2011 News

National Jewish Health Set to Kick Off 34th Annual Pulmonary & Allergy Update

December 23, 2011

Allergists, pulmonologists and general practitioners can learn the approaches and methods used to diagnose and treat allergic, respiratory and immune diseases at the 34th Annual Pulmonary & Allergy Update conference hosted February 1-4 2012, by National Jewish Health
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Humans, Sharks Share Immune-System Feature

December 20, 2011

A central element of the immune system has remained constant through more than 400 million years of evolution, according to new research.
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“A Winter’s Evening” Dinner Dance Breaks Record

December 20, 2011

The "Winter's Evening" dinner-dance in New York raised more than $3 million for lung cancer care and research at National Jewish Health
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Over $2.7 Million Pledged for Lung Cancer Research by New York Real Estate and Construction Industry Leaders

December 6, 2011

A “Who’s Who” of New York City real estate and construction leaders has raised $2.7 million to date for National Jewish Health, the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital, in connection with the 43rd annual “A Winter’s Evening” Dinner Dance to be held on December 10.
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National Jewish Health and MedHelp Celebrate 10 Years of Helping Patients Together

December 6, 2011

National Jewish Health and MedHelp celebrate 10 years of collaboration on respiratory and allergy disorders forums.
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Kunsberg School Efforts in Nutrition and Exercise to be Recognized at White House Celebration

November 21, 2011

The Kunsberg School, on the campus of National Jewish Health, will be honored October 17 at a White House reception with Michelle Obama for creating an environment that helps children learn about healthy food choices and being physically active. Kunsberg has been selected by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a winner of its Gold Award of Distinction, the highest honor for this program, and will participate in a HealthierUS School Challenge Celebration at the White House.
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National Jewish Health Names Recipient of The CSL Behring – National Jewish Health Fellowship in Immunology

November 21, 2011

National Jewish Health (NJH) announced that Jordan Abbott, M.D., is the recipient of the CSL Behring – National Jewish Health Fellowship in Immunology for 2011.
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Charity Party at VILLA-O Honors Candy and Ike Brown and Benefits National Jewish Health

November 2, 2011

The first-ever Bella Sera evening in Dallas, a fundraising cocktail party on May 5 at VILLA-O, honors Candy and Ike Brown and raises money to fund the world-renowned, nonprofit National Jewish Health
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New Theory on Autoimmune Disease

November 2, 2011

Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Denver propose that the unusual and rare presentation of protein fragments (peptides) to the immune system allows autoreactive T cells to escape the thymus and trigger autoimmune disease.
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Seventh Annual Hoops & Hoopla on April 3 at INVESCO Field at Mile High

November 2, 2011

The seventh annual Hoops & Hoopla on Saturday, April 3 in the impressive Club Level at INVESCO Field at Mile High combines exciting college basketball semifinal games with support for chronically ill children at Kunsberg School on the campus of National Jewish Health.
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Researcher Pippa Marrack, PhD, Named to Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

November 2, 2011

For more than 30 years, Dr. Marrack's research has focused primarily on the T cell, an immune-system cell that recognizes foreign substances in the body and orchestrates the adaptive immune response.
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Longer Survival Changing the Face of Cystic Fibrosis

November 2, 2011

Cystic fibrosis has been transformed in recent decades from a uniformly fatal childhood disease to a condition with middle-aged and older patients. A comprehensive analysis of cystic fibrosis patients over 40 by researchers at National Jewish Health highlights patients who have survived with the disease for decades and an emerging population of patients diagnosed as adults.
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New Strategy Produces Promising Advance in Cancer Vaccines

November 2, 2011

Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Denver used a new strategy to develop cancer vaccines that were remarkably effective in mice.
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New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Award Dinner

November 2, 2011


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National Jewish Health Transitions into Lung Cancer Care and Research

November 2, 2011

National Jewish Health is seeing its first cancer patients today in the newly established Lung Cancer Center.
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Manhattan Event Raises $169,000

