Mary Fuller Russell Research Fund 

Gift to honor mother supports vital research

Margaret L. Fuller and her daughter, Mary Fuller Russell, were actively involved as members of our organization’s Board of Directors from the early 1900s -1979. Margaret’s son, Henry Fuller, also supported what was then known as the New Hampshire Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association. 

Margaret Fuller believed in our mission and assisted those afflicted with tuberculosis, and Mary continued her mother’s legacy by spending many more years supporting the activities of the Association. Mary Fuller Russell then made a gift in her mother Margaret’s honor. Part of the proceeds of the gift continues to fund the Mary Fuller Russell Research Fund.  

Research Funded by the Mary Fuller Russell Research Fund:

Maintaining Airway Epithelial Cell Survival and Host Defense in Severe Pneumonia
Hrishikesh Kulkarni, MD - Washington University in St. Louis, 2018 - 2019

Reducing the Spread of Influenza Virus Through the Air
Seema Lakdawala, PhD - University of Pittsburgh, 2018 - 2019

Understanding Low Rates of Referral for Lung Cancer Screening
Lisa Carter-Harris, PhD - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2018 - 2019

Role of Arginase Metabolism in Innate Lymphoid Cell-Mediated Lung Inflammation
Yen-Hua Chen, PhD - Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2018 - 2019

Investigation of Biophysical Properites of Airway Submucosal Gland Mucus in Cystic Fibrosis
Takafumi Kato, PhD - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018 - 2019

Does Asthma Protect Against Getting Sick With Flu and Pneumonia at the Same Time? 
Yoichi Furuya, PhD - Albany Medical College, 2016 – 2017 

How Indoor Air Pollution from Chickens Can Affect Lung Health in Rural Africa
Peggy Lai, MD, MPH - Massachusetts General Hospital, 2016 – 2017  

Preventing Lung Damage from Oxygen Used to Treat ARDS
Binoy Shivanna, MD, PhD, DM - Baylor College of Medicine, 2016 – 2017 

New Streptococcus Pneumonia Vaccine Would Protect Against All Strains
J. Robert Coleman, PhD - State University of New York, 2013 - 2015 

Targeting Latent and Multi-Drug Resistant TB
Jessica Seeliger, PhD - State University of New York, 2013 - 2015 

Investigating Wood Smoke's Effect on the Lungs
Christopher Migliaccio, PhD - University of Montana, 2013 - 2014

Stopping the TB Germ Before It Causes Trouble
Christoph Grundner, PhD - Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, WA, 2011 - 2013

Learning How Tiny Particles Defend the Lung Against Viruses
Mehmet Keismer, PhD - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, 2011 - 2012 

Targeting Tuberculosis Bacteria’s Need for Iron Could Lead to Novel Treatment
Celia Goulding, PhD - University of California, Irvine, 2009 - 2010

Uncovering How TB Bacteria Persist Against Current Drug Treatments
Anil Ojha, PhD - University of Pittsburgh, 2008 – 2010

Hygiene Hypothesis’ Investigated in Allergic Asthma’s Rise
Zhugong Liu, MD, PhD - New Jersey Medical School, 2008 - 2010

Why is Chronic Reject So Common after Lung Transplant?
Peter Chen, MD - University of Washington, 2008 – 2010

Molecule May Provide Insight into Development of Pulmonary Fibrosis
Eric Meltzer, MD - Duke University Medical Center, 2008 - 2009 

Studying Protein’s Role in Acute Lung Injury 
William Altemeier, MD - University of Washington, 2007 - 2009  

Gaining Insight into Immune System's Response to Bacteria during Pneumonia 
Samithamby Jeyaseelan, DVM, PhD - National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 2007 - 2009

Seeking Key to Immune System's Response to Deadly Pneumonia Bacteria 
Patricia Dubin, MD - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2007 - 2009

Defending the Lung Against Organisms That Cause Pneumonia 
David Aronoff, MD - University of Michigan, 2005 - 2007  

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