Center for Cystic Fibrosis and Airways Disease Research (CFAIR)

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Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the leading serious genetic disorder in the Caucasian population, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University share the largest pediatric CF clinic in the nation. This center focuses research efforts on developing new therapies, drugs and new devices that improve the quality and longevity of the lives of CF patients.

The Center is addressing all three components of the triad of CF lung disease:

• Inflammation

• Infection

• Epithelial transport

Programs range from basic research on the underlying pathogenesis of CF to outcomes research defining the best treatment and prevention regimens for this group of children and young adults. Specific programs in CF-associated diabetes, the role of oxidative stress on pulmonary pathology in the CF lung, and airway ecology of the CF lung are in place. 

For more information on Cystic Fibrosis click here.

Center Director: Nael McCarty, PhD, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)@emory.edu

Key Contacts

  • Nael A. McCarty, PhD

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    404-727-3654

  • Arlene Stecenko, MD

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    404 712 2657

  • Anne Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, CPNP, MSCR

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    404-727-9112