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Claudia R. Morris, MD, is a board certified pediatric emergency medicine physician and the director of fellowship research for the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship. Her research interests focus translational research in sickle cell disease, pulmonary hypertension and asthma. Dr. Morris published the first investigation to evaluate a potential new therapy for the treatment of secondary pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell disease, a study that made the “Top ten publications list in pulmonary vascular disease” in Chest this year.

Dr. Morris has been a guest speaker nationally and internationally, with most recent presentations given at the European Respiratory Society Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark in September 2005 (“Pulmonary complications of hemoglobinopathies with a focus on sickle cell disease”), and at the Nitric Oxide Gordon Research Conference in II Ciocco, Italy in May 2005 (“Role of arginine depletion in asthma and pulmonary hypertension”). Dr. Morris is particularly interested in the role of low arginine and nitric oxide bioavailability in sickle cell disease as well as asthma, and novel treatments for pulmonary hypertension that target this mechanism.


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