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ATS Scholar Announces Editorial Team

The ATS is excited to announce Nitin Seam, MD, ATSF, as the first editor-in-chief of ATS Scholar, the open-access, online education journal launching in 2020. Dr. Seam is associate chief of critical care, and fellowship director in Bethesda, MD and clinical associate professor of medicine at George Washington University. He has been the media editor of AJRCCM since 2015 and is the past editor for

Patricia A Kritek, MD, EdM, of the University of Washington will serve as senior deputy editor, and Kristin M. Burkart, MD, MSc, of the Columbia University Medical Center will serve as deputy editor. Dr. Kritek is an attending ICU physician, professor of medicine, and associate dean for faculty development at the UW School of Medicine where she also teaches. Dr. Burkart is an associate professor of medicine, and program director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at CUMC. Dr. Burkart serves as Chair of the ATS Training Committee, and on the executive committee for the ATS Section on Medical Education.


Reminder! Upcoming Twitter Chat

Join the ATS and David J. Feller-Kopman, MD (@dfellerk) for a Twitter chat this summer! Dr. Feller-Kopman will discuss “ Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions. An Official ATS/STS/STR Clinical Practice Guideline.

When: 1 p.m. EST, July 18, 2019
Where: Online, using the hashtag #ATSchat.


Last Call! Apply Now to be An ATS Fellow!

The ATS is still accepting applications for the third year of the ATS Fellows program. The ATS Fellow (ATSF) designation is a mark of distinction that recognizes the accomplishments, dedication, and contributions of ATS members to the Society and the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

If you have been an ATS member for five or more years, consider applying. Applicants must complete an application and submit two letters of reference in addition to a personal statement. Learn more.

Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2019Apply today!


2019 ATS Fellowship Toolkit Now Available

The 2019 ATS Fellowship Toolkit is now available, offering free online resources designed specifically to help fellows become the next generation of scientific and clinical experts. Access to the site will be available through July 2, 2020

Please contact with any questions.


American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Releases Update Series

Throughout the summer, the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM) is releasing its annual Update Series, which reviews articles published last year. For the first time, the articles will include authors from each of the three current American Thoracic Society journals.

The series has so far addressed research in Asthma/Airway Inflammation, CF, COPD, and Critical Care/ARDS. Future Updates will cover Pulmonary Fibrosis, and Lung Infections and Tuberculosis. By including authors from the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology and Annals of the American Thoracic Society, the AJRCCM Update Series will highlight diverse advances across the field in each of the chosen disease areas, from a variety of perspectives.