FYI from the NHLBI Index
January 2009: Vol. 9, Issue 3
News from COPD-ALERT
Vlady Rozenbaum, Ph.D., Founder-Administrator, COPD-ALERT, was a featured speaker at the Polish-U.S. Symposium on Reducing
the Burden of COPD, held October 10, 2008, in Warsaw, Poland. The event was sponsored by the Polish Academy of
Sciences and the Warsaw Medical University. Professor Jan Zielinski, an eminent Polish pulmonologist and a member of
COPD-ALERT was one of the Polish speakers. Drs. Bartolome Celli, Richard Casaburi, and Richard ZuWallack were the
other members of the U.S. delegation.
Additionally, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley issued a proclamation declaring November 19, 2008, as Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day. To view the proclamation,
please visit http://www.copd-alert.com/MdGov.pdf.
Submitted by COPD-ALERT
Preeclampsia Foundation Vision Grant Awards
The Preeclampsia Foundation will be funding up to two Vision Grant awards in 2009. The Vision Grants are intended to provide initial funding for innovative
ideas pertaining to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Preliminary data is not required, but applicants are expected to carefully
develop a hypothesis based on existing information. The awards are ideal for, but not limited to young investigators. Each award will be up to $25,000. The deadline for submission of applications is May 15, 2009.
Applications are available at http://www.preeclampsia.org/Vision2009Instructions.pdf.
Submitted by the Preeclampsia Foundation
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