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Nancy D. Hanson to be Honored by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Nancy D. Hanson to be Honored by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Nancy D. Hanson, Ph.D., Creighton University associate professor of medical microbiology and immunology, will be recognized for her contributions to the fight against cystic fibrosis during the Nebraska Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual “Nebraska’s Finest” event on Oct. 12.

She will be one of five Nebraskans honored at a 7 p.m. banquet. The event recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to researching for a cure, helping control the disease, and improving the quality of life for cystic fibrosis patients.

Hanson’s laboratory is involved in determining optimal drug treatments for bacterial lung infections, which cystic fibrosis patients suffer most of their lives and which can eventually become resistant to many antibiotics. In addition, Hanson and her colleagues are investigating mechanisms of resistance that could lead to the identification of new targets for the design of novel antibiotics that are more efficient in killing bacteria causing these infections.

The “Nebraska’s Finest event” will be begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at Champions Run, 13800 Eagle Run Dr. For ticket information, call 330-6164 or e-mail Nebraska@cff.org.