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DEADLINE APPROACHING: Nominations for 2019 Elizabeth A. Rich, MD Award

There are only a few days left to submit a nomination to the ATS Membership Committee for the Elizabeth A. Rich, MD Award! The award is presented on behalf of Elizabeth A. Rich, MD, and recognizes her dedication and contributions to the field of lung disease research, and as well as her position as a female role model and mentor.
To be nominated for the annual Elizabeth A. Rich, MD Award, a candidate should:

  • Have made significant contributions in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and/or sleep medicine.
  • Be an ATS member.
  • Be a leader who has mentored others.

The awardee will be recognized on the ATS website, as well as at the Women’s Forum at the ATS International Conference, at which she will also be invited to speak.

Submit your nominations now!

Deadline for submission: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018


Online Toolkit Helps Institutions Launch Lung Cancer Screening Programs

The American Thoracic Society and the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative recently launched a new website and online toolkit to help medical institutions implement and manage a lung cancer screening program.

Learn more at and listen to Andrea McKee, MD, from Radiation Oncology Associates discuss the guide in an informative podcast.


2019 BEAR Cage 

Early career investigators! Submit your innovative translational research proposals to the 5th Annual BEAR (Building Education to Advance Research) Cage Competition for a chance to win $5,000 at ATS 2019 in Dallas.

Developed by the ATS Drug Device Discovery and Development (DDDD) Committee to facilitate new opportunities for the next generation of researchers, the ATS BEAR Cage provides three selected finalists the chance to pitch their exciting new ideas to a panel of industry and academia experts in a competitive live forum. All finalists receive distance mentorship from the DDDD Committee over the ensuing year to further develop their projects.

Deadline to apply: Friday, Jan. 4, 2019

Apply now! 


Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly Journal Club

Join the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly for its next Journal Club , where Sarah Finnegan, PhD, of the University of Oxford, UK will present the article, Treating breathlessness via the brain: changes in brain activity over a course of pulmonary rehabilitation.”

Senior author Kyle Pattinson, MD, PhD, from University of Oxford, UK, and Roger Goldstein, MD, from the University of Toronto, Canada will be leading the expert panel. The discussion will be moderated by Rachael Evans, MBChB, MRCP(UK), PhD, University of Leicester, UK.

When: 12 p.m. EST, Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018

Where: Online. You will need to register for the webinar in order to participate in the journal club. Please use a landline phone or VoIP for the call.

Donate to the ATS Foundation with AmazonSmile

Next Tuesday is Giving Tuesday, and giving to the ATS Foundation just got easier! By shopping at and selecting the “ATS Foundation (dba Breathing Better: Curing Respiratory Diseases Through Research)” as your charity of choice, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the ATS Foundation! Because the ATS covers the administrative costs of the Foundation, 100 percent of your gift will go directly to funding research grants. 

The ATS Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Thoracic Society. It supports young researchers with grants that help them launch their research, and ultimately, their careers. It is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization established in 2004.