The Foundation partners with individuals, industry, and non-profit organizations, pooling resources to maximize the number of high-impact projects that can be funded. A guiding principle of the ATS Foundation Research Program is to collaborate with other medical, research, clinical, professional, corporate, patient, and non-profit organizations that are focused on the diagnosis, understanding, and treatment of lung disease.

The ATS covers the costs of administering these awards, ensuring that every dollar the Foundation raises, and its partners contribute, goes towards research.

ATS Foundation Research Program Partners

The ATS Foundation Research Program is extremely grateful to our partners in research.

Special thanks to our partners funding a research grant starting in 2018!

Our research partners sharing research priorities and funding responsibilities are:

Aerocrine, Inc.
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
Alpha-1 Foundation*
American Lung Association
American Lung Association of Hawaii
American Lung Association of Oregon
American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific
American Society of Transplantation
ARDS Foundation*
Association of Specality Professors
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America*
ATS Foundation Tobacco-Dependence Research Fund
Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Breathe California of Los Angeles
Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease Foundation* 
Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis
COPD Foundation
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation*
Emphysema Fighting for Our Right to Survive
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research*
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network
The LAM Foundation*
LAM Treatment Alliance
LUNGevity Foundation
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Merck, Inc.
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Pfizer, Inc.
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Foundation* 
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
Respironics Foundation
Sarcoidosis Research Institute
Scleroderma Foundation*
Sepsis Alliance
Veterans Administration
* Current members of the ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR)
For more information about ATS PAR, please click here.

Interested in becoming a Research Program Partner?
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