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 respiratory, cardiac, 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 (njhealth.org). 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. For more information visit therespiratoryinstitute.org.
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, the AIR Society has raised more than $4 million to fund research and patient care, as well as 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, drink, live music, dancing and and an auction for nearly 400 professionals.
New members are always welcome. There is also a chapter in Denver, Colorado, the 5280 AIR Society.
Previous Award Recipients
For more event information, please contact Mattie L. Shepheard, Senior Associate Director of Special Events at 212.297.0857, by e-mail or visit the New York AIR Society on Facebook.