Scientific Grant Review Committee (SGRC)

Chair Kamran Atabai, MD San Francisco, CA
Vice Chair Erick Forno, MD, MPH, ATSF Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member Andrew J. Goodwin, MD, MSCR Charleston, SC
Committee Member Ciara M. Shaver, MD, PhD Nashville, TN
Committee Member Diane C. Lim, MD Miami, FL
Committee Member Elizabeth F. Redente, PhD Denver, CO
Committee Member Gustavo R. Nino, MD Washington, DC
Committee Member Horace M. Delisser, MD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni, MD, MSc, ATSF Saint Louis, MO
Committee Member Jacqueline M. Kruser, MD, MS Madison, WI
Committee Member Janet Lee, MD, ATSF St. Louis, MO
Committee Member Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar, MD, MSc, ATSF Denver, CO
Committee Member Jose L. Gomez, MS, MD, ATSF New Haven, CT
Committee Member Larissa A. Shimoda, PhD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member Laura E. Crotty Alexander, MD, ATSF San Diego, CA
Committee Member Laura E. Fredenburgh, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member Leonard B. Bacharier, MD Nashville, TN
Committee Member Margaret Rosenfeld, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member Mary B. Rice, MD, MPH Boston, MA
Committee Member Michael B. Fessler, MD Research Triangle Park, NC
Committee Member Najib Ayas, MPH, MD Vancouver, BC, Canada
Committee Member Peter H. Sporn, MD, ATSF, FCCP Chicago, IL
Committee Member Stephanie Christenson, MD, MS San Francisco, CA
Committee Member Sunita Sharma, MD, MPH Aurora, CO
Committee Member Theresa W. Guilbert, MD, MS Cincinnati, OH
Committee Member Vsevolod Y. Polotsky, MD, PhD Baltimore, MD
Committee Member Wei Chen, ATSF, PhD Pittsburgh, PA
Committee Member Yen-Rei A. Yu, MD, PhD Denver, CO
Staff Erin Marie Nebel New York, NY

The Scientific Grant Review 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 Research Program. The Committee provides oversight for the ATS Research Program and works with 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 equity. 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, 2022-2023:
• Communicate the responsibilities of serving on SGRC to provide impactful scientific reviews for applications which will ensure qualified, impartial, review of grant proposals.
• Implementation of strategies to reduce implicit bias of reviewers during scoring and study section discussion.
• Guidance and support of applicants through specific and constructive feedback on proposals.
• Include junior reviewers to participate in study section in order to train the next generation.
• Engage with the Membership Committee to introduce recent awardees in an effort to retain engagement.
• To promote diversity, update the application and critique process by adding a component in which applicants are asked to comment on their contribution to diversity in or outside the workplace.*
• Nominate a diverse slate of candidates for ATS Respiratory Health Awards.

*3 tiered scoring system will be used for the section which will contribute to the overall score of the application.