Grants

Last Updated 06/03/2020

Apply for a grant

The CHEST Foundation hosts a yearly grant cycle and would like to thank all of our applicants! We are extremely proud of the work you are doing to advance chest medicine. We would also like to congratulate all who received funding through all our previously held competitive grant cycles.

Access the grants management system to apply, submit reports, or request a no cost extension

Grants Timeline

OPEN 2020 request for proposals

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in COVID-19
($25,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST Foundation and American Thoracic Society Research Grant in COVID-19 and Diversity
($25,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and ATS.

CHEST Foundation and American Thoracic Society (ATS) Research Grant in Diversity
($80,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and ATS.
Applications for this grant must go through the ATS grant submission process.
Please Note: This application cycle closes June 23, 2020.

CLOSED 2020 request for proposals

Submissions due Monday May 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm CT

CHEST Foundation COVID-19 Community-based Grant
(Maximum request amount $2,500 – multiple recipients selected)
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
(Up to $15,000 in funding available per recipient — multiple recipients selected)
This program is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health
($150,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is supported by an endowed fund from GlaxoSmithKline.

CHEST Foundation and the Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
($25,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and the Alpha-1 Foundation.

CHEST Foundation and Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD) Award Research Grant for Medical Education
($10,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and APCCMPD.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
($30,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is supported by AstraZeneca LP.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Critical Care
($25,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is contingent upon funding.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Cystic Fibrosis
($30,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is contingent upon funding.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Lung Cancer
($60,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is contingent upon funding.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Diseases
($30,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is contingent upon funding.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
($50,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Genentech, Inc.

John R. Addrizzo, MD, FCCP Research Grant in Sarcoidosis
($20,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is in honor of John R. Addrizzo, MD, FCCP, and is jointly supported by the Addrizzo family and the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Severe Asthma
($30,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is funded by AstraZeneca LP.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Sleep Medicine
($30,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is funded by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Venous Thromboembolism
($30,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Women’s Lung Health
($10,000 in funding available to recipient)
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

Questions?

For more information or questions about our grant offerings, please contact our grants staff by email at grants@chestnet.org.

Research updates from our grantees

The CHEST Foundation has an established history of proudly supporting research projects that aim to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases. As we wait to review the projects and ideas that will soon be submitted, we’d like to highlight our past grant winners to give you an update on the progress of their projects and learn how we have impacted their work.

Their projects in action

Dr. Drew Harris

Dr. Harris Targets Asthma
The project targets many of the social determinants of asthma and helps address them beyond the typical scope a health-care professional can offer in a traditional visit.
January 7, 2019 | By Andrew Gillen

Dr. Debrasee Banerjee

Dr. Banerjee Explores Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Instead of sudden death or death from end-stage heart failure, the project explores whether a physical exam can uncover evidence of heart-pump dysfunction.
October 9, 2017 | By CHEST Foundation

Dr. Catherine Oberg

Dr. Oberg Helps in Ghana
The project assesses levels of household air pollution in Ghana to uncover whether direct smoke exposure from cooking causes symptoms of cough, phlegm, and shortness of breath.
February 9, 2017 | By CHEST Foundation

Grant resources

Mandatory CHEST Foundation grant documents:

Budget Form—XLSX
Distinguished Scholar Invoice Template
Research and Community Service Invoice Template
W-9 (for US applications)—PDF
W-8BEN-E (for international applications)—PDF

Sample proposal:

Sample Community Service Application

Sample Community Service Application

Application Budget Example

Sample Application Budget

Sample Application in Research

Sample Application in Research

Free online writing references:

How to write the proposal

NIH Biosketch—FAQs
NIH Biosketch—Sample
Penn State University—Scientific Writing Guidance

Whether this is your first or tenth time applying for a grant, we’re sure you have questions. Here are the questions we get asked the most often. We hope this information helps you on your journey toward advancing the field of chest medicine. It’s through your efforts that we are truly impacting the lives of patients and communities around the world.

  • Do CHEST Foundation Grants Fund International Research Projects?

    Each grant request for proposal (RFP) states who may and may not apply for funding and whether a geographic restriction exists.

  • Do I Have to Be a CHEST Member to Apply for a Grant?

