Patrícia Silva, PhD, director of science content —

Patrícia holds a PhD in medical microbiology and infectious diseases from the Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon, Portugal. Her work in academia was mainly focused on molecular biology and the genetic traits of infectious agents such as viruses and parasites. Patrícia earned several travel awards to present her work at international scientific meetings. She is a published author of several peer-reviewed science articles.

Articles by Patrícia Silva

US Launch of RemoSynch Implantable Pump for PAH Postponed Until 2018

Due to regulatory delays, the U.S. launch of United Therapeutics‘s implanted pump system for the delivery of Remodulin (treprostinil) for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) will be postponed until 2018. “United Therapeutics’ commitment to bringing better therapies to patients transcends temporary delays or setbacks,” Martine Rothblatt, PhD,…

British Venture Apollo Funds Drug Discovery Program for PAH Treatment

Apollo Therapeutics has approved £8.5 million ($10.6 million) to fund four projects, including a small and large molecule discovery program to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Professors Martin Wilkins and Lan Zhao of Imperial College London‘s Department of Medicine will head the PAH program. Both have previously identified a gene called…

Actor Terrence Jenkins Expands Involvement in PH Media Campaign

Terrence Jenkins, second-year celebrity ambassador of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), will appear in a print and digital public service ad campaign throughout 2017 to raise awareness about pulmonary hypertension (PH). Jenkins, better known as “Terrence J,” knows firsthand some of the frustrations of battling a rare disease like…