Recognition Awards for Scientific Accomplishments

This award is given to ATS members for outstanding scientific contributions in basic or clinical research to the understanding, prevention, and treatment of acute or chronic lung diseases. Those considered for the award would be recognized for either scientific contributions throughout their careers or for major contributions at a particular point in their careers. Below are the past and current Recognition Awardees.

1995
Benjamin Burrows, MD
“Different Types of Chronic Airflow Obstruction”

Robert E. Hyatt, MD
“Personal Vignettes in Pulmonary Mechanics”

Kenneth M. Moser, MD
“Making ‘Lung’ and ‘Clots’ Acceptable Words”

James C. Hogg, MD
“The Role of Latent Adenoviral Infections in the Pathogenesis of COPD”

1996
John T. Reeves, MD
“The Lung Circulation and Exercise: With Altitude, The Rules Change”

K. Frank Austen, MD
“The Cysteinyl Leukotrienes”

Dudley F. Rochester, MD
“Clinical Importance of Respiratory Muscles”

Robert L. Johnson, Jr., MD
“Cardiopulmonary Adaptations to Stress”

1997
Jerome S. Brody, MD
“Lung Development: What We Know and What We Don’t”

Donald J. Massaro, MD
“The Regulation of Alveolus Formation for Therapeutics Purposes”

Kurt R. Stenmark, MD
“The Response of the Developing Lung Circulation to Injury”

Karlman Wasserman, MD, PhD
“Coupling of External to Cellular Respiration During Exercise in Health and Disease”

1998
Claire M. Doerschuk, MD
“Neutrophil Trafficking in the Lungs”

John A. McDonald, PhD, MD
“Role of Integrins in Cardiac Remodeling: A Novel Transgenic Model of Cardiac Hypertrophy”

Dean Sheppard, MD
“The Role of Epithelial Integrins in Modulating Acute Lung Injury and Pulmonary Fibrosis”

Gary W. Hunninghake, MD
“Regulation of Cytokine Gene Expression in Human Alveolar Macrophages”

1999
Giuseppe Sant’Ambrogio, MD
“Gastroesophageal Reflux and the Airway”

John E. Remmers, MD
“Regulating the Ventilatory Pump: A Splendid Control System Prone to Fail During Sleep”

2000
Robert J. Mason, MD
“The Role of Keratinocyte Growth Factor in Lung Injury and Repair”

Barry L. Fanburg, MD
“A Gentler Role of Reactive Oxygen Species in Cell Signaling”

2001
Michael J. Holtzman, MD
“Airway Immunity, Inflammation And Remodeling: The Epi-Vir-All Paradigm”

Hugh M. O’Brodovich, MD
“Fluid Clearance From The Alveolar Space”

Jahar Bhattacharya, MD, PhD
“Pathophysiological Significance of Cellular Calcium Oscillations In The Lung”

Mary C. Williams, PhD
“Understanding The Type I Cell: The Last Frontier of Alveolar Biology”

2002
Gabriel G. Haddad, MD
“Understanding Mammalian Cellular Responses to Hypoxia Using Drosophila as a Genetic Model”

Sadis Matalon, PhD
“Mechanisms of Pathogen Killing by Human Alveolar Macrophages”

Michael A. Matthay, MD
“Resolution of Pulmonary Edema: Intersection of Basic and Clinical Science”

Norbert Voelkel, MD
“Emphysema, Microvascular Endothelial Cell Apoptosis and the Lung Structure Maintenance Program”

2003
Jack A. Elias, MD
“Transgenic Modeling of Lung Disease: A Key to the Lock of Disease Pathogenesis”

Joe G.N. Garcia, MD
“The Endothelial Cytoskeleton: Insights into Lung Fluid Balance”

Mary F. Lipscomb, MD
“Lung Dendritic Cells: A Historical Perspective”

David A. Schwartz, MD, MPH
“The Genetics of Innate Immunity”

2004
Steven Shapiro, MD
“A New Understanding of Proteinases –Breaking Down Old Barriers”

Robert M. Strieter, MD
“CXC Chemokines: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Regulating Angiogenesis Relevant Disorders of the Lung”

Jacob Iasha Sznajder, MD
“Dopamine and Regulation of Lung Edema Clearance”

Jo Rae Wright, PhD
“Pulmonary Surfactant: Immune Defender at the Air/Body Interface”

2005
William W. Busse, MD
“Common Colds and Asthma: An Expanding Link”

Steven L. Kunkel, PhD
“Contribution of Chemokines to Novel and Established Immunologic Paradigms of Lung Disease”

Fernando D. Martinez, MD
“What Happens Before We Learn to Read That Causes Asthma?”

