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April 15, 2021 - Dr. Fidaa Shaib, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and Isabel Valdez, assistant professor, General Internal Medicine, were interviewed for an April 15 blog post in BCM Momentum titled “New clinic provides care, support for patients managing COVID-19 at home.”

April 14, 2021 - Dr. Fidaa Shaib, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for an April 14 article in SB Nation titled “Jayson Tatum needs an inhaler before games due to long-term COVID symptoms.”

April 12, 2021 - Dr. Nicola Hanania, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for an April 12 article in AJMC titled “Dr Nicola Hanania discusses affordability barriers in COPD treatment.”

April 6, 2021 - Dr. Philip Alapat, assistant professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for an April 6 article in Best Life titled “If you take this common medication to sleep, stop now, new study says.”

April 1, 2021 - Dr. Farrah Kheradmand, professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, has been awarded the American Thoracic Society 2021 Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments.

April 1, 2021 - Dr. Kanta Velamuri has received the 2021 Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. Presidential Award for Excellence in Education.

March 31, 2021 - Dr. Fidaa Shaib, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for a March 31 article in culture map Houston titled “New clinic helps Houstonians suffering from long-term COVID issues.”

March 30, 2021 - Dr. Nicola Hanania, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for a March 30 article in AJMC titled “Dr Nicola Hanania on the future of COPD research.”

March 23, 2021 - Dr. Fidaa Shaib, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for a March 23 newscast on KTRK ABC 13 titled “COVID long haulers.” She also was interviewed for a March 29 article on click2houston.com titled “Baylor opens clinic to treat COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’ in Houston” as well as a March 24 newscast on KRIV Fox 26 titled “Baylor College of Medicine opens clinic for COVID long haulers.”

March 19, 2021 - Dr. Fidaa Shaib, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for a March 19 article in Community Impact Newspaper titled “Baylor opens clinic for COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’ in Houston.”

March 17, 2021 - Dr. Nicola Hanania, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was invited to give a Department of Medicine Grand Rounds at the University of Kansas on March 17. His topic was “Confronting COPD in the Era of Personalized Medicine.”

March 16, 2021 - Dr. Fidaa Shaib, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for a March 16 article in BCM News titled “Baylor opens clinic for COVID-19 long-haulers.”

March 11, 2021 - Dr. Sara Nowakowski, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and Health Services Research, was interviewed for a March 11 article on CW39.com titled “Daylight saving this weekend, you’ll lose an hour sleep.” She also was interviewed for a March 10 newscast on KIAH CW 39 titled “Adjusting to the time change.”

March 6, 2021 - Dr. Philip Alapat, assistant professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for a March 6 article in Yahoo News titled “How a basic need became a multibillion-dollar industry: ‘A good night’s sleep is priceless.’”

Feb. 26, 2021 - Dr. Dharani Narendra, assistant professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for a Feb. 26 article in BCM News titled “Resilience through COVID-19: Dr. Dharani Narendra.”

Feb. 26, 2021 - Dr. Ivan Rosas, professor and chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for a Feb. 26 article on CNN titled “Arthritis drugs can help critically ill COVID-19 patients, study suggests.”

Feb. 12, 2021 - Dr. Pat Herlihy, professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for a Feb. 12 newscast on KRIV Fox 26 titled “Houston doctor on CDC warning to avoid air travel.”

Feb. 9, 2021 - Dr. Fidaa Shaib, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for a Feb. 9 article in BCM News titled “What are the long-term side effects of COVID-19?”

Feb. 1, 2021 - The 2021 Star Awards for Excellence in Patient Care have been released. This award recognizes mid-career faculty who exhibit excellence and outstanding contributions in patient care. This year’s DoM recipients include Dr. Kanta Velamuri, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Feb. 1, 2021 – Dr. Rolando Rumbaut received the Senior Clinician Scientist Investigator Award from the National VA Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development Service. 

Jan. 27, 2021 - Dr. Nicola Hanania, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, gave two invited lectures at the NAPCON Virtual Conference, held Jan. 27-31. His titles were “How Asthma Biomarkers Direct Therapy” and “Esosinophilic COPD: A Real Entity?”

