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Spring 2018 Bulletin

ATS Bulletin

Spring 2018 Issue

Letter From Dean Schraufnagel, MD, Foundation Chair

Dean Schraufnagel, MD

The new year is off to a fantastic start—and that’s thanks to you. Your commitment to supporting research, educational opportunities, and global health is building a future where patients breathe better.

I’d like to especially thank the ATS Assemblies for their enthusiastic support during the Assembly Challenge. We had the closest challenge yet! Many members made gifts supporting the Research Program and other core programs in the final days of 2017. Details on the challenge results can be found in this issue of the Bulletin.

For the 2017-2018 grant cycle, the Research Program awarded 29 researchers grants totaling over $1.4 million. These grants can be transformational for early-stage investigators. Continue...

Your Generosity at Work

Bradley Edwards

Bradley Edwards, PhD, is one of our 2013 ATS Foundation Research Program awardees. He recently obtained a large project grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.

Dr. Edwards says that he was able to land the grant because of pilot data he obtained during his ATS Foundation-supported research and credits the ATS Foundation for giving him a “leg up” in the research world. Continue...

Lung Transplant Recipient Supports Research in Post-transplantation 

Jeff Goldstein

Jeffrey Goldstein and his wife, Martha Austrich, recently made a $2 million estate gift to the ATS Foundation to support early career investigators, particularly in post-transplant research.

"Young researchers make a substantial sacrifice, making the support and encouragement the ATS gives them really important,” Mr. Goldstein says. “We want our gift to recognize these researchers and the ATS.” Continue...

ATS 2018 Walking Challenge


Walk for a good cause! Track steps and stay active with the Second Annual ATS Walking Challenge. For every participant who walks 30,000 steps TEVA Respiratory will make a donation of $100 to the ATS Foundation, for a total maximum donation of $50,000. Remember – 100% of all donations to the ATS Foundation Research Program fund new research awards. Click here for more details.


More News You Can Use

ATS Assembly Challenge was the closest yet! Thank you for participating!

2018 Staff Giving Campaign: Staff Raises $20k to Fight Lung Disease!

Donor Appreciation Suite: Our way of saying thank you to our generous donors during ATS 2018

Spread the Word about applying for a Research Program grant

Carol L. Marcus Outstanding Achievement Award: Give Today! to the Pediatrics (PEDS) Assembly or the Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology (SRN) Assembly, in memory of Carol Marcus, to support the Carole L. Marcus Outstanding Achievement Award. This award recognizes the career accomplishments in the area of pediatric sleep and respiratory neurobiology. Learn more here!


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