Awards Committee

Chair Zea Borok, MBChB, ATSF La Jolla, CA
Vice Chair Lorraine B. Ware, MD Nashville, TN
Committee Member Andrew J. Halayko, PhD, ATSF, MSc, BSc(Hons) Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Committee Member Annie Pardo Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Committee Member Carrie A. Redlich, MD, MPH New Haven, CT
Committee Member Cindy Thamrin, PhD Glebe, NSW, Australia
Committee Member David A. Schwartz, MD, MPH Aurora, CO
Committee Member Dean Sheppard, MD San Francisco, CA
Committee Member Eileen G. Collins, PhD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member Hayley B. Gershengorn, MD, FCCM, ATSF Miami, FL
Committee Member Heather J. Zar, MD, PhD, ATSF Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Committee Member J. Usha Raj, MD, MHA, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member Jay K. Kolls, MD New Orleans, LA
Committee Member Jeffrey C. Horowitz, MD, ATSF Columbus, OH
Committee Member Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD, ATSF Chicago, IL
Committee Member Jesse Roman Rodriguez, MD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member John G. Mastronarde, MD, MSc Portland, OR
Committee Member Peter Chen, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Rebecca Bascom, MD, MPH Hershey, PA
Committee Member Renee D. Stapleton, MD, PhD, ATSF Burlington, VT
Committee Member Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD, ATSF Torrance, CA
Committee Member Susan S. Redline, MD, MPH Boston, MA
Staff Liliana Rose New York, NY
Staff D'Ann Brown-Janowiak New York, NY

The Awards Committee selects the annual recipient of the Trudeau Medal and the other ATS awards presented at the awards sessions of the International Conference. The Committee periodically reviews and revises, as needed, the selection criteria for these ATS awards. It also provides oversight for the entire ATS portfolio of awards to prevent duplication and to manage overlap.

Benchmarks, 2021-2022:
- Review policies and procedures for ATS awards and make recommendations to improve nominations and the nomination process, solicitation of nominations and awardees selection, and improvements in the process for soliciting more diverse nominations, i.e. women, URM, etc.
- Develop best practices to ensure the breadth and diversity of nominees for all awards.
- Make recommendations to integrate awards offered by ATS, its Assemblies, and Committees through more coordinated and cohesive communications.
- Develop recommendations for Executive Committee to enhance appeal and attendance at awards presentations (monitor attendance at award ceremonies, and survey impressions of new formats from attendees and award recipients); identify ways to better highlight/celebrate our awardees during the meeting, and throughout the entire year. Utilize social media to announce awardees.
- Explore need and recommend opportunities for modifying existing award(s) or create new awards that acknowledge member: (1) efforts that promote public and professional health equity, mentorship of minority members, and the elimination of gender, racial, ethnic, or economic health disparities within ATS or worldwide; and, (2) citizenship and professionalism.