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socioeconomic status and health disparities in lung function 08 Jul

Socioeconomic Status and Health Disparities in Lung Function

Despite improvements in air quality and reductions in tobacco use over the past 60 years, socioeconomic disparities in respiratory symptoms,…

copdsos copd resources 17 Jun

Power Couple Launches New Resources to Educate about COPD

COPDSOS is a new project created by Ted and Grace Anne Dorney Koppel to advocate for pulmonary rehabilitation through education…

copd genetic testing 20 May

COPD Genetic Testing: Should You Get Tested?

So you’ve been told that you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Is it important for you to get genetic…

new copd research in 2021 14 Jan

Prioritizing Lung Health in 2021: Trajectories of New COPD Research

Despite the obvious impact of COVID-19 on the progression of new research developments in COPD, there’s plenty to look forward…

10 Sep

COVID-19 CDC July Updates for People with Underlying Medical Conditions

Developments with COVID-19 continue to be rapid and often unexpected. Some regions in the world that had originally been successful…

05 Aug

European Respiratory Society Honors PERF’s Dr. Richard Casaburi with its Top Award

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the strengthening of respiratory medicine worldwide, Dr. Richard Casaburi, received the 2020 Presidential…

03 Jun

Brian L. Tiep, M.D., Our Renaissance Man, is Honored

I’m pleased to report that PERF board member, Brian Tiep M.D., has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the…

28 May

Alvin Grancell at 101: An Appreciation

How many of us can point to a life’s achievement, a distinct accomplishment that has really made a difference? Our…

19 May

Coronavirus Information for the COPD Community

Members of the PERF Board are carefully monitoring the outbreak of novel coronavirus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Some board…