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2012 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

These Travel Awards have been funded by the American Thoracic Society

Erik Schmok, MD
Homerton University Hospital
Abstract Title: Moxifloxacin Rarely Prolongs The QTc Interval Above 440 ms During Tuberculosis Treatment

Jennifer L. Trevor, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Title: IL-18 Deficiency Promotes Enhanced Th2 Responses During Murine Pneumocystis Lung Infection

These Travel Awards have been provided by Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. - A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Gianluigi Li Bassi, MD
Hospital Clinic
Abstract Title: Is Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Endotracheal Tube Biofilm A Risk Factor For Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia?

Christina Yoon, MD
UCSF/SFGH, Ward 84
Abstract Title: Vitamin D Deficiency Correlates To CXR Abnormalities In Ugandan TB Patients

This Travel Award has been provided by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals – A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Shohei Minezaki, MD
Saitama Medical University Hospital
Abstract Title: Retrospective Investigation Of Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacteria In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

These Travel Awards have been provided by Genentech – A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Yohei Korogi, MD
Kurashiki Central Hospital
Abstract Title: Clinical Features Of Pneumonia In Patients Undergoing Long-Term Care At Home: Should It Be Included Into The Category Of HCAP (Healthcare-Associated-Pneumonia)?

Michelle M. Coleman, PhD
Trinity College Dublin, Institute of Molecular Medicine
Abstract Title: Networked T Cell Death Following Macrophage Infection By Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

These Travel Awards have been provided by Gilead Sciences, Inc. – A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Olivia Z. Cheng, BSc
The Hospital for Sick Children
Abstract Title: A Novel Mouse Model To Study Innate Immunity And Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) In Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Lung Disease

Serena Fong, BA
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Prevalence And Outcomes Of HIV-Associated Opportunistic Pneumonias In The Era Of Combination Antiretroviral Therapy

These Travel Awards have been provided by Pfizer, Inc. - A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Brandon O. Eilertson, MD
Vanderbilt University
Abstract Title: Mutations In Genes For Efflux Pumps And Pentapeptide Repeat Proteins Are Associated With Fluoroquinolone Resistance In Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Alexis K. Christie, MD
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Abstract Title: Chest Computed Tomography Evidence Of Bronchiectasis In Patients With Pulmonary Nocardiosis

This Travel Award has been provided by Pharmaxis - A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Eleanor S. Click, MD, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Abstract Title: Association Between Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Lineage And Time To Sputum Culture Conversion

This Travel Award has been provided by Purdue Pharma, LLP – A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Wei Zhang, BS
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Abstract Title: Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Virus In 2009 Suppresses RIG-I Initiated Innate Antiviral Responses In The Human Lung

These Travel Awards have been provided by United Therapeutics Corporation – A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Lindsay Caverly, MD
Children's Hospital Colorado
Abstract Title: Importance Of Mycobacterium Abscessus Complex Species And Morphotypes On Host Response

Marc P. van der Schee, MSc
Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam
Abstract Title: Diagnostic Value Of Exhaled Breath Analysis In Tuberculosis

These Travel Awards have been provided by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – A member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

James G. Fox, MD
UTSW Medical Center at Dallas
Abstract Title: A Patient With Chronic Wheezing And An Unexpected Intrathoracic Fistula

Cristina Vazquez Guillamet, MD
Stanford University
Abstract Title: Identification Of Bacterial Pathogens By Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Using Mid-Infrared Incoherent Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy