Jason Boehme Awarded Grant to Fund Study in Pediatric PAH

2020-02-06T16:57:04+00:00February 6th, 2020|

Jason Boehme, M.D., received the 2019 PHA Robyn J. Barst, M.D. Pediatric PH Research & Mentoring Grant in honor of Jackson Wall, one of three Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) research grants awarded last year. An assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, Boehme is studying “Pulmonary Vascular Smooth Muscle Metabolic

Research Room Brings Community Together to Advance PH Studies

2020-01-30T19:30:36+00:00January 30th, 2020|

Researchers who study pulmonary hypertension (PH) can apply now to advance their research at the PHA 2020 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions, which brings the PH community to Anaheim, California, to learn, connect and share a focus on a common “Vision for a Cure.” In addition, all attendees at PHA 2020 may take

Young Investigator’s Research Looks at Vascular Remodeling in PAH

2020-01-30T19:29:59+00:00January 30th, 2020|

Ke Yuan, Ph.D., received the 2019 PHA Aldrighetti Research Award for Young Investigators. The award, one of three Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) research grants awarded last year, funds Yuan’s proposal, “SDF1 signaling: A Master Regulator of Mural Cell-Dependent Vascular Remodeling in PAH.” Yuan is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and a Parker

Research Fellow to Study How Inflammation Contributes to PH

2020-01-23T17:18:10+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

Rahul Kumar, Ph.D., received the 2019 PHA/ATS Research Fellowship, one of three individual Pulmonary Hypertension Association research grants awarded last year, to study inflammation and how it contributes to pulmonary hypertension (PH). This award is in collaboration with the American Thoracic Society Foundation. His funded proposal is titled “Crosstalk Between Bone Marrow Compartment and Inflamed

Oxygen Survey May Lead to Better Technology and Advocacy

2019-09-26T20:37:06+00:00September 26th, 2019|

A team of Johns Hopkins University (Hopkins) engineering graduate students discovered the difficulties people with lung diseases experience accessing and obtaining portable oxygen equipment while shadowing Hopkins pulmonologists in 2018. They were inspired to take action. They learned from individual patients about the impact current portable oxygen equipment has on living a normal lifestyle

PHA Presents Research on PH Awareness and Diagnostic Trends

2019-05-23T19:13:19+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) staff and medical leadership presented research findings and interacted with global health care professionals with an interest in pulmonary hypertension (PH) at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference this week in Dallas. Michael Gray, vice president of quality care and research, shared research findings of current trends among physicians

CTEPH Study Finds Higher Survival Rates Among Those Who Have Surgery

2019-04-25T16:53:20+00:00April 25th, 2019|

Individuals with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH, World Health Organization Group 4 PH) who have surgery to remove blood clots from the lungs could have a better five-year survival rate compared to those individuals who do not have surgery, according to the results of a study of 550 people with CTEPH in the U.K.

Positive Data from INSPIRE Trial Released

2019-04-15T14:46:47+00:00April 11th, 2019|

New data from “INSPIRE: A Phase 3 Open-Label, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of LIQ861 in PAH” was presented last week during the 39th International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Fla., by principal investigator Nicholas Hill, M.D., from Tufts University School of Medicine

New PHA Clinical Trial Finder Aims to Improve Patient Involvement in PH Research

2019-03-28T21:06:17+00:00March 28th, 2019|

Dear PH Community, In 1994, just three years after the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) was founded by three patients and a caregiver, PHA held its first International PH Conference.  Its goals were simple, but powerful and, in fact, are still key to Conference’s success today – to have patients gain information from experts, help

Novel Clinical Trial Designs Featured in Advances-Published Paper

2019-03-28T21:06:58+00:00March 28th, 2019|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) just launched its new Clinical Trial Finder that allows individuals to search for research in pulmonary hypertension (PH), so it seems fitting to highlight a paper published in the most recent edition of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, “Basic Science and Clinical Trials: Accelerating the Future.” Authors Stephen J. Halliday,