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Welcome to Clinical Advances in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Focus on Improving Patient Outcomes Learning Center. The Learning Center provides you with free access to the latest clinical information relating to the diagnosis and management of COPD. The COPD Learning Center is a freely accessible platform that aims to increase clinical knowledge by providing continuing medical educational (CME) activities, research articles and resources for healthcare providers who treat patients with COPD.

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RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

  • Undiagnosed Obstructive Lung Disease in the United States. Associated Factors and Long-term Mortality

    Martinez CH, Mannino DM, Jaimes FA, Curtis JL, Han MK, Hansel NN, Diaz AA.

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  • Genetic Association and Risk Scores in a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Meta-analysis of 16,707 Subjects

    Busch R, Hobbs BD, Zhou J, Castaldi PJ, McGeachie MJ, Hardin ME, Hawrylkiewicz I, Sliwinski P, Yim JJ, Kim WJ, Kim DK, Agusti A, Make BJ, Crapo JD, Calverley PM, Donner CF, Lomas DA, Wouters EF, Vestbo J, Tal-Singer R, Bakke P, Gulsvik A, et al.

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  • Acute Exacerbations and Lung Function Loss in Smokers with and without Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Dransfield MT, Kunisaki KM, Strand MJ, Anzueto A, Bhatt SP, Bowler RP, Criner GJ, Curtis JL, Hanania NA, Nath H, Putcha N, Roark SE, Wan ES, Washko GR, Wells JM, Wendt CH, Make BJ; COPDGene Investigators.

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MEET THE FACULTY

Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS

Chief Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College New York
New York

Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS

Chief
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York


Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS, is the chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Prior to this appointment, he was professor of internal medicine and associate chief for clinical research in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, as well as medical director of its Pulmonary Diagnostic Services and co-medical director of the Lung Transplantation Program. After graduating from the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the Boston University Pulmonary Center.

Professor Martinez’s main research interests include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, lung transplantation, and lung volume reduction. He is a member of numerous societies, including the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Fleischner Society. Previously, he was a member of the American Thoracic Society Committees that generated guidelines for the management of COPD, respiratory infections, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing, and he is the former chair of the Clinical Problems Assembly of the American Thoracic Society. Professor Martinez is a member of the GOLD Science Committee and sits on a number of editorial boards, including for Journal of COPD and American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Nicola A. Hanania, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Director Airways Clinical Research Center Baylor College of Medicine Houston
Texas

Nicola A. Hanania, MD, MS, is associate professor of medicine in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and director of the Airways Clinical Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his medical training at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan, followed by a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. He subsequently completed a fellowship in critical care medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he later earned a master’s degree in clinical investigation.

Dr Hanania’s research interests focus on the pharmacology and management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is actively involved in clinical trials investigating novel treatments. He is principal investigator for the American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine, as well as principal investigator or co-investigator in several clinical trials in asthma and COPD. Dr Hanania has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, editorials, and reviews on these topics. He is deputy editor of Respiratory Medicine and associate editor of the journals Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease, Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine (Asthma Section), and Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Faculty Member

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MeiLan Han, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Michigan

MeiLan Han, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor Michigan

 

Dr Han’s research has focused on defining phenotypes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using imaging. She serves on the steering committees for several National Institutes of Health–sponsored COPD networks. She also serves on the medical and scientific advisory committees for both the COPD Foundation and the American Lung Association. At present Dr Han is an associate editor for the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and serves on the editorial boards for Thorax, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation.

 

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Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS

GUEST EDITOR

Chief
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College New York, New York

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