    You must be a CHEST member to apply for a Research grant and/or Distinguished Scholar grant. For a Community Service grant, membership is preferred but not mandatory. Learn more about becoming a CHEST member.

  • How Do I Know if I Qualify for a Distinguished Scholar Grant?

    • You must have an FCCP designation
    • You have published extensively
    • You are a trusted source to your colleagues
    • Colleagues turn to you when they need help, have questions, or want guidance
    • Peers trust your opinion
    • Peers highly regard your opinion and ideas
    • You are well regarded by your colleagues
    • You have been a successful mentor
    • You have accomplished much in your career
    • You have advanced experience in conducting research projects
    • You are in the later stages of your career
  • How Do I Apply for a Grant?

    • The CHEST Foundation website hosts an RFP for each grant that contains instructions on how to apply for a grant
    • Apply for the RFP that interests you by visiting Apply For A Grant
    • Click on the link to access the Grants Management System, which opened on February 10, 2020
    • All applications will have required budget template that they must use for submission
    • Required documents can be found at Apply For A Grant and Grant Resources
  • What Can Be Supported in the Program Budget?

    • Salaries for staff directly contributing to the program:
      • Technical personnel
      • Administration assistance
      • Undergraduate support
      • Temporary staff support
    • Other costs directly related to implementing the program
      • Purchase of supplies (eg, medication, disposables)
      • Production costs
      • Consultants or contractual workers
      • General office supplies
      • Program materials for expanding outreach or development
      • Patient incentives
  • What Cannot Be Supported in the Program Budget?

    • Salary for the principal investigator
    • Food
    • Travel (Community Service Grants will review travel line items on a case-by-case basis; some programmatic travel may be permitted)
    • Lodging
    • Honoraria
    • Capital campaigns
    • Infrastructure costs
    • Construction
    • Expansion
    • Modification of facility
    • Facility equipment
    • Program equipment
      • Funding may not be used on office equipment or program equipment costing more than $1,000
      • The organization/institution should be providing necessary workspaces with needed equipment to complete the project
    • Furniture
    • Reimbursement for third-party funding
    • Overhead fees charged by an institution/organization for grant-related management or expenses
    • Any indirect fees
  • When and How Do I Request a No-Cost Extension (NCE)?

    • Submit your request through the Grants Management System and attach any necessary documents, but remember that all requests must go through the Grants Management System
    • Make sure you are sending in your NCE request no later than 30 days before your project end date
  • When and How Do I Turn in an Interim Report?

    • All grants must submit an interim report
      • Single-year grant submitters must provide an interim report 6 months after the start of the project
      • Multiyear grant recipients must submit an interim report at the end of the first year
      • Distinguished Scholar grant recipients must submit an interim report at the end of both the first and second year
      • Submit all necessary documents through the Grant Management System

Download our grant FAQs to learn even more about the application process, guidelines, and qualifications. If you still have questions, contact grants@chestnet.org.

Grant winners

Over the years, the projects we have funded have transitioned from basic research projects into higher level translational research projects. Each year, the round of applicants becomes more versed in helping chest medicine advance and excel, and each year our grant review groups have the difficult decision of selecting the very best applicants. We are so proud of our winners.

We’d like to encourage every chest medicine professional to become a champion of lung health, whether that means applying for a grant or participating in a community service project. Together, we can revolutionize lung health.

2019 Distinguished Scholar

Kamran Mahmood, MBBS, FCCP

Kamran Mahmood, MBBS, FCCP
Duke University – Durham, NC
GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health
Title: Lymphocyte Exhaustion Markers in Malignant Pleural Effusions of Lung Cancer

This grant is made possible due to the philanthropic support from GlaxoSmithKline.

2019 Research Grantees

Derek Russell, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham – Birmingham, AL
CHEST Foundation and Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Title: Neutrophil-elastase Positive Exosomes and Emphysema in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

This grant is jointly supported in by the CHEST Foundation and the Alpha-1 Foundation.

