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2014 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Clifford Courville, MD
UAB Medical Center
Abstract Title: Recovery Of Acquired Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) Dysfunction Following Smoking Cessation

Jonathan H. Shannahan, PhD
University of Colorado
Abstract Title: IL-33 Mediated Chronic Airway Resistance Changes Induced By Multi-Walled Caron Nanotubes

Katherine  Nishimura, MPH
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: The Acute Effect Of Air Pollution On Lung Function In The GALA II And SAGE II Studies Of Latino And African American Children With Asthma

Vipa Bernhardt, PhD
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Abstract Title: Weight Loss Reduces Dyspnea On Exertion In Obese Women Independent Of Improvement In Respiratory Function

Shu-Yi Liao, MD, MPH, MS, ScD
Harvard School of Public Health
Abstract Title: A Gene-Wide Association And Network Analysis Of Chronic Bronchitis In The Framingham Heart Study

Michael T Young, MPH
University of Washington
Abstract Title: Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure And Adult Incident Asthma In A Cohort Of US Women

Gregory Moullec, PhD
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation - C2E2
Abstract Title: Combined Effect Of Psychological Distress And Asthma Control On Productivity Loss In Patients With Asthma: A Population-Based Study

Patricia Robbe, MSc
Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen
Abstract Title: Farm Dust Exposure Induces Corticosteroid Resistant Airway Neutrophilia In Mice

Teresa W. Wang, MS
Boston University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Buccal epithelial gene-expression reflects the physiological response to smoky vs. smokeless coal exposure

Xian Zhang, Bmed, MS
Univerisity of California, Irvine
Abstract Title: Microvascular Function And Exposure To Ambient And Personal Air Pollution In An Elderly Cohort Panel

Mi-Sun Lee, PhD, MPH
Harvard School of Public Health
Abstract Title: Oxidative Stress And Systemic Inflammation As Modifiers Of Cardiac Autonomic Responses To Particulate Air Pollution

Mustafa Rashid Bseikri, MD
Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland / Bay Area Pediatric Pulmonary
Abstract Title: Novel Association Between HDL-C Concentration And Lung Function Among Overweight Adolescents With Uncontrolled Asthma

Julian A. Villalba, MD
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
Abstract Title: Obesity-Induced Lipotoxicity Increases Endoplasmic Reticular (ER) Stress-Mediated Alveolar Cell Apoptosis Following Experimental Lung injury

David Cisneros, BS
University of New Mexico
Abstract Title: Despite Greater Symptoms, Obese Asthmatics With 'Obesity Preceding Asthma' Do Not Show Worse Asthma Outcomes Than 'Asthma Preceding Obesity'

Tianteng Fan, ScD
Harvard School of Public Health
Abstract Title: Cardiovascular Responses And Global DNA Methylation Changes After Short-Term Occupational Metal Fume Exposure