In recognition of Ms. Tulcin’s leadership in CF advocacy, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees established the D. F. Tulcin Research Award. Selection is made by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, but funded through an endowment established at UAB. This national honorary event highlights the very best in CF research.

Doris Tulcin spent her entire professional career both as volunteer and staff member working toward the universal mission of  control and cure for cystic fibrosis. She has undertaken many responsibilities within CFF: National President for three terms; National Campaign Chairman to raise $28 million to support the Research Development Centers Program; serving on the NHLBI Advisory Council at NIH for 2 terms; and retiring as Director following 18 years of service to the Greater New York Chapter for the CF Foundation. In tribute to her many years of leadership and service, the CF Foundation has dedicated a major gift effort in her name known as the Doris F. Tulcin Major Gifts Society.

Awardee     Institution   Symposium Presentation
Paul M. Quinton, PhD

    University of California,
  Passage of Chloride through Tight Junctions of Sweat Glands
Raymond A. Frizzell, PhD

    University of Alabama at Birmingham   The Chloride Transport Defect in Cystic Fibrosis
Richard C. Boucher, MD

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill   Cystic Fibrosis: From Patients, to Bench, to Patients
Lap-Chee Tsui, PhD

    University of Toronto   Molecular Genetics of Cystic Fibrosis
Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor   Passing through the Bottleneck: Consequences of Finding the CF Gene
John R. Riordan, PhD

    University of Toronto   Structure and Function of CFTR
Michael J. Welsh, MD

    HHMI/University of Iowa   Cystic Fibrosis and CFTR
Bonnie W. Ramsey, MD

    University of Washington, Seattle   New Clinical Developments in Cystic Fibrosis: From the Test Tube to the Bedside
Frank J. Accurso, MD

    University of Colorado, Denver   Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
William B. Guggino, PhD

    Johns Hopkins University   The Promise of a Gene Therapy for CF. Where Are We Now?
Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD

    Case Western Reserve University   Gene Therapy for CF-Hope or Hype?
Michael R. Knowles, MD

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill   Cystic Fibrosis: Then, Now, and Future
Fred Van Goor, PhD     Vertex Pharmaceuticals   Discovery and Development of CFTR Modulators for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis