Mary Chapman, features writer —

Mary graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in journalism. She began her career at United Press International, then spent a decade reporting for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (now Bloomberg Industry Group). Mary has written extensively for The New York Times, and her work has appeared in publications such as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, and the Chicago Tribune. She’s won a Society of Professional Journalists award for outstanding reporting.

Articles by Mary Chapman

Supporters poised to ‘strike a pose’ for PF Awareness Month

Supporters are gearing up to mark Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, set aside every September, to call attention to the rare lung disease that affects more than 250,000 individuals in the U.S. and 400,000 in Europe. For its part, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), with its campaign theme “Embrace Your…

Nonprescribed oxygen supply can pose serious risk to users: PFF

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is urging patients to use only federally approved oxygen delivery devices, as nonprescription supplemental oxygen may be unreliable and cause serious health problems. In a position statement, the organization said that those living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and related disorders should stick…

Senisca wins grant to advance development of IPF treatments

Innovate UK has awarded biotechnology company Senisca £571,350 (about $712,000) to develop oligonucleotide treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The UK-based company is working on innovative biologic treatments that use oligonucleotides — short strands of RNA or DNA — to reverse senescence in IPF-specific tissues. Senescence, which…

Broadway Belts for PFF! raises over $465K for PF this year

The 13th annual Broadway Belts for PFF! gala, put on by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), raised more than $465,000 to fight pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a chronic lung disorder thought to affect more than 250,000 U.S. residents. The sold-out event was held earlier this month at Sony Hall…

CIRM awards $1.45M to advance Rubedo’s work on IPF cell therapy

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded Rubedo Life Sciences $1.45 million to develop and study a potentially disease-modifying treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) that targets senescent lung stem cells. The funding will enable the biopharmaceutical company to characterize senescent cells —…

It’s No. 13 for ‘Broadway Belts for PFF!’ on March 6

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is set to present the 13th edition of “Broadway Belts for PFF!” — an annual glitzy affair that has become the nonprofit’s single-largest fundraiser — on March 6. The gala, which also seeks to heighten awareness of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), will take place…

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Adds Cedars-Sinai to Care Center Network

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has added Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to its Care Center Network (CCN), a group of medical centers specializing in treating and supporting people with pulmonary fibrosis (PF). Cedars-Sinai is one of seven medical centers the foundation recently added to the network, bringing the total…

7 Medical Centers Added to PFF’s Care Center Network

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has added seven new medical centers to its Care Center Network (CCN) to improve pulmonary fibrosis (PF) patients’ nationwide access to specialized care. The expansion brings to 81 the number of care network facilities in 35 U.S. states. Six sites were added in…

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