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ATS ASSEMBLY 2018 AWARDS

The nominations period for 2018 Assembly Awards is now closed.

Please check back in January 2019!

Please take advantage of this opportunity to recognize a colleague at the ATS International Conference. The ATS Assembly Award Committees invite you to submit nominations recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions.  Awards will be presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference in San Diego, CA.

If you should experience any technical difficulties during the nomination process please contact Vladimir Crevecoeur at vcrevecoeur@thoracic.org.

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Assembly on Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation Early Career Achievement Award

This award recognizes a junior faculty with exemplary achievements in a scientific area of the Assembly who demonstrates clear promise for a future of sustained productivity.

Assembly on Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation Scientific Accomplishment Award

This award is intended for an established, internationally-recognized investigator with a record of sustained exemplary achievement in the scientific areas of the Assembly.

Assembly on Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation International Early Career Achievement Award

This award recognizes a junior faculty with their primary appointment outside of the United States or Canada with exemplary achievements in a scientific area of interest to the Assembly and who demonstrates clear promise for a future of sustained productivity.

Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Services Research Lifetime Achievement Award

The ATS Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Services Research Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to an individual who has made outstanding scientific and scholarly contributions or has provided outstanding service relevant to the behavioral or social sciences, clinical epidemiology, statistics, health services research, health economics, comparative clinical efficacy and effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, performance measurement, quality improvement, or implementation science. This award is to recognize individuals who have applied these methodologies to lung diseases, critical illness, or sleep disorders, and who have made outstanding contributions to the Behavioral Sciences and Health Services Research Assembly and the ATS as a whole. Awardees will be presented with a framed certificate at the 2018 ATS International Conference in San Diego.

Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Services Research Early Career Achievement Award

The ATS Assembly on Behavioral Science and Health Services Early Career Achievement Award will be given to the individual who has made the most outstanding scientific and scholarly contributions relevant to behavioral and social sciences, clinical epidemiology, statistics, health services research, health economics, comparative clinical efficacy and effectiveness research, patient-centered outcomes research, performance measurement, quality improvement, or implementation science. This award is to recognize individuals who have applied these methodologies to lung diseases, critical illness, or sleep disorders early in his or her career, and who have made significant contributions to the Behavioral Sciences and Health Services Research Assembly and the ATS as a whole. Awardees will be presented with a framed certificate at 2018 ATS International Conference in San Diego.

Assembly on Clinical Problems Annual Educator Award

This award is given in recognition of outstanding expertise as a clinician and educator, and significant contribution to clinical education in pulmonary/critical care medicine. This award is presented to a member of the CP Assembly annually at the ATS International Conference.

Assembly on Clinical Problems Annual Mentoring Award

This award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to mentoring, training, and guidance of junior pulmonary/critical care medicine individuals and/or colleagues in research or clinical care. This award is presented to a member of the CP Assembly annually at the ATS International Conference.

Assembly on Clinical Problems Early Career Achievement Award

The ATS Clinical Problems Assembly Early Career Achievement Award will be given to an individual who has made outstanding scientific contributions in clinical, translational, or laboratory-based research relevant to clinical problems. This award is to recognize an individual who has made these contributions early in his or her career. Awardees will be presented with a framed certificate at the 2018 ATS International Conference in San Diego, CA.

Assembly on Clinical Problems Sreedhar Nair Lifetime Achievement Award in COPD

This award should be given to an individual who has made the most outstanding scientific contribution or has provided outstanding service to the behavioral or social aspects of the prevention and treatment of the emphysema and chronic obstructive lung disease. Awardees will be presented with a framed certificate at the 2018 ATS International Conference in San Diego, CA.

Assembly on Critical Care 10th Annual Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is given in appreciation of a career devoted to Research and Teaching of the Science and Practice of Critical Care medicine as well as outstanding service to the Assembly on Critical Care.  The Assembly on Critical Care (CC) will be presenting its seventh Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 ATS International Conference in San Diego, CA.

Assembly on Critical Care Early Career Achievement Award

The ATS Critical Care Assembly Early Career Achievement Award will be given to the individual who has made the most outstanding scientific contributions in clinical, translational, or laboratory-based research relevant to critical care. This award is to recognize individuals who have made these contributions early in his or her career. Awardees will be presented with a framed certificate at the 2018 ATS International Conference in San Diego, CA.

