Dr. Drucy Borowitz and the Lung, Cystic Fibrosis & Assisted Breathing Center Earn Local, National and International Recognition

Released: 10/25/2013
Dr. Borowitz receiving the Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference.

Drucy Borowitz, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center, Attending Physician in the Pediatric Pulmonology Division, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, was presented the Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award by the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

One of the highest honors by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for those in the national and international Cystic Fibrosis (CF) community, this award is given to individuals who have spent their careers researching and caring for patients with cystic fibrosis and whose contributions have had significant influence on the course of the disease.

During this same conference of the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Lung, Cystic Fibrosis & AssistedBreathingCenter was presented the Quality Care Award.   The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation instituted the Quality Care Awards in 2008 to honor centers that excel at meeting quality improvement performance standards.

This momentum of achievement continued this month when Dr. Borowitz received the Children’s Champion Award from the Family Advisory Council of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.  She also presented the 35th Stephanie Lynn Kossoff Memorial Lecture at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.

As an American Board of Pediatrics recognized sub-specialty, the Division of Pulmonology is part of UBMD Pediatrics and affiliated with the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Certified by the national Cystic Fibrosis Center as a care, teaching and research center, the CF center of Western New York includes both pediatric and adult programs for patients with non-acute respiratory diseases (care is provided to adults by internal medicine-certified specialists). The Center has the only New YorkState designated Apnea Program in Western New York, providing management for children who are discharged home on oxygen, apnea and bradycardia monitors.

The Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic Development Center has participated in more than 40 clinical trials and has helped bring several drugs through development to clinical use for patients with CF, focusing on inhaled antibiotics, mucoactive drugs and CFTR potentiators and correctors.

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