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This program provides the Alpha-1 Community with access to educational programs from our National Conference and National Education Series.
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Dr. Alan Barker is Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. He has been involved in the Alpha-1 community for 25 years performing patient care and consultations, being part of national collaborative clinical research, leading educational activities, and promoting awareness efforts. He directs the OHSU Alpha-1 Foundation Center of Excellence in Portland, organizes and attends a monthly education and support group, and organizes and participates in an annual regional educational forum for Alphas, their families and friends.
Robert (Rob) Sandblom is a Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep consultant with Group Health in Bellevue. He attended University of Washington for both his undergraduate degree in Biology 1968-1972 and Medical School 1972-1976. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at the University of New Mexico in 1980, then returned to the University of Washington for his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. He began to work for Group Health in 1982, and has remained with Group Health ever since. He has a long interest in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and was involved in some of the early research with National Institute of Health on replacement therapy. He participated in the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Registry and continues to volunteer time for both the University of Washington as clinical faculty, and Group Health and non-Group Health patients with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.
Jennifer (Jen) Childress is the mother of two young daughters who have ZZ Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Four of her first cousins lost the battle with Alpha-1, as well. As a result, Jen very much wants a cure for Alpha-1 and likes to say, "Long live the Alphas!" Upon the diagnosis of her oldest daughter in 2002, Jen's quest for information brought her to the Alpha-1 Association. With information in hand, Jen got actively involved with her local support group in Wisconsin. Jen now serves as the Vice Chair of the Alpha-1 Association Board of Directors. Having graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Family & Consumer Journalism, Jen has written articles for her local support group as well as the Alpha-1 Association's Alpha-1 News. With past experience in the field of technical writing, Jen uses her communication and instructional design skills to help Association members diagnosed with Alpha-1. Writing is a passion of Jen's, and she often documents life with the "Alpha Girls" on her personal blog, Unique But Not Alone. In her professional life, Jen is a multimedia instructional designer for a financial services company, FIS, where she creates adult learning content for FIS's clients.
Minneapolis Alpha-1 Education Day
Alphas of Northern Illinois Support Group
Alphas of Northern Illinois Support Group Meeting - Rockford, IL
West Texas Alphas Support Group
West Texas Alphas Support Group Meeting - Lubbock, TX
Reno/Tahoe Alpha-1 Support Group
Reno/Tahoe Alpha-1 Support Group Meeting - Reno, NV
Dakotaland Alphas Support Group
Dakotaland Alphas Support Group Meeting - Sioux Falls, SD
SoCal Roadrunners Alpha-1 Support Group
SoCal Roadrunners Alpha-1 Support Group Meeting - Palm Desert, CA
Glass City & MI Alphas: Walk on the Wild Side
Northwest Indiana (NWI) Alpha-1 Support Group
Northwest Indiana (NWI) Alpha-1 Support Group Meeting – Dyer, IN
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