Every year, the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research awards travel grants to assist in expenses for attendees of major professional conferences where sarcoidosis is addressed. This allows FSR to support early career researchers and clinicians by giving them the opportunity to attend these important conferences to further their knowledge on the disease, as well as to present their work and network with the leading experts in the field. By creating more opportunities for young investigators and physicians who are interested in the space, we can foster that interest and continue to grow the number of sarcoidosis experts that are serving patients and studying the disease.

This year, FSR has again partnered with the American Thoracic Society to provide six travel scholarships in the amount of $500 each for attendees who submitted an abstract at the annual ATS Conference. This year, the ATS Conference is taking place in Dallas, TX in May. FSR is proud to announce the recipients of these travel scholarships:

NIDAH KHAKOO, MD – Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami

MICHAEL ALEXANDER, MD – Northwestern Medicine

OZIMOMA CHIOMA, PhD – Vanderbilt University Medical Center


SARA HURLEY, BS – Cleveland Clinic

ARPAN C. SHAH, MBBS – Pranayam Lung and Heart Institute


Learn more about the American Thoracic Society at www.thoracic.org