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Partners in scientific discovery—and better patient health

A guiding principle of the ATS Foundation Research Program is that clinicians, researchers and patients are partners in scientific discovery—and better patient health.

Since 2004, research support from the National Institutes of Health, the world’s largest funder of medical research, has declined 20 percent in real terms.

Researchers in the respiratory community are finding it ever harder, and sometimes impossible, to secure support. Investigators at the beginning of their careers are especially vulnerable to having a lifetime of discoveries terminated.

This is much more than a professional loss: it is a humanitarian one. Patients and their families will suffer the most from the lack of scientific advances in respiratory ailments.

Meet the clinicians, researchers and patients who are making a difference.

The ATS Foundation Research Program gives patients hope and launches stellar careers in medicine and science. We’re proud of these accomplishments but we want to do more. We need to do more.

And with your help, we can.

Building a future where patients breathe better

The ATS supports the ATS Foundation’s administrative expenses, assuring that every dollar contributed goes directly to support programs.