Fortis expands urban-rural COPD comparisons

Spyridon Fortis, MD, clinical assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, has received a two-year, $120,000 Career Development Award from the VA Office of Rural Health. Fortis will examine whether the variation in ventilator support and delays in care are responsible for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality in rural communities. “The grant […]

Fortis receives ATS Foundation grant

Spyridon Fortis, MD, clinical assistant professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, has received a two-year, $100,000 grant from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation in partnership with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. Fortis will use these funds, pending IRB approval, to research the effect of prolonged heated, humidified high-flow air on people with chronic […]

Modified APACHE scoring system provides reliable data

In an emergent setting, compilations of quantifiable data can help providers make decisions quickly and confidently about what next steps to take. Many scoring systems have been developed but have also proven unwieldy in real-life situations.   Dr. Spyridon Fortis, Clinical Assistant Professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, and a team of researchers […]

Fortis Receives Rural Health Grant

Spyridon Fortis, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Occupational Medicine, has received a one-year, $82,600 grant from the VA Office of Rural Health to research effects of hospitalization on veterans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This pilot grant will allow Dr. Fortis to build on prior work within the VA Healthcare […]