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Canadian and U.S. researchers collaborate on COPD clinical research

June 3, 2014

Dr. Shawn Aaron led a Canadian group of researchers who were part of a study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research entitled STATCOPE. The study, published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, was a randomized clinical trial to test the effects of statins in the prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) exacerbations. The study highlights the benefits of international, multi-site clinical research collaborations. Read the study and also the news release issued by The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH.

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