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Your Society, Your Leader: Cast Your Vote, Election ends March 23

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Have you met the candidates of the ATS 2018 Secretary-Treasurer Election

John Balmes, MD, is a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco and professor in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. Lynn Schnapp, MD, is a professor of medicine and division chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston.

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Deadline to participate: Friday, March 23

Dr. Balmes has spent over 35 years of research focusing on the effects of occupational and environmental agents on respiratory health. “I have led both controlled human exposure studies and large population-based studies. In recent years I have been active in research on the important global health problem of household air pollution. I am proud of the accomplishment of my mentees: medical students, residents, fellows, and graduate students. In 2016 I was deeply honored to be recognized by my peers in the ATS Environmental, Occupational and Population Health (EOPH) Assembly with the John M. Peters Award for ‘Leadership, Research, and Devoted Service to the Pursuit of Respiratory Health.’”

If elected, he plans to bring his experience as a physician-scientist, educator, and policymaker to helping improve respiratory health worldwide. View the candidate’s video, CV, and key statements.

John Balmes, MD

Dr. Schnapp is an active clinician in the MICU and for over 25 years has led an NIH-funded research program. “I am passionate about developing the next generation of leaders and increasing the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in our field. I am proud of my mentee training record, which extends from high school students through junior faculty, and allied health professionals, many of whom now have faculty positions. My honors in this area include: the ATS Elizabeth Rich Award, NIH Mid-Career Mentoring Award, UW School of Medicine Award for Mentoring, and MUSC Advancement of Women Faculty Award.”

If elected, she will focus on areas like lifelong career development opportunities, as well as member engagement at the national and local level. View the candidate’s video, CV, and key statements.

Lynn Schnapp, MD

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