CHEST Foundation awards grants to researchers and community service volunteers

Each year, the CHEST Foundation offers grants to worthy research candidates, generous community service volunteers, and distinguished scholars. More than 1,000 recipients worldwide have received more than $12 million in support and recognition of outstanding contributions to chest medicine.

This year, the Foundation awarded more than $600,000 in clinical research and community service grants to 23 individuals. Grant recipients are recognized for their scientifically meritorious achievements, with rigorous metrics to track their project’s progress, and have innovative, novel approaches to addressing their research topic.

The Foundation’s grants have made a difference in patients’ lives by aiding young investigators. Many of the supported projects have led to breakthroughs in the treatment and/or management of chest diseases and patient care. To learn more, please visit chestnet.org/grants.

On behalf of CHEST Foundation President, Ian Nathanson, MD, FCCP, the CHEST Foundation Awards Committee, and the entire CHEST Foundation, congratulations to all our 2022 grant award winners!


2022 Research Grantees

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Women’s Lung Health Disparities
Laura Sanapo, MD, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI
This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and the Respiratory Health Association.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Benjamin Wu, MD, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY
This grant is supported by AstraZeneca.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Richard Zou, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST Foundation and AASM Foundation Research Grant in Sleep Medicine
Gonzalo Labarca, MD, Universidad San Sebastian, Concepción, Chile
This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and AASM Foundation.

CHEST Foundation and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine Research Grant in Sleep Apnea
Sherri Katz, MD, FCCP, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON, Canada
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Sleep Medicine
Nancy Stewart, DO, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
This grant is supported by Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Severe Asthma
Gareth Walters, MD, University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
This grant is supported by AstraZeneca.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Severe Asthma
Andréanne Côté, MD, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Quebec, Canada
This grant is supported by AstraZeneca.

CHEST Foundation and APCCMPD Research Grant in Medical Education
Christopher Leba, MD, MPH, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
This grant is jointly supported by the CHEST Foundation and APCCMPD.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in COVID-19
Clea Barnett, MD, New York University, New York, NY
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Critical Care
Katherine Walker, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Venous Thromboembolism
Daniel Lachant, DO, University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Hypertension
Christina Thornton, MD, PhD, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Christina Eckhardt, MD, Columbia University, New York, NY
This grant is supported by an independent grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Genentech, Inc.

CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis
John Kim, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
This grant is supported by an independent grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Genentech, Inc.

John R. Addrizzo, MD, FCCP Research Grant in Sarcoidosis
Kerry Hena, MD, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY
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 Pediatric Lung Health
Adam Shapiro, MD, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST Foundation Young Investigator Grant
Sameer Avasarala, MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST/ALA/ATS Respiratory Health Equity Research Award
Matthew Triplette, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
The Respiratory Health Equity Research Award is jointly supported by the American Lung Association, the American Thoracic Society, and the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST/ALA/ATS Respiratory Health Equity Research Award
Ayobami Akenroye, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
The Respiratory Health Equity Research Award is jointly supported by the American Lung Association, the American Thoracic Society, and the CHEST Foundation.


2022 Community Service Grantees

CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Lorriane Odhiambo, PhD, Augusta University, Augusta, GA
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Katie Stevens, Team Telomere Inc, New York, NY
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.

CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP
Matthew Sharpe, MD, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
This grant is supported by the CHEST Foundation.


CHEST Foundation awards diversity travel grants

The CHEST Foundation is committed to promoting diversity in chest medicine, to increase and attract young clinicians and individuals from underrepresented groups to our specialty, and introduce them to CHEST leadership opportunities. Congratulations to the early career professionals who received a 2022 Diversity Travel Grant.

Mohamed Abdelhabib, MD
Oriade Adeoye, MD, MPH
Waseem Ahangar, MD
Hamna Ahmad, MD
Balakrishnan Arivalagan
Samantha Baah, MD
Amarilys Alacron-Calderon, MD
Victor Alejandro Canela, DO
Rocio Castillo Larios, MD
Ashika Ann Chacko, MD
Spencer Deleveaux, MD
Akash Dodia, MD
Emanuel Fernandes Ferreira da Silva Júnior
Kuldeep Ghosh, MD, MS
Kirat Gill, MD
Konstantin Golubykh, MD
Jose Gomez-Arroyo, MD
Marwah Ibrahem, MD
Sangeetha Isaac, MD
Allen Joe, MD
Tarun Kapoor, MD
Jason Katz, MD
Samih Khaili, MD
Daniel Kotok, MD
Ilana Krumm, MD
Raquel Lamrache, MD
Yasmin Leigh, DO
Melissa Malinky, CNP
Sujay Mehta, MBBS, DTM, FCCP
Rami Naaman, MD
Alan Nyquist, MD
Olushola Ogunleye, MBBS
Shreya Podder, MD
Huzaifah Salat, MD
Camille Stover, RRT
Mudessir Temam
Wallace Thomas, MD
Amy Van, MD
Advait Vasavada, MBBS
Veronica Williams, DO

To support future grant recipients and become a part of the CHEST Foundation’s Champion’s Circle, donate today at chestfoundation.org/donate

CHEST 2023 Call for Topics

Help shape the curriculum for CHEST 2023, October 8–11 in Hawaiʻi! Submit topic ideas from areas you’re passionate about, issues affecting your practice, or new technologies you’d like to learn more about. But don’t delay. Submissions are due Monday, December 5, 2022, at 12:00 PM CT.