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Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis and American Thoracic Society Continue Commitment to Pulmonary Fibrosis Research
Date:2/25/2010

Past CPF/ATS Partnership Awards have been granted to:

  • Sonye K. Danoff, M.D., Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University: "VEGF: Marker or mediator of lung injury in pulmonary fibrosis?"   Her research is currently testing the hypothesis that locally elevated levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the lungs of patients with autoimmune pulmonary fibrosis contribute to disease progression.
  • Andrew Tager, M.D., Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division and at Massachusetts General Hospital: (LPA) and its Receptor LPA1" – His study is  investigating the role of Lysophosphatidic Acid (LPA) and its cognate receptor LPA1 in lung injury and fibroproliferation following bleomycin treatment.
  • Harikrishna Tanjore, Ph.D. in the Center for Lung Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center: The study's purpose was to determine the extent to which epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) contributes to lung fibrosis and to investigate the role of TGF-beta in EMT in the lungs.
  • Melissa Hunter Piper, Ph.D. at the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at Ohio State University who studied whether the loss of the expression of miR-17-92 (microRNA) cluster contributes to the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis.


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