Chris Mosher, MD
Duke University – Durham, NC
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
Title: Identifying Treatment Outcomes and Early Predictors of Failure in 600 Hospitalized Patients with Acute Exacerbation of COPD Treated with Non‐invasive Ventilation

Kathleen Ramos, MD, MS
University of Washington – Seattle, WA
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Cystic Fibrosis
Title: Underweight Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis and Implications for Lung Transplantation

This grant is supported by Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

James (Jun-Chieh) Tsay, MD
New York University – New York, NY
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Lung Cancer
Title: Effect of the Inflammasone Signaling Pathway on Lung Microbiome and Lung Cancer

Elisa Ignatius, MD, MSc
Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria Diseases
Title: Early Bactericidal Activity of Standard Drugs Used to Treat Mycobacterium avium Complex: A pilot study

Elsje Pienaar, PhD
Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria Diseases
Title: A Computational Bridge Between in vitro MIC and in vivo Efficacy of Antibiotics Against MAC Infection

These nontuberculosis mycobacteria disease grants are supported by Insmed.

Mona Alotaibi, MD
University of California San Diego – La Jolla, CA
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Title: Metabolic Derangements Underlying SSc-PAH

Eric Abston, MD
Trustees of Boston University BUMC – New York, NY
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Title: Noninvasive Quantification of Pulmonary Fibrosis Due to Radiation Induced Lung Injury Using [68Ga]CBP8 Type 1 Collagen Probe

Karthik Suresh, MD
Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Title: Safety and Efficacy of High-Flow Air for Long Term Oxygen Therapy Delivery in Patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis

These pulmonary fibrosis grants are supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Genentech.

Nicholas Arger, MD
UCSF Medical Center – Los Angeles, CA
John R. Addrizzo MD, FCCP Research Grant in Sarcoidosis
Title: Using Serum Interferon-induced Chemokines to Predict Sarcoidosis Outcomes

Divya Patel, DO
University of Florida – Gainesville, FL
John R. Addrizzo MD, FCCP Research Grant in Sarcoidosis
Title: Pharmacogenetic Predictors of Therapeutic Response to Methotrexate in Patients with Sarcoidosis

These sarcoidosis grants are in honor of John R. Addrizzo, MD and is supported in full by the Addrizzo family, their friends, and the CHEST Foundation.

Sunita Sharma, MD, MPH
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine – Denver, CO
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Severe Asthma
Title: Predictors of Anti-IL-5 Treatment Failure in Severe Asthmatics

Vickram Tejwani, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital – Baltimore, MD
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Severe Asthma
Title: Peripheral Immune Cell Landscape in Obese Children with Severe Asthma

These severe asthma grants are supported by AstraZeneca LP.

Sushmita Pamidi, MD, FRCPC, MSc
McGill University – Montreal QC Canada
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Sleep
Title: Maternal Sleep-disordered Breathing in Pregnancy and Risk of Adverse Health Outcomes in Children: A follow-up study of the 3D pregnancy and birth cohort

Irene Telias, MD
St. Michael’s Hospital – Toronto ON Canada
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Sleep
Title: Influence of Sleep-wakefulness Abnormalities on Patient-ventilator Dyssynchrony: A step towards improvement of sleep quality in critically ill patients

These sleep grants are supported by Apria and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Mitchell Cahan, MD
UMass Memorial Medical Center – Worcester, MA
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Venous Thromboembolism
Title: A Translational Approach to Understanding Venous Thromboembolism in Post-Surgical Patients Using MicroRNAs in the American Black Bear

Neelima Navuluri, MD, MPH
Duke University Hospital – Durham, NC
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Women’s Lung Health
Title: Evaluation of Chronic Hypoxemia from Cardiopulmonary Disease Among Patients in Western Kenya and Perspectives on Oxygen Therapy

This grant is supported in full by the CHEST Foundation.

2019 Community Service Grantees

Dana Hickman, ARNP-C, FNP-BC
Northside Hospital Forsyth – Cumming, GA
CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Title: Living with COPD: Empowering individuals, families, and caregivers

Hans Lee, MD, FCCP
Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Title: Uganda Bronchoscopy and Pleuroscopy (UBP) Project

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS
Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Title: The Lung Health Ambassador Program

Ann Salvator, MS
Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville, GA
CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Title: Pediatric Asthma Screenings and Education on the Navajo Reservation

Paul Sonenthal, MD
Partners in Health Sierra Leone – Freetown, Sierra Leone
CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Title: Improving Critical Care Capacity in Sierra Leone

Tisha Wang, MD
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center – Cincinnati, OH
CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Title: PAP Foundation Education Days: A project to reach patients, caregivers, and physicians

These community service grants are supported in full by the CHEST Foundation.