November 2, 2011


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National Jewish Faculty Present Research Findings at American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

November 2, 2011

Dozens of National Jewish Health faculty presented their latest research findings at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology in New Orleans Feb 27-March 2, 2010. Below are several noteworthy presentations.
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National Jewish Health to Host Vail Valley Family Health and Wellness Fair

November 2, 2011

National Jewish Health will bring its expertise to the Vail Valley for a Family Health & Wellness Fair at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards, Saturday May 8, 10 am to 2 pm.
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Low Vitamin D Levels Associated with More Asthma Symptoms and Medication Use

November 2, 2011

Low levels of vitamin D are associated with lower lung function and greater medication use in children with asthma, according to researchers at National Jewish Health.
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Getting Your Sleep Patterns Back on Track

November 2, 2011

Prolonged disruptions in sleep patterns can lead to serious health issues if not addressed. Dr. Mark Aloia offers the following tips for getting your sleep patterns back on track:
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Long-Acting Beta-Agonists Shown to be Most Effective Step-Up Therapy for Children with Poorly Controlled Asthma

November 2, 2011

For children whose asthma is not well controlled and on low doses of inhaled corticosteroids, a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) may be the most effective of three possible step-up treatments.
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Gregory Downey, MD, Honored for Scientific Accomplishments

November 2, 2011

Gregory Downey, MD, of National Jewish Health, received the 2010 Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments at the American Thoracic Society’s (ATS) International Conference on Monday, May 17, 2010.
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How Do Families Cope with Food Allergies?

November 2, 2011

Mary Klinnert, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health, has received a $450,000 grant from the NIH to study how different families adapt to life with food allergies, and to discover what helps the best-adapted families cope well.
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Knowing Risk Factors Can Prevent Colon Cancer

November 2, 2011

Early detection can reduce the colon-cancer death toll through prevention and treatment. Regular colonoscopies can catch colon polyps before they have a chance to turn into cancer.
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Teaching Physicians to Help Their Patients Quit Smoking

November 2, 2011

Internists, family medicine physicians, pulmonologists and other allied health professionals across Colorado can learn the most effective methods to help their patients quit smoking during a series of outreach programs hosted by National Jewish Health.
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Teaming Up to "Take Charge of Asthma"

November 2, 2011

Denver Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels and tight end Daniel Graham are teaming up with National Jewish Health to help children in Denver Public Schools better control their asthma and miss fewer days of school.
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Heart Healthy Tips

November 2, 2011

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the United States. Each year, heart disease kills more Americans than cancer. A heart-healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce your cholesterol levels, in some cases in place of medication. Dr. Andrew Freeman, MD, offers a few tips to help you in your efforts to go heart-healthy
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Trust Labels, Not Taste Buds, to Monitor Salt Intake

November 2, 2011

Did you know that a cup of corn flakes has about the same amount of sodium as a cup of potato chips? Trust labels, not your taste buds to control salt intake.
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Study Demonstrates Art Therapy’s Effectiveness in Pediatric Asthma

November 2, 2011

In the first randomized trial of art therapy for asthma, National Jewish Health researchers found that children with persistent asthma enjoyed decreased anxiety and increased quality of life after seven weekly art-therapy sessions.
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Take Action to Avoid Stroke

November 2, 2011

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 137,000 Americans every year and leaving hundreds of thousands more with long-term disabilities. It doesn't have to be that way; nearly 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
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Low Vitamin D Associated with Worse Asthma

November 2, 2011

Low levels of vitamin D in asthma patients are associated with reduced lung function and less response to steroid medications, according to researchers at National Jewish Health.
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National Jewish Health Researchers Discover How Virulent Bacteria Sabotage Immune Response Against It

November 2, 2011

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered how the virulent food-borne bacteria Listeria monocytogenes induces infected immune cells to sabotage their own defensive response. The studies offer insight into host-pathogen interactions and suggest potential therapeutic targets for food poisoning, tuberculosis and autoimmune diseases.
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Encana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc. gives $25,000 to Environmental Lung Center