Jan. 27, 2021 - Drs. Kalpalatha Guntupalli, professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and Dharani Narendra, assistant professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, presented at the NAPCON Virtual Conference, held Jan. 27-31. Dr. Guntupalli’s presentation was titled “Is COVID Respiratory Failure Different? Management of COVID ARDS” and Dr. Narendra’s presentation was titled “Asthma COPD Overlap.”

Jan. 1, 2021 - Dr. Fidaa Shaib, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, has been elected to one of the four Board of Governors At-Large Member positions.

Oct. 1, 2020 - Programs across the state of Texas competed against one another in the Society of Critical Care Medicine Texas Chapter 2020 symposium's inaugural Jeopardy competition. Drs. Ahmed Salem and Orlando Garner, BCM critical care fellows, under the leadership of Dr. Dharani Narendra, assistant professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, represented BCM and shared the first place win with San Antonio.

Aug. 25, 2020 - Dr. Orlando Garner, PGY5 fellow, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, wrote an Aug. 25 article in BCM Blogs titled “Resilience through COVID-19: Surviving the virus.”

Aug. 19, 2020 - Dr. Ritwick Agrawal, assistant professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was invited by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) to participate in an ACCP CHEST wellness webinar on Aug. 19. The topic was “Strategies to Combat Stress and Fatigue.”

Aug. 14, 2020 - Dr. Philip Alapat, assistant professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for an Aug. 14 article in the Houston Chronicle titled “Set healthy sleep habits for the new school year.” He also was interviewed for an Aug. 14 article in BCM News, also titled “Set healthy sleep habits for the new school year.”

Aug. 13, 2020 - Dr. Kalpalatha Guntupalli, professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was invited to present "COVID-19, concepts and controversies" at the scientific rounds of the FDA on Thursday, Aug. 13th.

Aug. 5, 2020 - Dr. Kalpalatha Guntupalli, professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for an Aug. 5 article in Houston Style Magazine titled “COVID-19 patients get lifesaving moves from prone teams at Ben Taub, LBJ hospitals.”

Aug. 4, 2020 - Dr. Nicola Hanania, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for an Aug. 4 article in Defender titled “Harris Health System’s COVID-19 research contributes to worldwide advances.”

Aug. 1, 2020 - Dr. Jairo Barrantes Perez of Baylor St. Luke’s shared his experience working on the front lines of the pandemic with the New York Times. 

Aug. 1, 2020 - Dr. Fidaa Shaib, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, has been selected to serve a two-year term as a Faculty Senate designated member of the Inclusion and Excellence Council.

Aug. 1, 2020 - Dr. Lindsay Celada, assistant professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, has been offered a position by the National Institutes of Health in the Rare Diseases Scholars program to enhance and support her career in rare disease research. The position includes attending monthly seminars, giving presentations, a writing workshop, and a capstone research project presentation at their semi-annual meeting

Aug. 1, 2020 – Dr. Lavannya Pandit received a $34,543 grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs for a project titled “G6PD Deficiency Predicts Outcomes from COVID-19 Infection Amongst Veterans at Highest Risk for Severity of Illness

Aug. 1, 2020 - Dr. Christopher Howard, assistant professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, presented the rollout of a new BSLMC initiative regarding helmet-based noninvasive ventilation to more than 150 national clinical leaders of the CommonSpirit hospital system.

July 30, 2020 - Dr. Ahmed Salem, PGY6 fellow, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine,  was interviewed for a July 30 article in Click 2 Houston titled “Delirium added to list of complications in COVID-19 patients.”

July 29, 2020 - Dr. Nicola Hanania, associate professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was an invited virtual lecturer for the following: Grand Rounds, “Real World Strategies to Improve Asthma Management,” Mercer University School of Medicine; Educator Course, American Lung Association, “Confronting COPD in 2020”

July 29, 2020 - Dr. Pat Herlihy, professor, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was interviewed for a July 29 article in The Washington Post titled “Young people are infecting older family members in shared homes.”

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Genetic variant could identify lung cancer susceptibility - MAY 11, 2020
An international consortium of researchers have identified a mutation involved in a person’s susceptibility to lung cancer.

