COPD researcher receives grant

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

NEW YORK – Spyridon Fortis, MD, of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa has received the ATS Foundation/Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Research Award in Respiratory Support with Nasal High Flow Patients with CODP. The $100,000 award will help fund Dr. Fortis’ study, “The Effect of Heated, Humidified High-Flow Air in COPD Patients with Chronic Bronchitis.” “(Dr. Fortis’) proposal targets a very promising application of nasal high flow that has not yet received much attention,” said Nicholas Hill, chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Tufts Medical Center. “Results from his study are likely to greatly expand our knowledge in this area and lead to improved patient outcomes.”