Will Rogers Institute Celebrates Black History Month by Recognizing Two Prominent Entertainers

In 1976 President Gerald Ford called upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Since then, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. This year The Will Rogers Institute celebrates two entertainers […]

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Will Rogers Institute Fellowship Awarded to Dr. Joseph Palatinus of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program held its virtual graduation on June 18, 2020.  The class of fellows received more than they originally signed up for when they accepted the 36-month training fellowship, all of them were on the front lines managing patients with COVID-19.  The celebration was festive, the fellows and the […]

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Genes, Blood Type Tied to Risk of Severe COVID-19

Posted on June 18th, 2020 by Dr. Francis Collins https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2020/06/18/genes-blood-type-tied-to-covid-19-risk-of-severe-disease/ Many people who contract COVID-19 have only a mild illness, or sometimes no symptoms at all. But others develop respiratory failure that requires oxygen support or even a ventilator to help them recover [1]. It’s clear that this happens more often in men than in […]

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Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month During COVID-19

The month of May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness month.  We take this opportunity to celebrate all the pulmonologists that the Will Rogers Institute has worked with since creating a research and training center at the former Will Rogers Memorial Hospital (a tuberculosis treatment and rehabilitation center). As we know from the COVID-19 news, the […]

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2019 WRI Fellowship Progress Report: NYU School of Medicine

NYUSOM: Drs. Kugler, Rom and Munger Current treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) does not prolong survival. Development of new therapeutic approaches requires improved understanding of the pathogenesis of IPF. We have learned that ‘hedgehog’ (HH) signaling is required for lung development and may be highly relevant to IPF. The clinically-approved HH pathway antagonists Vismodegib […]

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Ahoy Smokers!

STOP SMOKING — FREE APP AVAILABLE Longtime partners in pulmonary rehabilitation and smoking cessation, the Will Rogers Institute and Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, a member of Covenant Health in Knoxville, Tennessee, joined together to create a smartphone app with tried-and-true strategies that will help people quit smoking. “As part of our not-for-profit mission, we are […]

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