2018 NEWS

FEBRUARY

Dartmouth Lung Biology Group Receives CFF Community Spirit Award

The Dartmouth Lung Biology Group was awarded the Community Spirit Award at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Volunteer Appreciation Dinner for our Great Strides Kickoff Event last spring. The Lung Biology Team's Kickoff Event encouraged graduate students in Dartmouth Lung Biology labs to express their thesis in arts and crafts to be displayed at the Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis walk and generated enthusiasm and team spirit for the walk. The event was organized by Jessie Scott and Katie Price.

JANUARY

James Bliska to Lead Dartmouth Cystic Fibrosis Research Cluster

Noted molecular biologist James Bliska, PhD, is joining the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as a Distinguished Professor in Microbiology and Immunology and senior lead faculty member of the Personalized Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Cluster, a cross-Dartmouth group of investigators established to develop innovative, personalized medicine and treatments for CF and lung infections caused by opportunistic pathogens. For additional information.

Paper Chosen as Best Research Paper of January

The paper Lumacaftor (VX-809) restores the ability of CF macrophages to phagocytose and kill Pseudomonas aeruginosaby was selected as the best research paper of January by the American Journal of Physiology: Lung, Cell and Molecular Physiology. The article is co-authored by Dartmouth Lung Biology Center Director Bruce Stanton, Stanton lab members Roxanna Barnaby, Katja Koeppen and Thomas Hampton, as well as others from the Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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Events

2017-2018 Weekly Lung Biology Seminar Series Sponsored by Lung Biology Center

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Registration Open for 2018 Hanover Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Event

The Hanover 2018 Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis event will take place at Storrs Pond Pavilion in Hanover, NH on May 5, 2018. Check in is at 10am, the walk begins at 10:30am. The Hanover Great Strides event is a beautiful 5k hike through the trails around Storrs Pond. Walkers will enjoy refreshments generously donated by by Lou's and Moe's. Last year over $20,000 was raised for Cystic Fibrosis research and care. Let's see if we can beat that this year! To register. Please contact jessie.e.scott.gr@dartmouth.edu if you have any questions about registration or the event.