Celebrating Our Grant Recipients

In 2023, CHEST awarded $300,000 in clinical research and community impact grants to 15 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.

CHEST grants have made a difference in patients’ lives by leading to breakthroughs in the treatment and/or management of chest diseases and patient care. Thank you to the many CHEST members who have supported the important work of our grantees by making a donation to support CHEST’s philanthropy efforts.

Congratulations to the 2023 grant award winners.

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2023 Grant Recipients

2023 Research Grantees

2023 Community Impact Grantees

Past Grant Recipients

Our grantees have improved screening for sleep disorders in pregnant women, increased access to lung transplants for underweight patients with COPD, and researched the connection between pulmonary arterial hypertension and the microbiome. Their work has touched many corners of the world, from south Sacramento, California, to Haiti and Peru.

Arzu Ari, PhD, FCCP

Arzu Ari, PhD, FCCP
Training Physical Therapists Amid Rising Pulmonary Disease in Turkey

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Dr. Arzu's CHEST-funded respiratory care training program in Turkey aims to grow health care knowledge about assessing and treating patients with pulmonary disease.

Kathleen Ramos, MD, MS

Kathleen Ramos, MD, MS
Removing Barriers to Lifesaving Lung Transplants

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With support from CHEST, Dr. Ramos conducted research that resulted in fewer barriers to lung transplants for underweight patients with cystic fibrosis.

Joseph Huang, MD

Joseph Huang, MD
Training National Physician Leaders in Ethiopia

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Through Dr. Huang's CHEST grant, the East African Training Initiative expanded its clinical capacity and sustained its fellowship program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chanda Nicole Holsey, DrPH, MPH, AE-C

Chanda Nicole Holsey, DrPH, MPH, AE-C
Focusing on Lung Health Education for African American Communities

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In 2021, Dr. Holsey received a CHEST grant to support the African American Wellness Project’s virtual education programming on lung health.

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS
Developing Lung Health Advocates

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

Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP

Ghada Bourjeily, MD, FCCP
Laying the Groundwork for NIH-Funded Research

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A CHEST 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

Drew Harris, MD
Transforming a CHEST Grant Into a Federally Funded Initiative

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

Robert Hyzy, MD, FCCP

Robert Hyzy, MD, FCCP
Running Water in Peru

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A CHEST 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.

Valerie Andrews

Valerie Andrews
Offering a Hand up, Not a Hand Out

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

2022 Research Grantees

2022 Community Impact Grantees

2021 Research Grantees

2021 Community Impact Grantees

2020 Grant Winners

2019 Grant Winners

2018 Grant Winners

2017 Grant Winners

2016 Grant Winners

2015 Grant Winners

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