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MSU professor wins research fellowship

November 23, 2009 -- MSU News Service

MSU exercise physiology professor John Seifert. Photo courtesy of John Seifert.    High-Res Available

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Montana State University exercise physiology professor John Seifert will receive a research fellowship at the American Association for Respiratory Care's 55th International Respiratory Congress, to be held Dec. 5-8 in San Antonio, Texas.

Seifert is receiving the award based on his research and paper, "The Cardiopulmonary Effect of Heat and Moisture Exchange Mask on COPD Patients during Cold Exposure." Seifert collected data on a copper-lined face mask to be used by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients during cold weather. Seifert said that the face mask warms and humidifies inhaled cold air, which can have a negative effect on the cardiopulmonary system.

The Charles W. Serby COPD Research Fellowship, granted by the AARC's American Respiratory Care Foundation, was established in 2002 to promote research and education in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a leading cause of death worldwide. The award is funded by a grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in honor of Serby's commitment to respiratory clinical research.

The AARC is a 48,000-member national association for respiratory therapists.

Deb Redburn, (406) 994-4133 or