Sharon Rounds, MD, to Receive ATS Foundation Breathing for Life Award

Sharon Rounds, MD

Sharon I. S. Rounds, MD, will receive the 2019 Breathing for Life Award—the highest honor given to an ATS member for philanthropy—during the Eleventh Annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit on Saturday, May 18, which will follow the Opening Ceremony at ATS 2019, Dallas, Texas.

As ATS president, Dr. Rounds championed the formation of the ATS Foundation in 2004. Since then, the Foundation has given donors the confidence that one hundred percent of all donations for research support the ATS Foundation Research Program. In addition to being one of the most generous supporters of the Foundation, she served on the Foundation’s board from 2012 until 2018. Continue reading...

The 2018-2019 ATS Foundation Research Program Awardees


The ATS Foundation is pleased to announce the grant and award recipients for the 2018 grant cycle. The support of our members, donors, and partners make these awards possible—thank you! These grants and awards provide crucial support for talented investigators from around the world, launching careers dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care.

The awardees explore such diverse topics as lung cancer, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, COPD, sleep apnea, and more. Continue reading...

The 2018 ATS Assembly Challenge Results

The ATS Foundation would like to thank all ATS assemblies for their outreach efforts and generosity during the 2018 ATS Assembly Challenge. The Assembly on Allergy Immunology & Inflammation raised the most dollars with $74,232; Nursing had the highest member participation with 18.26 percent; Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology had the highest number of first-time givers in December with 25 new donors. The assemblies will receive special recognition at ATS 2019 Dallas, Texas.

Many members made gifts supporting the Research Program and other core programs in the final days of 2018. There was tremendous energy around the challenge this year, with assembly chairs crafting special messages geared specifically to their assemblies. Most assembly chairs sent two or more personal emails to their members during the challenge. Thank you for your enthusiastic support! And thank you for all that you do for the ATS, the Foundation, and respiratory health worldwide. Continue reading...