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Assembly on Pulmonary Infections & Tuberculosis Mid Career Award

2021 Winner - James Chalmers, MD, PhD


James Chalmers is a British Lung Foundation Chair of Respiratory Research at the University of Dundee. His research and clinical interests are in difficult respiratory infections, particularly bronchiectasis, NTM lung disease and most recently, COVID19.

He Chairs the European Bronchiectasis Registry, and has chaired 3 international guideline panels including the 2017 bronchiectasis guidelines from the European Respiratory Society. Within the ATS, he has been part of the program committee, planning committee, nominating committee and an international member committee of PITB/MTPI.


This award is given to a PI-TB member with a clear commitment to PI-TB and ATS, advancing their missions, and with a contribution(s) to the PI-TB Assembly and/or ATS in the area(s) of research, clinical care, teaching or service (may include leadership).  


  • Assistant or Associate Professor, or equivalent
  • Between 10 and 20 years from having completed postdoctoral or clinical training, excluding time off for personal circumstances.
  • PI-TB Assembly Member (primary or secondary)
  • Contribution(s) to the PI-TB Assembly in basic, translational science, and/or “bedside to the community” (implementation) research, clinical care, teaching, or service (may include leadership).


  • Nomination letter from sponsor(s) (2-page limit)
  • Updated candidate CV

Past Recipients of the Assembly on Pulmonary Infections & Tuberculosis Mid Career Award:

2020 - Adithya Cattamanchi, MD
2019 - Chadi A. Hage, MD
2018 - Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD
2017 - Marcos I. Restrepo, MD, MSc
2016 - Scott Evans, MD
2015 - Alison M. Morris, MD, MS
2014 - Kristina A. Crothers, MD