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2009 ATS Travel Award Recipients

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

Raksha Jain, MD
Washington University
Abstract Number: 1708
Abstract Title: Azithromycin Use in Lung Transplant Recipients with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome Improves Survival

Bianca Quagliarello, MD, MS
Columbia University
Abstract Number: 1209
Abstract Title: Systemic Microvascular Changes and Lung Function: The MESA Lung Study

Michael H. Cho, MD, MPH
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Abstract Number: 3679
Abstract Title: Cluster Analysis in Severe Emphysema Patients Using Phenotype and Genotype Data: An Exploratory Analysis

Inga-Cecilie Soerheim, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Abstract Number: 1733
Abstract Title: Gender Differences in COPD [ndash] Are Women More Susceptible to Smoking Effects?

Martha Scott, MD
St. Mary's Hospital
Abstract Number: 522
Abstract Title: Junior Doctors Understanding of the Management of Chest Tubes

Attiya Siddiqi, MD
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Abstract Number: 5306
Abstract Title: Association of Impaired Mucociliary Clearance with Occurrence of Exacerbations in COPD

The following travel awards have been supported by a grant from the National Emphysema Foundation, Honoring Claude Lenfant, MD.

Francesca Polverino, MD
Via Santoriello
Abstract Number: 1206
Abstract Title: Cytochrome Oxidase Activity and Skeletal Muscle Dysfunction in COPD

Bram van den Borst, MD
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Abstract Number: 536
Abstract Title: Diabetic Pneumopathy: Evidence from a Meta-Analysis

Rachel E. Jordan, MD
University of Birmingham
Abstract Number: 2519
Abstract Title: Optimal Population Targeting Strategy for COPD Case Finding. A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Health Survey for England, 1996

Athavudh Deesomchok, MD
Queen's University
Abstract Number: 3978
Abstract Title: Static Lung Volumes and Acute Bronchodilator Reversibility Patterns in a COPD Population: A Comparison across GOLD Stages

Mark A. Vergara-Gomez, MD
VA Caribbean Healthcare System
Abstract Number: 2878
Abstract Title: Inspiratory/Total Lung Capacity Ratio (IC/TLC) as a Predictor of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation (COPDE) in a Hispanic Population

Loubna Akhabir, BSc
James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre, UBC
Abstract Number: 592
Abstract Title: Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Polymorphism, Smoking History and Lung Function Decline

David A. McAllister, MD
University of Edinburgh
Abstract Number: 2297
Abstract Title: Aortic Distensibility Is Not Associated with Lung Function or CT Percent Low Attenuation Area in Participants without Clinical Cardiovascular Disease. The MESA-Lung Study

Jennifer Quint, MD
University College London
Abstract Number: 1369
Abstract Title: IP10: A Biomarker for Cold Associated COPD Exacerbations

Anastasia F. Hutchinson, PhD, MA
RMH Melbourne University
Abstract Number: 1012
Abstract Title: Acute Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Exacerbations Are Associated with Uncoupling of Bone Resorption from Bone Formation

Yannick MTA Van Durme, MD
Ghent University and Ghent University Hospital
Abstract Number: 1247
Abstract Title: C-Reactive Protein Is a Marker, but Not an Independent Risk Factor To Develop COPD: A Population-Based Cohort Study

Christian Herr, 
Philipps-University Marburg
Abstract Number: 915
Abstract Title: Inhibition of Nf-[kappa]B in Airway Epithelial Cells by Cigarette Smoke in an [italic]In Vitro[/italic] Infection Model

John D. Maclay, MBChB
Edinburgh University
Abstract Number: 2628
Abstract Title: Effect of Nebulised Salbutamol on ST Segments of Patients with Stable COPD during Exercise

Alice M. Wood, MBChB
University of Birmingham
Abstract Number: 49
Abstract Title: Anti-Elastin Autoimmunity in Emphysema Related to alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD)

Ken R. Bracke, PhD
Ghent University Hospital
Abstract Number: 2379
Abstract Title: Cigarette Smoke-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation Is Attenuated in Mice Treated with the NK[sub]1[/sub] Receptor Antagonist RP 67580

Kristin J. Lyons, MD, BS
University of Alberta Department of Medicine
Abstract Number: 97
Abstract Title: Prevalence and Predictors of Vertebral Fractures in Patients with COPD

Isaac Almendros, PhD
Hospital Clinic
Abstract Number: 1633
Abstract Title: Improved Peripheral Neutrophil Stiffening in Very Severe COPD Patients after Lung Transplantation

Tanja W. Effing, MSc
Medisch Spectrum Twente
Abstract Number: 2312
Abstract Title: The (Cost)-Effectiveness of Self-Treatment of Exacerbations on the Severity of Exacerbations in COPD Patients: The COPE II-Study

Lisette I. Z. Kunz, MD
Leiden University Medical Center
Abstract Number: 2550
Abstract Title: Anti-Inflammatory Macrophages in Ex-Smokers with COPD in Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) and Sputum

James M. Coulson, MBBCh, MRCP
Wales Heart Research Institute, Cardiff University
Abstract Number: 807
Abstract Title: Aortic Inflammation in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Michiko Mori, MSc
Lund Universtiy
Abstract Number: 2851
Abstract Title: Expression of Muscarinic M[sub]5[/sub] Receptors on Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cells: Implications in COPD?

The following travel award has been supported by grants from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Members: COPD Foundation.

Yvonne J. Huang, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Number: 1811
Abstract Title: Detection of Complex Bacterial Communities in Lower Airways of Severe COPD Exacerbations by Culture-Independent 16S rRNA PhyloChip

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

Tahuanty A. Pena, MD
Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
Abstract Number: 3313
Abstract Title: Incidence and Outcome of Pulmonary Aspergillosis in Patients with Sarcoidosis