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2008 Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Meghan K. McCullers, MD
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Abstract Number: 2679
Abstract Title: Mitochondrial Proteins Promote Lung Epithelial Wound Closure Through Formyl Peptide Receptors

Yohannes A. Mebratu, PhD
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
Abstract Number: 5276
Abstract Title: The BH3-Only Protein Bik Mediates IFN[gamma]-Induced Cell Death in Airway Epithelial Cells by Suppressing Nuclear Localization of Phospho-ERK1/2

Shivraj S. Tyagi, PhD
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Abstract Number: 3190
Abstract Title: Mechanisms of PPAR[gamma] Mediated Susceptibility to Cigarette Smoke-Induced Emphysema.

Huajing Wan, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Abstract Number: 2002
Abstract Title: The Transcription Factor KLF5 Is Required for Normal Lung Morphogenesis Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Guofei Zhou, PhD
Northwestern University
Abstract Number: 2416
Abstract Title: Hypoxia-Induced Alveolar Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Requires Mitochondrial ROS and TGFb Signaling

The following travel awards have been supported by a grant from Sepracor, Inc.

Chuan Hua He, PhD
Yale University
Abstract Number: 2431
Abstract Title: Acidic Mammalian Chitinase (AMCase) Binds to the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Which Regulates AMCase Production and Secretion

Christina Moulakakis, PhD
Research Center Borstel
Abstract Number: 2859
Abstract Title: Role of Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis in Surfactant Protein A-Mediated Anti-Inflammatory Signaling in Alveolar Macrophages

The following travel awards has been supported by a grant from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Members: Alpha-1 Foundation.

Erner M. Kelly, MD
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Abstract Number: 4259
Abstract Title: Defining the Role of Selenoprotein S in Z Variant Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (ZAATD)

The following travel awards have been supported by a grant from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Members: Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Rachel K. Hoyles, MD
Royal Free & University College Medical School
Abstract Number: 567
Abstract Title: Conditional Post-Natal Deletion of TszligRII in Fibroblasts Defines a Pivotal Role for Resident Fibroblasts in the Fibrotic Response to Lung Injury

The following travel awards has been supported by a grant from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Members: Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome Network.

Taku Nakashima, MD
Hiroshima University
Abstract Number: 1610
Abstract Title: Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling1 Inhibits Pulmonary Inflammation and Fibrosis in Mice Hiroshima University