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2016 Assembly Challenge Winner, Nursing

Eileen G. Collins, PhD, chair for the
Assembly on Nursing, receives Nursing’s
Assembly Challenge award from
Dean Schraufnagel, MD, ATS Foundation Chair

ATS Assembly Members Give Generously to the ATS Foundation

Thank you for participating in the 2016 ATS Assembly Challenge!

The annual challenge taps into the grassroots community — and competitive spirit — of the ATS assemblies in support of the ATS Foundation. This was the closest Challenge yet!

The results are: the Assembly on Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology raised the most dollars with $94,718; Nursing had the highest member participation with 20.49 percent; Allergy Immunology & Inflammation had the highest number of first-time givers in December with seven new donors.

2016 Assembly Challenge Winner, RCMB

Irina Petrache, MD, chair for the Assembly on
Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology, receives
RCMB’s Assembly Challenge award from
Dean Schraufnagel, MD, ATS Foundation Chair

Many members made gifts supporting the Research Program and other core programs in the final days of 2016. There was tremendous energy around the Challenge this year, with assembly chairs crafting special messages to their members. Most chairs sent two or more personal emails to their members during the Challenge.

Congratulations to the Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology, Nursing, and Allergy Immunology & Inflammation assemblies! They will receive special recognition in ATS communications, at ATS 2017, and within their own assemblies.

2016 Assembly Challenge Winner, AII

Mitchell A. Olman, MD, chair for the Assembly
on Assembly on Allergy Immunology & Inflammation,
receives AII’s Assembly Challenge award from
Dean Schraufnagel, MD, ATS Foundation Chair

The ATS Foundation would like to thank all ATS assemblies for their outreach and generosity during the Challenge. You provided a big boost to Foundation year-end giving campaigns—and a boost to our upcoming grant-making capacity for talented investigators. Thank you for your enthusiastic support!

Truly, your energy, creativity, and participation were outstanding. Thank you for everything you do for the ATS, the Foundation, young investigators, 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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