Clinical Research

Research in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency is needed in order to better understand the disease, to understand what causes emphysema and/or liver disease in only some people with the condition, and to improve current treatments. Human subject participation in research is crucial.

The University of Florida Alpha-1 Research Program has developed a team of scientists, nurses, and administrators to conduct a number of clinical trials and other research projects for individuals who have AAT Deficiency, their family members, and other eligible participants.

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Alpha-1 Studies at UF

A list of all of our clinical research studies at UF is available through

Alpha-1 Foundation

Join the national registry

The Alpha-1 Research Registry is a confidential database of individuals diagnosed with Alpha-1 as well as carriers of Alpha-1. As a member of the Registry, you will be notified of studies in which you may be eligible to participate.

Resources for Research Participants

Clinical Translational Science Institute at UF

Click the link below for a list of references for research participants at UF.