Center for Asthma Research

Study to explore nasal bacteria of children born by C-section

Vanderbilt is recruiting pregnant women scheduled to undergo a repeat cesarean section at VUMC for a study of potential interventions to change the bacteria living in the nose of children born by C-section.

A clinical trial supports approval of a new medication to treat moderate-to-severe asthma in children.

Study explores role RSV plays in later asthma development

A Vanderbilt clinical project will follow 1,950 Middle Tennessee children to determine how genes and the environment interact with RSV infection during the first year of life and contribute to asthma development

Food allergy linked to lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Study to determine rate of novel coronavirus infection in U.S. children

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are leading a nationwide study to determine the rate of novel coronavirus infection in U.S. children and their families.

Teresa Chipps, program manager for Vanderbilt’s Center for Asthma Research, enjoys using her experience to serve as a resource for colleagues and students.

For Chipps, acceptance, understanding are crucial

According to Teresa Chipps, research teams at Vanderbilt may not always have direct patient contact, but their goals remain closely tied to the ones of those who live in the clinical world.

little girl using inhaler

Study sheds light on how childhood RSV can lead to asthma

Infants who have higher amounts of the bacterium Lactobacillus present in their nose or upper part of the throat during an acute respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection are less likely to develop childhood wheezing later in life, a new Vanderbilt-led Center for Asthma Research study found.