"City Medical Schools get $3.4M for Asthma Study"
A group of researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have received $3.4 million to study the relationship between asthma-related inflammation, medication adherence and depression in older adults. Previous research showed older adults with asthma had a 36 percent higher rate of depressive symptoms and poor rates of adherence to asthma-controller medications. The four-year study will begin in September and seek to enroll 400 adults older than 60 with persistent asthma who use asthma-controller medication. Some of the goals of the study include describing the patterns of inflammation in older adults with the condition and developing treatments to improve medication adherence.
— Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai