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2015 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Gregory J. Smith, BSc
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy
Abstract Title: Acetaminophen Potentiates Respiratory Responses to Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Jessica Hollenbach, PhD, AE-C
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Abstract Title: The Effect of Environmental Tobacco Smoke on Asthma Severity in Children Enrolled in the Easy Breathing© Program in Connecticut

Mark H. Almond, MD
Imperial College, London
Abstract Title: Obesity is Associated with Decreased Expression of Suppressor of Cytokine Signalling 3 in Human Alveolar Macrophages

Clara Chow, BSc
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
Abstract Title: Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is Correlated with Hounsfield Unit Liver Density in Asthma Patients

Alex Carll, PhD, MSPH
Harvard School of Public Health
Abstract Title: Inhalation of Traffic-Derived Particulates Causes Arrhythmia and Autonomic Imbalance and Alters Ventricular Repolarization and Hemodynamics in a Rat Model of High Fructose-Diet-Induced Cardiometabolic Syndrome

Corrine Hanson, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Abstract Title: The Relationship Between Dietary Fiber Intake and Lung Function in NHANES

Carly Marie Miller, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Abstract Title: Long-Term Air Pollution Exposure and Recent Respiratory Infection: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Allison A. Lambert, MD, MHS
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: Obesity is Associated with Worse Markers of COPD Disease Severity

Elizabeth C. Oelsner, MD, MPH
Columbia University
Abstract Title: Associations Between Percent Emphysema on Computed Tomography and Cause-Specific Mortality: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Lung Study

Franziska J. Rosser, MD
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Abstract Title: Proximity to a Major Roadway and TH17 Cytokines in Puerto Rican Children with and Without Asthma

Shu-Yi Liao, MD, MPH, ScD
University of California, Riverside
Abstract Title: Gene Network Analysis of Lung Function from Multiple Genome-Wide Association Studies

Cosonya A. Smith, BA
Lawrence University
Abstract Title: Admissions for Asthma Exacerbations from 1993 to 2011

Sarath Raju, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: The Impact of Poverty and Rural Residence on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Prevalence: A Nationwide Analysis

Saurabh Aggarwal, MD, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Title: Heme Scavenging Ameliorates Bromine Induced Lung Injury

Piyameth Dilokthornsakul, PharmD
Center of Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research
Abstract Title: The "E" in Cost-Effectiveness Analyses: Efficacy or Effectiveness of Asthma Medications Used in Cost-Effectiveness Analyses?

Andrea A. Beckhaus, MD
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Abstract Title: Maternal Nutrition During Pregnancy and Risk of Asthma, Wheeze and Atopic Diseases During Childhood: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Taiji Watanabe, MD
Dokkyo Medical School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Relationship Between Pneumonia and Acute Exacerbation of COPD in Hospitalized Patients with COPD

Last Reviewed: July 2015