  • 2018 Distinguished Scholar

    Robert Hyzy, MD, FCCP
    University of Michigan Hospital – Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Eli Lilly and Company Distinguished Scholar in Critical Care Medicine
    Title: The Use of Electrical Impedance Tomography to Assess Mechanical Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    This grant is made possible due to the philanthropic support from Eli Lilly and Company.

  • 2018 Research Grantees

    Anna Volerman, MD
    University of Chicago – Chicago, IL
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Severe Asthma
    Title: A Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating the Effectiveness of Virtual Teach-to-Goal(TM) Education versus Brief Intervention for Children with Severe Asthma

    This grant is supported by AstraZeneca LP.

    Ayodeji Adegunsoye, MD, MS
    University of Chicago – Chicago, IL
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Title: Impact of Telomere Length on Pulmonary Fibrosis Clusters across Diverse Racial Cohorts

    Justin Oldham, MD, MS
    University of California at Davis – Davis, CA
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Title: Plasma biomarkers to predict outcomes and treatment response in patients with pulmonary fibrosis

    These pulmonary fibrosis grants are supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Genentech.

    Jacob Brenner, MD, Ph.D
    University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
    Title: Ambulatory cuirass ventilation for relief of exertional dyspnea in severe COPD patients

    William Zhang, MD
    New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center – New York, NY
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
    Title: Pulmonary Iron Overload as a Novel COPD Endotype

    These COPD grants are supported by AstraZeneca LP and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

    Margaret Bublitz, Ph.D
    Miriam Hospital – Providence, RI
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Women’s Lung Health
    Title: Sex as a Predictor of Sleep Disordered Breathing and Its Consequences in Pregnancy

    This grant is supported in full by the CHEST Foundation.

    Tim Morris, MD, FCCP
    University of California, San Diego – San Diego, CA
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Venous Thromboembolism
    Title: Long-Term Follow-up of Acute Pulmonary Embolism

    This grant is supported in full by the CHEST Foundation.

    Monica Mukherjee, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE
    Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MA
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    Title: Exercise Provocation in the Noninvasive Detection of Occult Right Ventricular Dysfunction and Emerging Pulmonary Hypertension in Systemic Sclerosis

    This grant is supported in full by the CHEST Foundation.

    Don Sanders, MD, MS
    University of Indiana – Indianapolis, IN
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Cystic Fibrosis
    Title: Whole-genome shotgun sequencing of oropharyngeal swabs in infants with CF

    This grant is supported by Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

    Imran Sulaiman, MD, Ph.D
    New York University – New York, NY
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria Diseases
    Title: Lower Airway Microbiota Signatures associated with impaired immune response in Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterium

    This grant is supported by Insmed.

    Samira Shojaee, MD, MPH, FCCP
    Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Lung Cancer
    Title: Extracellular Vesicle miRNA as a Biomarker in Malignant Pleural Effusion

    This grant is supported in full by the CHEST Foundation.

  • 2018 Community Service Grantees

    Deborah Haisch, MD
    Columbia University Medical Center – New York, NY
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: East African Training Initiative in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Pamela Garrett, CCRN, MN
    Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville, GA
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: Breathe Better Gwinnett

    Matt Siemer
    Mobile Care Chicago – Chicago, IL
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: Home Environment Education for Children with Asthma

    These community service grants are supported in full by the CHEST Foundation.

  • 2017 Distinguished Scholar

    Richard Wunderink, MD, FCCP
    Northwestern University – Chicago, Illinois
    GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health
    Title: Etiology of Culture-Negative Severe CAP

    Supported by GlaxoSmithKline.

  • 2017 Research Grantees

    Diana Crossley, MBChB
    University Hospital Birmingham – Birmingham, England
    CHEST Foundation and the Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
    Title: Functional Magnetic Resonance Lung Imaging using Inhaled Hyperpolarised 129Xenon: A pilot study of the clinical utility in Alpha One Anti-Trypsin Deficiency (AATD).

    This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and the Alpha-1 Foundation.

    Stephen Lapinsky, MBBCh, MS
    Mount Sinai Hospital – Toronto, Canada
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Women’s Lung Health
    Title: Mechanical ventilation during pregnancy

    This grant is supported in full by the CHEST Foundation.

