2014 News

‘Cocktails with Class’ Debuts May 17

April 24, 2014

National Jewish Health will bring together local mixologists, craft brewers and some of the area’s best restaurants at Cocktails with Class on May 17 in the penthouse of DaVita World Headquarters. The inaugural event will benefit the Morgridge Academy, a free, unique kindergarten through eighth-grade day school for chronically ill children, located on the campus of National Jewish Health.

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National Jewish Health Welcomes First Steps at Regulation of E-Cigarettes

April 24, 2014

National Jewish Health welcomes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) initial efforts to protect the health of Americans, especially young people, by regulating e-cigarettes as well as other tobacco products. The FDA’s proposed rules appear to be a good first step at asserting authority over e-cigarettes’ production, sales and marketing, but more stringent regulation will be needed in the future.


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‘Beneficial inflammation’ May Promote Healing in Pulmonary Fibrosis

April 23, 2014

Contrary to conventional wisdom, new research suggests a little inflammation may promote healing in scarring lung disease.
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Spirit of Achievement Awards Dinner Honors Six Outstanding New Mexico Citizens

April 15, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE – On May 22, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health, will honor six New Mexico citizens for their contributions of time, talents and resources to the New Mexico community. They will be recognized during the 32nd annual New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Award Dinner at the Embassy Suites Hotel Albuquerque. This year’s honorees are: Joanne Fine, retired chief communications officer, United Way of Central New Mexico; William, Thomas and Michael Keleher, all of the law firm Keleher & McLeod; and race car driving legend Al Unser, Sr., and his wife, Susan, founders of the Unser Racing Museum and the Unser Discovery Campus.
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Financial Industry Leaders Raise Nearly $500,000

April 10, 2014

National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, welcomed more than 600 leaders of New York’s financial industry, who raised nearly $500,000 for the institution at the 37th annual Financial Industries Dinner at the New York Hilton. William “Bill” D. Brewer of Winston and Strawn LLP was honored during the event. Brewer is the co-chair and practice group leader of the firm’s global finance practice and head of the firm’s New York finance practice. New York 
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AIR Society Benefit at 4 World Trade Center Honors Michael A. Rodriguez

April 9, 2014

Michael Rodriguez, president of Alliance Building Services and one of Crain’s New York Business 40 Under 40, will be honored at the May 1 AIR Society “The Sky’s The Limit” cocktail party benefit at 4 World Trade Center. The party, which supports groundbreaking research and treatment at National Jewish Health, features an open bar, guest DJ, dancing and a live auction. Tickets to the event are $500 each, or $200 each for professionals age 30 and younger, and are available online at airsociety.org.



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‘HOOPS & Hoopla’ Raises More Than $100,000

April 8, 2014

More than $100,000 was raised at the 11th annual HOOPS & Hoopla event presented by Greiner Electric on April 5. Proceeds of the event support the Morgridge Academy, a free school for chronically ill children located on the National Jewish Health campus. More than 350 people attended the event at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, which featured a viewing party for college basketball semi-final championship games, arcade games, interactive challenges and a silent auction.

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FDA Approves Nation's First Prescription-Strength Tablet To Treat Hay Fever Allergies

April 1, 2014

DENVER, CO -- April 1, 2014 -- For the first time in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of daily tablets to treat hay fever, particularly allergies to grass and ragweed pollen.
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New Directions for Women’s Health Luncheon Raises More Than $60,000

March 18, 2014

New York Times bestselling author Heidi Hanna, PhD, and Felicia Rodriguez, news anchor for WPBF 25, teamed up March 4 at the New Directions for Women’s Health Luncheon to help raise more than $60,000 for National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital. Rodriguez, the event’s emcee, introduced Dr. Hanna, who offered tips for improving health by controlling stress. Nearly 200 people attended the luncheon at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club.

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As E-Cigarette Bans Take Effect In U.S. Cities, Doctors Call For National Measures To Protect Children

March 17, 2014

In one year, middle and high school students who tried e-cigarettes doubled to nearly two million. While major cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles have taken steps to ban the use of e-cigarettes in most public places, national authorities have done little to keep them out of the hands of children.
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Tips for Avoiding Insomnia and Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

February 28, 2014

For those who battle occasional insomnia, Jack Edinger, PhD, professor in the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Health recommends the following tips to get your sleep back on track.


