Equipment for basic/translational research labs and research Cores. Includes: centrifuge with rotors; redox/metabolism equipment including XFp system; HTX MALDI matrix dposition device for mass spectrometry, and much more.
The team of PhD and MD scientists in the CF@LANTA Core Center study the complex and variable progression of disease across a 700-patient cohort of people with CF, using an array of methodologies.
For maintenance and upkeep, to ensure that research progress does not stop due to equipment failure. Includes annual maintenance fees for some large equipment on hand.
Support groundbreaking, innovative CF research by contributing to the Innovation Fund, which is made available to CF researchers through competitive mechanisms.
These funds are intended to attract new investigators into CF research, by subsidizing costs to explore a potential new project.
This would provide 10% effort for each of the three leaders of the CF research program: Drs. McCarty, Stecenko, and Whiteley.
Site visits by our External Advisors enables us to benefit from advice from these top-level scientists and physician-scientists, who have agreed to mentor us as we grow and improve our program. Totals include travel costs and consulting fees.
Awards to the faculty member (senior author) whose team publishes the highest-impact article in each calendar year. One award for basic/translational research and one award for clinical research.
To provide expertise regarding optimal fitness, physical activity and exercise – to improve quality of life and decrease disease-related complications.
To continue coordinating the CF transition program, including CF transition educational activities, transition clinics, and post-transition visits.
To continue providing mental health support. This is an important member of our clinical program who works closely with the patients to assess and help address any mental health or anxiety issues that arise.
To provide counseling/education to optimize patient/family knowledge about medications and optimize medication adherence, to ensure patient safety due to increasingly complex medication regimens, and to assist with quality improvement projects
To enable the staff to attend the North American CF Conference (NACFC), for each staff member, in order to receive updates on state-of-the-art care.
The goal of the CF Scholars Program is to recruit, educate, and mentor pre-doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and clinicians to become the next generation of academicians in cystic fibrosis research.
Parents and caregivers are invited to attend dinner and hear about exciting new research updates; hosted in honor of beloved CF physician Dr. Dan Caplan.
CF Academy is an annual continuing education program, designed to familiarize providers, nurses, social workers, and respiratory therapists with the pathophysiology and treatments for cystic fibrosis.
To enable the families to attend the North American CF Conference (NACFC)
To attend the North American CF Conference. Awarded to winner of poster competition, one clinical trainee and one research trainee.
CF@LANTA plans to host a CF research symposium that would include representatives from the research teams in neighboring states. This will help to build collaborations across these research teams.
This off-site retreat enables research team members, and their trainees, to share ideas and identify solutions to barriers, to give feedback on goals and progress, and to discuss strategies for program direction.
To support our cystic fibrosis trainees, please consider donating in memory of Leann Rittenbaum Ott, who passed away from complications of CF in 2018.
The Boomer Esiaison Foundation
Mr. Bruce Burnett
Mr. Caldwell and Ms. Shearer
CF@LANTA Community Advisory Board
CHOA Hope & Will Ball
Mr. Michael Dirr
The Galloway Foundation
The Godfrey Family
The Flynn-Williams Family
Hack for CF
The Hertz Family Foundation
The Hiller Family
Mr. Matthew Jarrett
The Lipman Family
The Marcus Foundation