Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dr. Young to present findings of research funded by the HPS Network and the American Thoracic Society

Attendees at the HPS Network Conference in Uniondale, NY, to be held March 20 – 22, 2009, will be able to hear the latest research developments from Dr. Lisa Young. Dr. Young has been studying the lungs of mice with HPS for the past two years thanks to a grant partnership between the HPS Network and the American Thoracic Society. She will be updating the Network on her research findings during the scientific sessions on Sunday.

Dr. Lisa Young is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. She is a pulmonary physician for both adults and children, and is the director of the pediatric Rare Lung Diseases Program. We first got to know Dr. Young at the 2004 American Thoracic Society meeting. Since then she has gone on to publish papers related to HPS and is the first researcher to be funded by a joint grant from the ATS and the HPS Network. She also won the Carl Booberg award from the ATS for her research proposal to use HPS mice to study the pulmonary fibrosis of HPS.

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