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Assembly on Critical Care Mid-Career Achievement Award

This award is given to a Critical Care Assembly (CCA) member (primary or secondary) with a clear commitment to CCA and ATS, with demonstrated significant and meaningful contributions to the CCA in the area(s) of research, clinical care, quality improvement, teaching, mentoring, promoting diversity, advocacy, and/or service. Individuals for consideration will include persons at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (or equivalent rank in non-academic institutions) and with at least 10 years’ experience after completing postdoctoral training. Awardees will be presented with a framed certificate at the ATS International Conference.


  • Must be at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level (or at an equivalent rank in a non-academic institution) and at least 10 years following completion of training.
  • The candidate must be a CCA member (primary or secondary) with an established commitment to the mission of the CCA, including advocating diversity. 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 nomination letter from one or more members of the CCA describing why the award is merited. The curriculum vitae from the candidate must also be included with the nomination packet.

Past Award Recipients for the Critical Care Mid-Career Achievement Award

2019 - Carolyn S. Calfee, MD
2018 - Hannah Wunsch, MSc, MD
2017 - Robert Fowler, MD