CEO Update: Seeking New Possibilities in a New Year

While the world seems to have moved on from the pandemic, many in the pulmonary hypertension community are trying to catch up. Because PH makes people more vulnerable to serious COVID side effects, the community remains cautious about how to proceed. This year, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association wants to help you transition from pandemic mode to more familiar routines.

Familial PAH Affects 4 Generations

Whitney Whited was 10 when her father died of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) complications. Recently, she learned about the BMPR2 gene and sought genetic testing for her 11-year-old daughter. Whitney, 34, who doesn’t have PAH, shared her family’s story in the winter 2022 issue of Pathlight, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s member magazine.

Apply for new PHA Research Grant

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is accepting applications for a new grant to support junior pulmonary hypertension researchers. Apply now, or spread the word about PHA’s Early Career Mentored Scientist Award. The one-year grant covers up to $65,000 for PH-related research projects that have been favorably reviewed but not funded by the National Institutes of Health. Apply by March 20.

Retiree Stays Active as She Adapts to CTEPH

Joyce Sandberg of Port St. Lucie, Florida, noticed shortness of breath nine years ago while biking. A few years later, she developed blood clots and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. But she doesn’t let her conditions stop her from enjoying life, taking cruises and attending classic car shows with her husband.

Fulfill a New Year’s Resolution: Become a PHA Support Volunteer

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association seeks empathetic volunteers eager to support their peers in the pulmonary hypertension community. As the year begins, we have several volunteer shifts for our in-person, phone and online support services. Tiffany Gunville of Minot, North Dakota, encourages others to get involved. “Others were there for me. Now it’s my turn to give back.”

Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension

Read the latest issue of Advances in Pulmonary Hypertension, PHA’s quarterly medical journal.

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