FYI from the NHLBI Index

January 2009: Vol. 9, Issue 3
Constituents' Corner


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

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

Submitted by the Preeclampsia Foundation


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