2013 News

Gatsby Theme Promises a Roaring Party for 2014 Beaux Arts Ball on Feb. 22

December 22, 2013

National Jewish Health will create a glamorous event on Feb. 22, 2014, that would be the envy of the fictional, epic party-thrower Jay Gatsby himself. The Beaux Arts Ball “Gatsby” will be a nod to the opulent Roaring ’20s as portrayed in the 2013 cinematic adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby.”

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National Jewish Health and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announce Creation of Respiratory Institute in New York

December 17, 2013

Today, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, based in Denver, Colorado, announced the formation of a joint venture to support differentiated care and research in respiratory and related diseases.  The new venture will be called the Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute. It is expected to open on the campus of the Icahn School of Medicine in July 2014.

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ATS Foundation Awards Elizabeth Redente, PhD $40,000 to Investigate Medical Therapies for Pulmonary Fibrosis

December 4, 2013

Elizabeth Redente, PhD, a research instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health, has received an Early Career Investigator Award from the American Thoracic Society Foundation to aid her investigation into new medical therapies for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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Collaboration with the North American Quitline Consortium & Smoking Cessation Leadership Center

December 4, 2013

National Jewish Health and the North American Quitline Consortium, in collaboration with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, brought health care professionals together to improve the frequency and effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions at Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions through Strengthened Training conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, from November 13 – 15, 2013.

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Klara and Larry Silverstein Honored by National Jewish Health at “A Winter’s Evening” Dinner Dance Dec. 14

December 3, 2013

New York City’s real estate and construction industry leaders will honor the charitable generosity and long-time dedication to National Jewish Health of Klara and Larry Silverstein, president and CEO of Silverstein Properties Inc., at the 44th annual “A Winter’s Evening” Dinner Dance on Dec. 14, 2013, in Manhattan.

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Bronchial Thermoplasty Shows Long-Term Effectiveness for Asthma

December 2, 2013

The beneficial effects of bronchial thermoplasty, a non-pharmacologic treatment for asthma, last at least five years, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and other institutions.

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Taking the Food Allergy Fear out of Halloween

October 29, 2013

Halloween can be a frightening time for a growing number of families who deal with food allergies. One in 12 children are affected by allergies to foods. Many Halloween candies contain common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs.

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Researchers Discover How Cancer 'Invisibility Cloak' Works

October 22, 2013

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered how a lipid secreted by cancer tumors prevents the immune system from mounting an immune response against it.

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Quality Asthma Care in the San Luis Valley Program Honored

October 15, 2013

The National Jewish Health Office of Professional Education received an award for continuing medical education (CME) that seeks to increase the capacity of rural primary care practices to assess, treat and manage asthma. The Colorado Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (CACME) recognized the program, Meeting the Needs of Rural Southern Colorado: Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Asthma Care, with an award for “Best Practice in Collaboration.”

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Continuing Medical Education Asthma Program Honored by CACME

October 15, 2013

The National Jewish Health Office of Professional Education has received an award from the Colorado Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (CACME) for its innovative program Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with Asthma.

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Nearly $250,000 Raised at June 24 Golf Tournament Benefiting Asthma Programs at Nation’s Leading Respiratory Hospital

September 27, 2013

The 17th annual Fund to Cure Asthma Golf Tournament at the Fenway Golf Club in White Plains on June 24 raised $242,000 to benefit asthma research and treatment at National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.

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Millions Treated For Asthma May Be Misdiagnosed

September 23, 2013

Of patients referred to leading respiratory hospital, 1 in 4 don’t have asthma, 70 percent under-diagnosed

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Leading Denver-Based Hospitals Plan to Partner

September 17, 2013

National Jewish Health and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital Announce Letter of Intent to Form Joint Operating Agreement

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National Jewish Health Receives 4-Star Charity Rating

September 12, 2013

Designation through 2014 Given for Fiscal Management, Accountability and Transparency

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Patients with Mild and Moderate Asthma May Not Need Daily Steroids

September 12, 2013

Patients with mild to moderate asthma may not need to take daily doses of inhaled corticosteroids, according to a new study by researchers at National Jewish Health and their colleagues in the Asthma Clinical Research Network.

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Bacteria In Soil, Shower Heads Can Pose Threat

August 27, 2013

Tall, thin women face a greater risk of infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), an organism closely related to those that cause tuberculosis, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. Their study appears in a recent publication of The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care.

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National Jewish Health Golf Classic

August 19, 2013

RE/MAX LLC and Shanahan’s among 2013 Sponsors of National Jewish Health Golf Classic to Benefit Morgridge Academy for Chronically Ill Children

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Denver’s “Top Doctors” List Includes 22 National Jewish Health Physicians

August 5, 2013

Twenty-two National Jewish Health physicians have been named "Top Doctors" in the 2013 ranking of Denver-area physicians by 5280 magazine.

