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2017 Respiratory Health Awards Nominations (Closed)

THE RESPIRATORY HEALTH AWARDS
given by the American Thoracic Society

The deadline for submitting a nomination for the 2017 conference was September 30, 2016. If you’d like to submit a nomination for the 2018 conference please e-mail conference@thoracic.org for more information.

The Respiratory Health Awards will be presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference in Washington, DC.

Please review each award description, because some descriptions and requirements have changed.

Awards Descriptions:

J. Burns Amberson Lecture: recognizes a career of major lifetime contributions to clinical or basic pulmonary research and/or clinical practice. The Lecture is given in honor of J. Burns Amberson, an international authority on chest disease and tuberculosis. When submitting nominees for the Amberson Lecturer, please provide possible lecture topics.
*To be considered for this award, the nominee(s) must be an active ATS member in good standing.

Edward Livingston Trudeau Medal: recognizes lifelong major contributions to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung disease through leadership in research, education or clinical care. This award is given in honor of Edward Livingston Trudeau, a founder and the first president of the American Lung Association.
*To be considered for this award, the nominee(s) must be an active ATS member in good standing.

Distinguished Achievement Award: recognizes outstanding contributions to fighting respiratory disease through research, education, patient care or advocacy. Up to two awards may be given each year.

Outstanding Educator Award: recognizes lifetime contributions in education and mentoring in the fields of pulmonary, critical care or sleep medicine. This award honors excellence in clinical or research education as it relates to pulmonary disease.

Public Service Award: recognizes contributions to public health related to improvement of indoor and outdoor air quality, eradication of tobacco usage, prevention of lung disease, improved management of communicable respiratory diseases, or improvement in the ethical delivery, and access to healthcare in areas related to lung diseases, sleep disorders, or critical care. There is a special emphasis on efforts that have the potential to eliminate gender, racial, ethnic or economic disparities.

Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments: recognizes outstanding scientific contributions in basic or clinical research to enhance the understanding, prevention and treatment of respiratory disease or critical illness. Candidates may be considered for contributions made throughout their careers or for major contributions made at a particular point in their careers. Awardees will make a 25-minute presentation on their research. Up to four awards may be given each year.
*To be considered for this award, the nominee(s) must be an active ATS member in good standing.

World Lung Health Award: recognizes contributions to improving world lung health in the area of translational or implementation research, delivery of healthcare, continuing education or care of patients with lung disease, or related political advocacy with a special emphasis on efforts that have the potential to eliminate gender, racial, ethnic, or economic health disparities worldwide.

Jo Rae Wright Award for Outstanding Science: recognizes demonstrated potential for significant achievement and contributions. This award is aimed at the rising generation of individuals who will be tomorrow’s leaders in science. Nominees should be at a career stage, which is at, or beyond postdoctoral fellowship but NOT above the rank of Assistant Professor (or equivalent).

Research Innovation and Translation Achievement Award (New Award): recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of respiratory research focused on specific innovations to improve health by advancing practice, policy and health care delivery. This includes, but is not limited to drug/device discovery and development, implementation and regulatory science, as well as basic, translational, clinical, public health and health services research. The contribution should demonstrate real-world innovation with tangible benefits to address unmet respiratory healthcare needs. The award will recognize accomplishments of individuals as well as their role as a leader pursuing team science through collaborative approaches, both interdisciplinary and inter-institutional. The awardee(s) may represent academia, industry, non-profits or government.
*To be considered for this award, the nominee(s) must be an active ATS member in good standing.

Nominees for each award will be considered by the ATS Awards Committee, whose decisions are final.

Note: It is the prerogative of the Awards Committee to evaluate the nominations and to determine whether a candidate may be more suitable for an alternate award based on criteria and the candidate’s credentials.

The ATS will ask nominees to complete a form for disclosure of potential conflicts of interest with the Society’s mission.

If you have any questions, please e-mail conference@thoracic.org.

Andrew J. Halayko
Chair
ATS Awards Committee