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Awards Committee

Chair Andrew J. Halayko, BS(Hons), MSc, PhD, ATSF Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Vice Chair Naftali Kaminski, MD, ATSF New Haven, CT
Committee Member Rebecca M. Baron, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member Zea Borok, MD, ATSF Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member David M. Center, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member Avraham Cooper, MD Columbus, OH
Committee Member Serpil C. Erzurum, MD Cleveland, OH
Committee Member Mark W. Geraci, MD Indianapolis, IN
Committee Member Mark N. Gillespie, PhD Mobile, AL
Committee Member Kalpalatha K. Guntupalli, MD Houston, TX
Committee Member Nicholas S. Hill, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member - PAR Representative Sue Landgraf Palo Alto, CA
Committee Member Patty Lee, MD New Haven, CT
Committee Member Margaret W. Leigh, MD Chapel Hill, NC
Committee Member Andrew H. Limper, MD Rochester, MN
Committee Member Jess Mandel, MD La Jolla, CA
Committee Member Sadis Matalon, PhD Birmingham, AL
Committee Member Joel Moss, MD, PhD, ATSF Bethesda, MD
Committee Member Reynold A. Panettieri, MD New Brunswick, NJ
Committee Member Anne-Marie Russell, MScN London, United Kingdom
Committee Member David A. Schwartz, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member Peter J. Sterk, MD, PhD Amsterdam NL-1105 AZ, Netherlands
Committee Member Lorraine B. Ware, MD Nashville, TN
Committee Member Benjamin Wu, MD New York, NY
Staff D'Ann Brown New York, NY

The Awards Committee selects the annual recipient of the Trudeau Medal and the other ATS awards presented at the general awards session of the International Conference. The Committee periodically reviews and revises, as needed, the selection criteria for these ATS awards. It also provides oversight to the entire ATS portfolio of awards to prevent duplication and manage overlap.

Benchmarks, 2017-2018:
• Review policies and procedures for ATS awards and make recommendations and consider additional awards;

• Solicit nominations and select ATS Awardees;

• Seek ways to increase the number of nominees for those awards where there are few nominees (specifically consider mechanism for providing updates at IC Assembly business meetings and/or at Assembly Chair meetings; enhanced social media advertising; and, participation of Chair and Vice-Chair at the annual ATS Summit;

• Review the portfolio of ATS Awards and if necessary make recommendations to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors on possible changes to the portfolio;

• Engage Early Career Professionals: include 3-4 early career ATS members on the committee (working with ATS MITT Chairs and ATS Executive);

• Develop recommendations for Executive Committee as to how to enhance appeal and attendance at awards presentations (monitor attendance at newly programmed award ceremonies for IC 2017, and survey impressions of new formats from attendees and award recipients);

• Define criteria for awards to recognize member efforts to eliminate gender, racial, ethnic, or economic health disparities worldwide.