Recognition Awardees for Scientific Accomplishments

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The Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments recognizes outstanding scientific research contributions in basic or clinical arenas to enhance the understanding, prevention and treatment of respiratory disease, critical illness, or sleep disorders and recognizes exemplary professionalism, collegiality and citizenship through mentorship and scientific involvement in the ATS community. Awardees are selected based on contributions made throughout their careers or for major contributions made at a particular point in their careers.

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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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…”
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”
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”
Zea Borok, MD “Alveolar Epithelium: Beyond the Barrier”
Juan C. Celedon, MD, DrPh “Zooming Out” on Asthma Disparities”
Rama K. Mallampalli, MD “New Insights into Inflammatory Lung Injury Leading to Small Molecule Discovery”
Bethany B. Moore, PhD “The Unexpected Journey: Following CCL2 from Prostaglandins to Periostin in Lung Fibrosis”
Reynold A. Panettieri, MD “Airway Smooth Muscle: A Novel Therapeutic Target in Severe Asthma”
Annie Pardo, PhD “Untangling the Knot in IPF: Developing Irreversible Scars Despite Increased MMPs”
William C. Parks, PhD “MMPs in Lung Repair and Fibrosis”
Lorraine B. Ware, MD “Seeing Red: Free Hemoglobin and the Pathogenesis of Sepsis and ARDS”
Serpil Erzurum, MD “Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms in Pulmonary Hypertension”
Anuradha Ray, PhD “Asthma and Its Regulation Through the Lens of the Immune System”
Edwin K. Silverman, MD, PhD “COPD: From Genetics to Networks”
Victor J. Thannickal, MD “Reactive Oxygen, Aging and Fibrotic Lung Disease”
John V. Fahy, MD, MSC “Progress in Subdividing Asthamatics into Biologically Defined Subgroups”
Andrew P. Fontenot, MD “Navigating the Complexity of Antigen Presentation in the Lung”
Alison Morris, MD, MS “HIV-Associated Lung Disease: From Pneumocystis to the Microbiome”
Andrew M. Tager, MD “Grease on the Fire: Regulation of Fibrosis by the Lipid Mediators LPA and S1P”
Steven Brody, MD “Cellular and Genetic Factors in Cilia Assembly and Disease
Jeffrey J. Fredburg, PhD “Geometry of Cell Jamming: New Biology, Surprising Physics, and Useful Ideas About Airway Epithelium”
Darrell N. Kotton, MD “Pluripotent Stem Cells for Lung Regeneration”
Bruce Levy, MD, MS “Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators for Lung Catabasis”
Joanna Floros, PhD, ATSF “Surfactant Protein A Genetic Variants: So What? Interplay of Genetic Variability, Sex, and Oxidative Stress
Nicholas W. Lukacs, PhD “Respiratory Infections and Asthma: The Role of the Microbiome”
Prabir Ray, PhD “Infection and Immunity in the Lung”
Theodore J. Standiford, MD “Lung Innate Immunity: From Chemokines to Toll Receptors and Beyond”
Janet S. Lee, MD “ARDS Pathogenesis Through the Prism of Host-Pathogen Interactions”
Patty J. Lee, MD “Healing Breath”
Julian Solway, MD “Discerning Asthma Endotypes By Comorbidity Mapping”
Jason X.J. Yuan, MD, PhD, ATSF “Pathogenic Mechanisms of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Role of Ion Channels and Calcium Signaling”
Jason H.T. Bates, PhD, DSc, ATSF "Using Computer Models to Understand Pulmonary Pathophysiology"
Farrah Kheradmand, MD, MS "Searching for the Immunopathogenesis of Human Emphysema: Are We There Yet?"
Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS "Making the Most of the Clinic: A Primer on Translation in IPF"
Joseph Zabner, MD "Finding the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis"
Carolyn S. Calfee, MD, MSCR "Molecular Phenotyping of ARDS: Moving Towards Precision Critical Care"
Erica L. Herzog, MD, PhD"The Antifibrotic Benefit of the Null Hypothesis"
Melanie Koenigshoff, MD, PhD, ATSF"Broken Wings: Impaired Regeneration in Chronic Lung Disease"
Irfan Rahman, PhD, ATSF"Smoking, Vaping, and the Lung: Stress to Disease"
Karen Elizabeth Ann Burns, MD, MSCR, MSc "Liberating Critically Ill Adults from Invasive Mechanical Ventilation"
Joseph P. Mizgerd, ScD, ATSF "Lung Immunity Responsible for Pneumonia Susceptibility and Outcome"
Ana L. Mora, MD "Aging and Mitochondrial Dysfunction at the Spotlight of Lung Fibrosis"
Xin Sun, PhD "Pushing Boundary: Consider the Lung as a Sensory Organ"

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