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2014-02-26 12:24:18

Julie Halston, Lindsay Mendez, Lucas Steele, Christina Bianco, Tony Yazbeck, Liz Callaway, Robert Creighton, Cady Huffman and Rashidra Scott join Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Tony Danza at the Fourth Annual Broadway Belts for PFF! NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year Broadway's best vocal talent appeared Monday night to raise funds for the rare disease, pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and honor the memory of Associated Press theater...

2013-08-16 16:22:19

Foundation and Community Initiatives Offer Opportunities for Improving Patient Advocacy, Education, and Awareness in September CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today that it has designated September 7 as the second annual Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Day, as part of a month of awareness activities. Awareness is critical for any disease, but it is even more important for a rare disease like pulmonary fibrosis (PF). As...

2012-10-17 15:23:58

Breathe Benefit 2012 Honors Co-Founder and Acknowledges Grant Recipients CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's (PFF) annual dinner, Breathe Benefit 2012: Community Inspiring a Cure, was held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, and raised over $150,000. The money will be used to support the goals of the Foundation's mission which include finding a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), advocating for the pulmonary fibrosis (PF) community,...

2012-06-29 06:25:49

Foundation Gives Its Condolences and Heartfelt Gratitude to the Family of Dr. I.M. Rosenzweig and Will Name Research Award in His Honor CHICAGO, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is deeply saddened to announce the recent death of one of its co-founders, I.M. Rosenzweig, PhD. Mike, as he was known to all, lost his courageous battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) on June 23, 2012. Mike, who was a clinical psychologist,...

2011-12-06 15:48:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's (PFF) inaugural conference on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), IPF Summit 2011: From Bench to Bedside, was recently held in Chicago. The event brought together medical professionals, patients, and caregivers for an innovative two-day meeting. Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, IPF Summit 2011 Faculty Member and PFF Medical Advisory Board Member commented on the importance of the event: "The Summit...

2011-09-21 16:28:00

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation On Course to Achieve Major 2011 Initiatives CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is pleased to announce that it has received an official endorsement from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) for its upcoming scientific conference, IPF Summit 2011: From Bench to Bedside, taking place on December 1-3, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. "We are proud to have an ATS endorsement for the Summit," says Daniel M. Rose,...

2011-05-19 16:07:00

BRISBANE, Calif., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) will conduct a live webcast of its 2011 Analyst Day presentations on Thursday, May 26, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT in New York. Presentations by InterMune's executive management team will provide an overview of the company's vision, strategy and a comprehensive update of InterMune's commercial and scientific plans. The company also will provide details on its preparations to launch...

2011-04-28 14:10:16

The rising incidence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in the UK The number of cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has continued to rise significantly in the first decade of the 21st century and could lead to more deaths than ovarian cancer, lymphoma, leukaemia, or kidney cancer, reveals research published ahead of print in the Thorax journal. IPF is the most common of the pneumonias that happen without an apparent cause and previous studies have shown that incidence and deaths from...

2011-03-03 12:27:00

2011 Special Events Significantly Impact Awareness and Raise Funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation CHICAGO, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friends and colleagues of Associated Press theater critic Michael Kuchwara honored his memory with a musical tribute of his favorite Broadway songs Monday (2/28) night at Birdland in New York City. Kuchwara passed away from complications of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in May of last year. Actress Julie Halston (whose husband had a...

2009-09-17 06:00:00

BRISBANE, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN) today announced that it will be collaborating with National Jewish Health(R)( )investigators in order to help further the research of inherited genetic factors that may play a role in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). InterMune will provide researchers at National Jewish with access to DNA collected from patients who participated in the Company's Phase 3 clinical trials in IPF for both pirfenidone...