Grants

Last Updated 10/16/2020

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 Ultrasonography and COVID-19
($30,000 in funding and Sonosite PX ultrasound system with three transducers available to recipient)
This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and FUJIFILM SonoSite.

Submissions due Friday, October 30, 2020, at 3:00 pm CT


CLOSED 2020 request for proposals

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 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 have gone through the ATS grant submission process.

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

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

Each year, the CHEST Foundation offers grants to worthy research candidates, generous community service volunteers, and distinguished scholars. In 2020, the Foundation awarded just over one million dollars in clinical research and community service grants.

Congratulations to the 2020 grant winners on their innovative and novel approaches to their research.

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.

2020 Distinguished Scholar

Deepa Gotur, MD, FCCP

Deepa Gotur, MD, FCCP
Houston Methodist Hospital – Houston, TX
GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Scholar in Respiratory Health
Title: Cytokine Release in SARS COV2 Viral Illness and Trends of Inflammasome Expression in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Manifestations and Management

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

2020 Research Grantees

Paul Ellis, MBChB
University of Birmingham – Birmingham, United Kingdom
CHEST Foundation and Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Title: Cardiovascular Outcomes and Phenotypes in Pulmonary Exacerbations of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin

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

Peter Jackson, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA
CHEST Foundation and American Thoracic Society (ATS) Research Grant in COVID and Diversity
Title: The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Tuberculosis Care in Uganda

This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and ATS.

Thomas Valley, MD, MSc
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
CHEST Foundation and American Thoracic Society (ATS) Research Grant in Diversity
Title: Understanding Differences in Delivery of Care Processes for Respiratory Failure by Race/Ethnicity

This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and the American Thoracic Society.

Davide Biondini, MD, PhD
University of Padova – Padova, Italy
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
Title: Role of the Immune Check Points (CTLA-4 and PD-1) in the Development or Evasion of Smoking-induced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Andrew Gangemi, MD
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University – Philadelphia, PA
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
Title: Are Sleep Health, Nicotine Metabolism, and Airway Inflammation Mechanisms for Differences in Lung Function between African American and Non-Hispanic White Smokers? A Proof-of-Concept Examination

These Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease grants are supported by AstraZeneca LP.

David Furfaro, MD
Columbia University Medical Center – New York, NY
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in COVID-19
Title: Subphenotypes, Inflammatory Profiles, and Antibody Response in COVID-19 ARDS

Jeffrey Barry, MD
University of California San Diego – La Jolla, CA
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Cystic Fibrosis
Title: Eosinophilia as a Biomarker for Worse Outcomes in Cystic Fibrosis

Kristina Montemayor, MD
Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Cystic Fibrosis
Title: The Association of Sex Hormones and Respiratory Morbidity in Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis

These Cystic Fibrosis grants are supported by Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Mounica Vallurupalli, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boston, MA
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Critical Care
Title: Evaluating the Impact of Clonal Hematopoiesis on Host Immune Response During Sepsis

Stefanie Mason, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boston, MA
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Lung Cancer
Title: Implications of Longitudinal Muscle-mass Trajectories in Lung Cancer

Ilana Krumm, MD
University of Washington – Seattle, WA
CHEST Foundation and Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors Award Research Grant for Medical Education
Title: What’s Good About Soul Food? Discovering and Analyzing Elements of an ICU Team Group Discussion That Improve Provider Wellness

This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors.

Bryan Garcia, MD
Medical University of South Carolina – Charleston, SC
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Diseases
Title: Longitudinal Proteomic Endotyping of Patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Infections

This grant is supported by Insmed.

Sarah Beshay, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital – Houston, TX
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Title: COPA Syndrome-associated Mutations in Lung Transplant Recipients for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Erica Farrand, MD
University of California San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Title: The Future of Telehealth in Interstitial Lung Disease

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

Changwan Ryu, MD
Yale School of Medicine – New Haven, CT
John R. Addrizzo MD, FCCP Research Grant in Sarcoidosis
Title: Extracellular Matrix Proteins as a Biomarker for Stage IV Sarcoidosis

This grant is supported by the Addrizzo family in honor of John R. Addrizzo, MD, FCCP.

Isaretta Riley, MD, MPH
Duke University – Durham, NC
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Severe Asthma
Title: Predictors of Anti-IL-5 Treatment Failure in Severe Asthmatics

This grant is supported by AstraZeneca LP.

