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World Lung Day 2020: Respiratory Groups Call for Research to Prevent, Detect and Treat Respiratory Infections

Today, on World Lung Day (WLD), the American Thoracic Society is united with members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) and WLD partner organizations to advocate for respiratory health globally and call for more research to...
25-Sep-2020 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Historical Racial & Ethnic Health Inequities Account for Disproportionate COVID-19 Impact

A new Viewpoint piece published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines the ways in which COVID-19 disproportionately impacts historically disadvantaged communities of color in the United States, and how baseline inequalities...
22-Sep-2020 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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ATS Research Program/ Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Grant Opportunity in Sarcoidosis

The ATS Research Program is pleased to announce a new one-year grant supporting sarcoidosis research. The award by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals provides $50,000 in funding.
17-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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CDC Data Shows E-cigarette Makers Continues to Prey on Youth – and FDA Policy Lets Them

Today, the CDC released data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey showing that in 2020, 20 percent of high school students and nearly 5 percent of middle school students used e-cigarettes. Most concerning, the data shows that among youth...
9-Sep-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Thoracic Society/CSL Behring Research Award in ARDS Announced

The ATS Research Program is pleased to announce the new ATS/CSL Behring Research Award in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome or ARDS. The award will provide $50,000 in funding for one year.
9-Sep-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Asthma May Not Be a Significant Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19 or COVID-Related Intubation

A new research letter published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines whether asthma is a significant risk factor for developing COVID-19 that is severe enough to warrant hospitalization and intubation. According to the...
31-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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ATS Statement on Latest COVID-19 Policy Actions: Convalescent Plasma and Testing of Asymptomatic Patients

The American Thoracic Society is alarmed by two federal agency policy actions that may significantly impact our nation’s COVID-19 response. This week, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the use of convalescent plasma to treat...
28-Aug-2020 10:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bounce Back Better: Sustainable Strategies for a Healthy Recovery from the Pandemic

The American Thoracic Society (ATS), European Respiratory Society (ERS) and International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) are dedicated to improving health around the globe, with ATS and ERS achieving this goal by advancing research,...
27-Aug-2020 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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