Scott Donaldson, MD, has been interviewed for a Radio In Vivo podcast about a breakthrough new treatment for cystic fibrosis. The podcast can be found here or at the bottom right of the Marsico Lung Institute’s home page here.
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The Campaign for Carolina has showcased the Virtual Lung Project for its innovation in combating respiratory diseases. The Virtual Lung Project is helmed by a team of UNC researchers that includes Richard Superfine, PhD, and Richard C. Boucher, MD. Read the story here.
Robert Tarran, PhD, has been consulted for a NPR story about the link between vaping and chronic lung disease. The article, “Vaping Nicotine Linked to Increased Risk of Chronic Lung Disease,” can be found here.
Scott Donaldson, MD, has been interviewed for a WECT News story about a newly approved drug, Trikafta, being used to treat patients with cystic fibrosis. The article and accompanying video, “Newly approved drug called a ‘game changer’ for patients with cystic fibrosis,” can be found here.
Ilona Jaspers, PhD, has been consulted for a Yahoo Lifestyle article about the recent lung transplant in a teen who was suffering from a critical vaping-related illness. The article, “Teen who received double lung transplant for vaping illness was ‘days’ from death, doctors say,” can be found here.
Ilona Jaspers, PhD, has been interviewed on the Kaiser Health News website about how pitting vaping against cigarette use is the wrong comparison to make when considering the issue of vaping-related illnesses. The interview, “Cigarettes Vs. Vaping: That’s The ‘Wrong Comparison,’ Says Inhalation Researcher,” can be found here.
The Knowles Lab is the winner of the UNC Freezer Challenge, which is a challenge sponsored by UNC Green Labs for researchers to reduce energy usage in lab freezers. As a prize, the Knowles Lab received an energy-efficient -80°C freezer. As noted on the UNC Green Labs website, “UNC Green Labs works with all members … Continued
M. Bradley Drummond, MD MHS, and Ilona Jaspers, PhD, have both been consulted and quoted for ABC News stories about the health effects of vaping, with Dr. Drummond appearing in video segments to discuss the similarities between flu symptoms and vaping-related illness symptoms. The stories, both published on the ABC 11 Eyewitness News site, can … Continued
Formed 15 years ago, the Genetic Disorders of Mucociliary Clearance Consortium is now co-led by UNC’s Stephanie Davis, MD, to continue advancing knowledge and treatments for genetic chronic pulmonary conditions. Read the full story here.
M. Bradley Drummond, MD MHS, has been consulted and quoted for a news article about the difficulty in distinguishing symptoms of flu from symptoms of vaping-related illness. The article, “Flu, vaping illnesses difficult to distinguish and costly to treat,” was published in the Carolina Journal and can be found here.