Grace Anne Dorney Koppel - Biography - in The News

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  • New York Times - November 29, 2007
NHLBI's "Learn More Breathe Better" campaign was featured in the November 29 issue of the New York Times in a story on COPD, part of its "Six Killers” series on the leading causes of illness and death in the United States. The front page story featured James Kiley, PhD, Director, NHLBI Division of Lung Diseases, patient advocate Koppel, and a number of our partners in the COPD community.
  • CBS Evening News with Katie Couric - September 12, 2007
The COPD "Learn More Breathe Better" campaign was featured on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, raising awareness and understanding of COPD with nearly 6 million viewers. Campaign spokesperson Koppel and her husband, Ted Koppel, spoke with correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about their experiences with COPD. James Kiley, Ph. D, Director of the Division of Lung Diseases at NHLBI addressed prevalence statistics and the epidemic nature of the disease.
  • The View - July 15, 2007
Koppel and her husband, Ted, appeared on ABC's The View to talk about COPD on behalf of the "Learn More Breathe Better" campaign. Barbara Walters and Joy Behar spoke openly with Grace Anne about her diagnosis and management of COPD. The interview highlighted the symptoms and risk factors of COPD and the need for greater use of lung function tests.
  • Woman's Day – July 10, 2007
The July edition of Woman's Day featured a story titled, "Breathing Lessons" by Koppel, as told to Andrea Atkins. In the three-page article, Koppel tells her personal story from symptoms, to diagnosis, to management of her COPD. She encourages those experiencing symptoms to talk with their doctors about taking a lung function test and directs them to the "Learn More Breathe Better" campaign website for additional information about COPD. In addition, the article refers readers to the Woman's Day website for additional resources on COPD.
  • Retirement Living Television – June 20, 2007
Grace Koppel and her husband, Ted, appeared on Retirement Living TV’s Daily Café to raise awareness about the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Grace Anne encouraged those at risk to seek treatment, and she discussed how careful management of COPD can improve both one’s ability to breathe and enjoyment of life. The Retirement Living website featured a link to the "Learn More Breathe Better" campaign website and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website.
  • Newsweek - April 30, 2007
Newsweek’s May 7 edition, which hit newsstands on April 30, features a special Spring Health Supplement including a "Coping with COPD" Q&A with Koppel. The piece also refers readers to for additional information.
  • Good Morning America – March 22, 2007
Patient advocate Koppel appeared on ABC's Good Morning America to talk about COPD on behalf of the NHLBI's "Learn More Breathe Better" campaign. Diane Sawyer sat down with Grace Anne, who was diagnosed with COPD in 2001, to talk about her diagnosis, the steps she is taking to manage this disease, and the importance of those who are at risk of COPD learning about the disease and getting treatment if necessary.
  • The Diane Rehm Show – March 1, 2007
Patient advocate Koppel visited National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm Show, with guest host Susan Page, to talk about her fight against COPD. She was joined by James Kiley, Ph. D, Director of the Division of Lung Diseases at NHLBI and Robert Wise, M.D., Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and the Multidisciplinary Training Grant in Pulmonary Medicine.

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