US COPD Coalition

Year: 2020


American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2020 Report: “Federal Government Falls Far Short”

The following is a press release from the American Lung Association. The American Lung Association’s 2020 “State of Tobacco Control” report finds that the federal government can do more to address the youth vaping epidemic and prevent tobacco use. The report grades state and federal governments’ efforts in 2019 to implement proven tobacco control policies and identifies … Read more


CDC Update on Novel 2019 Coronavirus

The following is excerpted from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, China web page: CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have … Read more


NHLBI’s Dr. Nakela Cook Named PCORI’s New Executive Director

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced that Nakela Cook, MD, MPH, has been named its new Executive Director. Dr. Cook comes to PCORI from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), where she served as Chief of Staff to the NHLBI Director. “On behalf of PCORI’s Board and staff, and the health … Read more