October 17 2011 Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Launches Research Fund to Cure Pulmonary Fibrosis

New Awards Totaling $200,000 to be Offered in 2012; Deadline for Letters of Intent is November 17, 2011

CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today that it has established the PFF Research Fund to Cure Pulmonary Fibrosis, a fund created to support research that will assist in the development of successful therapies for pulmonary fibrosis (PF). PF is a progressive and ultimately fatal lung disease that affects more than 200,000 Americans, and takes an estimated 40,000 lives each year. The primary goal of the Fund is to help identify new treatments, and ultimately a cure for PF

There are currently no FDA-approved therapies to treat PF, and there is no known cure. The Research Fund to Cure Pulmonary Fibrosis has been established to support projects in the areas of basic science, clinical research, or translational research.

“The Foundation is pleased to be able to establish the Research Fund, which will be a critical part of our mission to cure pulmonary fibrosis for years to come,” said Daniel M. Rose, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. “We sincerely hope that these new Awards, and future Awards, will help provide the necessary research that will advance our understanding of PF and related conditions, and eventually lead to a cure.”

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