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Science and Innovation Center


Mission Statement:

Welcome to the Science and Innovation Center (SIC), a venue for basic and translational scientists to network and learn more about emerging new technologies advancing research in respiratory, critical care and sleep medicine. The Center also offers sessions on professional and career development and an opportunity to meet with NIH program officers as well as Industry/Biotech leaders. In addition, the Center hosts the annual PhD Reception, the annual Bear Cage Competition, the Rising Star Awards as well as the SIC Abstract Awards. The principles of the Center are Networking, Career Assistance, Education and Social Opportunities. The SIC Planning committee works collectively with multiple ATS assemblies to program and create exciting new initiatives of interest to all ATS members.   

What's New: 

Ph.D. and Basic Scientists Working Group Virtual Reception

When: Monday, August 3, 2020, 4-7pm ET

For: PhD, Basic Scientist, post-doc, or early career professional

Session Description: There will be lots of opportunity to meet new people, make new connections, establish new collaborations, and share career development experiences and advice.

When: Tuesday, August 18, 1 – 2 p.m. ET
For: PhDs, MDs, Nurses, Early Career Professionals
Session Description: Tumor promoting inflammation is a cancer hallmark, that could be initiated by intrinsic (e.g. oncogene activation) or extrinsic (e.g. smoke or infection) mechanisms. Several studies have shown that a network of cytokines released during inflammation can reprogram the tumor microenvironment (TME) and promote carcinogenesis. The role of these cytokines in the pathogenesis of lung cancer and the functional significance of modulating this cytokine network as a preventive and therapeutic strategy for lung cancer will be briefly discussed in this webinar.
Moderator: Rajkumar Savai, PhD (Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research Molecular Mechanisms in Lung Cancer)


Seyed Javad Moghaddam, MD (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Join us:

  • If you are interested in learning more about emerging technologies and innovative methods advancing lung research
  • If you are interested in learning more about scientific careers in academia and industry
  • If you want to meet with NIH program officers
  • If you want to meet with emerging leaders in respiratory, critical care and sleep research

The SIC Program includes:

  • Lunch and Learn sessions on innovative methods and emerging technologies
  • Sessions for Professional and Career Development
  • Sessions to meet with NIH program officers
  • Sessions to meet with Industry/Biotech leaders
  • PhD Reception
  • The Bear Cage Competition
  • SIC Abstract Awards
  • Rising Star Awards