External Advisory Committee

This external advisory committee assists in evaluating the scientific progress of each project, the relevance of the individual organizational components to the overall goals of the program, the ability of the program to enhance the function of its individual components, and the effectiveness of the newly recruited scientists.  The scientists we chose for this advisory committee are internationally recognized experts in childhood asthma, innate immunity, inhalation toxicology, airway biology, and community-based participatory research.  In addition, one member of the COTC Community Advisory Board will serve on the External Advisory Committee.  This committee will meet annually in Denver to formally assess the progress of the program.  Members will serve a total of 2-3 years.


Current Members

Lung Genomics Research Consortium

This multi-center Consortium uses advanced genetic and molecular tools to characterize and better understand COPD and pulmonary fibrosis.
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Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis Research

National Jewish Health has teamed with Duke University and Vanderbilt University to investigate inherited genetic factors that play a role in the development of familial pulmonary fibrosis.
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NTM Center for Excellence

The Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) Center of Excellence is comprised of National Jewish Health physicians and researchers dedicated to enhancing the clinical care for all patients with NTM infections, and expanding the body of knowledge on NTM through translational research.

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