    Kei Suzuki, MD
    Boston Medical Center – Boston, Massachusetts
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Lung Cancer
    Title: Prognostic Immune Score for Stage I Lung Adenocarcinoma

    This grant is supported by Genentech Inc.

    Keira Cohen, MD
    Johns Hopkins Hospital – Baltimore, Maryland
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
    Title: Harnessing Host Transcriptomics: Development of a Diagnostic Tool to Distinguish M. avium Pulmonary Disease from Colonization

    This grant is supported by Insmed.

    Sandeep Sahay, MD, FCCP
    Houston Methodist Hospital – Houston, Texas
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    Title: Alterations of estrogen metabolism in the development of Portopulmonary hypertension

    This grant is supported by United Therapeutics Corporation.

    Kerri Johannson, MD, MPH
    University of Calgary – Alberta, Canada
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Title: Social and Environmental Determinants of Mortality in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    This grant is supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Emmet O’Brien, MBBCh
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Title: The E3 Ligase Subunit Fbxo3 Regulates Ubiquitin Proteasome Mediated Skeletal Muscle Atrophy In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    This grant is supported by AstraZeneca LP.

    Christopher Pannucci, MD
    University of Utah – Salt Lake City, Utah
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Venous Thromboembolism
    Title: Fixed versus Weight-Based Enoxaparin Dosing in Thoracic Surgery VATS Patients

    This grant is supported by Daiichi Sankyo.

    Kathleen Ramos, MD, MS
    University of Washington – Seattle, Washington
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Cystic Fibrosis
    Title: Lung transplantation in cystic fibrosis: Variability in Lung Allocation Score (LAS) and case-mix of lung disease diagnoses across Lung Transplant Centers in the United States

    This grant is supported by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

    Drew Harris, MD
    Yale University – New Haven, Connecticut
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Asthma
    Title: Utilizing Medical-Legal Partnership to Promote Asthma Health Equity

    This grant is supported in full by the CHEST Foundation.

  • 2017 Community Service Grantees

    Sharon Armstead, RRT
    Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: Texas State Respiratory Care Asthma Clinics in Guyana

    Erin Coates
    Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter – St. Louis, Missouri
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America STL Rescue Program

    Geoffrey Dreher, DO
    Crozer Keystone Health System – Chester, Pennsylvania
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: Assessing the Impact of a Unified Asthma Action Plan in School: A Pilot Study in a DELCO School

    J. Scott Ferguson MD, FCCP
    University of Wisconsin Madison – Madison, Wisconsin
    GAIN NSCLC Summits Community Service Grant
    Title: Making GAINs in NSCLC Management

    Negin Hajizadeh, MD, MPH
    Feinstein Research Institute at Northwell Health – Manhasset, New York
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: Controlling asthma in NYC Hispanic communities through educational workshops and the development of Community Asthma Trainers

    Thomas Houston, MD
    The Breathing Association – Columbus, Ohio
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: Lung Health Community Assistance

    Adam Silverman, MD
    Connecticut Children’s Medical Center – Hartford, Connecticut
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: Haitian Pediatric Critical Care Collaborative Training Course

  • 2016 Distinguished Scholar

    Don Hayes Jr., MD, FCCP
    The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health
    Title: Implications of the Lung Allocation Score in Prioritizing Critically Ill Patients for Lung Transplantation

    Supported by GlaxoSmithKline.

  • 2016 Research Grantees

    Alice Turner, MBChB, MRCP, PhD
    University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
    CHEST Foundation and the Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
    Title: Improving Access to Augmentation: A Propensity-Matching Study Between the UK AATD Registry and AlphaNet

    This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and the Alpha-1 Foundation.

    Robert Busch, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Channing Division of Network Medicine
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Title: Methylation Quantitative Trait Loci: Markers of Race-Specific Disparities in African Americans With COPD

    This grant is supported by AstraZeneca.

    Clemens Grassberger, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard University
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Lung Cancer
    Title: Dynamic FLT-PET as Biomarker for Early Response in Locally Advanced Lung Cancer Patients

    This grant is supported by Genentech Inc.

