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Awards Committee

Chair Zea Borok, MD, ATSF Los Angeles, CA
Vice Chair Lorraine B. Ware, MD Nashville, TN
Committee Member David H. Au, MS, MD, ATSF Seattle, WA
Committee Member Rebecca Bascom, MD, MPH Hershey, PA
Committee Member Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD Torrance, CA
Committee Member Alison S. Clay, MD, ATSF Durham, NC
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 Philip Hansbro, PhD Sydney, NSW, Australia
Committee Member - CCR Representative Don Hayes, MD, MS, MEd, ATSF Columbus, OH
Committee Member Erica Herzog, MD, PhD New Haven, CT
Committee Member Jeffrey C. Horowitz, MD, ATSF Columbus, OH
Committee Member Mary C. Kapella, PhD, RN, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member John G. Mastronarde, MD, MSc Portland, OR
Committee Member Reynold A. Panettieri, MD New Brunswick, NJ
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 Anne-Marie Russell, PhD, APRN, ATSF London, london, United Kingdom
Committee Member David A. Schwartz, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member - CCR Representative Jennifer Trevor, MD Birmingham, AL
Committee Member - ICC Chair Eric S. White, MD, MS, ATSF Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member - DDDD Liaison Theodore J. Witek, DrPH, ATSF Toronto, ON, Canada
Committee Member Benjamin Wu, MD, MSc New York, NY
Staff D'Ann Brown 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, 2019-2020
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.