November 2, 2011


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Don't Let Daylight Savings Trigger Insomnia

November 2, 2011

Mark Aloia, PhD, of National Jewish Health, offers advice for maintaining good sleep patterns during shift to daylight savings.
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Diane and Charles Gallagher to Receive 2010 National Jewish Health President’s Award

November 2, 2011

Recipients of the President's Award are prominent leaders in the national business and philanthropic communities who work to further the mission and vision of National Jewish Health and ensure its status as a global leader in the research and treatment of respiratory, immune, cardiac and related diseases.
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Cutting Sodium From Your Diet

November 2, 2011

Keep in mind that salt is not only what comes out of the shaker, but rather what goes into the food during processing and manufacture.
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Beaux Arts Ball 2010

November 2, 2011


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Broncos Tight End Daniel Graham Offers Asthma Tips

November 2, 2011

Daniel Graham, tight end for the Denver Broncos, is teaming up with National Jewish Health to help children in the Denver Public Schools better control their asthma and miss fewer days of school.
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Bella Sera on May 5 Honored Dallas Notables

November 2, 2011


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Twelve National Jewish Health Doctors Named “America’s Top Doctors”

November 2, 2011

More than 230,000 doctors are surveyed to compile the list of physicians recognized by their peers for excellence in different specialties.
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Researchers Discover Trigger to Early, Effective Antibody Response

November 2, 2011

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a trigger that induces B cells to produce effective and long-lived antibodies early in the immune response.
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Renowned Lung-Cancer Specialist James Jett, MD, Joins National Jewish Health

November 2, 2011

Dr. Jett will see cancer patients and conduct clinical research trials related to screening and the early detection of lung cancer.
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Sildenafil Provides Small Benefit for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

November 2, 2011

Sildenafil failed to significantly increase exercise capacity, but did improve arterial oxygenation, shortness of breath and quality of life in patients with advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), in the first randomized trial of the medication for IPF.
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Study Suggests Alternate Asthma Therapy

November 2, 2011

Results of a clinical trial suggest tiotropium is an effective add-on therapy for asthma that is poorly controlled by inhaled steroids alone.
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Real Estate and Construction Industries Dinner-Dance raises $1.4 million for National Jewish Health

November 2, 2011

Bruce E. Mosler, Co-Chairman of the Board of Cushman & Wakefield Inc., was the evening’s honoree as he was presented the National Jewish Health® 2010 Humanitarian Award on December 11 during the Real Estate and Construction Industries’ Winter’s Eve Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York. The event raised $1.4 million to establish the Bruce E. and Wendy F. Mosler Fund for Treatment and Research of Pediatric and Adult Asthma.
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National Jewish Health Top Respiratory Hospital in 2010

November 2, 2011

For the 13th consecutive year, National Jewish Health has been named the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation in 2010 by U.S. News & World Report.
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Pediatric Sleep Specialist Joins National Jewish Health

November 2, 2011

Her clinical work focuses on sleep issues in children of all ages, including difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, sleep apnea and sleep terrors. Her research focuses on sleep in children with chronic illnesses and their parents.
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National Jewish Health Receives Patent for Liposome-Based Vaccine

November 2, 2011

National Jewish Health has received a US patent for a new kind of vaccine, which uses a small lipid bubble to deliver an antigen and DNA adjuvant.
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Prolific Children’s Author Hosts Talk and Book Signing on Feb. 17, Proceeds Benefit National Jewish Health

November 2, 2011

Patricia Polacco, author of dozens of popular children’s books, including “The Keeping Quilt” and “Thank You, Mr. Falker,” will speak and sign her books at an event held in her honor at National Jewish Health
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Prominent Aspen Couples to be Honored at Fourth Annual Bella Sera August 3 Benefiting National Jewish Health

