Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Trials Research Group (Rock)

Dr. Michael Rock has had a long standing history of interest and participation in cystic fibrosis clinical trials. As a fellow from 1986 to 1989, Dr. Rock was fully involved in the randomized controlled trial of cystic fibrosis newborn screening. He became re-involved in this project when he returned to Madison as a faculty member in 1995.

Upon Dr. Rock’s return to Madison in 1995, he also became involved in multi-center clinical trials of new and existing therapies for patients with CF. Since then, Dr. Rock and the research team have been involved in studies of DNase in infants, azithromycin in patients chronically infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, BIIL-284, denufosol, inhaled hypertonic saline for infants, pancreatic enzyme studies, a new formulation of AquADEKs vitamins, ​CFTR modulators and studies of therapies for the eradication of new acquisition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Additionally, Dr. Rock conducted an investigator-initiated study of a new method of sweat testing, the CF Quantum® Test system.

Research News

  • What We Published In May 2020

    Al Dhaheri N, Wu N, Zhao S, Wu Z, Blank RD, Zhang J, Raggio C, Halanski M, Shen J, Noonan K, Qiu G, Nemeth B, Sund S, Dunwoodie SL, Chapman G, Glurich I, Steiner RD, Wohler …

  • Pediatrics Research Week 2020 Abstract Book Now Available

    The Pediatrics Research Week 2020 Abstract Book is now available. University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics faculty, staff, fellows and residents submitted over 50 research abstracts for the virtual conference, which is taking place May 26-29, 2020. …

  • What We Published in April 2020

    1. Ascierto PA, Fox B, Urba W, Anderson AC, Atkins MB, Borden EC, Brahmer J, Butterfield LH, Cesano A, Chen D, de Gruijl T, Dillman RO, Drake CG, Emens LA, Gajewski TF, Gulley JL, Stephen …

  • Save the Date: Virtual Pediatrics Research Week Begins 5/26/20

    In response to COVID-19, the Department of Pediatrics’ annual Research Week will offer alternative programming to spotlight the scholarly work from its residents, fellows, faculty and staff. Through a mix of livestreamed lectures and interactive …

  • What We Published in March 2020

    Coller RJ, Berry JG, Kuo DZ, Kuhlthau K, Chung PJ, Perrin JM, Hoover CG,Warner G, Shelton C, Thompson LR, Garrity B, Stille CJ. Health System Research Priorities for Children and Youth With Special Health Care …

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Michael Rock
Michael J. Rock, MD
Professor (CHS)


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