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Stat Dec. 30, 2020

Mark Your Calendars! ATS 2021 is Coming

Join us for ATS 2021, beginning May 14, 2021! ATS 2021 will feature the same expert-led, cutting-edge sessions covering innovations, technology, and research, but this year, in a broad array of flexible formats!

You’ll be able to join hot topic discussions in our attendee discussion forums and network with colleagues through community messaging. Also, connect face-to-face during our designated virtual networking sessions! And as every year, industry experts will present new products, the latest technologies, and industry-supported programs.


Down to the Wire!

Neeta Thakur, MD, MPH, is an ATS 2014 Research Program Awardee studying chronic stress and asthma in disadvantaged children. “Poverty gets under your skin,” notes Dr. Thakur. “And adverse childhood experiences impact health.” The protected research time provided by her ATS Research Program Award helped Dr. Thakur later receive a K23 Career Development Award for her patient-oriented research on asthma and social adversity. That is the transformational power of ATS Research Program awards.

Time is running out to make your 2020 gift to the ATS Funds for the Future Campaign to support the work of other young researchers like Dr. Thakur — support respiratory research today!


Patient Voices 9: From Disparities to Hope

In 2020, COVID-19 starkly highlighted many health care disparities within the U.S. So this year, ATS Patient Voices, an annual collection of patient stories about respiratory diseases, also highlighted barriers to health care access as experienced by patients from minority populations.

“Patients Voices 9: From Disparities to Hope,” was published by the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR). Since 2001, ATS PAR has been a core component of the Society, representing patients and collaborating with the ATS to advance their shared educational, research, patient care, and advocacy goals.
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Database for Basic and Translational Science Presenters

The ATS Working Group for PhD, Basic, and Translational Scientists has created a database of lung researchers, primarily junior, who are available to deliver virtual seminars.

You can use this database to populate open slots on your divisional or departmental seminar series to support these young scientists. You may also add your own name to the database so you can be contacted as well. This is a great way for our ATS community to support ongoing professional development of our junior members.

View the database.


COVID-19 Resources

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), in coordination with NIH and Operation Warp Speed, has launched a central web portal called Combat COVID ( The portal is a one-stop resource to help members of the public and doctors find information about different stages of COVID-19 illness, NIH-supported COVID-19 prevention and treatment clinical trials, and locations to donate plasma.  

You can also learn more about COVID-19 via the COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network.