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2017 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Rachel S. Kelly, MPH, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School
Abstract Title: Metabolomics as a Novel Method to Explore the Relationship Between Asthma and Vitamin D

James Allinson, MRCP(UK), BM BCH, BA(Hons)
Imperial College London
Abstract Title: Combined Impact of Early Life Factors and Smoking on Adult FEV1 Trajectory - a Prospective 64 Year National Birth Cohort Study

Daniel Croft, MD, MPH
University of Rochester Medical Center
Abstract Title: Effect Modification by Differing Omega-6(n-6) to Omega-3 (n-3) Ratios on the Adverse Changes in Fibrinogen Associated with Ambient Particulate Air Pollution

Claire E. McCarthy, PhD Student
University of Rochester
Abstract Title: In Vivo Effects of Dung Biomass Smoke Inhalation

Chris C. Lim, MS
NYU School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Effect Modification of Long-Term PM2.5-Mortality Relationship by Temperature in the US

Stephanie M. Holm, MD
Abstract Title: Cooking Behaviors Contribute to Particulate Matter Levels in the Homes of Urban Asthmatic Children in California

Lauren Kepple, MPH
ASPPH/CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Abstract Title: Use of Diagnostic and Procedure Codes for Detecting Silicosis Among Commercial Health Insurance Beneficiaries

George Crowley,
New York University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Metabolomics of World Trade Center Lung Injury: A Pilot Study

Geneviève Racine, Bmed
Hopital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal
Abstract Title: Diagnosing Occupational Asthma: Diagnostic Accuracies of Airway Responsiveness and Airway Inflammation

Tara M. Nordgren, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Abstract Title: Agricultural Organic Dusts Promote Human Lung-Resident Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cell Activation

Sithembile L. Mabila, MSci
University of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract Title: Emphysema in South African Miners at Autopsy, 1975-2014

Min Hyung Ryu, MSc
University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Oxidized Phosphatidylcholine in Human Airways Upon Exposure to Allergen and/or Diesel Exhaust

Sophia Kwon, DO, MPH
Hackensack University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Weight Loss as a Modifiable Risk: Body Mass Index and Loss of Lung Function in World Trade Center Particulate Exposure

Matthew Grigsby, MSPH
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Abstract Title: COPD and BMI Among Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Graham S. Flitz, MS, BS
University of California, Berkeley
Abstract Title: The Burden of Non-Communicable Lung Disease in Malawian Adults in the Context of Widespread Exposure to Household Air Pollution (HAP)

Christopher F. Rider, BSc(Hons), PhD
University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Diesel Exhaust Exposure Decreases Glucocorticoid Responsiveness in Human Airway Epithelial Cells: Functional Reversal by a Long Acting beta2-Adrenoceptor Agonist

Andrew Freeman, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Diesel Exhaust Particles Accelerate Pulmonary Thromboembolic Mortality in Mice

Nuria Camiña, MSc
MRC?PHE Centre for Environment and Health
Abstract Title: Quantifying the Impact of Ambient Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide on the Oxidative Potential of Urban PM2.5

Saul Soberanes, PhD
Northwestern University
Abstract Title: Metformin Inhibits Mitochondrial ROS Upstream of CRAC Channels in Alveolar Macrophages and Prevents Particulate Matter Air Pollution Induced Thrombosis

Last Reviewed: June 2017