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ATS Assembly Challenge 2015

2015 Assembly Challenge Winner, Nursing

DorAnne M. Donesky, PhD, ANP-BC,
assembly chair, receives Nursing’s
Assembly Challenge award from Atul
Malhotra, MD, ATS President (left)
and James F. Donohue, MD, ATS Foundation Chair

ATS Assembly Members Give Generously to the ATS Foundation

Thank you for participating in the 2015 ATS Assembly Challenge in support of the ATS Foundation Research Program!

The Research Program has been outstandingly successful in launching careers dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care. Member gifts also support core ATS mission-related programs including MECOR, Medical Education Research, the Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award, and Assembly Awards and Scholarships.

Gifts both large and small were received—and much appreciated—throughout the Assembly Challenge. Thank you!

2015 Assembly Challenge Winner, RCMB

Naftali Kaminski, MD, assembly chair,
receives RCMB’s Assembly Challenge
awards from James F. Donohue, MD

Many assembly chairs sent personal messages to their members to encourage giving to the Foundation during the challenge. That outreach provided a big boost to Foundation year-end giving campaigns—and a boost to our upcoming grant-making capacity for young investigators.

Naftali Kaminski, MD, chair for the Assembly on Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology, hopes the challenge will continue to “ignite a healthy competition among the assemblies, and that next year we will see a dramatic rise in donations and new donors from all assemblies. This will have a great impact on the availability of research funds, and on pulmonary research and medicine.”

The ATS Foundation would like to thank all ATS assemblies for their outreach efforts and generosity during the 2015 ATS Assembly Challenge.

  • Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology raised the most dollars with $95,741
  • Nursing had the highest member participation with 17.46%
  • Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology had the highest number of first-time givers in December with 37 new donors

Congratulations to the Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology and Nursing assemblies! They received special recognition in ATS communications, at ATS 2016, and within their own assemblies.

Complete 2015 results

Thank you for everything that you do for the ATS Foundation, young investigators and clinicians, patients, and respiratory health worldwide.


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

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