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Thank You for Participating in the 2018 ATS Assembly Challenge!

Thank you to the many members who made gifts supporting the Research Program and other core programs in the final days of 2018!  After the tremendous energy around the challenge this year, with assembly chairs crafting special messages geared specifically to their assemblies and most sending two or more personal messages, the 2018 Assembly Challenge Results are in! 

The Allergy Immunology & Inflammation assembly raised $74,232.00 - the highest amount this Challenge!
The Nursing assembly brought in the highest member participation with 18.26 percent participating, and the Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology assembly had the highest number of first-time givers with 25 new donors in December!

Congratulations to the winning assemblies, who will all receive special recognition at ATS 2019 in Dallas, Texas!

The ATS Foundation would like to thank all ATS assemblies for their outreach efforts and generosity during the 2018 ATS Assembly Challenge.


February 2019 ATS Research News Quarterly is Here!

This month’s Research News Quarterly features an interview with the VA’s Million Veteran Program director, an update on the ATS Bear Cage Competition, opportunities with the Department of Defense Medical Research Program and MORE!

Attention PhDs! Apply for the New Fellows-to-Faculty Boot Camp Program

The Fellow-to-Faculty Boot Camp program for post-docs and PCCM fellows consists of a two-day course covering specific knowledge and skills for the difficult and disruptive transition from fellowship and post-doctoral training, to unsupervised practice as unsupervised clinical and/or research faculty. 

The Fellow to Faculty Boot Camp is for fellows-in-training, including clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine fellows as well as post-doctoral fellows who are within a year from transitioning to their terminal faculty position.

The program is sponsored by the Members in Transition and Training (MITT) Committee and co-chaired by Sushma Cribbs, MD, MSCR, ATSF, and Megan Ballinger, PhD.  

Learn more and register today!

The deadline is Feb. 15, 2019.

TWO DAYS LEFT to Apply for Early Career Opportunities at ATS 2019!

The Fellows Track Symposium provides pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine fellows enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited, U.S. training program with the sessions most relevant to them at ATS 2019. Engage in a variety of faculty presentations throughout the two-day course, as well as a dinner symposium.

The  2019 Student Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for a select group of 50-75 medical students, graduate students, and nursing students to attend ATS 2019. Students will benefit from one-on-one mentoring, and will be exposed to cutting edge science, professional education, and focused career development.

Please contact Liz Guzman, manager, Education Projects and Junior Professionals with questions about the above opportunities.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2019.

Call for Papers! AJRCCM Themed Issue on Interstitial Lung Disease

The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) will be dedicating an issue to original papers and reviews on topics in both adult and pediatric interstitial lung disease (ILD). The issue will appear in July of 2019.

With an impact factor of 15.24, AJRCCM is positioned to help raise awareness of the current progress and continuing needs in ILD research. Thus, we are inviting scientists to submit their original papers for consideration in this special issue. We will be pleased to receive submissions involving basic and translational research, epidemiological research, and clinical trials.


  • All submissions should conform to AJRCCM’s formatting requirements.
  • Please mention the special ILD-themed issue at the beginning of the cover letter.

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Authors with questions should contact Marc Bendian at