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John W. Walsh

NORD to honor COPD Foundation president with lifetime achievement award

March 13, 2014

John W. Walsh, COPD Foundation president and co-founder, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) this May. The award will be given at its “Portraits of Courage” celebration in Washington, DC.


Are you at risk for COPD? Find out today!

March 13, 2014

COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. 24 million Americans have COPD, and 12 million of those people remain undiagnosed. Are you at risk for COPD? Find out today by taking our 5-question Risk Screener.

COPD Foundation 10th Anniversary Year

COPD Foundation Marks 10th Anniversary Year: Advocates for more than 24 Million Americans, Leads Fundamental Progress, Fosters Life-Changing Research

January 22, 2014

The COPD Foundation (COPDF) celebrates ten years of helping more than 24 million Americans living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fostering life-changing research, developing comprehensive educational programs and generating support from all members of the COPD community.

PCORI - The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

COPD Foundation Lead Team Approved for Funding Award from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to Become Integral Part of New National Clinical Research Network.

December 19, 2013

A team led by the COPD Foundation, in collaboration with the COPD Outcomes-based Network for Clinical Effectiveness and Research Translation (CONCERT) and the COPDGene research networks has been approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop and expand a health data network that will be part of PCORnet: the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.

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