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2009 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Stefanie N. Linch, BS
Oregon Health and Science University
Abstract Number: 1144
Abstract Title: The Effect of IL-5 on Macrophages and PMNs in Sepsis

Ashwin S. Dharmadhikari, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Number: 3891
Abstract Title: Limited Tuberculosis Progression in Guinea Pigs Naturally Exposed to Human Multidrug Resistant Strains

Max R. O'Donnell, MD, MPH
Boston University School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 4818
Abstract Title: Multidrug Resistant and Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis among South African Health Care Workers

Ashish J. Mehta, MD, MD
Atlanta VA & Emory University
Abstract Number: 457
Abstract Title: Zinc Supplementation Restores GM-CSF Signaling in the Alveolar Macrophage and Facilitates Clearance of [italic]Klebsiella pneumoniae[/italic] in the Lungs of Alcohol-Fed Rats

The following travel awards have been supported by a grant from Bayer Healthcare Pharmacueticals.

Lynnelle A. Pittet, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 3818
Abstract Title: NF-[kappa]B RelA Deficiency in Macrophages Delays Response to Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Shanshan Cai, PhD
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Abstract Number: 5401
Abstract Title: Role of CXC Chemokines in Extracellular and Intracellular Lung Pathogens

Jeffrey M. Duggan, BS
University of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Number: 1576
Abstract Title: Toll-Like Receptor Synergy in Stimulated Innate Resistance

Nicholas D. Walter, MD, MS
University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
Abstract Number: 1223
Abstract Title: Influenza Circulation and the Burden of Invasive Pneumococcal Pneumonia during a Non-Pandemic Period in the United States

Stefania Cerri, MD
Oregon Health and Science University
Abstract Number: 4126
Abstract Title: Human IL-10 Producing T Cells Specific for [italic]Mycobacterium tuberculosis[/italic]

David J. Horne, MD
University of Washington
Abstract Number: 473
Abstract Title: Survival Following a Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Washington State

Derek T. Larson, BS
University of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Abstract Number: 1586
Abstract Title: Stimulated Innate Resistance [italic]In Vitro[/italic]: Bacterial Killing by Respiratory Epithelial Cells

Julies G. Ledford, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Abstract Number: 1570
Abstract Title: SP-A Maintains Lung Function during [italic]Mycoplasma pneumoniae[/italic] Infection by Limiting TNF-[alpha] Production

Alice A. Zwerling, MSc
McGill University, Epidemiology
Abstract Number: 4821
Abstract Title: Conversions and Reversions in Health Care Workers in Montreal, Canada Using QuantiFERON-TB-Gold In-Tube

Tapan M. Bhavsar, PhD, MD, MS
St John's University
Abstract Number: 1724
Abstract Title: Aerosolized Lysozyme Mitigates P. Aeruginosa Pneumonia in Hamsters

William Worodria, MBChB, MMed
Mulago Hospital-Makerere University
Abstract Number: 3433
Abstract Title: Bronchoscopy for Diagnosis of HIV-Associated Pulmonary Disease in Uganda

Nicole M. Michels, PhD
National Jewish Health
Abstract Number: 5049
Abstract Title: Mast Cells Mediate [italic]Mycoplasma Pneumoniae[/italic] Clearance after Acute Infection

Damien Roux, MD
INSERM U722, Universite Paris 7
Abstract Number: 5014
Abstract Title: [italic]Candida albicans[/italic] Airway Colonization Favors Bacterial Pneumonia

Katherine M. Horvath, BS
University of North Carolina
Abstract Number: 3004
Abstract Title: Epithelial-Dendritic Cell Co-Culture Model To Examine the Effects of Smoking on Influenza-Induced Responses

Anuradha Subramanian, MD
UCSF Positive Health Program
Abstract Number: 2009
Abstract Title: Predictors and Outcomes of HIV-Associated Methicillin-Resistant [italic]Staphylococcus aureus[/italic] (MRSA) Pneumonia

Mary O'Sullivan, PhD
Institute of Molecular Medicine
Abstract Number: 3687
Abstract Title: Human Macrophages Infected with [italic]Mycobacterium tuberculosis[/italic] Undergo a Non-Apoptotic Form of Cell Death

Laura E. Crotty Alexander, MD
Abstract Number: 5373
Abstract Title: Group A Streptococcal Pilus Protein [italic]spy0128[/italic] Stimulates Host Inflammatory Responses, Leading to Decreased Virulence in Pneumonia and Necrotizing Fasciitis

John Z. Metcalfe, MD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Number: 5269
Abstract Title: Quantitative IFN-[gamma] Release and Classification of TB Suspects with [apos]Negative[apos] QuantiFeron[reg] Results

Stacy Park, BS
University of Virginia
Abstract Number: 1630
Abstract Title: Neutrophil and Dendritic Cell Interaction in Invasive Aspergillosis

April C. Pettit, MD
Vanderbilt University School
Abstract Number: 3676
Abstract Title: Recurrent Tuberculosis Risk in Tennessee, 2000-2007

Akm Moniruzzaman, MSc
School of Population and Public Health
Abstract Number: 2286
Abstract Title: A Population Based Study of Tuberculosis-Related Mortality in a Population Based Cohort

Daphne I. Ling, MPH
McGill University
Abstract Number: 3730
Abstract Title: The Efficacy of Engineering and Personal Protective Interventions for Tuberculosis Infection Control: A Systematic Review

