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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 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 2019 ATS International Conference in Dallas, TX.


  • Must be at the Assistant Professor level or at an equivalent rank in a nonacademic institution
  • Must be a TOA primary member
  • Must not have received a similar early career award from TOA or another ATS Assembly
  • Nomination package must include a 1-page letter from a member of the assembly describing the candidate’s contributions and why the award is appropriate

2019 Assembly on Thoracic Oncology Early Career Achievement Award

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Past Recipients of the Early Career Achievement Award:

2018 - Viswam S. Nair, MSCR, MD
2017 - Seyed Javad Moghaddam, MD & Rajkumar Savai, PhD
2016 - Alex Balekian, MD
2015 - Nichole T. Tanner, MD

Last Reviewed: January 2019