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2013 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Taylor J. Eddens, BA
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: DNA Vaccination Using Histone 2B Protects Against Pneumocystis Infection

Charles K. Everett, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Characteristics And Outcomes Of Xpert-Negative Patients With Culture-Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by Genentech member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Michelle M. Coleman, PhD
Trinity College Dublin, Institute of Molecular Medicine
Abstract Title: Vitamin A Metabolites Can Influence The Immune Response To Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection

Gompol  Suwanpimolkul, MD, MSc
SFGH/UCSF
Abstract Title: Association Of Diabetes Mellitus And Tuberculosis In San Francisco

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

Eric J. Kalivoda, BS
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Abstract Title: Detection Of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Persister Cells With Novel Fluorophages: Potential For Ex Vivo Characterization Of Persistence

Kosaku  Komiya, MD
Oita University Faculty of Medicine
Abstract Title: The Role Of Erythromycin Monotherapy For Mycobacterium Avium Complex Infection

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by United Therapeutics Corporation member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Wui Mei  Chew, M.B. B.Ch B.A.O., MSc.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Trinity College Dublin
Abstract Title: Impaired Tuberculosis Immunity In human Alveolar Macrophages From Smokers And Ex-Smokers

Sebastian G. Kurz, M.D., PhD
University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Abstract Title: Sequence Analysis Of The Beta-Lactamase Gene blaC In Clinical Strains Of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Reveals A Conserved Therapeutic Targe

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Sean B. Smith, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Etiology Of Pneumonia In Hemodialysis Patients: Preliminary Results From The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Etiology Of Pneumonia In The Community (EPIC) Study

Moerida  Belton, MB BS MRCP
Imperial College London
Abstract Title: Hypoxia Increases Matrix Metalloproteinase-Driven Immunopathology During Tuberculosis Infection: Evidence From In Vitro Studies And Patients With Active Pulmonary Disease

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Jason J. Rose, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Blood Gene Expression Profiling Reveals An Association Between Viral Infection, Platelet Function, And Acute Myocardial Infarction

Sagar  Malvika, MD
Texas Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Characterization Of The Pulmonary Microbiome In Pediatric Lung Transplant Recipients With And Without Cystic Fibrosis

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been provided by Boston Scientific Corporation member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Pieter G. Goeminne, MD
University Hospital Gasthuisberg
Abstract Title: Increased Sputum IFN-γ Levels In Patients With Rheumatic Disease And Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been provided by InterMune, Inc. member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Janice  Leung, MD
National Institutes of Health
Abstract Title: Prevalence Of Bronchiectasis Among Patients With Connective Tissue Disease