ATS, ResMed award $100,000 grant for vent research

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SAN DIEGO – Dr. Jeremy Orr of the University of California, San Diego, has been awarded the new ATS Foundation/ResMed Research Fellowship in Noninvasive Ventilation in COPD. Dr. Orr’s $100,000 award will support his research focused on the impact of NIV on cardiovascular biomarkers in COPD. “Noninvasive ventilation during sleep is one of the few treatments in COPD that improves survival, but we don’t really understand the underlying mechanisms,” Orr said. “This grant will facilitate my research into the potential systemic and extra-pulmonary benefits of NIV.” The American Thoracic Society aims to improve global health by advancing research, patient care and public health in respiratory disease, critical illness and sleep disorders. ResMed manufactures NIV devices for treating COPD in the home and hospital.