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Scientific Advisory Committee

Chair Karen M. Ridge, PhD Chicago, IL
Vice Chair Kamran Atabai, MD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member Veena B. Antony, MD Birmingham, AL
Committee Member Linda L. Chlan, PhD, RN, ATSF Rochester, MN
Committee Member Eileen G. Collins, PhD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member Laura E. Crotty Alexander, MD, ATSF San Diego, CA
Committee Member Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden, CT
Committee Member Tushar J. Desai, MD, MPH Stanford, CA
Committee Member Erick Forno, MD, MPH, ATSF Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member Andrew J. Goodwin, MD, MSCR Charleston, SC
Committee Member Kymberly M. Gowdy, BS, MS, PhD Greenville, NC
Committee Member Brian B. Graham, MD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member Steven M. Kawut, MD, MS, ATSF Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member James Kiley Bethesda, MD
Committee Member Laura Koth, MD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member Julie G. Ledford, PhD Tucson, AZ
Committee Member Alison Lee, MD New York, NY
Committee Member Janet Lee, MD, ATSF Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member Diane C. Lim, MD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member Ulysses J. Magalang, MD Columbus, OH
Committee Member Guy B. Marks, MBBS, PhD Sydney, NSW, Australia, Australia
Committee Member Nancy S. Redeker, PhD, RN West Haven, CT
Committee Member Elizabeth F. Redente, PhD Denver, CO
Committee Member Anasuya Sarkar, PhD Columbus, OH
Committee Member Patricia J. Sime, MD, FRCP Richmond, VA
Committee Member Peter H. Sporn, MD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member Rubin M. Tuder, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member Corey E. Ventetuolo, MD, MSCR Providence, RI
Staff Erin Marie Nebel New York, NY

The Scientific Advisory Committee provides strategic guidance for the Society’s research programs and scientific policies and is primarily responsible for the direct oversight for the process of reviewing grants applications to the ATS Foundation Research Program. The Committee provides oversight for the ATS Foundation Research Program and works with the ATS Foundation and ATS staff on identifying additional extramural sources of funding. It recommends policies to the Board that would further the Society’s science and research mission and objectives, including scientific areas in need of research, and develops collaborations with other societies and organizations to further research in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine with an interest in proposals that advance health equality. The Committee determines the number of Scientific Review Groups and the number of members of each Scientific Review Group needed to provide scientific review for the different grant programs. It also identifies the chair and members of the ATS Scientific Review Groups. Additionally, it determines the process and develops application forms, criteria and guidelines for the various grant opportunities. Oversees the work of the different review groups and selects grants for funding.

Benchmarks, 2019-2020:
• Expand partnership with ATS Foundation and Assembly staff to promote the successes of the research program and educate members on the grant program;

• Provide resources and guidance to applicants through materials and presentations to support meritorious grant proposals;

• Reduce the number of committed Unrestricted Grants in each pillar from 3 to 2 to help ensure the best science is awarded;

• Analyze return on investment data and develop infographics to promote the Research Program and ATS Foundation’s successes;

• Collaborate with the International Health Committee on the MECOR research award program.