In this issue you can read about the scope of the endeavor that 23-year-old Jonathan Maidment has assumed for the last 4 years, to raise funds for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) research. His inspiration knows no boundaries and his determination has turned every obstacle into a triumph. Also, the Alpha-1 Foundation celebrates the first granting of the John W. Walsh Translational Research Award in Alpha-1, an honorable award named after John W. Walsh, co-founder of the Foundation, a visionary man who dedicated his life’s work to finding a cure for Alpha-1 and helping those affected by it.
This issue of Alpha-1-To-One features Gerard M. Turino, MD. Known as a “tireless master clinician,” Turino paved the way for thousands of pulmonologists. From published papers in medical journals to many scientific achievements, the renowned researcher plans to continue his career and leave a lasting legacy with his latest scientific venture.
Cover Story: John W. Walsh, co-founder of the Alpha-1 Foundation, passed away March 2017. He tirelessly forged a patient-centered movement that not only changed the Alpha-1 landscape, but also the way patients are seen and respected in the health sector.
Cover Story: The Alpha-1 Foundation expresses their gratitude for AlphaNet's milstone $50 million contribution, and point out to the $65 million on spending on the Foundation's research program that AlphaNet helped make possible.
Cover Story: Researchers from the University of Massachussetts and Boston University collaborate in unprecedented ways in the search for a cure.
Cover: New Alpha-1 Foundation CEO Henry Mohering talks about his first months and the vision for the future. Robert Sandhaus, MD, PhD, gives an overview of updated clinical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of Alpha-1. Alpha Julie MacNeil's diagnosis sparks a journey to find her birth mother.
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