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As Kids Go Back To School, Parents And Doctors Brace For A Surge Of Asthma Cases

July 31, 2013

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children with asthma miss a combined 14.4 million school days a year, which is about 80,000 a day. Many of those occur just after school begins when conditions are at their worst.

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New Target Identified for Food Allergy Therapy

July 31, 2013

Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified an enzyme that is essential to the allergic reaction to peanuts.

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BELLA SERA Raises $250,000

July 18, 2013

Aspen “BELLA SERA Music in the Air” Raises $250,000 for National Jewish Health. Music Icons Patti Austin and James Ingram Entertained Guests on July 15

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National Jewish Health Receives $3.5M Grant to Help Primary Care Providers Improve Weight Management Programs

July 15, 2013

The Colorado Health Foundation has awarded a three-year, $3.5M grant to National Jewish Health to develop and implement sustainable weight management programs in two primary care clinical systems.

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National Jewish Health Named A Top Respiratory Hospital

July 15, 2013

For the 17th year in a row, National Jewish Health has been named a top respiratory hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

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"America's Top Doctors" List Includes 24 from National Jewish Health

July 10, 2013

More than 230,000 doctors were surveyed to compile the list of physicians recognized by their peers for excellence in different specialties.

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National Jewish Health Receives $31 Million to Study Infections Associated with Eczema

June 20, 2013

The NIH has awarded a five-year $31 million contract to National Jewish Health to lead a study of skin infections associated with atopic dermatitis, especially antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus aureus or MRSA.

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$450,000 Raised by L.A. Professional Services Industry

June 19, 2013

More than $450,000 Raised by L.A. Professional Services Industry for Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital on June 8 2013

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2013 New Mexico Award Dinner

June 17, 2013

DiGregorio and Gardenswartz Families Honored at Albuquerque Dinner Benefiting National Jewish Health, Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital

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National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories Receive CAP 15189SM Accreditation

June 12, 2013

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has renewed CAP 15189SM Accreditation for National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories.

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Richard Mack of AREA Property Partners to Chair June 13 AIR Society Event in Tribeca

June 11, 2013

Richard Mack of AREA Property Partners will chair the 2013 “The Sky’s the Limit” cocktail party, presented by the New York AIR Society on June 13 in Tribeca.

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Friedman and Smith honored at Black & White Ball June 8

June 4, 2013

L.A. Professional Services Industry Honors Harry Friedman and Doug Smith at Black & White Ball on June 8

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National Jewish Health to Study Genetically Guided Weight Loss

May 29, 2013

National Jewish Health recently signed an agreement with BodySync Personal Genetics to evaluate the potential role of genetics in weight management.

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New Blood Test Finds Allergies Before Implant Surgery

May 15, 2013

Dr. Karin Pacheco and her team at National Jewish Health have come up with an alternative to patch skin testing for allergies, developing the first blood test that can detect allergies to nickel.

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National Jewish Health Renames School for Chronically Ill Children in Honor of Morgridge Family

May 14, 2013

National Jewish Health has renamed its free school for chronically ill children to recognize the long-time support of John and Carrie Morgridge and their recent $15 million donation.

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Mark Boguniewicz, MD, Earns Distinguished Clinician Award

May 2, 2013

Mark Boguniewicz, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health, received the 2013 Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).

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San Antonio Luncheon Honors Bob Gurwitz and Julian Gold LLC

May 2, 2013

More than 200 people attended the 2013 Humanitarian Award Luncheon in San Antonio to honor Bob Gurwitz and his company, Julian Gold LLC.

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2013 Hoops & Hoopla Raises Nearly $100,000 for Kunsberg School

April 23, 2013

Supporters of National Jewish Health & Kunsberg School for chronically ill children raised nearly $100,000 at the 10th annual “Hoops & Hoopla” event on April 6.

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New York Financial Industry Leaders Raise More than $500,000

April 22, 2013

National Jewish Health, the number one respiratory hospital in the nation, welcomed more than 700 leaders of New York’s financial industry, who raised more than $514,000 for the institution at the 36th annual Financial Industries Dinner at the New York Hilton.

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Genome Study Suggests New Strategies for Understanding and Treating Pulmonary Fibrosis

April 19, 2013

A new genome-wide association study of more than 6,000 people has identified seven new genetic regions associated with pulmonary fibrosis.

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Vaccine Adjuvant Uses Host DNA to Boost Pathogen Recognition

April 5, 2013

Researchers at National Jewish Health continue unraveling the mystery of how adjuvants make vaccines more effective.

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40th Annual San Antonio Humanitarian Award Luncheon

April 3, 2013

National Jewish Health will honor Bob Gurwitz and Julian Gold, LLC, at the San Antonio Humanitarian Luncheon on April 9.

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10th Hoops & Hoopla

March 28, 2013

Sports lovers will gather to watch college basketball and support National Jewish Health for the 10th annual Hoops & Hoopla fundraising event presented by Greiner Electric on April 6 at the Cable Center in Denver.