    Cristina Russo, MD, PhD
    Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital– Rome, Italy
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
    Title: A Proteomic-Metaproteomic Analysis Approach Allows Identification of Drug Target Candidates for the Future Design of :Preventive, Diagnostic, and Therapeutic Strategies Against Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Diseases

    This grant is supported by Insmed.

    Peter Leary, MD, MS
    University of Washington
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    Title: Expression Profiling in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

    This grant is supported by Actelion Pharmaceuticals, US, Inc.

    Brett Ley, MD
    University of California San Francisco
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Title: Extracellular Circulation RNAs as Predictors of Disease Progression in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    This grant is supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals & Genentech Inc.

    Sydney Montesi, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Title: Gadofosveset-Enhanced Lung MRI to Detect Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Disease Activity

    This grant is supported by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals & Genentech Inc.

    Farbod Rahaghi, MD, PhD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Venous Thromboembolism
    Title: CT Scan-Based Markers for Prediction of Outcomes in Acute Pulmonary Embolism

    This grant is supported by Daiichi Sankyo.

    Catherine Oberg, MD
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Women’s Lung Health
    Title: Effects of Household Air Pollution on Airway Inflammation, Lung Function, and Respiratory Symptoms

    This grant is supported in full by the CHEST Foundation.

  • 2016 Community Service Grantee

    Ethel Jane Carter, MD, FCCP
    Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: East African Training Initiative (EATI) in Pulmonary Medicine

  • 2016 NetWorks Challenge Travel Grantees

    Debarsee Banerjee, MS, MD
    Women’s Health NetWork

    Drew Harris, MD
    Occupational and Environmental Health NetWork

    Kerry Hena, MD
    Occupational and Environmental Health NetWork

    Amanpreet Kaur, MD
    Women’s Health NetWork

  • 2015 Distinguished Scholar

    Ognjen Gajic, MD, FCCP
    Eli Lilly and Company Distinguished Scholar in Critical Care Medicine
    Title: CERTAIN Rounds: International Collaboration to Improve Critical Care Practice

    Supported by Eli Lilly and Company.

  • 2015 Research Grantees

    Chiara Rigobello, PhD
    University of Padua, Italy
    The CHEST Foundation and the Alpha-1 Foundation
    Research Grant in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
    Title: Investigation of Susceptibility Factors in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin
    Deficiency: A Whole Exome Approach

    Jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and the Alpha-1 Foundation.

    Katrina Steiling, MD, MSc
    Boston University School of Medicine
    The CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic
    Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Title: Characterizing Molecular Subphenotypes of Chronic
    Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Debasree Banerjee, MD, MS
    Rhode Island Hospital
    The CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary
    Arterial Hypertension
    Title: Sudden Cardiac Death in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension:
    The Role of the Sodium Channel

    Supported in part by Actelion Pharmaceuticals, US, Inc.

    Martina Sterclova, MD, PhD
    Thomayer Hospital, Czech Republic
    The CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Title: New Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment in Individualization
    Considering Outcome Indicators in Patients With Interstitial
    Lung Disease

    Supported in part by Genentech.

    Tetyana Kendzerska, MD
    Sunnybrook Research Institute, Canada
    The CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Women’s Lung
    Health
    Title: A Risk Stratification Model for Adult Patients With Obstructive
    Sleep Apnea: Development and Evaluation—Cardiovascular
    Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Women

    Supported in part by AstraZeneca.

    Dale Hardy, PhD
    Georgia Regents University
    The CHEST Diversity Committee Minority Investigator
    Research Grant
    Title: Racial Disparities in Early Palliative Care Within Sociogeographic
    Regions for Elderly Patients With Lung Cancer

    Jointly supported by CHEST and AstraZeneca.

    Mary Hart, MS, RRT
    University of Texas Health Science Center
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring
    D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: Asthma Boot Camp

    Vanessa Kerry, MD, MSc
    Seed Global Health
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring
    D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: Strengthening Critical Care Training and Care at Muhimbili
    University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania

    William Thompson, MD, FCCP
    Seed Global Health
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring
    D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: Expanding Bronchoscopy Training at Muhimbili Hospital
    for Tanzania

    Zehra Surani, MS, RRT
    It’s Your Life Foundation
    CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D.
    Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
    Title: iConquer: Clean Wisely!