About the New York AIR Society
For Asthma, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine
In 1991, a group of young professionals came together to form the New York AIR Society because some of them or their family members had been treated for asthma, allergies and/or immune system disorders at National Jewish Health. This common tie gave them the inspiration to assist National Jewish Health in its efforts.
The New York AIR Society is composed of a diverse group of ambitious young professionals from a variety of industries in New York. Since its inception, more than $4 million has been raised to fund research, patient care, and clinical and educational programs at National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation and one of the top 25 most influential research institutions in the world. National Jewish Health is known worldwide for the treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders.
Each May, the Committee plans an exciting night to honor a local leader who has shown devotion, talent and integrity in his or her industry. The Benefit includes terrific food, drinks, live music, dancing and raffle prizes for more than 400 young professionals.
Previous Award Recipients:
Jason D. Pizer 2011
Peter G. Riguardi 2012
Michael A. Rodriguez 2013
New committee members are always welcome.
For more information, please contact Mattie L. Shepheard at 212.297.0857 or ShepheardM@njhealth.org. Like us on Facebook.