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

Three Lakes, CHEST Team Up to Shorten Lung Disease Diagnosis Time

A new multiphase educational collaboration seeks to slash the time it takes for many people to receive a diagnosis of interstitial lung disease (ILD), including pulmonary fibrosis (PF). The Three Lakes Foundation and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) will work together to heighten disease awareness among healthcare…

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Welcomes ‘Ambassador’ Applicants

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is welcoming pulmonary fibrosis (PF) patients, caregivers, and lung transplant recipients in the U.S. willing to volunteer as PFF Ambassadors. The PFF Ambassador program is designed to offer hope and inspiration to those affected by PF through public speaking and heightened awareness of this…

University of Calgary Creating Survey to Help Pinpoint Risks of PF

The University of Calgary is developing a clinical tool to help identify the environmental and occupational risks of pulmonary fibrosis (PF), an undertaking that could lead to a deeper understanding of how the disease takes hold and aid in developing treatments. During the 18-month project, supported by the Three…

Tony Award Recognizes Actress for Work as PF Advocate

Julie Halston, a Broadway theater veteran and comedian, has received the 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her longtime volunteer efforts for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). Halston, who is part of the PFF board, has raised more than $2 million for the organization. She also helped to bring…

‘Life with PF’ Campaign Created for Awareness in Canada

For Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, held each September, the biopharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim Canada has created the Life with PF campaign to help patients better understand the stages of this progressive disease and to empower them to obtain much-needed care. The initiative, which is aimed at…

Patient Groups Team Up to Create First ILD Day on Sept. 15

Aiming to get people at risk for lung disorders more quickly diagnosed and treated, nine patient organizations — including the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) — are collaborating to present the first Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Day, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 15. The goal of the daylong observance is…

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