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2016 Respiratory Health Awardees

Amberson Lecture

The Amberson Lecturer is an individual with a career of major lifetime contributions to clinical or basic pulmonary research and/or clinical practice. The Lecture is given in honor of James Burns Amberson, an international authority on chest disease and tuberculosis.
Lecturer: Marlene Rabinovitch, MD, Stanford, CA

Trudeau Medal

The Trudeau Medalist is an individual with lifelong major contributions to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung disease through leadership in research, education, or clinical care. This award was established in 1926 and is given in honor of Edward Livingston Trudeau, a founder and the first president of the American Lung Association.
Awardee: Joe G.N. Garcia, MD, Tucson, AZ

Distinguished Achievement Award

The Distinguished Achievement Award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to fighting respiratory disease through research, education, patient care, or advocacy.
Awardees:
Claire M. Doerschuk, MD, Chapel Hill, NC
J. Usha Raj, MD, Chicago, IL

World Lung Health Award

The World Lung Health Award is given to an individual with recognized 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.
Awardee: Charles L. Daley, MD, Denver, CO

Outstanding Educator Award

The 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.
Awardee: Robert Kotloff, MD, Cleveland, OH

Jo Rae Wright Award for Outstanding Science

The Jo Rae Wright Award for Outstanding Science is based on demonstrated potential for significant scientific achievement and contributions. This award is aimed at the rising generation of individuals who will be tomorrow's leaders in science.
Awardee: Megan N. Ballinger, PhD, Columbus, OH

Public Service Award

The Public Service Award is presented to an individual with recognized contributions in 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.
Awardee: John R. Balmes, MD, San Francisco, CA

Outstanding Clinician Award

The Outstanding Clinician Award is presented to an individual who has made substantial contributions in the clinical care of patients with lung disease on a local or national level.
Awardee: Jay M. Shames, MD, New Orleans, LA

Recognition Awards for Scientific Accomplishments

The Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments is given to individuals for outstanding scientific contributions in basic or clinical research to the understanding, prevention and treatment of lung disease. Those considered for the award are recognized for either scientific contributions throughout their careers or for major contributions at a particular point in their careers.
Awardees:
Serpil Erzurum, MD, Cleveland, OH
Anuradha Ray, PhD, Pittsburgh, PA
Edwin K. Silverman, MD, PhD, Boston, MA
Victor J. Thannickal, MD, Birmingham, AL

To nominate someone for the 2017 Conference, please go to the link below.
2017 Call for Award Nominations