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2008 ATS Travel Award Recipients

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

Charles S. Dela Cruz, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 1824
Abstract Title: Cigarette Smoke Enhances Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)-Induced Inflammatory, Cytokine and Alveolar Remodeling Responses

Marilyn Foreman, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Abstract Number: 4238
Abstract Title: Polymorphisms in Innate Immunity Genes Are Associated with COPD Exacerbations

David J. Lederer, MD
Columbia University
Abstract Number: 1055
Abstract Title: Predictors of Subclinical Restriction on Spirometry: The MESA Lung Study

Kristy A. Phillips, MD
University of Michigan
Abstract Number: 4628
Abstract Title: Development of 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Related Disease Following Lung Transplantation for Emphysema

Rupal J. Shah, MD
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Abstract Number: 1106
Abstract Title: Early Lung Transplant Outcomes in the New Allocation System: A Multicenter Study

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

Amber H. Degryse, MD
Abstract Number: 4800
Abstract Title: Heterogeneous Mutations in Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase Continue To Be Found in Cases of Familial Interstitial Pneumonia

Albert J. Mamary, MD
Abstract Number: 3991
Abstract Title: COPD Hospitalizations Increase Two Weeks after Exposure to Elevated Airborne Particulate Pollution (PM10).

Tereza Martinu, MD
Duke Univ Medical Ctr
Abstract Number: 4437
Abstract Title: CXCL10 in Murine Alloimmune Lung Injury

Neil N. Trivedi, MD
Abstract Number: 5562
Abstract Title: Endobronchial Biopsy in Lung Allograft Recipients Is More Sensitive Than Transbronchial Biopsy in Detecting Lymphocytic Bronchitis/Bronchiolitis, a Risk Factor for Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome

The following travel awards have been supported by a grant from the National Emphysema Foundation, Honoring Claude Lenfant, MD.

Francois Beaucage, MD
Hopital du Sacre-Coeur
Abstract Number: 2191
Abstract Title: FEV1 Decline in COPD Patients According to Severity Stages

Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux, MD, MSc
University Hospitals of Geneva
Abstract Number: 1001
Abstract Title: GOLD-Defined COPD: Long Term FEV1 Decline, Utilization of Respiratory Care and Quality of Life

Fraser J.H. Brims, MD
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Abstract Number: 3063
Abstract Title: Admissions for AECOPD on Winter Weekends and the Risk of Death

James M. Duckers, MBBCH
Cardiff University
Abstract Number: 1237
Abstract Title: Distribution of Fat-Free Mass (FFM) and Bone Mineral Content (BMC) in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Niki Fens, MD
Academic Medical Ctr Univ of Amsterdam
Abstract Number: 2980
Abstract Title: COPD Can Be Discriminated from Controls by Fingerprint Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Exhaled Air Using eNose Technology

Andrea S. Gershon, MD, MSc
Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Abstract Number: 3023
Abstract Title: Improved Survival with Tiotropium Compared to Long Acting beta-2-Agonists for Older Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Vasanthi Govindaraju, PhD
McGill University
Abstract Number: 3329
Abstract Title: Characterization of Computed Tomography Phenotypes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Their Relationship to Exercise Induced Hyperinflation

Anastasia F. Hutchinson, BN
Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne
Abstract Number: 2881
Abstract Title: Acute Exacerbations of COPD Are Associated with Uncoupling of Bone Resorption from Bone Formation. The Melbourne Longitudinal COPD Cohort-(MLCC)

Truls Ingebrigtsen, BM, BS, BSc
Bispebjerg Hospital
Abstract Number: 1168
Abstract Title: Genetic Influences on COPD - A Twin Study

Rachel E. Jordan, MPh, PhD
University of Birmingham
Abstract Number: 3273
Abstract Title: The Effect of Alternative Diagnostic Criteria on the Association between Gender and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

King Bong H. Lam, Mphil
University of Birmingham
Abstract Number: 3213
Abstract Title: Respiratory Dysfunction and Metabolic Syndrome: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study

Bernd Lamprecht, MD
Paracelsus Medical University
Abstract Number: 357
Abstract Title: Never Smokers Comprise Approximately One Third of COPD Cases – Results from the Austrian Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease Study

Therese S. Lapperre, MD
Leiden University Medical Center
Abstract Number: 1040
Abstract Title: Long-Term Inhaled Steroid Treatment in COPD: Reduction in CD4+ Cells Relates to Attenuation of FEV1 Decline

Francesca Lundardi, ScD
University of Padua
Abstract Number: 2226
Abstract Title: IL-32, an Emerging Cytokine in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

John E. McDonough, MSc
University of British Columbia
Abstract Number: 1088
Abstract Title: Comparison of HRCT to Micro-CT Measurements of Small Airway Wall Thickness

Shigemitsu Onizawa, MD
Tokyo Women's Medical University
Abstract Number: 2753
Abstract Title: Clara Cell Senescence in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Takahiko Sasaki, MD
Kyoto University
Abstract Number: 887
Abstract Title: A Proton Pump Inhibitor, Lansoprazole, Reduces Frequency of Exacerbations in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Christopher S. Stevenson, PhD
Imperial College London
Abstract Number: 471
Abstract Title: Low Aerobic Fitness Enhances Inflammation and Damage Due to Smoking

Masako To, MD
NHLI Imperial College
Abstract Number: 1175
Abstract Title: Osteoprotegerin in Sputum: Novel Biomarker for Oxidative Stress in Lung Diseases

Alice M. Wood, MBChB
University of Birmingham
Abstract Number: 596
Abstract Title: Phenotypic Characteristics of alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficient Sibling Pairs Show Discordance

The following travel award has been supported by grants from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Members: Children's Interstitial Lung Disease Foundation.

Rakesh Bhattacharjee, II, MD
The Hospital for Sick Children
Abstract Number: 5625
Abstract Title: Exhaled Nitric Oxide and Ventilation Distribution in Children with Lupus

The following travel award has been supported by grants from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable Members: COPD Foundation.

Betty T. Tran, MD
Northwestern University
Abstract Number: 911
Abstract Title: Serum F2-Isoprostanes and Oxidized LDL Are Longitudinally Associated with Lower Lung Function: The CARDIA Study

The following award has been supported by a grant from the Sarcoidosis Foundation.

Takeshi Hattori, MD
Hokkaido University School of Medicine
Abstract Number: 2221
Abstract Title: Effect of Smoking on Susceptibility to Sarcoidosis and Its Clinical Course in Japanese