November 2, 2011

Prominent Aspen residents will gather August 3 to honor Louise and David Gitlitz and Paula and Monty Loud at the fourth annual Bella Sera event benefiting National Jewish Health.
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Ninth Annual Cocktails & Karaoke Benefits Chronically Ill Students in Denver

November 2, 2011

The ninth annual Cocktails & Karaoke fundraising event on Nov. 13 raised $57,000 to benefit chronically ill K-8th grade students at Kunsberg School on the campus of National Jewish Health.
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NIH Expands Food Allergy Program

November 2, 2011

CoFAR will continue to foster new approaches to prevent and treat food allergies and also expand in scope to include research on the genetic causes underlying food allergy and studies of food allergy-associated eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases.
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50 Years of Honorees Remembered at Annual Los Angeles Professional Services Event

October 24, 2011

At the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Los Angeles Professional Services, benefiting National Jewish Health, 150 guests raised nearly $115,000 while toasting the many past honorees.
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Aspen Bella Sera, Honoring Louise and David Gitlitz & Paula and Monty Loud Benefits #1 Respiratory Hospital and Aspen Residents

October 24, 2011

Aspen residents Louise and David Gitlitz and Linda and Paula and Monty Loud will be honored at the fourth annual Bella Sera cocktail party benefiting National Jewish Health® on August 3 at Maroon Creek Club.
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33rd Annual Pulmonary & Allergy Update

October 24, 2011

The four-day conference will feature lectures and case-based workshops with pulmonary and allergy/immunology focuses.
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Genetic Ancestry Data Improve Diagnosis in Asthma and Lung Disease

October 24, 2011

In the largest study of its kind to date, which pooled data on more than 3,000 patients, researchers at National Jewish Health and several other institutions found that patients’ precise genetic background told far more about their potential lung function – and therefore any damage that has occurred – than the self-identified racial profile commonly used in such tests.
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Communication Crucial to Protecting Food-Allergic Children at School

October 24, 2011

Each back-to-school season comes with nervousness for both parents and students. However, parents whose children suffer from food allergies are often more anxious than others; they cannot be at school tio protect their children from potentially life-threatening foods.
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Food Allergies Raise Risk of Asthma Attacks

October 24, 2011

Food allergies are more common among people with asthma and may contribute to asthma attacks, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of food allergies ever undertaken.
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Cocktails and Karaoke at the Curtis on November 13

October 24, 2011

The popular annual fundraising event Cocktails & Karaoke will be held Nov. 13 at the retro Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver.
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Knowing Risk Factors Can Prevent Colon Cancer

October 24, 2011

Colorectal cancer is the third biggest cancer killer in the United States, killing an estimated 50,000 people every year, according to the American Caner Society.
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Humanitarian Award Luncheon Honored NuStar Energy Chairman Bill Greehey

October 24, 2011

Bill Greehey, Chairman of NuStar Energy LP, NuStar GP Holdings LLC, and Haven for Hope, received the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award in front of 300 guests at a luncheon on May 19 in San Antonio that raised $140,000.
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National Jewish Health Receives $31 Million to Study Infections Associated with Eczema

October 24, 2011

The NIH has awarded a five-year $31 million contract to National Jewish Health to lead a study of skin infections associated with atopic dermatitis, especially antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus aureus or MRSA.
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National Jewish Health Receives Patent for Diagnostic Method of Autoimmune Chronic Urticaria

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health has received a US patent for a method of detecting autoimmune chronic urticaria, which will help assure many patients that dramatic changes in lifestyle are not needed to treat the condition.
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National Jewish Health Honored for Continuing Medical Education

October 24, 2011

The National Jewish Health Office of Professional Education recently received an award for Outstanding Continuing Medical Education from the Colorado Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (CACME).
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Kentucky, South Dakota Contract National Jewish Health Quitline Services

October 24, 2011

Kentucky and South Dakota have contracted National Jewish Health to operate their state's tobacco-cessation services.
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Lung Genomics Research Consortium Launches Website

