During the conference's second plenary, four individuals from the United States and Australia were recognized for their important roles in the development and improvement of hypertonic saline as a vital therapy to help people with CF keep their lungs healthy.
Inhaling the salty solution has a powerful effect on rehydrating the lining of the lungs of people with CF, allowing them to more easily cough up
The 2014 Talamo Award recipients are:
- Mark R. Elkins, Ph.D., senior research physiotherapist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney
- Peter T. P. Bye, M.D., clinical professor at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney
- William D. Bennett, Ph.D., professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Scott H. Donaldson, M.D., associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“The work of these four dedicated individuals has led to a relatively inexpensive approach to airway clearance for all people with CF, at all ages and
Created in memory of Richard C. Talamo, M.D., a professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University and later chairman of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine, the award recognizes individuals who have spent their careers researching and caring for people with CF and whose contributions have made a significant difference in the lives of people with CF.