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ATS Foundation Research Program Grants: DEADLINE EXTENDED

The ATS Foundation Research Program NEW grant opportunities have extended their deadlines for the 2019 cycle!  The grants include a nursing-specific award, as well as an award tailored to researchers in the Pacific Northwest for pulmonary research, specifically the impact of wildfires. There is also a COPD-focused opportunity from ResMed.

Learn more about the ATS Foundation Research Program and apply now!

Deadline for all applications: Sept. 23, 2019


ATS Virtual Network

The ATS is excited to announce the ATS Virtual Network! Over the past several years, ATS Early Career Professional live events such as the Resident Boot Camp and Fellows Track Symposium have reached maximum capacity. To expand these educational opportunities, the ATS has created the ATS Virtual Network.

The ATS Virtual Network includes content captured through the Virtual Boot Camp (VBC) and Virtual Fellow Track webinars, Facebook Live, podcasts and onsite recordings.  Learn more now!

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Fisch.



Back to School Shopping That Supports Respiratory Research

Shopping for school supplies? When you make the ATS Foundation your preferred charity, AmazonSmile will donate a percentage of your purchases to the ATS Foundation.

Support respiratory research every time you shop through AmazonSmile! There’s no cost to you or the Foundation, and you’ll help develop tomorrow’s therapies, treatments, and cures. When you shop, Amazon gives.



Podcast Round Up

ATS podcasts feature discussions about pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine from our assemblies, sections, and committees. Podcasts also address issues of general interest to the ATS community.

Hear some of the newest podcasts below!

Listen and subscribe to all the ATS podcasts, on iTunes, Google play or wherever you get your podcasts.



Global Study Links Short-Term Air Pollution Exposure to Cardiovascular and Respiratory Mortality, Warns Forum of International Respiratory Societies

An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine found associations between short-term exposure to particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and cardiovascular and respiratory mortality risk, from over 600 cities across the globe.

Particulate matter (PM) raises public health concerns because of its toxicity and the widespread exposure.

This study is an important international effort that evaluates the association of exposure to outdoor fine PM and cardiovascular and respiratory mortality across 652 cities in 24 countries from 6 continents. On average, a 10 mg/m3 increase in two-day moving average of PM10 was associated with increments of 0.44%, 0.36% and 0.47% in total, cardiovascular and respiratory mortality, respectively. The corresponding mortality increments for the same change in PM2.5 were 0.68%, 0.55% and 0.74%.

The most notable finding of the study is related to the exposure-response relationship between PM and mortality.

Read more now!