Teresa Carvalho, MS, science writer —

Teresa holds her Master of Science in cell and molecular biology from Coimbra University, Portugal. She was a researcher and science communicator for several years at the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health in Oporto, Portugal. From 2013, she has held a fellowship working with Pulmonary Hypertension Europe as a patient advocate, social media/website manager, public relations officer, and translator. Her work has been focused on providing patients access to treatments, raising awareness for pulmonary hypertension, and promoting patient empowerment.

Articles by Teresa Carvalho

IPF Therapy PLN-74809 Showing Favorable Safety in Phase 2a Trial

Patients receiving a higher dose of PLN-74809 in the Phase 2a INTEGRIS-IPF clinical trial, which is testing the oral treatment candidate for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), are showing positive safety outcomes. That’s according to data from a safety review analysis conducted by the study’s data safety monitoring board (DSMB)…

PFF, Other Patient Groups, to Partner on 2nd ILD Day, Sept. 14

Focusing on raising awareness of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), nine organizations, including the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), are working together to present the second annual ILD Day, taking place Sept. 14. More than 50,000 Americans are diagnosed every year with ILD, a group of lung diseases marked by inflammation…

PFF Care Center Network Expands to 74 Sites Across 34 US States

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s PFF Care Center Network (CCN) now includes 74 medical centers in 34 U.S. states, after six more sites specializing in pulmonary fibrosis (PF) diagnosis, treatment, and patient support joined the nationwide program. “Our new PFF Care Center Network sites offer much-needed comprehensive care for…

TGen Will Use Big Memory Technology to Accelerate IPF Research

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) will use a big-memory technology, called MemVerge Memory Machine Big Memory virtualization software, to accelerate research on the cellular mechanisms underlying idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). “MemVerge Memory Machine has quickly resulted in research value for TGen,” Jonathan Jiang, chief operating officer of…

#RAREis Representation Program Promotes Equity, Diversity

Horizon Therapeutics has launched its #RAREis Representation program aimed at increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion among patients with rare diseases. There are about 400 million people worldwide living with a rare disease; for many of them, access to diagnosis, care, and treatments can be challenging. Accessing better care depends on…

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