ATS Foundation Research Program Recipients

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2010 ATS Research Grant Recipients

ATS/Pfizer Research Grant in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

*Made possible by an educational grant from Pfizer, Inc

Scott Halpern, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania
Research: “Enhancing the Efficiency of Randomized Clinical Trials of Novel Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Therapies

ATS/Alpha-1 Foundation Research Grant

*Fully funded by the Alpha-1 Foundation

Katsuyuki Takeda, MD, PhD

National Jewish Health
Research: “New Approaches to Tissue Repair of Pulmonary Emphysema”

ATS/Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis/Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Research Grants

*Co-funded by the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Steven K. Huang, MD

University of Michigan
Research: “The Regulation and Pattern of the DNA Methylome in Pulmonary Fibrosis”

Erica Herzog, MD, PhD

Yale University
Research: “Semaphorin 7a and Alternative Macrophage Activation in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”

Philip Simonian
University of Colorado, Denver
Research: “Protection from Inflammation-Induced Pulmonary Fibrosis by IL-22”

Beiyun Zhou, PhD
University of Southern California
Research: “Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Induces Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Alveolar Epithelial Cells: Role in Pulmonary Fibrosis”

ATS/COPD Foundation Research Grant

*Fully funded by the COPD Foundation

Derek Byers, MD, PhD

Washington University in St. Louis
Research: “12,15-Lipoxygenase Isoform Activities to Stratify COPD”

ATS/Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Grant

*Fully funded by the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Kyra Oswald-Richter, PhD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Research: “The Role of Differential Cytokine Production in Sarcoidosis Disease Pathogenesis”

ATS/Pulmonary Hypertension Association/Pfizer Research Fellowships in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

*These research fellowships are made possible by fellowships from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and Pfizer, Inc.

Laura E. Fredenburgh, MD

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Research: “Oncogene Mutation Profiling in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”

Tim Lahm, MD

Indiana University
Research: “Estrogen Metabolism and Autophagy in Hypoxic Pulmonary Hypertension”

American Lung Association of Oregon Grant

*Funded through a gift to the ATS Foundation

Andrew T. Lovering, PhD

University of Oregon
Research: “Prevention of Hypoxemia-Induced Intrapulmonary Arteriovenous Shunting in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease”

ATS/Merck Translational Research Grant in Asthma

*Made possible by an educational grant from Merck

Akshay Sood, MD, MPH

University of New Mexico
Research: “Lung Adiponectin, Epigenetics and Asthma in Women”

*Additional grants will be announced as they are awarded.

Last Reviewed: June 2016