National Jewish Health will create a glamorous event on Feb. 22, 2014, that would be the envy of the fictional, epic party-thrower Jay Gatsby himself. The Beaux Arts Ball “Gatsby” will be a nod to the opulent Roaring ’20s as portrayed in the 2013 cinematic adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby.”
Today, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, based in Denver, Colorado, announced the formation of a joint venture to support differentiated care and research in respiratory and related diseases. The new venture will be called the Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute. It is expected to open on the campus of the Icahn School of Medicine in July 2014.
Elizabeth Redente, PhD, a research instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health, has received an Early Career Investigator Award from the American Thoracic Society Foundation to aid her investigation into new medical therapies for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
National Jewish Health and the North American Quitline Consortium, in collaboration with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, brought health care professionals together to improve the frequency and effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions at Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions through Strengthened Training conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, from November 13 – 15, 2013.
New York City’s real estate and construction industry leaders will honor the charitable generosity and long-time dedication to National Jewish Health of Klara and Larry Silverstein, president and CEO of Silverstein Properties Inc., at the 44th annual “A Winter’s Evening” Dinner Dance on Dec. 14, 2013, in Manhattan.
The beneficial effects of bronchial thermoplasty, a non-pharmacologic treatment for asthma, last at least five years, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and other institutions.
Dr. Karin Pacheco and her team at National Jewish Health have come up with an alternative to patch skin testing for allergies, developing the first blood test that can detect allergies to nickel.
Halloween can be a frightening time for a growing number of families who deal with food allergies. One in 12 children are affected by allergies to foods. Many Halloween candies contain common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs.
Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered how a lipid secreted by cancer tumors prevents the immune system from mounting an immune response against it.
The National Jewish Health Office of Professional Education received an award for continuing medical education (CME) that seeks to increase the capacity of rural primary care practices to assess, treat and manage asthma. The Colorado Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (CACME) recognized the program, Meeting the Needs of Rural Southern Colorado: Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Asthma Care, with an award for “Best Practice in Collaboration.”