Letter from the Chair

2019 Robert B. Mellins, MD Outstanding Achievement Awardee

In 2013, the ATS Foundation and the ATS Assembly on Pediatrics established the Robert B. Mellins, MD, Outstanding Achievement Endowed Award honoring Dr. Mellins’ legacy as a founder of pediatric pulmonology. The Mellins Award recognizes the scholarship and research achievement of an instructor, assistant professor, or early associate professor in the pediatric pulmonology field.

The ATS Foundation is pleased to recognize Gustavo Nino, MD as the recipient of the 2019 Robert B. Mellins, MD Outstanding Achievement Award. Continue reading...

Letter from the Chair

11th Annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit

With an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and live music the ATS Foundation kicked off its 11th Annual Research Program Benefit on Saturday, May 18, 2019. More than 700 attendees gathered at Union Station to recognize Sharon Rounds, MD, as the recipient of the 2019 Breathing for Life Award, as well as honor grant awardees, celebrate the ATS Foundation Research Program’s successes, and connect with friends. Continue reading...

Letter from the Chair

Letter From Dean Schraufnagel, MD, ATSF, Foundation Chair
There's a lot going on at the ATS Foundation. Our new website really tells the story of an organization that is as a catalyst for transforming promising young scientists into independent researchers. The new website is the public face of our growing effort to reach beyond our members to engage donors.

In this Bulletin, you can also learn about this year’s grant recipients. Altogether, we are awarding $1,450,000 to 30 young investigators. Continue reading...

Research Program Awardees

The 2018-2019 ATS Foundation Research Program Awardees
The ATS Foundation is pleased to announce the grant and award recipients for the 2018 grant cycle. The support of our members, donors, and partners make these awards possible—thank you! These grants and awards provide crucial support for talented investigators from around the world, launching careers dedicated to scientific discovery and better patient care. Continue reading...

Sharon Rounds

Sharon Rounds, MD, to Receive ATS Foundation Breathing for Life Award
Sharon I. S. Rounds, MD, will receive the 2019 Breathing for Life Award—the highest honor given to an ATS member for philanthropy—during the Eleventh Annual ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit on Saturday, May 18, which will follow the Opening Ceremony at ATS 2019, Dallas, Texas. As ATS president, Dr. Rounds championed the formation of the ATS Foundation in 2004. Since then, the Foundation has given donors the confidence that one hundred percent of all donations for research support the ATS Foundation Research Program. Continue reading...

Sharon Rounds

Your Guide to the Foundation at ATS 2019
Enjoy the Donor Appreciation Suite During ATS 2019! Join us at the Donor Appreciation Suite in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the ATS 2019 International Conference in Dallas, Texas, from Sat., May 18 to Wed., May 22. The ATS Foundation Research Program Benefit is the premier networking reception held during the ATS International Conference. More ATS Foundation Events & Opportunities at ATS 2019

Assembly Challenge

The 2018 ATS Assembly Challenge Results
The ATS Foundation would like to thank all ATS assemblies for their outreach efforts and generosity during the 2018 ATS Assembly Challenge. The Assembly on Allergy Immunology & Inflammation raised the most dollars with $74,232; Nursing had the highest member participation with 18.26 percent; Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology had the highest number of first-time givers in December with 25 new donors. The assemblies will receive special recognition at ATS 2019 Dallas, Texas. Continue reading...



Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: ATS Foundation
The American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Thoracic Society. Enjoy this video to learn from ATS Foundation director Paul Mouravieff about the work being done to promote and support early career investigators. Watch now!

ATSF BOT Members

ATS Foundation Elects Five New Board Members
The ATS Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to the Board of Trustees: Chris Blango, Jeffrey Goldstein, Stuart Loesch, Greg Lund, and Julie Vu. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Foundation’s mission to fund research, education, and training to prevent, treat, and cure respiratory diseases worldwide. Continue reading...

Jeff Goldstein

Lung Transplant Recipient Supports Research in Post-transplantation
As a lung transplant recipient, Jeff Goldstein knows the emotional roller coaster patients experience when their gift of life comes with the poorest prognosis of any solid organ transplant. This is why Mr. Goldstein founded the Lung Transplant Foundation. As its president, he “advocates and agitates” for more research to address the complications of lung transplantation, particularly bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, a major cause of chronic lung rejection. Continue reading...

Resp Diseases of the World

The Global Burden of Lung Disease
It is estimated that 235 million people suffer from asthma, more than 200 million people have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), 65 million endure moderate-to-severe COPD, 1-6% of the adult population (more than 100 million people) experience sleep disordered breathing, 8.7 million people develop tuberculosis (TB) annually, millions live with pulmonary hypertension and more than 50 million people struggle with occupational lung diseases, totaling more than 1 billion persons suffering from chronic respiratory conditions. Continue reading...