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Critical Care Assembly Early Career Achievement Award

The ATS Critical Care Assembly Early Career Achievement Award will be given to an individual who has made the most outstanding scientific contributions in clinical, translational, or laboratory-based research relevant to critical care. This award is to recognize individuals who have made these contributions early in his or her career. Awardees will be presented with a framed certificate at the 2019 ATS International Conference.


  • Must be at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level or at an equivalent rank in a nonacademic institution, and within 10 years of completion of training.
  • The candidate must be a CCA member (primary or secondary). Contributions to the Critical Care Assembly in the form of Committee participation or leadership, promoting CCA diversity, and/or otherwise advancing the CCA’s mission will be viewed favorably.
  • The nomination package must include a letter from a member of the assembly describing why the award is merited, and the candidate’s curriculum vitae.

Past Recipients of the Early Career Achievement Award

2019 - Matthew Churpek, MD, MPH
2018 - Halllie C. Prescott, MD
2017 - Polly E. Parsons, MD
2016 - Christopher W. Seymour, MD, MSc
2015 - Colin R. Cooke, MD

Last Reviewed: May 2019