NTMir's mission is to save and improve lives through research, education, early detection, and improved treatments for people with pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease.

Strategic Plan

  • Rapid Information Pilot Studies (RIPS)™, an innovative program that provides guidance about pressing research issues to secure large-scale research funding.
  • Work with patient support groups who participate in the NTMir mission.
  • Minimize lung damage associated with bronchiectasis and inflammation by supporting basic science, including the development of new medications, geared toward the treatment of NTM disease.
  • Support multi-centered initiatives to benefit NTM patients, physicians and researchers.
  • Engage patients and physicians in our goal to increase awareness of NTM among government agencies, industry, insurance companies, and laboratories.
  • NTMir will provide leadership at the national level to meet all goals through inclusive collaborative efforts, education and advocacy.

Board Members

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Connie Kazanjian Board Chair Miami, FL
James Zimny, Jr. Treasurer Miami, FL
Philip Leitman President Miami, FL
Debbie Breslawsky Director New York, NY
Elizabeth Glaeser Director New York, NY
Amanda Morgan, M.D. Director Cleveland, OH
Sonia Zeledon, Esq. Director Miami, FL
Michael Iseman, MD Board Emeritus Denver, CO


Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee

Member Affiliation Location
Timothy Aksamit, MD Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
Kevin Fennelly, MD National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD
David Griffith, MD University of Texas Tyler, TX
Michael Iseman, MD National Jewish Medical & Research Center

Denver, CO

Richard Wallace, MD University of Texas Tyler, TX

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