Assembly on Critical Care Mid-Career Achievement Award

The ATS Critical Care Assembly Mid-Career Achievement Award will be given to a Critical Care Assembly member (primary or secondary) with a clear commitment to CCA and ATS, with demonstrated significant and meaningful contributions to the CCA in the area(s) of research, clinical care, quality improvement, teaching, mentoring, promoting diversity, advocacy, and/or service. Individuals for consideration will include persons at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (or equivalent rank in nonacademic institutions) and with at least 10 years’ experience after completing postdoctoral training. Awardees will be presented with a framed certificate at the 2018 ATS International Conference in San Diego, CA.

Assembly on Critical Care International Early Career Achievement Award

The ATS Assembly on Critical Care International Early Career Achievement Award will be given to the individual who has made outstanding contributions to critical care through research, education, clinical practice, quality improvement, health equality, and/or public health. This award recognizes a junior faculty with their primary appointment outside of the United States or Canada. This award is to recognize an individual who has made these contributions early in his or her career.

Assembly on Environmental, Occupational and Population Health John Peters Award

The John M. Peters Award for outstanding contributions to environmental or occupational health through leadership in research, education, or public health. The award will be presented at the annual ATS International Conference.  The awardee will receive a plaque and a monetary award of up to $500.

Assembly on Environmental, Occupational and Population Health Val Vallyathan Award

The Val Vallyathan Award is a Senior Faculty award for applicants with outstanding contributions to basic and translational science in environmental or occupational respiratory diseases. The award will be presented at the annual ATS International Conference with a plaque and $2,500.

Assembly on Nursing Early Career Achievement Award

The ATS Nursing Assembly Early Career Achievement Award will be given to a Nursing Assembly member (primary or secondary assembly member) who has made outstanding contributions relevant to nursing in the area(s) of research, clinical care, teaching, and/or service. This person shows commitment and support of the Nursing Assembly and ATS. The award recognizes individuals who have made valuable contributions focused on patient and family responses related to pulmonary conditions, critical illness, or sleep disorders early in his or her career. The awardee will be presented with a framed certificate at the annual Nursing Assembly meeting during the ATS International Conference.

Assembly on Pediatrics - Annual Founders Award

The Pediatric Assembly will be presenting its eighth Founders Award at the 2018 ATS International Conference in San Diego, CA. This award is presented to a member of the Pediatric Assembly annually at the Pediatric Assembly Founder's Dinner in recognition of his or her role in founding the disciplines of pediatric respiratory diseases including Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Neonatal Medicine programs, and a lifetime of achievement in Pediatric Respiratory Medicine.

Assembly on Pediatrics - Pediatric Clinician Educator Award

The Pediatric Clinician Educator Award recognizes a candidate at the Assistant or Associate Professor level for his or her outstanding and innovative clinical and teaching abilities.

Assembly on Pediatrics - The Robert B. Mellins, M.D. Outstanding Achievement Award

The Executive Committee of the Pediatric Assembly is pleased to announce The Robert B. Mellins, M.D. Outstanding Achievement Award, given to a candidate at the Instructor, Assistant Professor, or early Associate Professor level, who is recognized for achievement in scholarship or research achievements over the previous year.

Assembly on Pediatrics - Lifetime Contributions to Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Award

The Pediatrics Assembly is pleased to announce the Lifetime Contributions to Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Award. This award is given to a candidate at the late Associate Professor, Professor, or Professor Emeritus level who is recognized for achievement in teaching, clinical care, advocacy, scholarship or research over the course of his/her entire career.  This award recognizes individuals who may not have founded the specialty but who have contributed greatly to it.  The individual should be known for dedicating his/her life to the Advancement of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine.  This award will honor the individual’s contributions which significantly enhanced child lung health.   Candidates in Pediatric Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Neonatal Medicine will be considered.

Assembly on Pulmonary Circulation Early Career Research Achievement Award

The ATS Pulmonary Circulation Assembly Early Career Research Achievement Award will be given annually to one individual with promising career trajectory who has made outstanding scientific contributions relevant to the understanding of the vascular basis of lung disease, including basic science at the level of cell and molecular biology, lung vascular physiology, translational biology or clinical medicine. Awardees will be presented with a framed certificate at the annual ATS International Conference.