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2013 Beaux Arts ‘Grand Court Ball’ Set for March 9

March 22, 2013

The attendees of the 2013 Beaux Arts “Grand Court Ball” benefiting National Jewish Health will convene March 9 for a royal party fit for a king and queen. Grand Marshals Cathy and Peter Dea, Kristen and Marc Holtzman, and Joyce Zeff will be honored at the annual fundraising event to be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

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National Jewish Health New Directions for Women Luncheon

March 15, 2013

National Jewish Health ‘New Directions for Women’ Luncheon Brings Heart Health to More Than 200 Women and Supports #1 Respiratory Hospital

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National Jewish Health Beaux Arts 'Grand Court Ball' Raises $2 Million

March 13, 2013

More than 1,000 guests braved snowy roads March 9 to enjoy a royally luxurious evening and raise $2 million for National Jewish Health at the 2013 Beaux Arts “Grand Court Ball.”

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Spring Allergies are Here Already

March 13, 2013

For many, spring has come early this year, and the allergy season is already underway.

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Antiviral Lipids Earn Patent

March 8, 2013

Dennis Voelker, professor of medicine at National Jewish Health, has been awarded a U.S. patent for various lipids that inhibit inflammation and infection in the lungs, especially those caused by influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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Study: Homeschool Students Sleep Better

March 6, 2013

The findings provide additional evidence of teens’ altered biological clocks and support an argument for starting traditional high school later in the morning.

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Craig Stillwagon Honored at 36th Annual Financial Industries Dinner

March 1, 2013

More than 700 business leaders will gather for the 36th Annual Financial Industries Dinner on March 12. Proceeds from the event will benefit the nation’s number one respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health. The dinner will honor Craig Stillwagon, PNC Business Credit executive vice president and Eastern division executive. Stillwagon is a leader in the financial industry.

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Helping Your Child Cope with a Medical Condition

February 28, 2013

Children with chronic illness are twice as likely to have more emotional or behavioral challenges in comparison to healthy children.

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Royalty, Bond and a Ball – National Jewish Health Pulls It All Together for Benefit Gala

February 22, 2013

National Jewish Health knows just the right magical ingredients for the party of the year: the Beaux Arts Grand Court Ball March 9, 2013.

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“Green" Homes Save Money but can Trap Air Pollution Indoors

February 21, 2013

Nathan Rabinovitch, MD, an asthma specialist at National Jewish Health, will describe the potential health hazards “green” buildings pose to people with asthma, during a symposium, Monday, February 25, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

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Plant-Based Diets Come with Many Benefits

February 20, 2013

Recent research has shown that plant-based diets are associated with lower incidence of stroke, heart attack and many forms of cancer as well as increased life expectancy and fertility.

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Financial Industries Dinner Brings Financial Industries Business Leaders Together to Raise Funds

February 18, 2013

New York’s financial industry leaders gathered and raised more than $471,000 for National Jewish Health.

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Inspirational Speaker Headlines ‘New Directions for Women’ March Luncheon

February 15, 2013

Everyone who attends the March 5 “New Directions for Women” luncheon will feel energized after hearing from keynote speaker and noted dietician Zonya Foco

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Improve Your Heart Health -- Starting Today

February 13, 2013

Each year, heart disease kills more Americans than cancer. National Jewish Health Cardiologist Andrew Freeman, MD, offers these tips to help you improve your heart health

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Is Your 'Green' Home Making You Sick?

February 13, 2013

Between remodeling older houses and building new ones, it’s estimated that millions of American homes will get a lot greener in the next decade. While that may bode well from an energy-efficiency standpoint, the trend certainly doesn’t have everyone breathing easier.

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2013 Pulmonary & Allergy Update

February 5, 2013

Nationally recognized faculty from National Jewish Health will discuss insights and recent advances in pulmonary medicine, asthma, allergies and immunology at the 35th Annual Pulmonary & Allergy Update at Keystone, Feb. 6-9.

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Tall and Thin Not So Great for Mycobacterial Disease

January 23, 2013

Tall, thin women face a greater risk of infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), cousins of the organism that causes tuberculosis, according to researchers at National Jewish Health

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Changing Advice: Egg-Allergic Patients Should Get Flu Vaccine Without Delay

January 14, 2013

New recommendations from a task force of allergy experts advise people with an egg allergy to get a flu vaccine, and not to delay with allergy testing before the vaccine.

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Immunotherapy Reduces Allergic Patients’ Sensitivity to Peanuts

January 10, 2013

New research at National Jewish Health provides additional support for a strategy to reduce the severity of reactions to peanut— repeatedly consuming small amounts of the very food that causes those reactions in the first place, a practice called immunotherapy.

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National Jewish Health Supports Governor's Medicaid Plan

January 3, 2013

National Jewish Health applauds Gov. John Hickenlooper's announced plans to expand access to Medicaid while reshaping the program to maximize savings.

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