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2021 Research Grant Recipients

The American Thoracic Society is pleased to announce the grant and award recipients for the 2021 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.

Ayobami Akenroye, MD, MPH

Ayobami Akenroye, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women's Hospital
ALA/ATS/CHEST Foundation Respiratory Health Equity Research Award - $200,000
Metabolomic Profiles of patients with Severe Asthma on Inhaled Corticosteroids and on Omalizumab

Matthew Triplette, MD, MPH, BA

Matthew Triplette, MD, MPH, BA
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
ALA/ATS/CHEST Foundation Respiratory Health Equity Research Award - $200,000
Assisting in Smoking cessation and lung cancer Screening in Indigenous people in SeaTle (ASSIST)

Shivani Singh, MD, PhD

Shivani Singh, MD, PhD
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
ATS/COPD Foundation Research Grant - $80,000
Role of lower airway microbiome in bronchiectasis patients with NTM infection

Auyon Ghosh, MD, MPH

Auyon Ghosh, MD, MPH
SUNY Upstate Medical University
ATS/Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Grant - $50,000
Gene expression signatures of extrapulmonary sarcoidosis

Navitha Ramesh, MD, MBBS, FCCP

Navitha Ramesh, MD, MBBS, FCCP
UPMC
CHEST Foundation and American Thoracic Society Research Grant in COVID-19 and Diversity - $25,000
Improving Lung Health in the Nepali- Bhutanese Refugee Community in Harrisburg, PA

Inderjit Singh, MD, FRCP

Inderjit Singh, MD, FRCP
Yale University
CHEST Foundation and American Thoracic Society Research Grant in COVID-19 and Diversity - $25,000
Dynamic Invasive Hemodynamic, Echocardiographic, and Plasma Biomarker Phenotyping in Post-COVID-19 Long Hauler Syndrome

ATS Nursing Research Award - $45,000

The ATS Nursing Award is the first research award specifically for nurses. It provides support for licensed, register nurses who have completed a PhD and have research interests in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. This award was made possible through a generous donation from Leslie A. Hoffman, PhD. 

Heidi Lindroth, PhD, BS, AAS

Heidi Lindroth, PhD, BS, AAS
Mayo Clinic
ATS Nursing Research Award
Harnessing the power of technology to transform delirium severity measurement in the ICU

ATS Diversity Grant - $40,000

The ATS is committed to supporting diversity in the next generation of researchers and clinicians. This award recognizes an outstanding young investigator from underrepresented minority groups that has research interests in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

 Edwin Nuwagira, MMED

Edwin Nuwagira, MMED
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
ATS Diversity Grant
Improving Pulmonary function after Tuberculosis in Uganda (IMPACT-U)

ATS Unrestricted Research Grants - $40,000

The ATS funds unrestricted research grants representing the three pillars of the American Thoracic Society: pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Awards span basic, clinical, and translational research in adult and pediatric medicine. Applicants consider how their research will provide novel approaches to challenging lung diseases, foster health care equality, and improve patient outcomes.

Deepshikha Ashana, MD, MBA, MS

Deepshikha Ashana, MD, MBA, MS
Duke University
ATS Unrestricted Grant in Critical Care
Racial Disparities in Emotion-Handling in the ICU

Mohammad Badran, PhD, B Pharm, MSc

Mohammad Badran, PhD, B Pharm, MSc
University of Missouri
ATS Unrestricted Grant in Sleep
Effects of intermittent hypoxia on coronary artery function in PAI-1 transgenic mice

Elias Baedorf Kassis, MD

Elias Baedorf Kassis, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Harvard Medical School
ATS Unrestricted Grant in Critical Care
Reverse Triggering Dyssynchrony Frequency, Biomarkers and Outcomes in ARDS

Hasina Outtz Reed, MD, PhD

Hasina Outtz Reed, MD, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine
ATS Unrestricted Grant in Pulmonary
Lymphatic Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Emphysema

Andrew Prigge, MD

Andrew Prigge, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
ATS Unrestricted Grant in Pulmonary
The Role of Regulatory T cells in Juvenile Influenza Pneumonia

 

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