HomeMembersCommittees ▶ Committee

Awards Committee

Chair Zea Borok, MBChB Los Angeles, CA
Vice Chair Lorraine B. Ware, MD Nashville, TN
Committee Member Rebecca Bascom, MD, MPH Hershey, PA
Committee Member Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD Torrance, CA
Committee Member Peter Chen, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Eileen G. Collins, PhD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member Ivor S. Douglas, MD, FRCP Denver, CO
Committee Member Hayley B. Gershengorn, MD, FCCM, ATSF Miami, FL
Committee Member Mark N. Gillespie, PhD Mobile, AL
Committee Member Andrew J. Halayko, PhD, ATSF Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Committee Member Jeffrey C. Horowitz, MD, ATSF Columbus, OH
Committee Member Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member John G. Mastronarde, MD, MSc Portland, OR
Committee Member - PAR Representative Kathy Page Smithton, MO
Committee Member Annie Pardo, PhD Mexico, DF, Mexico
Committee Member J. Usha Raj, MD, MHA Chicago, IL
Committee Member Carrie A. Redlich, MD, MPH New Haven, CT
Committee Member Susan S. Redline, MD, MPH Boston, MA
Committee Member Jesse Roman Rodriguez, MD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member - CCR Representative Ruxana T. Sadikot, MD, MRCP(UK), ATSF Decatur, GA
Committee Member David A. Schwartz, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member Dean Sheppard, MD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member - CCR Representative Jennifer Trevor, MD Birmingham, AL
Committee Member Heather J. Zar, MD, PhD, ATSF Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Staff D'Ann Brown New York, NY
Staff Liliana Rose New York, NY

The Awards Committee selects the annual recipient of the Trudeau Medal and the other ATS awards presented at the general awards session of the International Conference. The Committee periodically reviews and revises, as needed, the selection criteria for these ATS awards. It also provides oversight to the entire ATS portfolio of awards to prevent duplication and manage overlap.

Benchmarks, 2020-2021:

Review policies and procedures for ATS awards and make recommendations to improve nominations and the nomination process, solicitation of nominations and awardees selection, and improvements in the process for soliciting more diverse nominations, i.e. women, URM, etc.

Seek ways to increase the number of nominees for those awards where there are few nominees (specifically consider mechanisms for providing updates at IC Assembly business meetings and/or at Assembly Chair meetings; enhanced social media advertising);

Make recommendations to integrate awards offered by ATS, its Assemblies, and Committees through more coordinated and cohesive communications.

Develop recommendations for Executive Committee to enhance appeal and attendance at awards presentations (monitor attendance at award ceremonies, and survey impressions of new formats from attendees and award recipients);

Explore need and recommend opportunities for modifying existing award(s) or create new awards that acknowledge member: (1) efforts that promote public and professional health equity, mentorship of minority members, and the elimination of gender, racial, ethnic, or economic health disparities within ATS or worldwide; and, (2) citizenship and professionalism.