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April 18, 2018

New Grant Opportunities

The ATS Foundation is pleased to announce two new awards! The ATS Foundation/Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Research Award in Respiratory Support with Nasal High Flow in Patients with COPD will provide funding for two years in the amount of $100,000. The one-year funding period is December 2018 through November 2019.

The ATS Foundation/Insmed Research Award in Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease will open its application process in mid-April This award will provide one year of funding support in the amount of $50,000.

Interested applicants may learn more about this ATS Foundation grant opportunities here.

Join Upcoming ATS Journals Club Webinars

  • At the Assembly on Pediatrics Journal Club, Jim E. Gern, MD, will present, “Effects of Omalizumab on Rhinovirus Infections, Illnesses and Exacerbations of Asthma,” published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 196 (8) pp. 985-992, October 2017.

    Where: Register here to reserve your  seat.
    When: 1–2 p.m. EDT, Friday, April 20.

    To submit ideas for future articles, contact Teng Santiago, Joseph Piccione, or Emily DeBoer.
  • The ATS Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation’s Journal Club will discuss web-based Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs. Emily Wan, MD, will present the paper entitled, “Interactive Web-based Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial.” Chapin E, Hewitt S, Singh S, et al.  BMJ Open 2017,7; e013682

    Where: Register here to reserve your seat
    When: Noon EDT, Tuesday, April 24

    Please contact Rachael Evans, PhD, with any questions or suggestions.

Upcoming ATS Training Webinars

Join the ATS for two upcoming training webinars!

At 10 a.m. on April 20, the ATS will host a webinar offering tips and insights for how to ask good research questions. On May 9, the ATS will hold a webinar focused on faculty wellness throughout your career.

  • How to Ask a Good Research Question — Tips from the Pros: a Discussion
    with Jadwiga Wedzicha and friends
    Date: Friday April 20
    Time: 10–11 a.m. EDT
    Moderator: Laura Crotty Alexander, MD
    Speaker: Jadwiga Wedzicha, MD
    Junior Investigator: Patrick Belvitch, MD
    Fellow: Christian Jose, MD
    Register here.
  • Wellness for Faculty Throughout Their Careers
    Date: May 9
    Time: Noon–1 p.m. EDT
    Moderator: Kristin Burkart, MD, MSc
    Speaker: Marc Moss, MD
    Panelists: Tina Shah, MD and Seppo Rinne, MD
    Register here.

Coming Up at ATS 2018 San Diego:

  • Join Randall Nett, MD, of the CDC for his poster presentation, “Dental Personnel Treated for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at a Specialty Clinic,” where he will discuss his cluster finding of a high number of IPF-related deaths among dentists, and the implications relative to important research.

Where: Thematic Poster Session B49 OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES
San Diego Convention Center Area B, Hall A-B2 (Ground Level)
When: Monday, May 21 from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • The ATS Science and Innovation Center working group, organized by Megan Ballinger, PhD, and the PhD working group, invites PhDs and other basic science researchers to a free reception. Refreshments will be provided. Register here.

Where: Science and Innovation Center
San Diego Convention Center Sails Pavilion (Upper Level)
When: 3:30–5 p.m. PST, Sunday, May 20

For more information, contact Lauren Krampen.

 Twitter Chats!

  • Health care professionals at the front lines of care report high levels of Burnout Syndrome (BOS), a work-related set of symptoms, including exhaustion, depersonalization, or feelings of reduced personal accomplishment. In the initial stages of BOS, individuals feel emotional stress and increasing job-related disillusionment.

Join Tina Shah @tshahmd, Ajanta Patel @ajantapatel, and Seppo Rinne @seppo_rinne for the Twitter chat on Moving from Burnout Awareness to Wellness Advocacy.

Where: Twitter, using the hashtag #ATSchat
When:  2–3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 25

  • Join the MITT Committee at the next @atsearlycareer Twitter chat: “Help, It’s My First ATS!” and get tips from an incredible panel on how to make the most of #ATS2018 in San Diego!

Where: Twitter, using the hashtag #ATSchat
When: 8 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, May 1