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UCSF has been a prominent site for research on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD), including Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema, for more than 40 years. Our faculty are involved in studies of the basic pathogenetic mechanisms of COPD, genetics, epidemiology, early diagnosis, and treatment, as well as studies on the role of smoking, air pollution, and exposure to fumes from biomass fuels. UCSF was one of ten sites selected by the NHLBI to participate in the COPD Clinical Research Network, and one of six in the SPIROMICS network. Current COPD research at UCSF includes:

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