 month and 5 years. Children that qualify to take part in this study will have had an incident of wheezing in the past year that caused them to seek medical attention.

Vitamin D add-on Therapy (VIDA)
The purpose of this study is to find out if taking Vitamin D in addition to an asthma controller medication improves asthma symptoms or prevents asthma attacks. Participants must be 18 years or older and have had asthma for at least one year.

For more information and in order to set up a screening evaluation contact the study team at 216-286-6566 or email

Upcoming studies

Social Factors' Influence on the Timing and Duration of Sleep
The goal of this study is to examine the role of two social factors in the sleep of disadvantaged 11-12 year old African American adolescents: influence of child peers and siblings; and the degree of family organization/structure. Recruitment will hopefully begin in the fall. Please contact the PBRN Shared Resource if you think you have patients whom might be interested in participating int his study.

1-2-3 Start to Finish! lmproving Adolescent Vaccination Rates
This study is currently seeking funding and proposes to address the challenges of adolescent vaccination implementation and tracking in primary care practices using a multi-level intervention approach. Based on a public health model, the program incorporates two universal interventions targeting physicians (education and chart-based reminders), and one indicated intervention targeting patients and/or their parents using a novel approach to cell phone reminders/alarms.

Your study or idea here!! Do you have a study that you would like to discuss with the Rainbow Research Network?? Are you a practice who would be interested in participating in RRN studies? Contact the PBRN Shared Resource for more information!!