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2008 ATS Travel Award Recipients

The following travel awards have been supported by a grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Tamas Dolinay, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Number: 2519
Abstract Title: Endotoxin Tolerance Activates Autophagy in Mice

Ryan H. Dougherty, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Number: 4075
Abstract Title: Expression of Mast Cell Genes in Bronchial Brushings from Asthmatics Is Corticosteroid-Responsive and Associated with Clinical Improvement

Peter Kewin, MBChB
University of Glasgow
Abstract Number: 3958
Abstract Title: IL-33 Is Sufficient To Induce Eosinophilic Airway Inflammation

Anasuya Sarkar, PhD
The Ohio State University
Abstract Number: 3697
Abstract Title: Monocyte Derived Microvesicles Containing Caspase-1 Mediate Smooth Muscle Cell Apoptosis.

Bianca Schaub, MD
University Childrens Hospital
Abstract Number: 3833
Abstract Title: Maternal Farm Exposure Influences Cord Blood T Regulatory Cell Responses

Kenji Tsushima, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 5272
Abstract Title: Adoptive Transfer of Wild Type Bone Marrow Cells Restores Resolution of Lung Injury in Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS)-Null Mice

Claire C. Venker, MS
University of Arizona
Abstract Number: 4335
Abstract Title: Risk Factors for Incident Asthma in Subjects with Rhinitis

The following travel awards have been supported by a grant from Sepracor, Inc.

Thomas Hill, III, MSN
UC Davis
Abstract Number: 659
Abstract Title: Th1/Th2 Cytokine Balance Controls DUOX Induction and Switching in hBE1 Cells

Yvonne Huang, MD
University of California San Francisco
Abstract Number: 3102
Abstract Title: Detection of Diverse Bacterial Populations in Asthmatic Airways by 16S rRNA PhyloChip

Smruti J. Killedar, PhD
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 3012
Abstract Title: Involvement of the p38MAP Kinase and ERK I/II Kinase Signaling Pathways on Activation of Human Dendritic Cells by Ambient Particulate Matter

Amy M. Pastva, PT, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Abstract Number: 989
Abstract Title: Interaction of Lung Collectin SP-A with NO Regulates Airway Hyperresponsiveness in a Mouse Model of Allergic Asthma

The following travel awards have been supported by a grant from Genentech, Inc. / Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation.

Praveen Akuthota, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Abstract Number: 514
Abstract Title: Association of the Tetraspanin CD9 with MHC Class II in Human Eosinophils

Stephen M. Bauer, PhD
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 2014
Abstract Title: Monocyte Immunoparalysis in Septic Shock [ndash] Restoration of Toll-Like Receptor Signaling by Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor

David A. Bergin, PhD
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Abstract Number: 1138
Abstract Title: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin and the Phagocytic Neutrophil Revisited

Margareta J. Blacquiere, MSc
University Medical Center Groningen
Abstract Number: 1054
Abstract Title: Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy Induces Airway Hyperresponsiveness Associated with Airway Remodeling in Mice Offspring

Susan C. Foley, MD
Meakins-Christie Laboratories
Abstract Number: 4303
Abstract Title: TNF-[alpha], TNF[alpha]-R1, TNF[alpha]-R2 and TSLP Expression in Patients with Severe Asthma

Teri A. Girtsman, MS
University of Montana
Abstract Number: 4038
Abstract Title: Regulation of CD4+ T Cell Responses and Airway Inflammation by Foxp3+CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells

Dominik Hartl, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 177
Abstract Title: The Chitinase-Like Protein BRP39 Regulates Alternative Macrophage Activation

Faisal Khan, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 1036
Abstract Title: Findings Asthmatics Unrecognized Long QT Syndrome (FAULT)

Edward Seung, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Abstract Number: 1063
Abstract Title: Deletion of CXCR3 on Effector T Cells Prevents Rejection and Enhances Tolerance in a Model of Acute Lung Rejection

Ashish K. Sharma, MBBS
University of Virginia Health System
Abstract Number: 3189
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Is Mediated by CD4+ T Lymphocytes

Renat Shaykhiev, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Abstract Number: 4445
Abstract Title: Alveolar Macrophages of Healthy Smokers Exhibit an Unusual Transcriptional Pattern of M2-Polarized Macrophages

Yuhjung J. Tsai, MD
John Hopkins University
Abstract Number: 4850
Abstract Title: Ethnic-Specific Associations between TLR4 Genetic Variants and Mortality in Sepsis-Associated Acute Lung Injury

Kevin M. Vannella, BS
University of Michigan
Abstract Number: 3307
Abstract Title: Murine Gammaherpesvirus Infection Exacerbates Subsequent Fibrotic Responses Via the Recruitment of Fibrocytes and the Induction of Pro-Fibrotic Factors

Hongwei Wang, PhD
University of Edinburgh
Abstract Number: 237
Abstract Title: Naive, but Not RSV-Infected Airway Epithelial Cells Inhibit Activation and Proliferation of T Cells

Paulette L. Wright, MS
Yale University
Abstract Number: 3931
Abstract Title: Airway Epithelial Nogo-B Is an Endogenous Inhibitor of Asthmatic Inflammation

Xiaofang Wu, MD
Children's National Medical Center
Abstract Number: 4759
Abstract Title: Identifying Genes and Pathways That Lead to Goblet Cell Metaplasia in an IL13 Induced Murine Allergic Asthma

Amir A. Zeki, MD
UC Davis Medical Center
Abstract Number: 106
Abstract Title: The Modulation of Proinflammatory Chemokine Expression in Human Airway Epithelial Cells by Simvastatin

Yang Zhou, BS
The University of Texas-Houston Medical School
Abstract Number: 3080
Abstract Title: Genetic Removal of the A2B Adenosine Receptor from Adenosine Deaminase-Deficient Mice Leads to Exacerbation of Pulmonary Inflammation and Damage

The following travel awards have been supported by a grant from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Member: Sarcoidosis Research Institute, Honoring Talmadge King, MD.

Argyris Tzouvelekis, MD, PhD
Democritus University of Thrace
Abstract Number: 1415
Abstract Title: Impairment of Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF)-1a-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Axis in Patients with Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

The following award has been supported by a grant from the Sarcoidosis Foundation.

Hiroe Sato, MD PhD
Imperial College Royal Brompton Hospital
Abstract Number: 2077
Abstract Title: Caspase Recruitment Domain (CARD) 15 Polymorphisms Are Associated with Severe Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

The following travel award has been supported by the Assembly on Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation.

Emmet McGrath, MD
University of Sheffield
Abstract Number: 3130
Abstract Title: The Role of TNF-Related Apoptosis Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) in Chronic Lung Inflammation.