Most Recent Bressler-Alpert Travel Award Goes to Sleep Medicine Fellow

Chithra Poongkunran, MD, a fellow with the UA Sleep Medicine Fellowship in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, has been presented with a Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Award to attend the American Thoracic Society International Meeting next month.

She's the third internal medicine trainee in 2018 and the sixth this academic year (2017-18) to receive awards. Overall, 42 trainees have received awards since the awards were first presented six years ago.

Dr. Chithra PoongkunranAwardee:
Chithra Poongkunran, MD
Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
“Treatment Options in Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Adherence and Health Outcomes”
American Thoracic Society, International Meeting 2018 – San Diego, Calif., May 18-23, 2018

The Bressler-Alpert Society Travel Award was created in August 2012 through the generosity of current and former faculty and alumni of the department. The award supports the educational mission of the department by funding travel for medical students, residents and fellows in internal medicine when presenting the findings of their high-quality research developed here at academic meetings across the country and world.

To date, more than 40 people have been awarded travel assistance funds since the society’s inception. You can see the “roll call” of faces with their projects and where they presented at this link.

To learn more about, join or contribute to the Bressler-Alpert Society and Travel Assistance Fund, click here.

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Release Date: 
04/10/2018 - 5:00pm