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How Will You Champion Lung Health in 2018?

By: Chloe Daniels

Our CHEST Foundation grantees are doing amazing research, and community service projects that are paving the way for change and improvements in chest medicine. See what a few of our past grant winners have to say about what winning their CHEST Foundation grant has meant to them:

“This award carries great importance to me as a young clinician who is in the early phase of my career. I’m driven by my passion for researching this disease (PAH). This award helps establish me as a strong clinical researcher – where I see my career heading. It also helps us identify those clues that can lead to changing how this disease state is treated. Everything starts with an idea.”
Sandeep Sahay

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 has allowed me to this project, period. Having support from the CHEST Foundation automatically gives me credibility at my new institution. As I would meet with people to discuss my project, they would see that a big organization is supporting me, and that is the outside validation to show that this must be a useful project. The grant really helps me hit the ground running, and plants the seed to help us do a larger project in the future.”
Drew Harris

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

“I recently completed my MD, and because of this grant, I am able to do a completely independent research study. I’ve also been recently short-listed for a clinical lecturer post at my university...which positions me to be the lead for quantitative imaging should I receive the post. This grant added gravitas to my project, and without it, I don’t think I would have had as big of a boost.”

Diana Crossley

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).

“Because of this grant, we are able to be effective teachers to Haitian Pediatricians so they can more effectively intervene and save children’s lives. We are able to translate these critical care materials into French, and provide the best opportunity for learning to our colleagues there.”
Adam Silverman

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


How will you help champion lung health? The CHEST Foundation is accepting grant applications starting February 1 through April 9, 2018 in the following areas:

  • CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Lung Cancer$50,000 - $100,000 2-year grant*
  • CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Asthma – $15,000 - $30,000 1-year grant*
  • CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension$25,000 - $50,000 1-year grant*
  • CHEST Foundation and the Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency – $25,000 - $50,000 1-year grant*
  • CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Pulmonary Fibrosis – $25,000 - $50,000 1-year grant*
  • CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease $30,000 1-year grant (multiple recipients selected)
  • CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Venous Thromboembolism$15,000 - $30,000 1-year grant*
  • CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Disease$25,000 - $50,000 1-year grant*
  • CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Women’s Lung Health $10,000 1-year grant
  • CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Cystic Fibrosis$30,000 1-year grant
  • The Eli Lilly and Company Distinguished Scholar in Critical Care Medicine – $150,000 over 3 years
  • CHEST Foundation Community Service Grant Honoring D. Robert McCaffree, MD, Master FCCP – $2,500- $15,000 1-year grant*

*Amount contingent on funding.

Learn more on how to apply.