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Stat January 11, 2017

Scholarship Opportunity: MTDS Award

The Minority Trainee Development Scholarship is designed to support travel for trainees of underrepresented minority backgrounds (as defined by the National Institutes of Health below) to attend the ATS 2017 International Conference in Washington, DC, May 19‒24. MTDS awardees will receive a certificate of achievement and a travel stipend in the amount of $1,000. They will also be honored and presented with the award during the Diversity Forum at ATS 2017.


  1. Applicant must be a member of an underrepresented minority, as defined by the National Institutes of Health (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander).
  2. Applicant must not be a recipient of another travel award to the ATS International Conference.
  3. Applicant must be a trainee (high school through post-doctoral fellow) at an institution in the United States.
  4. Applicant must be a co-author on an abstract accepted for presentation at ATS 2017. The MTDS application does not accept case reports.

The deadline to apply is March 6. Learn more.

Two Upcoming Journal Clubs

Tune in to these Journal Clubs and webinars, presented by the following ATS Assemblies:

  • Jan. 17 – Assembly on Critical Care: “Effect of Early Vasopressin vs Norepinephrine on Kidney Failure in Patients with Septic Shock.” Discussants: Dominique Pepper, MD; Anthony Gordon, MBBS, MD, FRCA; Dhamvir Jaswal, MD; Robert Danner Senior, MD; and Marcela Ferrada, MD. Reserve your seat today.
  • Jan. 26 – Assembly on Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation and Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology: “Regulatory T cell Specificity Directs Tolerance versus Allergy Against Aeroantigens in Humans.” Discussants: Petra Bacher, PhD; Alexander Scheffold, PhD; Andrew D. Luster, MD, PhD; James J. Moon, PhD; and Rod Rahimi, MD, PhD. Reserve your seat today.

Be Sure to Vote This Month!

You can now vote for assembly leaders online. Voting for the Society’s 14 assemblies is now on the Web, instead of in person at the assembly membership meetings at the ATS International Conference. Learn more, and take advantage of this opportunity to weigh in on your assemblies.

Last Reviewed: October 2017