Nagle Takes Leadership Role In Cystic Fibrosis Imaging

Scott Nagle, MD, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Departments of Radiology and Medical Physics, has been named co-director of the Center for Diagnostic Imaging of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundations Therapeutic Development Network.

The CF Foundation is a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs of approximately 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. and 70,000 worldwide. In the 1950s, few children with CF lived to attend elementary school. Today, due to advances in research and medical treatments, many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.

In his new role, Nagle will provide leadership and advice to the CF Foundation regarding the use of imaging in cystic fibrosis research studies. In particular, he will focus on coordinating the application of MRI to drug therapy trials, assessing treatment response, and predicting outcome in the treatment of CF.