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David Perlmutter appointed as a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

David Perlmutter appointed as a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Friday, April 20, 2018
The Alpha-1 Foundation proudly congratulates Alpha-1 pioneer and groundbreaking researcher, David H. Perlmutter, MD, for his recent appointment as Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The announcement was made on April 18, 2018.  Perlmutter is currently the executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the Washington University School of Medicine, in St....
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‘Breathing-lung’ transplant is a reality

Friday, April 13, 2018
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has become the first in Texas, and third in the country, to successfully complete a breathing lung transplant. This is made possible by a device that simulates human-like conditions for the donor lung while...
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Alpha Jonathan Maidment hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This story appears in the Spring 2018 issue of Alpha-1-To-One Magazine. Subscriptions are free. Determined and driven are the first two adjectives that come to mind when you get a grasp of the endeavor that 23-year old Jonathan Maidment has...
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3D organ printing getting closer

Thursday, April 5, 2018
The idea that one day scientists will be able to 3D print replacement human organs has been a dream for many working in the field of regenerative medicine. New livers, hearts and kidneys, and the ability to print whole organs is still in the...
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Happy 25th transplant anniversary to Mary Pierce

Monday, April 2, 2018
This is an excerpt of a story that originally appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Alpha-1-To-One Magazine. Mary Pierce was diagnosed with Alpha-1 on her 40th birthday, Feb. 16, 1987. She’d been home sick from work for about a week...
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Celebrating Women: Susan Stanley and Sandy Lindsey

Saturday, March 31, 2018
During Women’s History Month, we are featuring the stories of women who help make the Alpha–1 community great. When Alexandra “Sandy” Lindsey, Susan Stanley, and John Walsh met one another in the early 1990s, they...
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In honor of Bruce Parker

Friday, March 30, 2018
The Alpha–1 community, including AlphaNet and the Alpha–1 Foundation, is grieving the loss of our friend, and AlphaNet REACH program coordinator Bruce Parker, from Chattanooga, TN. Bruce, who was also an Alpha, parted on March 28, 2018...
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Celebrating women: Caregiver Dawn Bailey

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
During Women’s History Month, we are featuring the stories of women who help make the Alpha–1 community great. Dawn Bailey was overwhelmed with the new responsibilities of caring for Rob when he was released from an extended...
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Widow traces and finds 52-year-old Alpha who received her husband’s liver

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Artist Pete McKee is alive today because of Karen Piotr’s husband Mark, and because she acted so quickly to make sure the man she had loved for 31 years left the legacy he wanted: that others might live upon his passing. Pictured: Pete...
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Celebrating Women: Support Group Leader Linda Mullin

Sunday, March 25, 2018
During Women’s History Month, we are featuring the stories of women who help make the Alpha–1 community great. Behind every Alpha-1 support group meeting is a dedicated support group leader working diligently to foster an...
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Alpha-1-To-One Magazine is in the mail - The true cost of competitive bidding

Thursday, March 22, 2018
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of Alpha-1-To-One Magazine. The multiphase competitive bidding program began in January of 2011 with the purpose of ensuring Medicare beneciaries access to quality supplemental oxygen products and...
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Race for a cure spurs biotechs to rely more on nonprofit backers

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
As biotech startups race to find a cure for rare and other diseases, they’re looking beyond venture capitalists for a leg up. Increasingly they turn to philanthropists, private foundations, and other nonprofits—not only for capital and...
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Celebrating Women: Support Group Leader Amanda Holsinger

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
During Women’s History Month, we are featuring the stories of women who help make the Alpha–1 community great. Behind every Alpha-1 support group meeting is a dedicated support group leader working diligently to foster an...
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