Stuart Rich, M.D., was a cardiology fellow at the University of Chicago in 1978 when he began treating pulmonary hypertension (PH). Now retired from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Rich has seen many changes with PH treatment and awareness. He’s also had many memorable experiences.
View our latest video on Visiting a Genetic Counselor. Emily Griffin, M.S., C.G.C, of Columbia University Irving Medical Center explains what to expect in a genetic counseling session and how to prepare for an appointment.
Here’s another reason to be proud of the hard-working Pulmonary Hypertension Association staff: We recently won two EXCEL awards for outstanding communications and marketing efforts. Our 2020 Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month: disCOVER PH campaign, received a gold award for advocacy/awareness campaigns. We also received a bronze award for our 2020 COVID-19 pandemic response.
The past 23 years have shown Dawn Meador how strong she is. Since her 1998 diagnosis, she’s learned much about herself and how to appreciate little things. Dawn, of Suffolk, Virginia, shares her long-time pulmonary hypertension journey for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s 30th anniversary.
Register for this year’s PH Professional Network (PHPN) Symposium by July 7 to save up to $300 on registration. PHPN Symposium, “PHiguring Out the Puzzle: Pieces to Innovative, Patient-Centered Care,” will take place online Sept. 30 through Oct. 3. Join other allied health professionals to network, learn about PH research and care advancements, and earn continuing education credit.
Members of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) COVID-19 task force answered questions about pandemic issues in a May 27 webinar, including vaccine myths. Cardiologist Mardi Gomberg, M.D., M.Sc., of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, explained how the vaccines work as part of the event.
In May, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) joined 80 pulmonary hypertension (PH) organizations to raise awareness for World PH Day. This year, PHA launched a new social media campaign, “Together, We Can Fight COVID-19.”
Children with pulmonary hypertension (PH) can apply to attend a special summer camp for free. Up to six campers annually will receive fully paid scholarships to attend Camp del Corazon on Catalina Island Aug. 30 through Sept. 3.
Medtronic and United Therapeutics have terminated development of the Implantable System for Remodulin (ISR). United Therapeutics will continue to support clinical study participants who use the ISR. United Therapeutics and Medtronic have committed to continue supporting patients currently on the ISR. They will evaluate the feasibility of making replacement pumps available for current ISR patients if and/or when necessary. Learn more.
Terry and Tom McGraw initially joined the fledging Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) to find answers. Thirty years later, they’re entrenched in the pulmonary hypertension community as longtime volunteers and fundraisers. Discover their story as part of PHA’s 30th anniversary.