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2017 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Sarah Svenningsen, PhD
McMaster University
Abstract Title: Inflammatory and Non-Inflammatory Contributions to Ventilation Heterogeneity in Severe Poorly-Controlled Asthmatics

Samuel Ash, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Associations Between Pruning of the Pulmonary Vasculature, Impaired Lung Function and Fixed Obstruction in Asthmatics: The SARP Cohort

Steven Booth, MSc
UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul's Hospital
Abstract Title: Gene Expression Signatures of Emphysema and Total Terminal Bronchiole Number in a Cross-Sectional Cohort of COPD: Combining Micro-CT Imaged Tissue Pathology with Transcriptomics

David Mummy, MS, MBA
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abstract Title: Ventilation Defect Percent in Helium-3 MRI Is Associated with Severe Outcomes in Asthma

Babak Haghighi, MSc
University of Iowa
Abstract Title: Quantitative Assessment of Multiscale Imaging-Based Structural and Functional Metrics in the Subpopulations and Intermediate Outcome Measures in COPD Study (SPIROMICS)

Jean-Paul Charbonnier, MSc
Radboud University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Vessels on Computed Tomography in Early Stages of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Christian Schnabel, MSc
TU Dresden
Abstract Title: Investigating Alveolar Mechanics with Time-Resolved Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Intravital Microscopy (IVM) in Rats

Hooman Hamedani, BSc
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: A Multi-Parametric Hyperpolarized Gas MR Imaging Map for Prediction and Monitoring of Lung Function Deterioration

Abhaya Trivedi, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: The Use of CT to Characterize Cluster Phenotypes in the Severe Asthma Research Program

Jade Jaffar, BS, PhD
Alfred Hospital
Abstract Title: Matrix Metalloproteinase-7 Is a Potential Marker of Early Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction

Sarmad Siddiqui, BS(Hons)
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Metabolic and Structural Imaging of Syngeneic and Allogeneic Rat Lung Transplantation

Mehrdad Pourfathi, MSc
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Investigating the Effects of Protective and Non-Protective Ventilation After Acute Lung Injury Using Hyperpolarized [1-13C] Pyruvate

Jenifer Mitchel, PhD
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Abstract Title: In Primary Airway Epithelial Cells, a Mechanically-Induced Unjamming Transition Is Distinct from the Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition

Colin J. Adams, MD
The University of Western Ontario
Abstract Title: MRI Stratification of COPD Patients for Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction: A Cautionary Note

Sabrina C. Ramelli, MA, BS
University of South Alabama
Abstract Title: Oligonucleotide Therapy Reduces Lung Inflammation in HDM-Sensitized Mice

Bo Lan, PhD
Harvard University
Abstract Title: Bronchoconstriction per se Can Promote Airway Smooth Muscle Contraction and Proliferation Through the Effects of Mechanical Compression on Airway Epithelium

Dragos M. Vasilescu, PhD
UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Abstract Title: Stereological Analysis of the Peripheral Lung Anatomy in Patients with Panlobular and Centrilobular Emphysema Using MDCT and microCT

Katrina Tonga, FRACP, MBChB
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Abstract Title: Lung Elastic Recoil in Older Asthmatics with Fixed Airflow Obstruction

Anja Braune, MSc
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus
Abstract Title: Static Versus Dynamic PET Scanning for Quantification of Lung Inflammation in Experimental ARDS

Anurag Bhalla, MD
The University of Western Ontario
Abstract Title: Asthma Phenotypes in Adult Survivors of Premature Birth Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Jose R. Melo, MD
Pulmonary Division, Heart Institute (InCor), Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo
Abstract Title: Interactive Effects of PEEP and FIO2 During Anesthesia: Different Consequences Indicated by Computed Tomography (CT) Versus Electric Impedance Tomography (EIT)

Cody Nichols,
National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences
Abstract Title: Htr4 Regulates Pulmonary Function Through Neural Innervation

Jendayi Dixon, BS
University of South Florida
Abstract Title: Cigarette Smoke Enhances Expression of Bitter Taste Receptors (TAS2R) in Human Airway Epithelial Cells

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member - Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

Miguel A. Hernandez, MS
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Abstract Title: MicroRNA-25 Binds to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex 1 to Modulate Airway Smooth Muscle Proliferation Via Mammalian Target of Rapamycin Signaling Pathway

Last Reviewed: June 2017