RESEARCH NEWS

Jason Boehme Awarded Grant to Fund Study in Pediatric PAH

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 Reprogramming in Congenital Heart Disease.”

Research Room Brings Community Together to Advance PH Studies

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 part in PH research conducted

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Young Investigator’s Research Looks at Vascular Remodeling in PAH

Ke Yuan, Ph.D., received the 2019 PHA Aldrighetti Research Award for Young Investigators, with sponsorship support provided by Actelion Pharmaceuticals, U.S. 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 associate scientific researcher and member of

Research Fellow to Study How Inflammation Contributes to PH

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 Lungs in Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension.”

Oxygen Survey May Lead to Better Technology and Advocacy

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 and now wish to learn

PHA Presents Research on PH Awareness and Diagnostic Trends

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 in the U.S., focusing on

Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension

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