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Weaver, Collins among first fellows of American Thoracic Society

Eileen Collins and Terri Weaver posing with certificates of fellowship

Terri Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN, ATSF, dean of the UIC College of Nursing, and Eileen Collins, PhD, RN, FAACVPR, FAAN, ATSF, associate dean for research, were both inducted into the first class of fellows of the American Thoracic Society.

They were two of only nine nurses included in the inaugural group of 182 new fellows, a recognition given to members of the American Thoracic Society for their contributions to the society as well as to the fields of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

In addition, Collins received a Presidential Commendation Award for outstanding service to the organization at the awards ceremony, held at the ATS International Conference in San Diego in May.

Weaver is a world-renowned expert on daytime sleepiness. Collins studies how exercise interventions can improve the quality of life in people with chronic illness.

The American Thoracic Society works to improve global health by advancing research, patient care and public health in pulmonary disease, critical illness and sleep disorders.