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HomeATS News Articles ▶ Congratulations to Gregory P. Downey, MD, ATSF, ATS Secretary-Treasurer 2019-2020!
Congratulations to Gregory P. Downey, MD, ATSF, ATS Secretary-Treasurer 2019-2020!

The votes are in, and Gregory P. Downey, MD, ATSF has been elected ATS Secretary-Treasurer 2019-2020! Dr. Downey will serve on the ATS executive committee for five years, including as President in 2022-23.

Dr. Downey has been a member of the ATS since 1988, and has served on the AII Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He has also served as chair of the Assembly on Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation. He currently serves on the Basic Science Core Committee and the MITT Committee, and is deputy editor of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.

Of his vision for the ATS, Dr. Downey says, “My vision for the ATS it to enhance and solidify its position as the leading organization dedicated to respiratory health globally with the goal to diminish the burgeoning global health care burden imposed by respiratory disease. I am an active member of the ERS and will work to enhance the relationship between the two organizations.” He goes on to say, “The ATS should capitalize on its strong reputation and expand its sphere of influence to state, federal (NIH, DoD, FDA, EPA), and international organizations such as the WHO, Global Alliance against Respiratory Disease, and the United Nations. By expanding its commitment to clinical excellence and leadership, we can increasingly attract clinicians to become members.”

Dr. Downey is a professor of medicine, pediatrics, and biomedical research at National Jewish Health. He is also a professor of medicine and immunology and microbiology and associate dean of the School of Medicine, at the University of Colorado in Denver.