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Stat March 14, 2018

Meet Karen Collishaw, ATS’s Next Executive Director

After an extensive national search, Karen Collishaw has been named ATS’s next executive director. Ms. Collishaw, who is currently interim director of public and scientific affairs at the American Society for Microbiology, will assume her new role on April 30, 2018.

Prior to this interim position, she was the president and CEO of the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body for community-based health care organizations.
Prior to joining CHAP, Ms. Collishaw served in executive leadership positions with the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). During her tenure at ACC, the organization was recognized as one of nine highly performing associations as profiled in Seven Measures of Success, What Remarkable Associations Do That Others Don’t.

First Class of ATS Fellows Announced!

The ATS is pleased to announce its first class of ATS Fellows, which includes 178 members — 29 of which are international members — from 15 countries. The ATS Fellow designation is a mark of distinction, conferring recognition on members for their accomplishments, dedication, and contributions to the Society, as well as to the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Fellows will be recognized at the International Conference in May. They can be identified by the addition of ‘ATSF’ after their name. Congratulations new fellows!

Applications for the next class of ATS Fellows will be accepted beginning June 1. More information is available here. For questions, please email Jennifer Ian.

Nominate a Fellow for the Ziskind Award

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award. This is an ATS Foundation award that honors pulmonary and critical care fellows engaged in clinical research.

Click here to learn more about the award and how to apply. The application deadline is Friday, April 20.

Join the Conversation: Twitter Chat

Don’t forget to join the Twitter Chat, 8–9 p.m. ET, tomorrow, March 15, on the topic of, “I’m graduating fellowship. Now what?” Join and tweet to us using the hashtag #ATSchat.

Secretary-Treasurer Election: Why Vote?

The ATS depends on engagement of all of our members to choose our future leaders. Please look over the statements of this year’s outstanding candidates for secretary-treasurer (and future president) and vote! I also urge you to discuss the election with your friends and colleagues in the ATS and encourage all of them to vote.