Tetyana Kendzerska, MD, PhD
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute – Ottawa ON Canada
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Sleep
Title: The Role of Sleep and Circadian Disturbances in Cancer Development and Progression: A Historical Multicenter Clinical Cohort Study

Nancy Stewart, DO
University of Kansas Medical Center – Kansas City, KS
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Sleep
Title: Improving COPD/OSA Overlap Syndrome Predischarge Care Delivery

These sleep grants are supported by Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Jansen Seheult, MD, MBBCh
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Pittsburgh, PA
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Venous Thromboembolism
Title: Untangling the NET: Neutrophil Activation as the Driver of Venous Thromboembolism in Coronavirus Disease, 2019

Shannon Kay, MD
Yale School of Medicine – New Haven, CT
CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Women’s Lung Health
Title: Sex-specific Gene Expression in Asthma

2020 Community Service Grantees

Ivan Nemorin, MBA, MS, RRT
Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay – Tampa, FL
CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Title: Healthier Homes for Children-Community Asthma Prevention Program

Joseph Huang, MD
Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Title: East Africa Training Initiative (EATI)

Aninda Das, MD, MBBS
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California – Los Angeles, CA
CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Title: Screening for Childhood Tuberculosis in Children 0–4 Years of Age With Moderate to Severe Malnutrition in a Rural District of West Bengal, India

Trishual Siddaharthan, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – Baltimore, MD
CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Title: Establishing a Pulmonary and Critical Care Training Program in Uganda

Marina Lima, MD, MSc
Brazilian Pulmonary Hypertension and Related Diseases Association – Sao Paulo, Brazil
CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Title: Asmaland: The First Gamified Pediatric Asthma Educational Program in Portuguese

Roberta Kato, MD
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Title: Lung Power

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

2020 CHEST Foundation COVID-19 Community-based Grants 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation created the COVID-19 Community-based Grant to provide funding to those looking to make a difference in their communities during the pandemic. The CHEST Foundation awarded $60,000 to patient service groups that provide services to those living with chronic lung disease. These initiatives range from providing at-risk individuals and caregivers with supplies to educational technology and support group meetings.  

Eve Bogan, Atlanta, GA 
COVID-19 Response for Individuals with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Georgia Community Support & Solutions, Inc.   

Katherine Brown, Tinley Park, IL 
Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) Homes Basic Needs Funding, St. Coletta’s of Illinois   

Rachel Callender, Houston, TX 
Houston Methodist Hospital   

Brian Carlin, MD, FCCP, Pittsburgh, PA 
Pulmonary Chat:  A Focus on COVID-19, Right2Breathe   

Dot Delarosa, San Antonio, TX  
San Antonio Pulmonary Fibrosis Support   

Amrita Dosanjh, San Diego, CA 
MD Pulmonary Function Testing for Children and Young Adults Following COVID-19 Infection   

Aaron Douen, Brooklyn, NY 
MD 3D Printed N95 Face Masks and Filters, Coney Island Hospital   

Elizabeth Emery, New York, NY   
Urgently Deploying Volunteer Physicians to the Frontlines of the NYC COVID-19 Pandemic Response  

Sophia Esteves-Frye, San Antonio, TX   
Supporting the S.A Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group   

Marcela Gieminani, Vienna, VA  
COVID-19: Educational Resources for Hispanic Families, Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics   

Chanda Holsey, DrPh, Silver Spring, MD  
National Medical Association AAI Section Addresses COVID-19 in the Community   

Ebtesam Islam, MD, PhD, FCCP, Lubbock, TX  
West Texas 3D COVID-19 Relief Consortium   

Melanie Jagneaux, Houston, TX   
COVID-19 Incident Command Center: Baylor Support Task Force  

Heather Kagel, Dallas, TX   
Discharge Kits for Lung Transplant Patients During COVID-19   

Chris Landon, MD, FCCP, Ventura, CA  
COVID Connect, Landon Pediatric Foundation  

Eric Luk, MD, Jefferson, LA  
Addressing Food Insecurity of Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Crisis, Tom and Gayle Benson Cancer Center   

Tricia Pendergrast, Chicago, IL 
GetMePPE Chicago – Support for Healthcare Professionals in the Community   

Kate Phipps, San Antonio, TX 
Project MEND   

Jovana Placido, San Antonio, TX 
Scleroderma Patients ILD Resources Project   

Mary Schroth, MD, FCCP, Chicago, IL  
COVID-19 Information Center for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Cure SMA   

Munish Sharma, MD, Corpus Christi, TX  
Corpus Christi Medical Center/It’s Your Life Foundation 

Vicki Thornley, Chicago, IL 
Nursing Readiness in the Face of COVID-19  

Joy Trotti, Atlanta, GA 
Support for Parents of Medically Fragile Children During COVID-19 Crisis, Families of Children Under Stress, Inc.  

Tina Young, Tampa, FL 
Back To School Health Clinics, Project Link, Inc. 

  • 2019 Grant Winners

    2019 Distinguished Scholar

    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 Grant Winners

    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 Grant Winners

    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 Grant Winners

    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 Grant Winners

    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!