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Awards Committee

Chair Andrew J. Halayko, BS(Hons), MSc, PhD, ATSF Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Vice Chair Zea Borok, MD, ATSF Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member David H. Au, MS, MD, ATSF Seattle, WA
Committee Member Rebecca Bascom, MD, MPH Hershey, PA
Committee Member David M. Center, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member Eileen G. Collins, PhD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member - PAR Representative Susan G. East, RN, MSN, CNS Eureka, MO
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 Philip Hansbro, PhD Sydney, NSW, Australia
Committee Member Erica Herzog, MD, PhD New Haven, CT
Committee Member Mary C. Kapella, PhD, RN, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member Jess Mandel, MD, ATSF La Jolla, CA
Committee Member Joel Moss, MD, PhD, ATSF Bethesda, MD
Committee Member Reynold A. Panettieri, MD New Brunswick, NJ
Committee Member Irina Petrache, MD, ATSF Denver, CO
Committee Member Susan S. Redline, MD, MPH Boston, MA
Committee Member Jesse Roman Rodriguez, MD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member Anne-Marie Russell, PhD, MScN London, United Kingdom
Committee Member David A. Schwartz, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member Lorraine B. Ware, MD Nashville, TN
Committee Member Benjamin Wu, MD, MSc New York, NY
Staff D'Ann Brown New York, NY
Staff Francine Comi 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, 2018-2019:
• Review policies and procedures for ATS awards and make recommendations and consider additional awards, or changes in existing 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..
• Make recommendations to enhance the profile of, and integration of, awards offered by ATS, its Assemblies, and Committees through more coordinated and cohesive communications.
• 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 to enhance appeal and attendance at awards presentations (monitor attendance at award ceremonies, and survey impressions of new formats from attendees and award recipients).
• Explore need and recommend opportunities for modifying existing award(s), or create new awards that acknowledge member:
- efforts that promote public and professional health equity, mentorship of minority members, and the elimination of gender, racial, ethnic, or economic health disparities within ATS or worldwide; and,
- citizenship and professionalism.