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Fall 2017 Bulletin

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Fall 2017 Issue

Letter From Dean Schraufnagel, MD, Foundation Chair

Dean Schraufnagel, MD

The word philanthropy derives from Greek and Latin roots that can be translated as either “loving humankind” or “useful to humankind.” Either translation aptly describes the ATS Foundation.

From its beginning, the Foundation has supported promising investigators who want to alleviate the suffering caused by respiratory disease, critical illness, and sleep disorders. Continue...

Your Generosity at Work

Robert Dickson

“We have been studying sepsis and ARDS for more than half a century, and yet we have no medicines, other than antibiotics, to prevent or resolve these diseases,” says Robert Dickson, MD, assistant professor in pulmonary and critical care at the University of Michigan. 

With a 2016 ATS Foundation Research Program grant, Dr. Dickson is using novel molecular techniques to see if bacteria in the gut microbiome are translocated to the lungs during sepsis. Continue...

Andrew Tager, MD, 1959-2017

Andrew Tager

The ATS Foundation Research Program lost one of its brightest and biggest-hearted champions when Andrew Tager, MD, died of pancreatic cancer in August.

“Andy loved the ATS and he loved the ATS Foundation,” said Barry Shea, MD, now an assistant professor of medicine at Brown University. “As he became a world leader in pulmonary fibrosis, he got many requests to do things—so many that he had to turn some down. But he never turned down the ATS.” Continue...


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