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2016 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Douglas Bush, MD
Children's Hospital Colorado
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Vasculature in Infants with Down Syndrome Is Underdeveloped

Daan Caudri, MD, MSc, PhD
Telethon Kids Institute
Abstract Title: Are Staphylococcus Aureus Infections Causally Related to More Rapid Disease Progression in Children with Cystic Fibrosis?

Anya McLaren, MD, MSc, BSc
Hospital for Sick Children
Abstract Title: Effect of Hydroxyurea on Pulmonary Function Decline in Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Meghan McGarry, MD
Univ of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Effect of Hydroxyurea on Pulmonary Function Decline in Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Christopher Ryan Nitkin, MD
Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: The Impact of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: The Interaction Between Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Stephen Oo, MBBS
Princess Margaret Hospital For Children
Abstract Title: Plasma Cathelicidin and Vitamin D Changes in Relation to Respiratory Viruses in Children Presenting with Acute Wheeze

Jonathan H. Rayment, MDCM, MSc
The Hospital For Sick Children
Abstract Title: A Case of Concomitant Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage and Pulmonary Embolism in Isolated Pulmonary Capillaritis

David R. Spielberg, MD MHSc
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: Rates of Clinical Improvement Following Therapeutic Flexible Bronchoscopy in Critically Ill Children

Michal Schafer, MS
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
Abstract Title: Aortic Wall Shear Stress and Left Ventricular Systolic Performance are Reduced in Pediatric Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Terri Harford, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Childrens
Abstract Title: Trp Channel Activation in Response to Respiratory Syncytial Virus Differs Between Human Pediatric Primary Bronchial Epithelial Cells and Airway Smooth Muscle Cells

Paul Brown, PhD
Cleveland Clinic
Abstract Title: Vertical Transmission of Respiratory Syncytial Virus to Fetuses in Utero Conveys Elevated Nerve Growth Factor Expression and Airway Hyperreactivity Upon Repetitive Post-Natal RSV Re-Challenge Infections

Anne C. Taylor, BA
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Abstract Title: nNO Clear Etiology: Bronchiectasis in a Native American Male

Kristin Kalita, MD
Children's Hospital Colorado
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling in a Child with High Altitude Pulmonary Edema

Rachel E. Foong, PhD
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
Abstract Title: Ventilation Distribution Is Altered in the Presence of Respiratory Symptoms in Young Children with Cystic Fibrosis

Brock Medsker, MD
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: Maternal Depressive Symptoms, Maternal Asthma, and Childhood Asthma in Puerto Ricans

Ethan M. Cohen, BSc
Bucknell University
Abstract Title: Chest CT Volume Acquisition and Comparison of Quantitative CT Airway Measurements in Young Children with Chronic Lung Disease

Divya Chhabra, MD, MBBS
University of California San Diego
Abstract Title: Sex Associated Differences in Gene Expression in Neonates with BPD

Frank Agyei-Ntim, MSc
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Abstract Title: Statistical Shape Modeling of the Interventricular Septum Reveals Key Associations Between Hemodynamic Markers and Septum Morphology in Children with Pulmonary Hypertension: Initial Analysis of 31 Patients

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member -  Lung Transplant Foundation

Fei Jamie Dy, MD
Boston Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Gastroesophageal Reflux and Gastric Motility in Pediatric Lung Transplant Recipients

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member -  Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation

Catherine Donnellan, MD
University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill
Abstract Title: Cri-du-Chat Syndrome and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: A Genetic and Clinical Connection

Michael Tracy, MD
Stanford University Medical Center/LPCH
Abstract Title: Respiratory Microbiology in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Comparisons to a Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Cohort

Senem Şimşek, PT
Institute of Health Sciences
Abstract Title: A Comparison of Anaerobic to Aerobic Power Ratio in Children with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and Healthy Controls

Astrid M. Ring, MD
Pediatric Pulmonary Sevice
Abstract Title: Does Cardiopulmonary Fitness and Pulmonary Function Differ Between Age Matched Groups of Children with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) and Cystic Fibrosis (CF) During One Year?

This Abstract Award is provided by a generous donation received from Dr. Colin and Natasha Reisner

Robin Green, PhD, DSc
University of Pretoria
Abstract Title: Comparison of the Microbiota of the Airway in Children with Cystic Fibrosis and Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis

Last Reviewed: June 2016