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Dr. Laurie Eldredge Receives ATS Research Program/American Lung Association Partner Grant

The ATS Research Program and the American Lung Association have awarded Laurie Eldredge, MD, PhD, of the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital a $100,000 Partner Grant. The ATS Research Program Partner Grants provide crucial support...
27-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Major Health Care Professional Organizations Call for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Health Workers

With COVID-19 case counts rising amid the spread of the Delta variant, more than 50 health care professional societies and organizations called for all health care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a joint...
26-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Lung Association and the American Thoracic Society Response to Philip Morris International’s Purchase of British Producer of Respiratory Treatments

In response to an announcement from Philip Morris International that the company has agreed to acquire Vectura, a British inhaled medicine company, American Lung Association President and CEO Harold Wimmer and American Thoracic Society President...
19-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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COVID-19 ARDS Focus of Latest American Thoracic Society/CSL Behring Research Grant Recipient

The ATS Research Program is pleased to announce that William Zhang, MD, of Weill Cornell Medical Center is the recipient of the 2020-2021 ATS/CSL Behring Research Award in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. The $50,000 award will support Dr....
13-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dr. Anthony Shum Receives ATS Research Program/chILD Foundation Partner Grant

The ATS Research Program and the chILD Foundation have awarded Anthony Shum, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco $80,000. The award will support Dr. Shum’s research project, “Defining the pathogenesis of childhood ILD in COPA...
12-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dr. Jessica Blackburn Awarded ATS/GSK Research Grant in Obstructive Lung Disease

Today, the ATS Research Program announced that Jessica Blackburn, PhD, of Vanderbilt University has been awarded the ATS/GSK Research Grant in Obstructive Lung Disease. The grant was funded through GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) support of the ATS Research...
8-Jul-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Dr. Vin Gupta Narrates New American Thoracic Society Video

The American Thoracic Society rolls out a new video to address vaccine hesitancy and answer common questions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
23-Jun-2021 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Christopher Chesley, MD, is the 2021 ATS Fellowship in Health Equality Award Winner

June 08, 2021 – Christopher Chesley, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania has been named the 2021 ATS Fellowship in Health Equality Award winner for his project “Determining disparities in care quality for patients with acute respiratory...
8-Jun-2021 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Shared Decision Making in ICUs: An American College of Critical Care Medicine and American Thoracic Society Policy Statement

The views expressed in this article represent the official position of the American College of Critical Care M...
30 Oct 2020

Official ERS/ATS clinical practice guidelines: noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure

Noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) is widely used in the acute care setting for acute respiratory failur...
30 Oct 2020

Forum of International Respiratory Societies Calls for Global Access to Effective, Affordable COVID-19 Vaccines

The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), an organization comprised of the world's leading inte...
17 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Preprint Data Rapidly Influenced Critical Care Practice

In a new research letter published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory...
15 Dec 2020

Pediatric ER Saw Steep Drop in Asthma Visits During Spring COVID-19 Lockdown

A new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society discusses a steep drop off from pr...
04 Dec 2020

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