Upcoming Dialogues

Winter/Spring Series 2021

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Making Strides in the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
Thursday, May 13, 2021

2 p.m. EDT / 1 p.m. CDT / Noon MDT / 11 a.m. PDT

National Jewish Health runs the largest adult cystic fibrosis (CF) program in the country. CF is a genetic and progressive disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. CF worsens over time as a result of persistent lung infections and damage that make it difficult to breathe. Fortunately, steady advances in medical treatments for CF have provided a range of therapies to slow or prevent complications. 

Hear from Drs. Jennifer Taylor-Cousar and Pamela Zeitlin about the latest advances in research and treatment of adult and pediatric CF, including a study led by researchers at National Jewish Health that demonstrates how a three-drug combination can improve lung function, reduce exacerbations and improve quality of life. This discovery is one that could ultimately help 90% of people with CF.

Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar, MD, MSCS, ATSF
Medical Director, Clinical Research Services
Co-Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Center Adult Program
Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Pamela L. Zeitlin, MD, MPhil, PhD
Silverstein Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Big Impact Ideas: Our Next Life-Changing Discoveries
Thursday, June 17, 2021

2 p.m. EDT / 1 p.m. CDT / Noon MDT / 11 a.m. PDT

Recent advances in medicine and technology have helped accelerate the path to life-changing discoveries with immense potential impact. Hear from Dr. Greg Downey about the advances at National Jewish Health that will lead to: 

  • Curing Severe Asthma 
  • Stopping the Progression of COPD
  • Preventing Childhood Allergies
  • Repairing and Restoring Function to the Damaged Lung

Dr. Downey’s areas of interest include; basic immunology, cellular and molecular biology, infectious diseases and inflammation. He currently serves as an associate editor of American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.

Gregory P. Downey, MD 
Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs and Provost
Drs. Harold and Mary Zirin Chair, Adult Pulmonary Biology
Professor, Department of Medicine

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