The American Thoracic Society (ATS) Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical, and Operations Research (MECOR) Program is a multi-level research methods training course intended for clinicians, investigators, academicians, and public health professionals who primarily work with pulmonary diseases. The objective of the MECOR Program is to prepare current or aspiring investigators, academicians, clinicians and public health practitioners to design and conduct research that is relevant to the needs of the settings in which they work. The overall goal of the MECOR Program is to aid the improvement of global lung health through the development of local, country, and regional lung disease research capacity in low and middle-income countries.

Medical Education Research

Medical Education Research reflects the ATS Board of Directors’ commitment to developing outstanding ATS educators across the respiratory spectrum. The program will design, implement, and evaluate novel educational approaches for training medical residents, fellows, and junior faculty for generations to come.

Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award

In honor of Morton Ziskind, MD, a highly respected clinician-researcher from Tulane University who was renowned for bringing his fellows to the ATS International Conferences and exposing them to memorable learning experiences, the Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award recognizes his inspiring mentoring practices with a one-time $500 award to an outstanding Fellow. Click here to learn more!

Questions related to the funding of the Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Program can be directed to Paul Mouravieff, Director, ATS Foundation.

ATS Assembly Awards and Scholarships

The ATS Foundation gratefully accepts gifts supporting ATS assembly scientific excellence awards and scholarships such as the Robert B. Mellins, MD, Outstanding Achievement Endowed Award. Make a gift to your assembly awards and scholarship programs.