Our Impact

Whether we are giving out grants for clinical research projects or distributing funding for community service projects, our work is making a tangible impact.

Listening Tour: Addressing health disparities across the U.S.

What makes a foundation truly impactful? Some would argue that it’s the organization’s willingness to continually have uncomfortable conversations about the issues negatively impacting our society today – the issues that stem from years of silence and decades of systematic oppression.

The difficulty and awkwardness of these conversations lays in the fact that they revolve around race, and more often than not, health outcomes. These are the problems that affect our most deserving, underserved communities, and it’s clear that they can no longer be ignored. We need to start listening now.

Get an update on our grant recipients’ latest work

The CHEST Foundation has an established history of proudly supporting research and community service projects that aim to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases. Find out how the Foundation has impacted the work of these grant winners.


Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS

Developing Lung Health Advocates

What happens when a physician-advocate invests in the next generation—thanks in part to a CHEST Foundation grant? Learn how Dr. Galiatsatos implemented the Lung Health Ambassador Program in Baltimore area schools.

Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP

Laying the Groundwork for NIH-Funded Research

A CHEST Foundation grant helped Dr. Bourjeily establish vital data on sleep-disordered breathing in pregnant women that would lead to additional research funded by the NIH.

Drew Harris, MD

Transforming a CHEST Foundation Grant Into a Federally Funded Initiative

In less than 2 years, Dr. Harris transformed a CHEST Foundation-supported program, the Common Cause Medical Legal Partnership, into a larger-scale, federally funded initiative.