Jing Wang, MD, PhD
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Abstract Number: 5297
Abstract Title: Both Hematopoietic and Parenchymal Cell-Derived MCP-1 Contributes to Immune-Mediated Lung Injury in [italic]Pneumocystis [/italic]Pneumonia

Matthew R. Pipeling, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Number: 3851
Abstract Title: Increased CMV-Specific CD8[sup]+[/sup] Effectors and Viral Loads in the Lung Allograft Predict Pneumonitis during Primary Infection

Matthew P. Berry, MD
National Insitute For Medical Research
Abstract Number: 1430
Abstract Title: Distinct and Partially Reciprocal Whole Blood Gene Expression Profiles in Latent and Active Tuberculosis

Mari Nakamura, MD, PhD
National Jewish Medical Health
Abstract Number: 1142
Abstract Title: Anionic Pulmonary Surfactant Lipid Regulation of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection and Inflammation

Kpankja Djawe, MS
University of Cincinnati
Abstract Number: 3128
Abstract Title: Use of Serology in the Diagnosis of [italic]Pneumocystis [/italic]Pneumonia (PcP) in HIV Patients

Yining Xu, MD, ScD
Montreal Chest Institute
Abstract Number: 121
Abstract Title: The Yield of Referrals for Positive Baseline Tuberculin Skin Tests among Health Professional Students and Workers

Khashayar Esfahani, MD
Montreal Chest Institute
Abstract Number: 1665
Abstract Title: Rifampin vs. Isoniazid for Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Based on a Multicenter Clinical Trial

Padmasayee Papineni, MD
The Royal London Hospital
Abstract Number: 4966
Abstract Title: Aspects of Tuberculosis Epidemiology in East London

David Marsolais, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute
Abstract Number: 3911
Abstract Title: Airway Delivery of a Sphingosine Analog Disrupts Antigen Presentation and Inhibits Virus-Specific CD8[sup]+[/sup]T Cell Expansion While Sparing Generation of Protective Antibodies after Influenza Virus Infection

Dominic Snijders, MD
Medical Center Alkmaar
Abstract Number: 1454
Abstract Title: Clinical Efficacy of Prednsolone in Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia, a Randomised Clinical Trial

Igor Barjaktarevic, MD, MSc, MA
New York University School Medicine
Abstract Number: 1035
Abstract Title: IL-23 Levels in Sera and BALF in Acute TB Infection Inversely Correlate with the Strength of Th1 Cellular Response

Lee Daniel, 
Boston University
Abstract Number: 4555
Abstract Title: Acceptance of an Interferon-Gamma Release Assay for the Detection of Latent Tuberculosis Infection by a High Risk Cohort of Injection Drug Users

Erin R. Riggle, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 4814
Abstract Title: Oseltamivir Is Not Associated with Length-of-Stay in Patients Hospitalized with Influenza

Barbara E. Jones, MD
University of Utah
Abstract Number: 3553
Abstract Title: Computerized Pneumonia Risk Assessment Using Electronic Medical Records Predicts Mortality More Accurately Than CURB-65

Michael P. Nelson, BS
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Number: 4625
Abstract Title: The Absence of Hck, Fgr and Lyn Tyrosine Kinases Augments Lung Innate Immune Responses to [italic]Pneumocystis[/italic]

Su A. Kim, MD
Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University of Medicine
Abstract Number: 2269
Abstract Title: Bronchoscopic Findings of Pulmonary Paragonimiasis

Kyeongman Jeon, MD
Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University of Medicine
Abstract Number: 1243
Abstract Title: Treatment Outcomes in Patients with [italic]Mycobacterium abscessus[/italic] Lung Disease

Heather D. Strawbridge, MD
Children's Hospital Pittsburgh
Abstract Number: 4463
Abstract Title: IL-17 Is Critical for the Generation of Protective Vaccine-Induced Immunity Against Tuberculosis

Julio R. Noda, MD
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Abstract Number: 5455
Abstract Title: Protective Effect of Prophylaxis with Isoniazid among Household Contacts of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis Patients

Zahoor Ahmad Parry, PhD
Center for TB Research
Abstract Number: 4624
Abstract Title: A Guinea Pig Model of TB Chemotherapy

Lidia M. Lopez, MD
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Abstract Number: 5452
Abstract Title: Contact with Household Tuberculosis and Risk of Tuberculosis Infection and Disease among Medical Residents

Adriana S.R. Moreira, MSc
Hospital Universitario Clementino Fraga Filho
Abstract Number: 4908
Abstract Title: A Pragmatic Clinical Trial To Evaluate Performance of Diagnostic Tests in Tuberculosis: MGIT960 vs Lowenstein Jensen. Preliminary Results

Adrienne E. Shapiro, MSc, MPH
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 5344
Abstract Title: Intensified TB Case Finding in the Setting of HIV

Navneet K. Dhillon, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Abstract Number: 4686
Abstract Title: Diffuse Pulmonary Arteriopathy, Increased IL-18 and Associated Right Ventricular Hypertrophy in a HIV Transgenic Rat Model

Samuel M. Brown, MD
University of Utah
Abstract Number: 3470
Abstract Title: Validating the ATS-IDSA 2007 Predictors of Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia (SCAP)

Matthew R. Gingo, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Number: 3473
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Disease in HIV during the HAART Era

David W. Draper, PhD
LRB, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Abstract Number: 3137
Abstract Title: ATP Binding Cassette Transporter G1 Is a Negative Regulator of Pulmonary Innate Immunity

Renata L. Guerra, MD
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Abstract Number: 3019
Abstract Title: Evaluation of a Test for Measuring Adherence to Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection