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Congratulations M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF, Elected ATS Secretary-Treasurer!

M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF, is a professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her vision for the ATS includes developing strategies to engage domestic and international members in health initiatives and advocacy efforts that address the needs of patients and health care providers in the increasingly complex health care environment. She also prioritizes mentoring the future leaders in the field, as well as continuing to work toward making the ATS as inclusive and diverse as possible. 

Dr. Rivera will not only serve as secretary-treasurer during the 2020–21 term, but also as president in 2023–24.


Urgent Need for ICU Doctors in New York!

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Publication of ATS 2020 Accepted Abstracts

Following the cancellation of the ATS 2020 International Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ATS will be moving ahead with the publication of all abstracts accepted for presentation at ATS 2020. The full abstract, its presenting authors, and co-authors, will be available on the Online Program Itinerary on April 1 and published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine on May 1. Abstract presenters will also be able to supply a poster-layout of the research outlined in the abstract through the ATS ePoster site. More information on preparing and uploading ePosters will be sent to abstract presenters in the coming weeks.


Upcoming Journal Club
Happening Today!

The Section on Genetics and Genomics, Assembly on Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, and Assembly on Allergy, Immunology, and Inflammation are pleased to announce their next joint Journal Club Webinar, “A genetic risk score of COPD associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease susceptibility and lung structure on computed tomography ,” Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2019; 29(11):1753-1765.

When: 1 p.m., ET, April 1, 2020
Where: Online. Register here.

The Peds Assembly is also hosting a Journal Club. They will discuss COVID-19, and different center strategies for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in their regional area. 

When: 1 p.m. ET, April 2, 2020
Where: Online. Register now!




NHLBI, NIAID, NIGSM, and NCATS Announce COVID-19 Research Grant Opportunities

Grant opportunities are now available for researchers to study COVID-19.

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is issuing this Notice of Special Interest  to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more!

NIAID and NIGMS are issuing this Notice of Special Interest  to highlight the urgent need for research on the 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Learn more!

NHLBI is issuing this Notice of Special Interest to highlight the urgent need for research on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and on biological effects of its causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Topics of specific interest to NHLBI include host response, associations with heart, lung, and blood  diseases, potential impacts on transfusion safety, and clinical outcomes of infected individuals. Learn more!