2021 ATS Awards

Justin Lui, M.D.

Pulmonary Fellow, Mentor: Klings/Wiener

2021 ATS Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award

“The Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award is an ATS Scholarship Award that honors pulmonary and critical care fellows engaged in clinical research. The award was named after Morton Ziskind, MD, a highly respected clinician-researcher from Tulane University who died in 1979 and was renowned for bringing his fellows to the ATS International Conferences and exposing them to memorable learning experiences. In an effort to honor his inspiring mentoring practices, the ATS created this award program to recognize the best and the brightest individuals in clinical research.”

Justin K. Lui, MD, is a fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and a MS candidate in the Applied Biostatistics Program at Boston University School of Public Health.

His research focuses on clinical outcomes in patients with systemic sclerosis-related pulmonary hypertension. “Upon completion of my mentored research, I look forward to becoming an independent investigator as I develop both clinical and research expertise in the care of patients with pulmonary hypertension.”

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Joseph P. Mizgerd, Sc.D.

Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Center

2021 Scientific Accomplishment Award (Allergy, Immunology, and Inflammation Assembly)

This award is given to an Allergy, Immunology & Inflammation (AII) member to recognize an established, internationally recognized investigator with a record of sustained exemplary achievement in the scientific areas of the Assembly.

“Spanning nearly 3 decades, Dr. Jay Mizgerd has been committed to unraveling the molecular mechanisms controlling pneumonia outcome and susceptibility. He has made seminal contributions to the field, including but not limited to the discovery of cell-specific immune signaling hubs and the biology underlying immune remodeling in the experienced lung. His substantial efforts advocating for the importance of pneumonia as a public health concern and critical research area have made him the steward of this field in the ATS and beyond.”

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