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Gearing Up for Giving Tuesday

There’s “Black Friday.” There’s “Cyber Monday.” And now there’s #GivingTuesday—proving the holidays can be about both giving and giving back. #GivingTuesday is a powerful social movement that culminates with a global day of giving on Nov. 29. Please join the ATS Foundation for #GivingTuesday. Support respiratory research that saves lives.

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ATS Assembly Challenge Starting Soon

The annual Assembly Challenge taps into the grassroots community of the ATS assemblies in support of the ATS Foundation. No matter which core ATS mission-related programs inspire you, all gifts to the ATS Foundation count toward your Assembly Challenge progress. The Assembly Challenge launches on Nov. 29, Giving Tuesday, and continues through Dec. 31. See how you can win the challenge, and get ready to participate!

Show Your Support Through the CFC

Now through Dec. 15, federal employees can make a tax-deductible gift to the ATS Foundation Research Program through the Combined Federal Campaign—Medical Research Charities, the annual workplace charity campaign for federal employees. Your gift today builds a future where lung disease patients breathe better. To give through the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign, visit the Medical Research Charities website and select American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation—Breathing Better under “Charity.”

If you’re not a federal employee, you can still make a tax-deductible gift online at

You Shop, AmazonSmile Gives

Support respiratory research while holiday shopping on AmazonSmile. Simply select the ATS Foundation as your charity, and AmazonSmile will donate a percentage of your purchases to the ATS Foundation. There’s no cost to you or the Foundation. You can also change your charity by searching for “ATS Foundation.” Every time you shop through AmazonSmile, you help advance respiratory research that allows patients to breathe better.

Meet ATS Foundation Research Program Awardee Monica Goldklang, MD

Monica Goldklang, MD, is a ATS 2014 Foundation Research Program Awardee studying acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She’s committed to bringing the basic research mechanisms defined at the bench to patients. “That’s what gets me up every morning and into the lab,” says Dr. Goldklang, “knowing the lab work has the potential to tremendously impact patients and their families.”

With the protected research time provided by her Research Program Award, Dr. Goldklang was able to strengthen her NIH application and successfully compete for a K08 Mentored Career Development Award. She is now in the second year of the NIH grant. Check out her 30-second video interview.

Share Your Awardee Story!

How has an early-career research award helped your career? Share your story today.

Give Thanks for Your Mentor

Your mentor may be one of the most influential figures in your life. You can say thank you with a special gift through the ATS Foundation Honor Your Mentor Program. Your gift will help other early-career professionals launch careers dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care.

Last Reviewed: October 2017