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2018 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Alister Bates, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Quantitative Assessment of Airway Dynamics and Abnormalities During Restful Breathing in Infants Using MRI

Samer Bou Jawde, MSc
Boston University
Abstract Title: Estimating Fiber Stresses from Pressure-Volume Curves for Reducing Lung Injury during Mechanical Ventilation of Emphysematous Patients

Juan Caraballo, MD
UCSF
Abstract Title: Engineering Lymphocytes to Block TGFbeta pathway on Lung Fibroblasts Using Synthetic Notch Receptor

Jiwoong Choi, PhD
University of Iowa
Abstract Title: Characteristics of Inhaled Particle Deposition in the Lungs of Imaging-based Asthma Clusters: a Numerical Study

Victor Chun, MD
UCSD and VASDHS
Abstract Title: Chronic Inhalation of Unflavored Nicotine and No-nicotine Containing Electronic Cigarette Vapor Leads to Impaired Lung Function

Phillip Clapp, BSc.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract Title: The E-cigarette Flavoring Cinnamaldehyde Suppresses Mitochondrial Function And Transiently Impairs Cilia Beat Frequency in Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells

Rachel Criner, MD
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: Relationship between Diffusion Capacity and Small Airway Abnormality in COPDGene

Ruffenach Gregoire, PhD
UCLA
Abstract Title: A New Animal Model Of Pulmonary Hypertension With Pre-existing Pulmonary Fibrosis Closely Recapitulates Characteristic Hallmark Of Vascular Remodeling In Patients

Chase Hall, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Regional Ventilation Changes in Severe Asthma After Bronchial Thermoplasty

Niroop Kaza, MBBS, MPH, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Title: hCFTR (human Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator) mRNA Delivered Using a Novel Biodegradable Nanovector to CFTR Knock-out Rats Improves CFTR Expression and Chloride Transport Across the Nasal Epithelium in vivo

Abby Koch, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Associated with Airway Dimensions in COPD

Sheldon J. J. Kwok, MD, PhD Candidate
Massachusetts General Hospital
Abstract Title: Cell Jamming During In Situ Trachea Epithelial Regeneration

Katariina T. Lajunen, MD
HUCH
Abstract Title: Predicting Airway Hyperreactivity in Adolescence Using Preschool Impulse Oscillometry: 10-year Longitudinal Study

Meina Li, PhD
University of Melbourne
Abstract Title: Inhibition of Viral Infection-induced Inflammatory Responses by Targeting the CLOCK Regulator Casein Kinase 1 delta/epsilon

Kielan McAlinden, BSc(Hons)
University of Technology Sydney and Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Abstract Title: Autophagy is Selectively Activated and Correlated with Airway Remodeling in Asthma

Michelle Mellenthin, PhD
University of Colorado
Abstract Title: Fluid-Elastic Bistability In Pulmonary Alveolar Edema

David Mummy, MSc, MBA
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abstract Title: Image-guided Bronchoscopy of Regional Ventilation Heterogeneity in Asthma as a Means of Assessing Localized Inflammatory Response: Preliminary Results

Kenichi Okuda, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract Title: Regional Expression of Secretory Mucins MUC5AC and MUC5B in Normal Human Airways

Ronald A. Panganiban, PhD
Harvard Chan School of Public Health
Abstract Title: Targeting Cholecystokinin (CCK) And Its Receptor CCKAR In The Airway Smooth Muscle For New Asthma Therapy

Ubong Peters, MSc, PhD
Univ of Vermont
Abstract Title: Real-Time Tracking Of Changes In Respiratory System Impedance During And Immediately Following Methacholine Challenge In Obese Patients: Implications From Modeling

Samuel R. Polio, PhD
Northeastern University
Abstract Title: Effect of Extracellular Matrix Remodeling on the Mechanical Coupling Between Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells

Sarah Svenningsen, PhD
McMaster University
Abstract Title: Effect of anti-Th2 Therapy on MRI Ventilation Heterogeneity in Prednisone-dependent Asthma

Sarah Wicher, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Glial Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Human Airway Smooth Muscle

Lauren Michelle Yoder, BA
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Abstract Title: Elevated Lung Volumes in Neonates with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Measured Via Free-Breathing MRI

This Abstract Scholarship has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member-Alpha 1 Foundation

Dragos Vasilescu, PhD
UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
Abstract Title: A Systematic Analysis of Terminal Bronchiole Remodeling in COPD Patients with and without Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Last Reviewed: June 2018