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                                                   In addition to the panel members below, Touch Briefings would like to thank
                                            B e n j a m i n F r a n c i s c o , P N P , M S N , President, Association of Asthma Educators

                                                                                       W Michael Alberts, MD, MBA, FCCP
                                                                                       Past President, American College of Chest Physicians

W Michael Alberts, MD, MBA, FCCP, is Professor of                           include the diagnosis and management of lung cancer,
Oncology and Medicine in the Department of                                  occupational airways disorders, and the business of
Interdisciplinary Oncology at the University of South                       medicine. Dr Alberts received his MD from the University
Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He is the                    of Illinois. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine
Chief Medical Officer at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer                          at the Ohio State University and a fellowship program in
Center and Research Institute. Dr Alberts is immediate                      Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University
Past President of the American College of Chest                             of California at San Diego. Dr Alberts earned an MBA
Physicians. Dr Alberts’s research and scholarly interests                   from the University of South Florida. ■

                                                                                                       Norman H Edelman, MD
                                                                                           Chief Medical Officer, American Lung Association

Norman H Edelman, MD, is Executive Vice President                           the American Review of Respiratory Diseases, Dr Edelman
for Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine at                            has published extensively in the field of pulmonary
SUNY Stony Brook University. He is also the                                 diseases and control of breathing. He is consultant for
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer                          scientific affairs for the American Lung Association
to the American Lung Association. He is a fellow of                         and the author of the American Lung Association’s
the American College of Physicians and the American                         Family Guide to Asthma and Allergies. A graduate of
College of Chest Physicians. A former member of the                         Brooklyn College, Dr Edelman received his MD from
editorial boards for the Journal of Applied Physiology and                  New York University. ■

                                                                                                                      Daniel Ein, MD
                                                                            President, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

Daniel Ein, MD, is President of the American College of                     published numerous articles on various aspects of the
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is also Clinical                         normal immune system and its diseases. Dr Ein has been
Professor of Medicine at the George Washington                              in the clinical practice of allergy since 1972 and founded
University School of Medicine and Chief of its Division                     what became Washington Allergy Associates in 1974. He
of Allergy. Prior to this, he spent six years at the National               received his BA from Columbia University and his MD
Institutes of Medicine where he conducted research and                      from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. ■

                                                                                                          Rochelle Goldberg, MD
                                                                                                President, American Sleep Apnea Association

Rochelle Goldberg, MD, is President and Chief Medical                       NHLBI Sleep Academic Award, a grant that promotes the
Officer of the American Sleep Apnea Association. She is                     development of sleep education curricula. She has
also the Medical Co-Director for Sleep Medicine                             authored several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters.
Services of the Main Line Health System in Pennsylvania.                    She has an active clinical practice and diagnoses and treats
She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep                            all range of sleep disorders in both adults and children.
Medicine and is also boarded in Internal Medicine and                       The practice allows her to pursue her interest in both
Pulmonary Diseases. She was an original recipient of the                    education and clinical research. ■

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Sreedhar Nair, MD
President, National Emphysema Foundation

Sreedhar Nair, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Yale             the Chief of the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine for
University School of Medicine, and Head of the Beulah Hinds Center             25 years. He is the author of over 60 publications and has edited three
for Lung Research and Health Informatics. He is also President of the          books. He has been a pioneer in the application of computer
National Emphysema Foundation and a member of the board of many                technology in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr Nair was a
organizations such as National Lung Health Educational Program and             Director of a World Health Organization collaborating center at the
US COPD Coalition, who are devoted to emphysema and COPD. He                   Norwalk Hospital. He is the recipient of numerous awards including
is an Editorial Advisor of the Journal of Emphysema and COPD. He was           The World Lung Health Award by the American Thoracic Society. ■

Linda Nici, MD
Director-at-Large, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Linda Nici, MD, serves as Director-at-Large for the American                   Providence, Rhode Island. She received her medical training at
Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and has             Columbia University in New York City and subspecialty training in
co-authored this organization’s guidelines for pulmonary                       pulmonary and critical care medicine at Yale University in New
rehabilitation programs. She is also a pulmonary and critical care             Haven, Connecticut. Dr Nici’s clinical and research interests focus on
physician at the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center             outcomes in pulmonary rehabilitation. She serves on the Board of
and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University,              Directors of the American Lung Association of Rhode Island. ■

                             Michael Rosenzweig, PhD
                             President, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

                             Michael Rosenzweig, PhD, is President of the                   Society Health Care Policy Committee and a founder
                             Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, an organization he              of the Public Advisory Roundtable of the American
                             established after he was diagnosed with pulmonary              Thoracic Society. In addition, he is a member of the
                             fibrosis. Marvin Schwarz, MD, and Albert Rose were             Research Review Board of the American College of
                             also instrumental in the formation in the foundation.          Chest Physicians. He is a founding member of the Rare
                             Dr Rosenzweig is a member of the American Thoracic             Disease Consortium. ■

                             Pe t e r D Wa g n e r , M D
                             Past President, American Thoracic Society

                             Peter D Wagner, MD, is Past President of the                   at the National Institutes of Health as a study section
                             American Thoracic Society. He is also Professor of             member and chair, and as an Associate Editor of the
                             Medicine & Bioengineering at the University of                 Journal of Applied Physiology. Dr Wagner has published
                             California, San Diego in La Jolla, CA. His research            over 280 peer-reviewed research articles and over 80
                             addresses the theoretical and experimental basis of            invited chapters and other contri-butions. He
                             oxygen transport and its limitations in the lungs and          obtained his MB, BS and BSc from Sydney
                             skeletal muscles in health and disease. He has served          University. ■

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