CHESTGrantsGrant Recipients

CHEST Foundation Grant Recipients

Each year, the CHEST Foundation offers grants to worthy research candidates, generous community service volunteers, and distinguished scholars. In 2022, the Foundation awarded more than $600,000 in clinical research and community service grants to 23 individuals.

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. We would like to thank all our funders and organizations who we’ve been able to partner with this year to support these wonderful researchers. Together, we can revolutionize lung health.

Congratulations to the 2022 grant winners on their innovative and novel approaches to their work.

2022 Grant Recipients

2022 Research Grantees

2022 Community Service Grantees

Past Grant Recipients

The CHEST Foundation has an established history of proudly supporting research projects that aim to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases. See how these past grant recipients have utilized their CHEST Foundation grant funding to advance their research.

Robert Hyzy, MD, FCCP

Robert Hyzy, MD, FCCP
Running Water in Peru

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A CHEST Foundation grant enabled Dr. Hyzy to fund plumbing improvements for an Amazon Promise free clinic in Belén, Peru, which increased his team’s ability to treat more patients.

Adam Silverman, MD

Adam Silverman, MD
Removing Language Barriers to Care

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Dr. Silverman has been able to expand his work translating educational material for pediatric critical care courses in Haiti with funding received from the CHEST Foundation.

Valerie Andrews

Valerie Andrews
Offering a Hand up, Not a Hand Out

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Through a CHEST Foundation community service grant, Valerie Andrews is working to educate her community on asthma detection, treatment, and management.

Drew Harris, MD

Drew Harris, MD
Utilizing Medical-Legal Partnership to Promote Asthma Health Equity

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This project targeted many of the social determinants of asthma and helped address them beyond the typical scope that a health care professional can offer in a traditional visit.

Debrasee Banerjee, MD, MS

Debrasee Banerjee, MD, MS
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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Instead of sudden death or death from end-stage heart failure, Dr. Banerjee’s project explored whether a physical exam can uncover evidence of heart-pump dysfunction.

Catherine Oberg, MD

Catherine Oberg, MD
Effects of Household Air Pollution on Airway Inflammation, Lung Function, and Respiratory Symptoms

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This project assessed levels of household air pollution in Ghana to uncover whether direct smoke exposure from cooking causes symptoms of cough, phlegm, and shortness of breath.

2021 Research Grantees

2021 Community Service Grantees

2020 Grant Winners

2019 Grant Winners

2018 Grant Winners

2017 Grant Winners

2016 Grant Winners

2015 Grant Winners

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