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Members In Transition and Training Committee

Chair Jeremy B. Richards, MD, MA Charleston, SC
Vice Chair Sushma K. Cribbs, MD, MSCR Decatur, GA
Committee Member Rosemary Adamson, MBBS Seattle, WA
Committee Member Andrew J. Admon, MD, MPH Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member Louella B. Amos, MD Milwaukee, WI
Committee Member Carlos Eduardo O. Baleeiro, MD Chattanooga, TN
Committee Member Megan N. Ballinger, PhD Columbus, OH
Committee Member Gregory P. Downey, MD Denver, CO
Committee Member Kalpalatha K. Guntupalli, MD Houston, TX
Committee Member Mark Hepokoski, MD Solana Beach, CA
Committee Member Jeffrey C. Horowitz, MD Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member Heather D. Jones, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Allison Light, PhD Rochester, NY
Committee Member Jennifer W. McCallister, MD Columbus, OH
Committee Member Amber J. Oberle, MD Indianapolis, IN
Committee Member Isabel Pedraza, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Alicia N. Rizzo, MD, PhD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Anne-Marie Russell, MScN London, United Kingdom
Committee Member Nirmal S. Sharma, MD Hoover, AL
Staff Elizabeth K. Guzman New York, NY
Staff Odalys Jimenez New York, NY

The Committee for Members in Transition and Training ensures an effective representation of the views of junior ATS members in the Society’s affairs. The committee advises the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Assemblies, and other committees regarding the special needs of members early in careers and new Society services that can assist them in achieving their career goals. It will also develop strategies for recruiting into membership early career scientists and clinicians for the diverse disciplines involved in the ATS. Finally, the Committee for Members in Transition and Training supports the efforts of junior ATS members to eliminate gender, racial, ethnic, or economic health disparities worldwide and incorporates approaches to health equality incorporates approaches to health equality.

Benchmarks, 2016-2017
• Identify and implement strategies the Society should adopt to advance the careers of fellows, early career scientists, and physicians, which include developing programs specific to trainees and young faculty. The chair and vice chair will participate in an ATS Steering Committee with the Membership Committee, Training Committee, and Education Committee to achieve this goal;
• Partner with the Education Committee to provide online early career development resources for trainees;
• Work with the Training Committee to encourage medical students, residents, and graduate students into the field of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine and related biomedical research;
• Work with the Drug/Device Discovery and Development Committee to develop and participate in materials and programs to support members wishing to choose a career as an industry scientist;
• Increase collaborations with other societies
• Collaborate with the Inter-professional (IP) Team Working Group to develop resources for junior nurses and other caregivers;
• Develop a committee structure that allows representation of trainees (including MDs, PhDs, nurses, etc.) and involvement of members in other ATS activities with increasing seniority.