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PEDS/ SRN Carole L. Marcus Outstanding Achievement Award

Past ATS President (2016) David Gozal, MD, MBA, ATSF Presents the First-Ever Virtual 2020, Carole. L. Marcus Award

This award is intended to recognize the career accomplishments in the area of pediatric sleep and respiratory neurobiology. This encompasses the areas of control of breathing, sleep mechanisms, and sleep-disordered breathing from a developmental standpoint, among infants, children, or adolescents. This may include research at the basic, translational, clinical, or population level, teaching, clinical care and/or development of new clinical programs to advance the care of children with sleep and breathing disorders. The award is intended to recognize a new investigator who is beyond formal training, but not yet fully established. It is not intended for well-established investigators. It is also not intended as recognition for a single project, but rather for overall accomplishments and future potential.

This award will be presented at the ATS International Conference. The awardee is expected to be present at the conference in order to receive the award, along with an honorarium of US $500. Eligible applicants should be members of the ATS. 


Meet our 2020 Winner, David F. Smith, MD, PhD (Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology)




  • The candidate must be a member of the ATS and hold a faculty appointment at a rank not higher than Assistant Professor (or equivalent).
  • At least one nominating letter from a senior faculty person that details the candidate’s achievements and his/her contribution to the field of pediatric sleep and respiratory neurobiology
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of any relevant publications.

Contribution to the PEDS/ SRN Carole L. Marcus Award

Click here to contribute to the Carole L. Marcus Award. When making a contribution to the Foundation Contribution form, there’s a “Tribute/Memorial Gifts” dropdown option. Click on that option to make a gift “in memory of” Carole L. Marcus. In the box write in “Carole L. Marcus.”  Contributions should also be designated to the SRN or PEDS Assembly.

Past Recipients of the Carole L. Marcus Outstanding Award:  

2020 - David F. Smith, MD, PhD
2019 - Hui-Leng Tan, MBBS
2018 - Ignacio E. Tapia, MD