October 24, 2011

The Lung Genomics Research Consortium (LGRC) today launched its public awareness website, which highlights the Consortium’s recently established research initiative to study lung disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease (ILD), at the genetic and genomic levels.
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Insulin Peptide May Point to Solution for Type 1 Diabetes

October 24, 2011

Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified the precise protein fragment that can trigger diabetes in mice. The finding supports an emerging theory about the origins of autoimmunity, and may lead to new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in humans.
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American Cancer Society and National Jewish Health Partner for Great American Smokeout

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health, the nation's #1 respiratory hospital, and the American Cancer Society, the official sponsor of birthdays, mark the 34th Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.
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Asthma Care Improving

October 24, 2011

New medications introduced in the past decade appear to have improved asthma care
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Annual Cocktails & Karaoke Goes Retro at the Curtis

October 24, 2011

The popular fundraising event Cocktails & Karaoke moves to the retro Curtis Hotel in downdown Denver on Nov. 21. Parks & Associates is the naming sponsor for this year's event, which just keeps getting bigger and better.
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Annual Cocktails & Karaoke Breaks Records to the Benefit of Ill Students Event benefits chronically ill children at Kunsberg Sch

October 24, 2011

Cocktails & Karaoke, presented by Parks & Associates, on Nov. 21 was a rocking success, having raised $55,000 to benefit the chronically ill K-8th grade students at Kunsberg School on the campus of National Jewish Health.
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$11 Million for Chronic Lung Disease Research

October 24, 2011

Researchers at National Jewish Health and four other research centers have been awarded an $11 million grant to delve deeply into the biology of two fatal lung diseases for which there are few therapeutic options; conronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pulmonary fibrosis.
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Annual Real Estate and Construction Industries Dinner Raises More Than $2 Million

October 24, 2011

Jonathan L. Mechanic, Chairman of the Real Estate Department at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, was the evening's honoree as he was presented the National Jewish Health® 2009 Humanitarian Award
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Adjuvant Combo Shows Potential for Universal Influenza Vaccine

October 24, 2011

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered how to prime a second arm of the immune system to potentially boost influenza vaccine effectiveness.
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Researchers Discover Signaling Pathway Crucial to Acute Lung Injury

October 24, 2011

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a signaling pathway that is crucial to the devastating effects of acute lung injury (ALI). The data, obtained from cells, animals and ALI patients, suggest several potential therapeutic targets.
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Antioxidant Compound Shows Promising Radioprotective Properties

October 24, 2011

Researchers at National Jewish Health have shown that an antioxidant compound can protect against injury to the lungs, gastrointestinal tract and the eye in a mouse model of acute exposure to ionizing radiation.
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Iris and Michael Smith will receive the 2011 National Jewish Health Arthur B. Lorber Award for Distinguished Service during the

October 24, 2011

Iris and Michael Smith will receive the 2011 National Jewish Health Arthur B. Lorber Award for Distinguished Service during the Beaux Arts Ball gala on March 19 in Denver.
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Aspen Bella Sera on Aug. 9 Raises More than $118,000 for National Jewish Health

October 24, 2011

More than 125 philanthropic leaders in the Aspen community raised over $118,000 to benefit National Jewish Health at the fifth annual Aspen Bella Sera on Aug. 9 at Maroon Creek Club.
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National Jewish Health Faculty Present Latest Findings at American Thoracic Society 2011

October 24, 2011

Highlighted presentations by National Jewish Health faculty at the 2011 American Thoracic Society International Conference
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Philanthropists Raise Funds to Benefit National Jewish Health

October 24, 2011

The 2011 Morgridge Family Foundation Beaux Arts Ball has an impressive list of sponsors supporting the National Jewish Health fundraising gala on Saturday, March 19 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.
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Baltimore Lends Support to Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital at Bella Sera Event on June 23

October 24, 2011

Baltimore community leaders Alyson and John Friedman and Pat and Robert Parker hosted Bella Sera, a cocktail party on June 23 at The Suburban Club in Baltimore, to raise awareness and funds for the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health.
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Prominent Baltimore Couples to Lend Support to Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital at Bella Sera: A Beautiful Evening on June 23

October 24, 2011

Baltimore community leaders Alyson and John Friedman and Pat and Robert Parker will host an elegant cocktail party on June 23 at The Suburban Club in Baltimore to raise awareness and funds for the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health.
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Patent for Method to Dampen Immune Response

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health has been issued a US patent claiming a method to desensitize B cells by inactivating antigen receptors on their surfaces. The method holds promise for treatment of B-cell mediated diseases, such as lymphoma and leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and rejection of organ transplants.
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Fifth Annual Aspen Bella Sera on August 9 honors local philanthropists and benefits National Jewish Health

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health will honor Betty Weiss and Betty and Bob Gates at the fifth annual Bella Sera event on Aug. 9 at Maroon Creek Club in Aspen.
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New Method Attacks Bacterial Infections on Contact Lenses

October 24, 2011

Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered a new method to fight bacterial infections associated with contact lenses. The method may also have applications for bacterial infections associated with severe burns and cystic fibrosis.
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Well-known Boca Raton philanthropists sponsoring Cocktails for a Cause

October 24, 2011

Cocktails for a Cause, a new event on Friday, April 8 at Woodfield Country Club to raise money for pediatric programs at National Jewish Health, is supported by several well-known Boca Raton businesses and people.
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Breath of Life Golf Classic at Whiskey Creek Golf Club May 3 Benefits Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital

October 24, 2011

15th annual Breath of Life Golf Classic, a charity tournament benefiting National Jewish Health, the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital
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Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories Awarded CAP 15189SM Accreditation

October 24, 2011

The accreditation is based on Standard 15189 for laboratory technical competence and continual quality management, which is administered by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It seeks to improve patient safety and reduce risk, by outlining standards for quality and competence in medical laboratories.
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Chapman Foundation Funds Fellowship at Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital

October 24, 2011

The Chapman Fellowship supports the work of Max Seibold, PhD, who has identified the strongest common genetic factor associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that causes lung tissue to become thickened, stiff and scarred and impedes oxygen from entering the bloodstream.
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Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

October 24, 2011

For the third straight year, National Jewish Health has earned the highest ranking for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator.
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Los Angeles Professionals Support Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital at Cocktails for a Cause Today

October 24, 2011

A dedicated community of financial, law, apparel and other professional services leaders in Los Angeles will show their support for National Jewish Health today, June 2 at the 2011 Cocktails for a Cause at The Mark for Events at 9320 West Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles.
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National Jewish Health, Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital Announce Clinical Affiliation

October 24, 2011

Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital and National Jewish Health (NJH) have developed a clinical affiliation that brings National Jewish Health expertise in respiratory and critical care to patients at Colorado Acute.
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10th Annual Cocktails & Karaoke on Nov. 5 to raise funds for chronically ill students at Kunsberg School

October 24, 2011

Denver’s Cocktails & Karaoke movers and shakers are shaking things up for the 10th annual fundraising event on Nov. 5 at Casselman’s Bar and Venue.
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2011 Beaux Arts Ball Raises Over $2 million for National Jewish Health

October 24, 2011

The white-tie gala raised more than $2 million for the institution, including $400,000 for the Kunsberg School for chronically ill children.
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Kunsberg Classic Dinner 2011

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic: Dinner at Shanahan’s and Golfat The Sanctuary on August 7 and 8 Benefits School for Chronically Ill Children


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Golfers at Kunsberg Classic Raise Nearly $200,000 to Benefit School for Chronically Ill Students

October 24, 2011

Nearly 120 supporters raised almost $200,000 on Aug. 7 and 8 to benefit chronically ill students at Kunsberg School on the campus of National Jewish Health during the National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic.
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Kunsberg Classic Benefits School for Chronically Ill Children

October 24, 2011

The 2011 National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic is a day of golf at The Sanctuary to raise funds for Kunsberg School
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Kunsberg Classic: National Sponsors Support School for Chronically Ill Children in Colorado

