The Respiratory Disease Study Unit
The Respiratory Disease Study Unit is part of the University's Center for Prevention of Disease and Injury. It coordinates and supports the investigative activities of faculty and fellows interested in a broad range of questions related to respiratory viral disease, specifically clinical trials involving ambulatory adults. Fred Hayden, M.D. is the Infectious Disease Program preceptor that works in the Unit.
The Unit is physically located within the Elson Student Health Center and encompasses 300 square feet of laboratory space for virus isolation and identification, serologic testing, and nucleic acid amplification; two nursing offices; and a 500 square foot clinical work area. The current support staff consists of three research nurses and two and one-half full time technicians.