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Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function Rising Star Awards


Award Description:

Sponsored by the ATS Science and Innovation Center, the Rising Star awards will honor promising, junior basic/translational scientists performing novel research in the area of respiratory structure and function.  If suitable candidates are nominated, two Rising Star awards will be presented each year.  Nomination of diverse candidates is encouraged.

The awardees will showcase their research by presenting 15 min talks during a Rising Stars session hosted by the Science and Innovation Center during the ATS International Conference.  The awardees will receive certificates during the same session. 


  • Junior investigator at the rank of postdoctoral or medical fellow, assistant professor or equivalent
  • RSF Assembly membership, either primary or secondary
  • Basic/translational researcher in the area of respiratory structure and function
  • More than one first-authored paper in a well-respected journal
  • Early career accomplishments and future promise
  • Nominee’s current curriculum vitae including a list of nominee’s publications
  • Nominator’s letter of recommendation

Nomination letter should describe nominee's:

  • Basic/translational research contributions and promise
  • Independence or future potential for independence
  • Involvement in ATS, including any involvement in RSF Assembly
  • Service to the broader scientific or medical community, if applicable
  • Mentorship or teaching activities


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