CF Basic Research Centers

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Research Development Programs are a network of basic science research centers around the country that brings together leading scientists to pool their talents and advance understanding of the basic science of CF and the complex ways the disease affects different parts of the body.

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Summary
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Research Development Program (RDP) is a network of research centers that brings together top-notch scientists from different disciplines to apply their expertise to the challenges of treating cystic fibrosis.
  • The network has evolved into 9 basic science research “hubs” around the country.

Network of Excellence

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Research Development Program (RDP) is a network of research centers that brings together top-notch scientists from different disciplines to apply their expertise to the challenges of treating cystic fibrosis.

Since the first RDP center was established in 1982 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the network has evolved into 9 basic science research “hubs” around the country. These programs have been instrumental in advancing our understanding of the folding defect of the F508del-CFTR protein, the airway microbiome, and the mucus defect in CF airways.

In addition to fostering a collaborative research environment to advance research into the disease, RDP centers also serve as supply centers that develop and share standardized tools and resources with researchers around the world.

RDP scientists have the opportunity to communicate directly with medical teams at nearby CF Foundation-accredited care centers, gaining firsthand insights into how their work at the “bench” might lead to therapies that will make a significant difference in the lives of people battling this disease.

State Research Center
Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Director: Steven M. Rowe, MD, MSPH, Professor of Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, and Physiology & Biophysics

706 MCLM 1918 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35294-0005 

Iowa

University of Iowa
Director: David Stoltz, MD, PhD, Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, Iowa City, IA 52242

New Hampshire

Dartmouth University Medical School
Director: Bruce Stanton, Ph.D., Professor and Andrew C. Vail Professor

615 Remsen Building, Hanover, NH, 03755-3836

North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Director: Richard C. Boucher, MD, Professor, James C. Moeser Eminent Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Marsico Lung Institute

7008 Marsico Hall, CB# 7248, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC 27599

Ohio

Case Western Reserve University
Director: Mitchell Drumm, PhD, Professor, and Connie and Jim Brown Professor in Cystic Fibrosis Research

10900 Euclid Ave., 8th Floor, Cleveland, OH 44106-4948

Ohio

Children's Hospital Medical Center
Director: AP Naren, PhD, Professor, Thomas Boat Endowed Chair in Cystic Fibrosis Research, and Director, Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229

Ohio

Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University

Director: Karen McCoy, MD, Chief of the Section of Pulmonary Medicine

700 Children's Drive, Columbus OH 43205

Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director: Jennifer Bomberger, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

123 University Place, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Washington

University of Washington School of Medicine
Director: Pradeep Singh, MD, Professor

Health Sciences Building, J187A, Box 357735, 1959 Pacific St., NE, Seattle, WA 98195-7242

 

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