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2020 Research Grant Recipients

The American Thoracic Society is pleased to announce the grant and award recipients for the 2020 grant cycle. The support of our members, donors, and partners make these awards possible—thank you!

Partner Grants

The ATS Research Program partners with other nonprofit organizations and pharmaceutical companies to maximize the number of grants we can support. The ATS reviews all grants and assumes all costs associated with administrating the grants.



Sivasubramanium Bhavani, MD, MS

Sivasubramanium Bhavani, MD, MS
Emory University
ATS/GSK Research Grants in COVID-19 - $50,000
Identification of Novel COVID-19 Subphenotypes Using Temperature Trajectories

Syed Saif Hasan PhD, MSc

Syed Saif Hasan PhD, MSc
University of Maryland Baltimore
ATS/GSK Research Grants in COVID-19 - $50,000
Molecular Lipidomics of a Therapeutic Target in Coronavirus Assembly

Peter Jackson, MD

Peter Jackson, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
ATS/CHEST Foundation Research Grant in COVID-19 and Diversity - $25,000
The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Tuberculosis Care in Uganda

Thomas S. Valley, MD

Thomas S. Valley, MD
University of Michigan
ATS/CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Diversity - $80,000
Understanding Differences in Delivery of Care Processes for Respiratory Failure by Race/Ethnicity

The 2021 ATS Research Program grant cycle opens in June.
You can learn more about applying to the program here.


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