Arthur S. Slutsky, MD
“Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury: From Barotrauma to Biotrauma”

2006
Kenneth B. Adler, PhD
“Why a Duck? Studies with MARCKS Protein.”

Steven M. Albelda, MD
“Gene Therapy for Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer: A Long and Winding Road.”

Frederick E. Hargreave, MD, MB, ChB
“Against the Grain: Progress with the Diagnosis and Treatment of Airway Diseases”

Paul T. Schumacker, PhD
“What the Three Bears Taught Us About the Effects of Oxygen on Cellular Metabolism”

2007
Peter B. Bitterman, MD
“Translational Control of Cell Function”

Asrar Malik, PhD
“Close Encounters with the Endothelium”

Brooke T. Mossman, MS, PhD
“Inhaled Particles and Fibers: From Pathogenicity to Therapeutic Tools”

Marc Peters-Golden, MD
“Insights from Eicosanoid Deficiency States: A Tale of Two Lipids”

2008
Steven M. Dubinett, MD
“Inflammation in the Pathogenesis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD
“Novel Prospects for Reversibility of Pulmonary Hypertension”

J. Usha Raj, MD
“Regulation of the Pulmonary Circulation in the Fetus and Newborn”

Scott T. Weiss, MD
“Reduced Vitamin D Levels in Pregnant Women is the Cause of the Asthma Epidemic”

2009
Dennis E. Niewoehner, MD
“Clinical Management of COPD: Future Challenges”

Sharon I.S. Rounds, MD
“Lung Endothelium: More than a Passive Barrier”

Moises Selman, MD
“The Axis of Evil: The Aberrant Behavior of Epithelial Cells and Fibroblasts in the Pathogenesis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”

Guy A. Zimmerman, MD
“New Paradigms In Inflammation and Thrombosis: Mechanisms and Consequences”

2010
Augustine M. K. Choi, MD
“Can Gaseous Molecule Carbon Monoxide be a Therapy in Lung Disease?”

Gregory P. Downey, MD
“Mechanisms of Epithelial Injury and Repair in Acute Lung Injury”

Sally E. Wenzel, MD
“Asthma Phenotypes: A Prelude to Mechanistic Insights on Disease Pathogenesis”

Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, MD
“Lung Injury: It’s All About Team Work”

2011
Edward Abraham, MD
“The Intersection of Coagulation and Inflammation: New Roles for Hemostatic Factors in the Pathogenesis of Acute Lung Injury”

Jay K. Kolls, MD
“Th17 Cytokines and Mucosal Immunity in the Lung”

David W. H. Riches, PhD
“From Macrophage Phenotypes to Pulmonary Fibrosis: Closing the Circle”

Reen Wu, PhD
“Air-Liquid Interface and Beyond…”

2012
Leland G. Dobbs, MD
“The Great Big Alveolar Epithelial Type I Cell”

Stephen T. Holgate, MD, MBBS
“Asthma: A Simple Concept But A Complex Disease”

Homayoun Kazemi, MD
“From Physiology To Genes: A Trip In Respiratory Control”

Susan S. Redline, MD
“Closing The Gap In Sleep Health Disparities: Opportunities To Improve Population Health”

2013
Timothy S. Blackwell, MD
“Epithelial Dysfunction In IPF”

Mark T. Gladwin, MD
“Unraveling The Reactions of NO, Nitrite And Hemoglobin In Human Physiology and Therapeutics”

Naftali Kaminski, MD
“Genomics Of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”

Paul W. Noble, MD
“More Than Glue: Matrix Regulation of Lung Inflammation And Fibrosis”