Program Review Subcommittee

Chair Kristin A. Riekert, PhD Baltimore, MD
Vice Chair Joseph E. Levitt, MD, MSci Stanford, CA
Committee Member Andrew Sweatt, MD Stanford, CA
Committee Member Blanca Camoretti-Mercado, PhD Tampa, FL
Committee Member Christopher Carlsten, MD, MPH Vancouver, BC, Canada
Committee Member Francois Abi Fadel, MD Strongsville, OH
Committee Member Gustavo Matute-Bello, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member Hara Levy, MD Denver, CO
Committee Member Henry E. Fessler, MD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member Henry Koziel, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member Janice M. Liebler, MD, ATSF Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Laurence Huang, MD, ATSF, FCCP San Francisco, CA
Committee Member Mark Malesker Omaha, NE
Committee Member Michael K. Gould, MD, MS Pasadena, CA
Committee Member Patricia A. Kritek, MD, EdM Seattle, WA
Committee Member Raymond B. Penn, PhD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member Rita M. Ryan, MD, ATSF Cleveland, OH
Committee Member Sanjay R. Patel, MD, MS, ATSF Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member Sara C. Sadreameli, MD, MHS Baltimore, MD
Committee Member Scott H. Randell, PhD Chapel Hill, NC
Committee Member Susan S. Jacobs, RN, MS Stanford, CA
Committee Member Vinicio De Jesus Perez, MD, ATSF Palo Alto, CA
Staff Miriam Rodriguez New York, NY
Staff Kevin C. Wilson, MD, ATSF Boston, MA

The Program Review Subcommittee of the Finance Committee reviews project proposals submitted by assemblies and committees that require scientific peer-review and proposes a rank list in accordance with the priorities of the Society for consideration of funding in the annual budget.

Benchmarks, 2021-2022:
• Provide education to Assembly Chairs, Committee Chairs and Assembly Planning Committee Chairs to improve the quality of applications, note process changes, emphasizing time cycle of successful projects to avoid delays in project completion.
• In collaboration with the Documents Development and Implementation Committee, develop a process to evaluate the selection and performance of project co-chairs and guideline methodologists.
• Work with leadership to review proposals for guidelines and off-cycle review of projects deemed as high priority by the ATS Board of Directors.
• Work with assembly planning committee chairs to align their reviewer and feedback forms with the 3 scoring areas used by the PRS and to focus on providing actionable feedback rather than scoring the preliminary application since the application may change substantially if applicant is responsive to feedback
• Educate applicants about the importance of diversity and inclusion as well as being clearer in defining what ATS considers under-represented minorities
• Develop a proposal for potential ATS co-sponsorship of external workshops or conferences outside of the International Conference.