Category: PERF News

By Mary Burns, RN, BS Asst. Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, UCLA (ret) Executive Vice President, PERF Alvin Grancell has served as Vice-President of PERF since its origin.  He will be 99 years old May 28th. That is a very special event, of course, but why are we writing about it in a blog? Because Alvin has been very special in other ways that may have impacted your life also. Let me tell you some of this wonderful story. Mary Grancell,
All are welcome to attend this month’s meeting of the Better Breather’s Club, Wednesday, May 16 at 2 pm, at LA BioMed’s Clinical Trials Center, 1101 W. 220th Street, Torrance, CA. This month’s topic is “Resistance Exercise Training for People with Chronic Lung Disease,” presented by Thomas W. Storer, PhD, a foremost academic expert on training muscles for strength and power.  
The American College of Chest Physicians has inaugurated a new annual program to recognize and honor members of the medical and research community who have performed outstanding work in the field of chest medicine education. Three LA BioMed doctors, all of whom are members of the PERF Board of Directors, were included in the Distinguished CHEST Educator Class of 2017: Ronald Oudiz, M.D., FCCP; Janos Porszasz, M.D., Ph.D.; and William Stringer, M.
We’re thrilled to learn that Richard Casaburi, Ph.D., M.D., and President of PERF, has been chosen to receive the prestigious CHEST 2018 Thomas L. Petty, MD, Master FCCP Memorial Lecture Award. He will deliver the Memorial Lecture at the CHEST annual meeting in San Antonio on October 8th. CHEST is the American College of Chest Physicians, a medical association in the United States consisting of physicians and non-physician specialists in th
December, 2017 We send our best wishes for the holiday season. We hope your year has been happy and healthy. As has been our tradition, this is the time of year we update you on our work on behalf of COPD patients at PERF, the Pulmonary Education and Research Foundation. PERF has been in existence for about 33 years and I’m proud to say that this year’s progress is a match for any of them. Have you subscribed to PERF’s blog? If so, yo