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Congratulations to the 2022 Elizabeth Rich Awardee!

The ATS is proud to announce Patricia Sime, MD, ATSF as the 2022 Elizabeth A. Rich Awardee!

Since 2000, the ATS Membership Committee has presented the Elizabeth A. Rich, MD, award to an outstanding woman in the ATS who has made significant contributions in the fields of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. The award is presented on behalf of Elizabeth A. Rich, MD, a respected ATS member, a mentor, and peer who died tragically at the age of 46 years old. The award recognizes Dr. Rich’s dedication and contributions to the field of lung disease research and her position as a female role model and mentor.

Congratulations, Dr. Sime!



Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars

Join the Thoracic Oncology Assembly for “The State of Lung Cancer Screening in 2022.”

When: 4 p.m. March 17, 2022
Register now.


The ATS Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function, and the Drug and Device Discovery and Development Committee present, “Technology Development: Translating Innovation from Bench to Bedside Part 3: Navigating Licensing and Start-ups.”

When: 2 p.m. ET, April 6, 2022
Register here


Working with Industry and Working in Industry - A Career Development Webinar

Join the DDDD Committee for ATS Webinar Series #1 - Career Development! This panel will discuss the intersection of working with and for industry featuring DDDD member panelists and special guest former ATS President, Monica Kraft, MD, ATSF.

When: 12 p.m. ET, March 18, 2022
Register now.


PINE Case Study Series: Tuberculosis
PINE seeks to highlight a different pulmonary infection each month in an interactive format, focusing on Tuberculosis in March.

When: 1 p.m. ET, March 21, 2022


Upcoming Journal Clubs

The Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation presents, “SCUBE1 Controls BMPR2-Relevant Pulmonary Endothelial Function: Implications for Diagnostic Marker Development in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.”

When: 11 a.m. ET, March 21, 2022
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The ATS Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology Assembly and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine present, “ Differences in Symptom and Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea between Black and White Patients .”

When: 12 p.m. ET, March 23, 2022
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The Section on Medical Education presents, “They Don’t See a Lot of People My Color:  A Mixed Methods Study of Racial/Ethnic Stereotype Threat Among Medical Students on Core Clerkships.”

When: 4 p.m. ET, March 28, 2022
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The Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation presents, “’Can Do, Do Do’ Quadrants and 6-year All-Cause Mortality in Patients with COPD.”

When: 12 p.m. ET, March 29, 2022
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Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits: What Health Care Providers Need to Know

Join the VA Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence health care providers class featuring Anays Sotolongo, MD, (co-director of the Airborne Hazard and Burn Pit Center of Excellence and Michelle W. Robertson, MD, MPH (occupational and environmental physician). 

When: 1 p.m. ET, March 24, 2022 
Register here!

See the ATS burn pit resources for patients, as well!


Lack of Disease Recognition in Rare Genetic Airway Diseases: Finding Zebras of ALL Stripes

This event is presented as part of the “Lung Disease Week at the ATS” initiative and as a collaborative effort between the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable, the PCD Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute.

When: 2 p.m. ET, March 24, 2022                          
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Industry Innovations: Understanding and Diagnosing Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA) 
EGPA is a rare immune-mediated disease characterized by adult-onset asthma, blood and tissue eosinophilia, and small-vessel vasculitis thought to contribute to organ damage. In this program, divided into four segments, viewers will learn about the pathophysiology, diagnosis, clinical complications associated with EGPA, and multidisciplinary assessment of EGPA.

When: 12 p.m. ET, March 28, 2022
Register here!

Sponsored by GSK Global. 


Twitter Chat, “How the Pandemic Has Professionally Affected Women in Medicine/Research”

Join Leticia Kawano-Dourado, MD, (@leticiakawano); Anna Podolanczuk, MD, (@AnnaPodolanczuk); Jacelyn Peabody Lever, PhD, (@jacepeabody); and Megan Ballinger, PhD, (@mnballinger) on Twitter!

When: 12 p.m. ET, March 31, 2022
Where: Twitter



ATS Medical Education Research Grant

We are excited to announce the second cycle of the ATS Medical Education Research Grant from the Section on Medical Education! The primary goal is to provide junior faculty career educators the opportunity to perform high-quality research that advances the fields of education in Pulmonary, Critical Care, or Sleep Medicine.

The award will prioritize education-based and multi-institutional research projects that include a mentor and mentoring plan. Pilot studies and qualitative hypothesis-generating studies are also encouraged.

For more information on the current opportunities, please visit our website.

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2022.

Begin your application today!



New from AJRCMB

Watch now! See the new “Red in Motion: Age-related Differences in the Nasal Mucosal Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2.”

A new study in The American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology by researchers from the United States shows that adults are more prone to developing severe illness following COVID-19 infection due to their heightened immune response compared with children.

Read the article! 



National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week

This week is National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week! The ATS is one of 18 national pulmonary societies joining the campaign to improve awareness, access and funding for pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic respiratory disease.

Share our Patient Information Resources with your patients to help them understand the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation!