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Thoracic Oncology Assembly Mid-Career Achievement Award



This award will be given to an individual with a clear commitment to the Thoracic Oncology Assembly and to the ATS, in the form of Assembly participation (committees, mentoring, workshops, document development, etc.), leadership, and promoting diversity. This award will be given to an individual who has demonstrated significant and meaningful contributions to the thoracic oncology field in the area(s) of research, clinical care, teaching, mentoring, promoting diversity, advocacy, and/or service.

Nominees must be a primary TOA member. We encourage nominations of diverse nominees in all dimensions, including gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, geographic residence, country, area of focus and primary occupation. The nomination package must include a 1-page letter from a member of the assembly describing the candidate’s contributions (scientific and/or Assembly contributions) and why the award is merited. The candidate’s curriculum vitae must also be included with the nomination packet.

Awardees will be recognized with a framed certificate at the annual TO Membership Meeting during 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 > 10 years from terminal doctoral degree (PhDs) or > 10 years from completion of medical fellowship training (MDs or MD/PhDs).
  • Must be a TOA primary member
  • Must not have received a similar Mid-Career Achievement award from TOA or another ATS Assembly


Applicants are scored on the following criteria using a 1-5 rating system (5 = best) across the following categories:

  • Scientific Contributions/ Products
  • Leadership in Assembly and ATS Activities (administrative, committees, workshop, document development, promoting diversity)
  • Teaching/ Mentoring/ Educational Contributions


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