Streptococcus Pneumoniae Serotypes in Adults 18 Years and Older With Radiographically-Confirmed Communiy Acquired Pneumonia (UAD)


The study is being conducted under the direction of Julio Ramirez, MD at the University of Louisville. About 250 local subjects will be invited to take part in this research. The total number of subjects across all sites will be approximately 5000. The main purpose of this study is to estimate how many adults 18 years or older have pneumonia caused by certain types of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae (also called pneumococcus).

IRB#: 13.0408


Principal Investigator:

Julio Ramirez, MD


  • Anupama Raghuram, MD
  • Francisco Fernandez Gonzalez, MD
  • Paula Peyrani, MD
  • Ramy Husainy, MD
  • Raul Nakamatsu, MD
  • Forest Arnold, DO
  • Leslie Beavin, MD