Clinical trial evaluates Tocilizumab for COVID-19 pneumonia - APR 28, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine is a research site for a clinical trial evaluating the therapeutic benefit and safety of Tocilizumab (TCZ), an immunomodulator drug, in patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia

Give up smoking and vaping in the new year - JAN 13, 2020
Dr. Nicola Hanania shares strategies to give up smoking and e-cigarette use.
 
Pack hand sanitizer, patience for healthy holiday travel - NOV 21, 2019
The most wonderful time of the year also is one of the most hectic times of the year. If you plan to travel this season, it is important to take precautions for your health. Experts from Baylor College of Medicine offer tips to ease your holiday travel.
 
Study: high e-cigarette use among lesbian, gay, bisexual adults - NOV 14, 2019
Researchers will give a moderated poster presentation that displays the prevalence of smoking, e-cigarette use and high-risk behaviors among adults who identify as lesbian, gay and bisexual.
 
Don’t let the Astros keep you from good night’s sleep - OCT 28, 2019
In the midst of the Astros playing in the World Series, late nights watching the game on TV or at the stadium are inevitable. A sleep expert said there are ways to feel more rested throughout the day.
 
Grant funds action against youth e-cigarette usage - SEP 9, 2019
With concerns rising over the health effects of vaping, doctors and researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are taking preventative action. 
 
E-cigarrillos alteran la función pulmonar, aumentan riesgo de infección - SEP 4, 2019
La exposición crónica a vapores de e-cigarrillos altera la función pulmonar en ratones y reduce la capacidad de células inmunitarias de responder a infecciones virales.
 
E-cigarettes disrupt lung function, raise risk of infection - SEP 4, 2019
A study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine raises health concerns about the use of electronic cigarettes.
 
Device opens doors for expanded use of donor lungs - AUG 2, 2019
Currently, 80 percent of donor lungs are not being used for transplant, but a portable device to house and transport lungs could make more of the organs available for patients who need them. 
 
Clinical trial uses immunotherapy to treat mesothelioma - JUL 23, 2019
The Mesothelioma Treatment Center at the Baylor College of Medicine Lung Institute is looking for malignant pleural mesothelioma patients to try a new treatment that combines immunotherapy with a new drug that accelerates cell death.
 
How stress can affect your sleep - MAY 9, 2019
Sleep expert Dr. Annise Wilson explains how stress can interfere with your nighttime schedule and ways you can sleep more when life becomes busy.
 
Review encourages education on radiation lung injury - MAY 6, 2019
In a new review article published in CHEST, a team from Baylor College of Medicine outline an in-depth multi-disciplinary understanding of radiation-induced lung injury to educate physicians and prevent misdiagnosis.
 
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas awards grants - FEB 22, 2019
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded a combined $9,266,605 for seven projects in breast cancer, childhood cancers, T Cell therapy and lung cancer prevention.
 
How light may impact your sleep - FEB 13, 2019
For most of us the blaring sound of our alarm clock is a signal to wake up, but often this noise can be too jarring. Dr. Philip Alapat explains how light impacts our circadian rhythm and whether wake-up light alarm clocks are beneficial.
 
Evenings with Genetics focuses on cystic fibrosis - JAN 8, 2019
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Evenings with Genetics will highlight cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes persistent lung infections.
 
Expert highlights need to raise awareness about asthma - MAY 14, 2018
To raise awareness about asthma, May is recognized as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
 
Study shows promise for donor lung preservation device  - APR 19, 2018
A study found that a portable device can improve results for donor lung transportation compared to standard ice preservation of a during.
 
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $3 million from CPRIT - FEB 26, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received $3,568,639 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for three new grants focused on tobacco control, cancer screening and novel treatments for cancer in children and adults.
 
Baylor only Texas site awarded NCI grant to help end smoking - NOV 28, 2017
The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only site in the state of Texas that will implement a National Cancer Institute-funded tobacco cessation program for cancer patients.
 
New ECMO recommendations for lung transplant candidates  - OCT 16, 2017
Physicians reviewed available data and research to provide a perspective on the use of ECMO on patients on the lung transplantation list. 
 
Oral corticosteroids overprescribed in children with asthma - APR 10, 2017
In a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found substantial overprescribing of oral corticosteroids in children with asthma.
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