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HomeAboutNewsroomPress ReleasesPress Releases from the ATS2020 Press Releases ▶ American Thoracic Society/CSL Behring Research Award in ARDS Announced
American Thoracic Society/CSL Behring Research Award in ARDS Announced

New York, NY – Sept. 09, 2020 – The ATS Research Program is pleased to announce the new ATS/CSL Behring Research Award in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome or ARDS. The award will provide $50,000 in funding for one year.

ARDS is a life-threatening illness in which the lungs are severely inflamed. Tissue damage throughout the lungs causes tiny blood vessels to leak fluid. The air sacs (alveoli) collapse as a result or fill with fluid, preventing the lungs from working well.

“ARDS continues to have an enormous public health impact, with a high mortality and sequelae in survivors including long-term physical, cognitive, and mental health impairments,” said Renee Stapleton, MD, PhD, ATSF.  Dr. Stapleton is chair of a body of experts called the Critical Care Assembly of the ATS. “Continued research on ARDS pathogenesis and novel therapies is paramount to help decrease the suffering from this devastating syndrome.  The partnership between the ATS and CSL Behring to offer this grant is an amazing opportunity for young critical care investigators that will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the field and on the lives of patients and their loved ones.”

“Innovation is a core value at CSL Behring,” said Lars Groenke, MD, R&D lead, Respiratory Therapeutic Area, CSL Behring. “Supporting ventures like the ATS Research Program are fundamental to advancing clinical research, innovating and ultimately, improving outcomes for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We are proud to partner with ATS on this timely research topic.”

The application process will open Oct. 1, 2020.

Interested applicants may hear more about this grant opportunity here.