October 24, 2011

RE/MAX LLC, GE Johnson, Mortenson Construction and RK Mechanical are a few of the nationally known businesses supporting the National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic on Aug. 7 and 8.
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Children Restricting Diets Based on Incomplete Allergy Information

October 24, 2011

Many children, especially those with eczema, are unnecessarily avoiding foods based on incomplete information about potential food-allergies, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The food avoidance poses a nutritional risk for these children.
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15th Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament at Brae Burn Country Club raises $260,000

October 24, 2011

On July 18, a Who’s Who of New York’s real estate, financial and investment professionals took to the golf course, tennis courts and swimming pool at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, N.Y., to raise $260,000 for the National Jewish Health Fund to Cure Asthma.
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Harry Bock and Bock family to be honored at benefit reception on April 27 in Dallas

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health will honor Harry Bock and the Bock family for their service and commitment to the Dallas community on April 27 at The Apartment in Dallas.
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Sugar Increases Risk of Heart Disease

October 24, 2011

The word has gotten out that heart-conscious eaters need to be mindful of calories, sodium and fat. Less well known is that mounting evidence indicates that excess sugar can also lead to heart disease.
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More than 350 guests at Hoops & Hoopla on April 2 raise more than $120,000 for chronically ill children at Kunsberg School at Na

October 24, 2011

Guests at Hoops & Hoopla presented by Greiner Electric raised more than $120,000 to benefit the free, unique Kunsberg School for chronically ill students
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National Jewish Health Celebrates Eighth Annual Hoops & Hoopla on April 2 at INVESCO Field at Mile High

October 24, 2011

More than 350 people will join National Jewish Health to watch the college basketball semifinal games at the eighth annual Hoops & Hoopla
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National Jewish Health Adds Pennsylvania, Michigan as Clients for Quitline Services

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health, through two national competitive bidding processes, has won awards for two additional clients for its QuitLine tobacco-cessation services: the states of Pennsylvania and Michigan.
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L’Air on March 12, hosted by young DC-area professionals, benefits chronically ill children at nation’s #1 respiratory hospital

October 24, 2011

Evening event benefiting chronically ill students who attend kindergarten through eighth grade at Kunsberg School on the campus of National Jewish Health.
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Local VIPs Lend Support to Beaux Arts Ball

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health is proud to name Carrie and John Morgridge, Linda and Richard Schierburg, Viki and Jack Thompson and Joni and Scott Wylie as its Morgridge Family Foundation 2011 Beaux Arts Ball Grand Marshals.
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Los Angeles Professional Services Community Raises $100,000 for Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital on June 2 at Cocktails for a Ca

October 24, 2011

Professional Services leaders in Los Angeles raised $100,000 on June 2 at the Cocktails for a Cause benefit for National Jewish Health
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Genetic Discovery Offers New Hope in Fight Against Deadly Pulmonary Fibrosis

October 24, 2011

A team led by researchers at National Jewish Health has discovered a new genetic variation that increases the risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis by 7 to 22 times.
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Not All Children’s Multivitamins are Created Equal

October 24, 2011

Many parents give their children some form of multivitamin to ensure they are receiving necessary amounts of vitamins and minerals. They may not be enough, however, if a child’s diet is lacking iron or calcium
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New Therapy Found For Rare Lung Disorder

October 24, 2011

Researchers at National Jewish Health and several other institutions are reporting the first successful trial of a medication to treat lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare and deadly disease that strikes almost exclusively young and middle-age women.
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National Jewish Health Relationships with Industry

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health outlines its relationships with pharmaceutical and other companies in the medical field, including its conflict-of-interest policies.
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National Jewish Health #1 Respiratory Hospital in 2011

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health is named the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation for the 14th consecutive year.
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Omalizumab Relieves Seasonal Asthma Attacks in Youth

