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Open Seat on the Arizona Asthma Coalition Board

We are interested in adding a member to our board who has skill and experience in public policy and advocacy. As part of our effort to improve the health and quality of life for all asthmatics in Arizona, this new board member’s portfolio will include:

  • Networking and building relationships with coalitions and partners
  • Informing the Board and stakeholders about emerging public policies that would have an impact on people with asthma
  • Advocating for public policies which support clean air, access to healthcare and best practices for preventing and treating asthma

The successful candidate will bring a strong public health policy perspective to our board. It currently includes physicians, nurse practitioners, a school nurse manager, respiratory therapists, asthma educators, program administrators and academic faculty in pharmacy and public health.

Relevant types of experience may include:

  • Participation in local and/or statewide public health coalitions and partnerships
  • Analyzing and summarizing public policy issues in writing
  • Sharing information about policies with a statewide audience
  • Tracking proposed legislation and sharing its relevance with stakeholders
  • Representing your organization’s policy positions in presentations, media or testimony

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send a cover letter and CV to Lisa Rascon at

MATCH Study Seeks Participants

The American Lung Association’s MATCH (Medication Adherence with Telehealthcare Medication Therapy Management to Change Health Outcomes in Adolescents and Young Adults with Asthma) Study is looking for participants!

The goal of this entirely virtual study--meaning anyone, anywhere can participate-- is to determine whether having regular telehealth appointments with a pharmacist will help adolescents and young adults ages 12 to 35 years old with asthma better understand and use their inhaled medications and have fewer asthma symptoms. The study lasts 1 year. Half of the participants will have telehealth calls with a pharmacist monthly for 6 visits then every 3 months for 2 more visits. All participants will have 4 virtual visits with the study site about every 3-6 months. Participants will receive a study tablet for the telehealth appointments, sensors to attach to their inhalers, and a device for breathing tests. Participants receive a stipend for their time and effort.

The study is made possible by a grant from the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the American Lung Association. The participating research institutions are part of the American Lung Association's Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network, the nation's largest not-for-profit network of clinical centers dedicated to asthma and COPD research.

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Study Finds Striking Epigenetic Differences in the Airway Cells of Adult Children Born to Asthmatic Mothers

Shared from News Medical

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects 25 million people in the United States. Having a mother with asthma is an important risk factor and a new study may explain why. A team of researchers at the University of Chicago have found striking epigenetic differences in the airway cells of patients with asthma who have asthmatic mothers, compared to patients whose mothers never had asthma. The research was published on June 6 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Scientists Solve Long-Standing Mystery: Why Do Some Asthma Patients Respond Poorly to Treatment?

Shared from Rutgers

Patients with the most severe form of asthma produce special substances in their airways when taking medicine during an asthma attack that block the treatment from working, according to a study where Rutgers scientists collaborated with researchers at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

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NIH Launches Trial of Monoclonal Antibody to Treat Asthma in Urban Youth

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The National Institutes of Health has launched a clinical trial testing whether a monoclonal antibody, dupilumab, can reduce asthma attacks and improve lung function and asthma symptoms in children with poorly controlled allergic asthma who live in low-income urban neighborhoods. The investigators also aim to define the activity levels of asthma-associated gene networks that correspond to specific health outcomes during antibody treatment in these children, most of whom are anticipated to be Black or Hispanic. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, is sponsoring and co-funding the trial, called Prevention of Asthma Exacerbations Using Dupilumab in Urban Children and Adolescents, or PANDA.

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