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Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function Dr. Robert Crapo Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award in Pulmonary Diagnostics

2021 Winner - David Kaminsky, MD

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David A. Kaminsky, MD is Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at University of Vermont College of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, and medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School.  He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, and fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Kaminsky joined the faculty of University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1995 and continues to work as a clinician, researcher and educator. Dr. Kaminsky is an attending physician on both the inpatient and outpatient services at the University of Vermont Medical Center. He is actively involved in teaching at all levels of medical education, has won the Department of Medicine Teaching Award multiple times, and was elected as a member of AOA Honor Medical Society by the University of Vermont College of Medicine Class of 2019.  Dr. Kaminsky is the Clinical Director of the Pulmonary Function Lab, and served as the Program Director for the Fellowship Training Program in Pulmonary and Critical Care for 12 years. He is the immediate past Chair of the Institutional Review Board at University of Vermont, and served on the committee for 19 years. In addition, he is the immediate past Chair of the Proficiency Standards for Pulmonary Function Laboratories Committee of the American Thoracic Society, and is a member of the pulmonary function exam writing committee of the National Board for Respiratory Care. Dr. Kaminsky is also a principal investigator with the Airways Clinical Research Centers network of the American Lung Association. Dr. Kaminsky’s areas of research interest include pulmonary physiology, lung mechanics, asthma and COPD. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Lung Association, the Whittaker Foundation, local university and hospital grants, and other agencies.  Along with authoring over 100 original papers, reviews, and medical book chapters, Dr. Kaminsky is the editor of The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations: Respiratory System, 2nd Edition, and co-editor of Pulmonary Function Testing: Principles and Practice.


Description:

The award honors the life achievements of Robert Crapo, M.D., an international leader in the study of pulmonary function diagnostics. Dr. Crapo’s seminal work focused on novel approaches to standardize pulmonary function testing that markedly advanced our understanding of the importance of these invaluable tests.  We gratefully acknowledge Medical Graphics Corporation (MGC Diagnostics) for their support.  The successful recipient manifests a lifetime dedication and accomplishment in the study of pulmonary diagnostic testing. The award will consist of an honorarium and a plaque, to be presented at the ATS International Conference. The eligibility criteria reflect what we know to be the priorities of Dr. Crapo during his extraordinarily productive career.

Criteria:

  • An established or senior investigator with recognized and distinguished scientific achievement in the field of pulmonary function testing or exercise physiology.
  • This award will be given to an RSF Assembly member but suitable candidates from other ATS Assemblies will be considered.
  • The award recognizes a lifetime of achievement in the use of pulmonary function testing, diagnostics, standardization and application.
  • Work by the successful candidate should have impacted diagnostic approaches/pulmonary function testing in either the clinic or laboratory on a global scale.
  • Established investigators that have also translated novel in vivo models into new approaches to human and population studies of pulmonary function will also be competitive.
  • Nominee’s current curriculum vitae including a list of the nominee’s publications.
  • Nominator’s letter should clearly address the importance and impact of the candidate’s accomplishments in the fields of pulmonary diagnostics.
  • Support letters are welcome.

Past Recipients of the Assembly on Respiratory Structure and Function Dr. Robert Crapo Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award in Pulmonary Diagnostics:

2020 - Brian Graham, PhD
2019 - Roberta Goldring, MD
2018 - Gregory King, MB, ChB, PhD, FRACP
2017 - Zoltan Hantos, PhD
2016- Charles G. Irvin, PhD