Fellowship awarded to respiratory leader

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Laureate Professor Paul Foster has been awarded the title of Fellow of the American Thoracic Society, (ATSF) for his commitment to respiratory health research.

Laureate Professor Paul Foster
Laureate Professor Paul Foster

With a focus on the burden presented by progressive and disabling chronic airway conditions, Professor Foster is a global leader in respiratory research and a visionary keen on making life easier for patients suffering from respiratory disorders.

The ATS Fellow designation is a mark of distinction, conferring recognition on members for their accomplishments, dedication and contributions to the Society, as well as to the fields of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

As Director of the University of Newcastle's Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs, the Director of VIVA (Vaccines, Immunology, Viruses and Asthma) at the Hunter Medical Research Institute, and the University's Chair in Immunology Professor Foster coordinates investigative efforts for a variety of prominent, preclinical research groups in the Hunter, seeking to solidify links between disease state, infections, inflammation and immune responses.

Professor Foster has contributed significantly to the global advancement of respiratory medicine, bringing together clinical, applied, epidemiological and basic science research to examine problems associated with asthma, emphysema and respiratory infections.

Professor Foster has also received further International recognition in 2019 by being elected as a Fellow of both the European Respiratory Society (FERS) and Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (FThorSoc).

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