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The Sky's the Limit NY Air Society

Thursday, May 09, 2024, 7:00 PM 11:00 PM

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Ascent Lounge 10 Columbus Circle, 4th Fl
New York, New York 10019

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 in Denver. This common tie gave them the inspiration to assist National Jewish Health in its efforts.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation and is known worldwide for groundbreaking research and the treatment of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. National Jewish Health and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have created The Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute in New York City.

The New York AIR Society is composed of a diverse group of philanthropic young professionals from a variety of industries. Since its inception, the New York AIR Society has raised more than $5 million to fund research, patient care and clinical and educational programs at National Jewish Health.

Each year, 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, craft cocktails, music and dancing for 400 professionals.

For more event information, please contact Mattie L. Shepheard, Senior Associate Director of Special Events at 212.297.0857 or by e-mail. New members are always welcome. There is also a chapter in Denver, Colorado, the 5280 AIR Society.

About National Jewish Health

The National Jewish Health mission is to heal, to discover, and to educate as a preeminent health care institution. As a world leader in care and research of lung, heart, immune and related diseases, we impact both the immediate and long-term battle against some of the most devastating diseases. You can be assured your support will make an immediate impact for patients across the globe.

Whether you live in D.C., Denver, New York, London — or anywhere else in the world — your support of National Jewish Health right now will help to make possible life-changing care and breathtaking discoveries that will impact you, your children, and generations to come.

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Our Achievements

  • National Jewish Health has been ranked in the top ten by U.S. News & World Report every year that the Pulmonology category has been included in the rankings (27 years).
  • In the 2023-24 rankings, our COPD, Pneumonia and Lung Cancer Surgery programs achieved “high performing” ratings, the highest rating available.
  • National Jewish Health is in the top 6% of U.S. institutions the National Institutes of Health find worthy of support.


Groundbreaking Research

National Jewish Health is responsible for many important scientific advances, including:

  • IgE, the molecule responsible for allergic reactions.
  • The T-cell receptor gene, critical to immune response.
  • Groundbreaking treatment for cystic fibrosis, asthma, COPD, among other diseases.
  • Discovering the root cause of chronic fatigue in long-COVID.


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Integrated and Innovative Care

  • Multidisciplinary teams provide access for each patient to advanced treatment and world-class experts.
  • We treat all patients, regardless of ability to pay.


Educating Current and Future Leaders

  • Our physicians and scientists are thought leaders who elevate the standard of care while teaching others in our innovative methods.
  • More than 900 physicians and scientists have held research and postdoctoral fellowships at National Jewish Health and now practice across the nation and the world.
  • National Jewish Health operates Morgridge Academy, an accredited, tuition-free day school that serves chronically ill students in grades K-8.