Assembly on Pulmonary Infections & Tuberculosis Junior-level Award

This award is given to an PI-TB member (primary or secondary) with exemplary support and commitment to PI-TB (and ATS), advancing the mission, and with potential or recognized contribution(s) to the PI-TB Assembly in the area(s) of research, clinical care, teaching, or service (not necessarily leadership).  Individuals for consideration will include persons in-training, Instructor, or Assistant Professor (or Instructor or Assistant Professor equivalent) and <10 years from completing postdoctoral training.

Assembly on Pulmonary Infections & Tuberculosis Mid-career Award

This award is given to an PI-TB member (primary or secondary) with clear commitment to PI-TB (and ATS), advancing the mission, and with demonstrated meaningful contribution(s) to the PI-TB Assembly in the area of research, clinical care, teaching or service (may include leadership).  Individuals for consideration will include persons at the Assistant Professor or Assoc Professor (or Asst or Assoc Professor equivalent) and >10 <20 years from completing postdoctoral training.

Assembly on Pulmonary Infections & Tuberculosis Senior-level Award

This award is given to an PI-TB member (primary or secondary) with clear commitment to PI-TB (and ATS), advancing the mission, and with demonstrated significant and meaningful contribution(s) to the PI-TB Assembly in the area of research, clinical care, teaching, mentoring or service (may include leadership).  Individuals for consideration will include persons at the Associate or Professor (or Assoc or Professor equivalent) level, and >20 years from completing postdoctoral training.

Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation Early Career Research Achievement Award

The ATS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly Early Career Research Achievement Award will be given annually to an individual who has made outstanding scientific contributions relevant to the principles and practice of pulmonary rehabilitation, including but not limited to: program structure, program content, outcomes or outcome measures, skeletal muscle dysfunction, exercise training, adjuncts to exercise training, mechanisms underlying benefits of PR, education, self- management, health-enhancing behavior change, social or psychological support, knowledge translation and program accreditation. 

Assembly on Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology Carol Basbaum Award

The RCMB has established the Carol Basbaum Award in recognition of outstanding scientific achievement and leadership potential to a junior investigator in the field of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology.

This award was created in memory of Dr. Carol B. Basbaum, a brilliant scientist who had an international reputation in the area of airway biology and inflammation who passed away in 2005, in the prime of her career.   She made seminal findings in airway pathobiology and was considered the preeminent scientist in the field. She was the first to describe plasticity of airway epithelial cells and describe the role of several new molecules in the lung.  This award also celebrates the leadership and mentoring role that Carol displayed throughout her career, and her selfless contributions to her trainees and colleagues.

Assembly on Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology Andy Tager Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Dr. Andy Tager was a remarkable physician scientist who combined his talent as an astute and caring physician, with that of a creative and insightful scientist, and with a lifelong dedication to helping others. Dr. Tager received multiple national awards for his discovery of bioactive lipids as potential targets of therapy in interstitial pulmonary fibrosis, and distinguishing himself as one of the few to fulfill the dream of taking his work from bench to bedside. He was a selfless mentor to trainees and colleagues at his home institution, caring for the careers of those he was mentoring at least as much as his own. Less obvious to others, through his many leadership roles at ATS, Dr. Tager helped promote the professional careers ATS of members, particularly the RCMB Assembly, from all over the world. The Andy Tager Award for Excellence in Mentoring is our tribute to the brilliant, caring man, whose selfless dedication touched so many hearts, in more ways than one.

Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function Ann Woolcock Memorial Award

It is with great pride and respect that the RSF Assembly announces an annual award honoring the life of the late Ann Woolcock of Sydney University. She was an international leader in the field of asthma in areas of epidemiology, physiology and medicine. We are grateful for the support of GlaxoSmithKline and of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand for providing an endowment that will enable this award on an ongoing basis. The award is intended for all areas of research on obstructive airways disease, and is not intended for either predoctoral or postdoctoral students or for well-established investigators. It is also not intended as recognition for a single project, but for overall accomplishments and future promise.

Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function Joseph R. Rodarate Award for Scientific Distinction

The RSF Planning Committee is very pleased to announce the Joseph R. Rodarte Award for Scientific Distinction in honor of the late Joe Rodarte, M.D. Dr. Rodarte was a distinguished member of the American Thoracic Society and of the Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function. He was an international leader in the fields of respiratory physiology and pulmonary medicine and made invaluable contributions to our scientific and medical communities. We are proud to honor his memory with an award designated for an established investigator who has made distinguished contributions in the fields of respiratory medicine or physiology.

Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function Dr. Robert Crapo Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award in Pulmonary Diagnostics

The RSF Assembly announces the annual award to honor the life achievements of Robert Crapo, M.D., an international leader in the study of pulmonary function diagnostics. Dr. Crapo’s seminal work focused on novel approaches to standardize pulmonary function testing that markedly advanced our understanding of the importance of these invaluable tests.  We gratefully acknowledge Medical Graphics Corporation (MGC Diagnostics) for their support.  The successful recipient manifests a lifetime dedication and accomplishment in the study of pulmonary diagnostic testing.

Assembly on Sleep & Respiratory Neurobiology James B. Skatrud New Investigator Award

The SRN New Investigator Award is intended to recognize the career accomplishments to date and future promise of a new investigator working in the broad area of respiratory neurobiology and sleep, which includes control of breathing, sleep mechanisms and sleep-disordered breathing. This may include work at the basic, clinical, epidemiological or other levels. The awardee will be asked to make a short presentation about their research at 2018 International Conference in San Diego, CA. The criteria for evaluation include: quality of science; innovation; significance of the science; career accomplishments to date in the field; leadership potential; ongoing research support and completed grants and strength of the nominating letter. The awardee will receive a check for $1,000.00 and a framed certificate.

Assembly on Sleep & Respiratory Neurobiology Lifetime Achievement Award

The ATS SRN Assembly Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to honor the career of an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of sleep or respiratory neurobiology in terms of both scientific and scholarly advances as well as mentoring, teaching, and advocacy to advance public health. This award is given to a candidate at the late Associate Professor, Professor, or Professor Emeritus level (or equivalent) who is recognized for achievement in scholarship over the course of his/her entire career. Contributions to the SRN Assembly in the form of committee participation or leadership, and/or otherwise advancing the SRN mission will be viewed favorably. Awardees will be presented with a plaque at the Assembly Reception during the ATS International Conference.

Thoracic Oncology Assembly Early Career Achievement Award

The ATS Thoracic Oncology Assembly (TOA) Early Career Achievement Award will be given to the individual who has made the most outstanding scientific contributions in clinical, translational, or laboratory-based research relevant to the field of thoracic oncology. This award is to recognize individuals who have made these contributions early in his or her career. Awardees will be presented with a framed certificate at the 2018 ATS International Conference in San Diego, CA.

Thoracic Oncology Assembly Lifetime Achievement Award

The ATS Thoracic Oncology Assembly (TOA) Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to the individual who has made the most outstanding scientific contributions in clinical, translational, or laboratory-based research relevant to the field of thoracic oncology and/or has provided exemplary service to the Assembly. This award is intended for an established, internationally-recognized investigator with a record of sustained exemplary achievement in the scientific areas of the Assembly.  The nominee does not necessarily need to be an academic; investigators from industry or other settings are also eligible. Awardees will be presented with a framed certificate at the 2018 ATS International Conference in San Diego, CA.

Carole L. Marcus Outstanding Achievement Award

This award is intended to recognize the career accomplishments in the area of pediatric sleep and respiratory neurobiology.  This encompasses the areas of control of breathing, sleep mechanisms, and sleep-disordered breathing from a developmental standpoint, among infants, children, or adolescents.  This may include research at the basic, translational, clinical, or population level, teaching, clinical care and/or development of new clinical programs to advance the care of children with sleep and breathing disorders. The award is intended to recognize a new investigator who is beyond formal training, but not yet fully established. It is not intended for well-established investigators. It is also not intended as recognition for a single project, but rather for overall accomplishments and future potential. There are no citizenship requirements for this award.

Last Reviewed: September 2018