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2016 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been funded by the American Thoracic Society

Nathan J. Parker, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Early Refills of Inhaled Medication Are Associated with Increased 30-Day Risk of Hospitalization for COPD Exacerbation

Anuj B. Mehta, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Associations Between Hospital Non-Invasive and Invasive Mechanical Ventilation Utilization in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

George L. Anesi, MD, MBE
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: High Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Capacity Strain at the Time of Emergency Department Triage is Associated with Decreased ICU Admissions Among Patients with Severe Sepsis

Firas Elmufdi, MBBS
University of Minnesota
Abstract Title: Clinical and Sociocultural Factors Causing In-Hospital Medical Emergencies: A Qualitative Study

Wenjia Chen, PhD
University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Excess Economic Burden in Asthma Patients and the Impact of Comorbidities

Kimberly K. Truong, MD
University of California, Irvine
Abstract Title: CPAP Non-Compliance Increases Risk for 30-Day Readmission in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients

Soowhan Lah, MD
University of Utah
Abstract Title: The Association Between Hospice Utilization and Performance on Publicly Reported Outcome Measures

Vikram Fielding-Singh, MD, JD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: The Timing of Early Antibiotics and Hospital Mortality in Sepsis

Ashraf Fawzy, MD, MPH
Boston University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Sepsis Case Volume and Evidence-Based Processes of Care

Mohammad Hashim Khan, MBBS
University of Toronto
Abstract Title: The Adverse Effects of Waterpipe Smoking: A Systematic Review

Ashley A. Lowe, BSc
University of Arizona
Abstract Title: Mobile Telemedicine Programs in School Could Increase Clinician Efficiency and Improve Access to Health Care Among Children with Asthma

David Picker, MD, MBA
Washington University in St. Louis
Abstract Title: Using the Early Warning System (EWS) to Identify and Establish Goals of Care/Advanced Directives in a High Risk Patient Population: A Randomized, Prospective Trial

Mark Weinreich, MD
University of Texas Southwestern
Abstract Title: Predicting 30-Day Pneumonia Readmissions Using Electronic Health Record Data from the First Day of Hospitalization: Model Development and Comparison

Nidhisha Patel, BS
Arizona Respiratory Center
Abstract Title: Time-Motion Study of Health Assistant Activities in Tucson Unified School District Elementary Schools

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been funded by a generous donation from Dove Medical Press LTD

Catherine Boily-Daoust, MD
University of Montreal Health Center
Abstract Title: Impact of Education in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients: A Single Center Experience

This Abstract Scholarship has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member -  Emphysema Foundation for our Rights to Survive (EFFORTS)

Thomas S. Valley, MD
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: ICU Admission Does Not Confer a Survival Benefit for COPD, CHF, and AMI

Last Reviewed: July 2016