October 24, 2011

A drug that targets the antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE), a key player in asthma, nearly eliminated seasonal increases in asthma attacks and decreased asthma symptoms among young people living in inner city environments
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Orangutan Gets Help from National Jewish Health

October 24, 2011

An orangutan at the Denver Zoo is breathing easier, thanks in large part to human pulmonologist Jennifer Taylor-Cousar, MD, of National Jewish Health.
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National Jewish Health Secures Six Patents in 2010

October 24, 2011

This number represents one of the best years on record for National Jewish, despite a severe decrease in the patent allowance rate by the USPTO in the last 10 years.
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The Sky’s the Limit Benefit: 20th Anniversary AIR Society Event Honoring Jason D. Pizer, President of Trinity Real Estate, on M

October 24, 2011

New York AIR Society presents the 20th anniversary of “The Sky’s the Limit Benefit,” a fundraising cocktail event at City Winery on May 12 for National Jewish Health, the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital.
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Poor Sleep Hygiene Can Lead to Chronic Sleep Loss

October 24, 2011

Many of us look forward to staying up late and sleeping in late on weekends and holidays, but experts at National Jewish Health warn that doing so can have a negative impact on healthy sleep and daytime alertness.
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Good Sleep Habits Help Children Get Needed Sleep

October 24, 2011

After-school activities, school work and sports can have your children leading busy lifestyles, making for some late bedtimes. So much activity can take away from sufficient sleep time.
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Inhaled Corticosteroids Effective as Rescue Medication for Asthma

October 24, 2011

Inhaled corticosteroids can be an effective rescue treatment for asthma when combined with the standard rescue medication albuterol, according to research at National Jewish Health and other institutions.
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Can Text Messaging Improve Medication Adherence?

October 24, 2011

Text messaging and adolescents don’t always mix well, but researchers at National Jewish Health hope text messages can spur teenagers to take their asthma medications more reliably.
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Nineteen National Jewish Health Physicians Named Denver’s "Top Doctors"

October 24, 2011

Nineteen National Jewish Health physicians are named as Denver's Top Doctors by 5280 magazine in 2011.
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National Jewish Health Named Among Top Metro Denver Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health has been named one of the top hospitals in Denver in another U.S. News & World Report hospital rankings. In the first-ever Best Hospitals metro area ranking National Jewish Health is ranked in a tie for #2 with Craig Hospital in the Denver-metro area behind the University of Colorado hospital.
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National Jewish Health Researchers Awarded $13M to Evaluate Treatments for Toxic Gases

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health researchers have received a near $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate potential rescue medications for victims of terrorist attacks, wartime use of toxic gases, and/or inhalation disasters. The gases of greatest interest in these studies will be ‘mustard gas’ (sulfur mustard) and chlorine gas.
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National Jewish Health Receives Grant to Provide Asthma and COPD Education to Denver Primary Care Physicians

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health (NJH) has received almost $1 million from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to improve care of low-income patients with asthma and COPD in the Denver metropolitan area.
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Virginia & Edward Lujan and Mary & Robert Matteucci, Sr. to receive Spirit of Achievement Award at April 26 benefit dinner

October 24, 2011

National Jewish Health will honor Virginia and Edward Lujan and Mary and Robert Matteucci, Sr., for their legacy of service at the 2011 New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Award Dinner on April 26 at the Embassy Suites Albuquerque.
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Women’s Symptoms for Heart Disease Often Missed

October 24, 2011

More women then men die from heart disease each year. The list of differences between men and women is extensive, but one of the more underappreciated differences is in symptoms of heart disease.
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Stem Cells, Signaling Pathways Identified in Lung Repair

October 10, 2011

Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified cells and signaling molecules that trigger the repair of injured lungs
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food-allergy diagnosis

May 2, 2011

Pitch for food-allergy expert/ local family interview


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Treating Peanut Allergy Through a Patch

April 4, 2011

The peanut patch would seek to desensitize allergic patients by exposing them to increasing amounts of peanut protein, similar to the way allergy shots can desensitize people to pollen.
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