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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.

This award is fully supported by the National Emphysema Foundation.

The award committee is seeking candidates for the award.


  • MD, PhD, or similar degree
  • At least 20 years of experience following post-doctoral training
  • International recognition as an expert in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • A clinical, research, and/or public policy career focused on improving the lives of people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • The curriculum vitae from the candidate must also be included
  • The nomination package must include a nomination letter that supports the listed criteria

Assembly on Clinical Problems Sreedhar Nair lifetime Achievement Award in COPD

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Past Recipient of the Sreedhar Nair Lifetime Achievement Award

2017 - Robert A. Wise, MD
2016 - James D. Crapo, MD

Last Reviewed: June 2017