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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2014 Annual Meeting

February 28, 2014

San Diego – February 28, 2014 – National Jewish Health faculty will make dozens of presentations, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, Feb. 28 through March 4 on topics ranging from DNA methylation in asthma, to allergies to implanted joints, living with food allergies and allergen immunotherapy. Below are a few highlights. 


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More Than $2 Million Raised at Beaux Arts Ball

February 27, 2014

Over $2 million was raised for National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, at the sold-out 2014 Beaux Arts Ball presented by Morgridge Family Foundation on February 22. More than 1,200 people attended the Roaring ’20s “Gatsby” themed black-tie event at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.
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Financial Industry Leaders Honor William D. Brewer, Winston & Strawn LLP, March 18

February 26, 2014

More than 700 business leaders will gather for the 37th annual Financial Industries Dinner on March 18 to honor William “Bill” D. Brewer of Winston and Strawn LLP. Brewer is the co-chair and practice group leader of the firm’s global finance practice and head of the firm’s New York finance practice. Proceeds from the event will benefit the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health.
More than 700 business leaders will gather for the 37th annual Financial Industries Dinner on March 18 to honor William “Bill” D. Brewer of Winston and Strawn LLP. Brewer is the co-chair and practice group leader of the firm’s global finance practice and head of the firm’s New York finance practice. Proceeds from the event will benefit the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health.
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Study Seeks Better Asthma Therapy for African Americans

February 25, 2014

Denver, February 25, 2014 - Researchers, led by Michael E. Wechsler, MD, at National Jewish Health, are launching a multi-center study, funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, to determine the best add-on therapy for uncontrolled asthma in African Americans. 
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Forty National Jewish Health Physicians Listed as 'Best Doctors' by the Denver Business Journal

February 25, 2014

Denver, CO – Forty National Jewish Health physicians in pulmonary medicine, allergy and immunology, other related specialties including pediatric allergy and immunology have been named “Denver 2014 Best Doctors” by the Denver Business Journal.
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The Nose Knows in Asthma

February 19, 2014

Genetic Profiles Obtained from Nasal Passages Could Guide Individualized Therapy and Research
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Sold Out 2014 Beaux Arts Ball

February 14, 2014

2014 Beaux Arts Ball Sells Out
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Four Couples Honored Feb 22 at Beaux Arts Ball Presented by the Morgridge Family Foundation

February 10, 2014

National Jewish Health Honors Four Grand Marshal Couples at February 22 2014 Beaux Arts Ball
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National Jewish Health Pulmonologist Gregory Cosgrove, MD, Named Chief Medical Officer of Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s Care Center Network and Patient Registry

February 5, 2014

Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, has been named Chief Medical Officer of the recently announced Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s (PFF) Care Center Network and Patient Registry.
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Nationally Acclaimed Author Will Discuss How to Recognize and Manage Stress at March 4 Luncheon in Boca Raton

January 28, 2014

Women may be addicted to stress because of the ever-increasing demands for their time and energy, according to Heidi Hanna, PhD, bestselling author and health consultant. Dr. Hanna will identify the effects of stress on women’s health and describe ways to combat it at the New Directions for Women Health Luncheon on March 4 at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. The luncheon benefits National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital and a pioneer in personalized medicine for heart and lung diseases. 

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Colorado Snowboarders Dedicate Sochi Journey to Students at the Morgridge Academy at National Jewish Health

January 21, 2014

Colorado natives, Taylor and Arielle Gold, recently named to the United States halfpipe snowboarding team, are dedicating their journey to Sochi to the children at the Morgridge Academy at National Jewish Health, the nation's leading respiratory hospital. The Morgridge Academy is a unique, free day school for chronically ill students in kindergarten through eighth grades.
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$2.9 Million Raised to Benefit National Jewish Health at 44th Annual “A Winter’s Evening”

January 14, 2014

Leaders in the real estate and construction industries honored prominent New Yorkers Klara and Larry Silverstein at “A Winter’s Evening” dinner dance on Saturday, Dec. 14, which raised $2.9 million for National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health. 
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Critical Care Conference Features Ultrasound Track

January 13, 2014

Nationally recognized experts in critical care medicine will lead interactive workshops and lectures at the Critical Care Conference, February 4-8, 2014, in Keystone, CO. A hands-on ultrasound track will be one highlight of the conference. 
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MTB Complex Drug Susceptibility Grant

January 6, 2014

National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories has been selected to evaluate first- and second-line drug-susceptibility testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC ), the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB).
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