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2013 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Andrea  Hill, MSc
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Abstract Title: Access To Trauma Centre Care Following Severe Injury: Are Women At A Disadvantage?

Rupal J. Shah, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Use Of A Simple Prediction Model Improves Pre-transplant Risk Stratification For Primary Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by Genentech member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Robert P. Dickson, MD
University of Washington
Abstract Title: Lung Microbiota Diversity Is Decreased Among Lung Transplant Recipients

Yuan  Zhang, Ph.D. candidate
Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital Tongji University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Sources Of Bronchoscopic Tissue Sampling For Successful Lung Cancer Molecular Profile: Usefulness Of Primary Lung Cancer Tissue Vs EBUS-TBNA Of Lymph Nodes

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by Gilead Sciences, Inc. member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Lawrence  Ho, MD
Stanford Hospital
Abstract Title: Proton Pump Inhibitors Inhibit DDAH And Improve Survival In Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

David N. O'Dwyer, MB
St Vincent's University Hospital
Abstract Title: Defective Toll Like Receptor 3 (TLR3) Activation Promotes Dysregulated Fibroproliferation In The Lung And A Rapidly Progressive Clinical Phenotype In Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been provided by United Therapeutics Corporation member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Patrick  Mitchell, MB BCh BAO
Saint Vincent's University Hospital
Abstract Title: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis With Emphysema Has A More Severe Response To Smoke Than Other Forms Of Usual Interstitial Pneumonia With Emphysema

Jessica E. Hawley, MD
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Racial Disparities In Survival Of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Patients Independent Of ILD Phenotype

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been provided by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Danny  Jonigk, MD
Hannover Medical School
Abstract Title: Molecular Profiling In Human Pulmonary Allografts

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been provided by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Emmanuel T. Tavan, MD
OHSU
Abstract Title: Use Of Cell Surface Monocyte Inflammatory Molecules As Biomarkers In Cystic Fibrosis Exacerbation

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been provided by Boston Scientific Corporation member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Kentaro  Hirohashi, MD
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network
Abstract Title: Minimally Invasive Photothermal Ablation Of Lung Cancer By Low Power Near-Infrared Laser And Topical Injection Of Indocyanine Green

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been provided by InterMune, Inc. member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Ajay  Sheshadri, MD
Washington University at St. Louis School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Ventilation Defects With Hyperpolarized Helium MRI In Severe Asthma Before And After Bronchial Thermoplasty

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been provided by Teva Respiratory member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Britney A. Helling, BS
University of Colorado-Anshutz Medical Campus
Abstract Title: A Common MUC5B Promoter Polymorphism (rs35705950) And Risk Of Interstitial Lung Disease

This Abstract Scholarship Award has been provided by Aerocrine member of the American Thoracic Society Corporate Member Program

Rajwanth R. Veluswamy, MD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Abstract Title: The Role Of Postoperative Radiotherapy For Patients With Stage I And II Lung Cancer Treated With Limited Resection

This Travel Award has been provided by ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member - Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Robert  Su, MD
University of California San Francisco
Abstract Title: Blood Gene Expression Signatures Of Interferon And Toll-Like Receptor Pathways Suggest Sarcoidosis Subsets

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been funded by a generous donation from the National Emphysema Foundation, Honoring Claude Lenfant, MD

Marc  Sze, BMLSc, MSc
UBC James Hogg Research Centre
Abstract Title: The Host Response To The Lung Microbiome During Emphysematous Destruction

Zaid  Zourmot, MBBS
The NIHR Biomedical Research Unit at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College, London
Abstract Title: Preliminary Medium-Term Follow-Up Data From A Single Centre Experience Of A Randomised Controlled Crossover Study Of The Lung Volume Reduction Coils

Miranda  Kirby, BSc
Robarts Research Institute
Abstract Title: Hyperpolarized Helium-3 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Phenotypes Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Relationship To Exacerbations

Stefanie  Gehrig, M.Sc.
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Abstract Title: Neutrophil Elastase Modulates Neutrophilic Inflammation, Goblet Cell Metaplasia And Emphysema In COPD-Like Lung Disease Of bENaC-Overexpressing Mice

Jie  Zhu, MD, PhD
Imperial College
Abstract Title: Bronchial Mucosal Inflammatory Responses In Rhinovirus Induced Exacerbations Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Laura H. Thomsen, MD
Gentofte University Hospital
Abstract Title: The Correlation Between Decline In Lung Function And Loss Of Lung Tissue Is Weak, But Statistically Significant

Maylis  Dagouassat, Ph.D
INSERM U 955
Abstract Title: COX Inhibitors Abolish Senescence And Related Inflammation In COPD Fibroblasts

Aran  Singanayagam, MBBS
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Abstract Title: Effect Of Antibiotic Use On Short And Long Term Outcome In Hospitalized Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Exacerbations

Ana Luisa Oliveira, PT
University of Aveiro
Abstract Title: Anxiety And Depression At Early COPD: (Dis)Similarities Between Patients And Their Family Caregivers

Siobhan N. George, PhD
University College London
Abstract Title: Human Rhinovirus Infection And Secondary Bacterial Infection In COPD Exacerbations

Mathilde M. W. Wille, MD Ph.D. student
Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen
Abstract Title: Airway Distensibility In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  ? Evaluation By CT Airway Segmentation And Lung Density Measurement Based On The Danish Lung Cancer Screening Trial

Nassima  Ferhani, Postdoc fellow
Inserm U700
Abstract Title: Phenotypic And Functional Properties Of Bronchial Epithelium In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Mirna  Saker, MD, MSc
Inserm U955
Abstract Title: Senescent Pulmonary-Artery Smooth Muscle Cell (PA-SMC)-Derived Osteopontin Promotes PA-SMC Proliferation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Marko  Topalovic,, MSc
University Hospital Leuven
Abstract Title: Computer Quantification Of Airway Collapse On Forced Expiratory Flow-Volume Loops To Predict The Presence Of Emphysema

Alexander J. Mackay, MBBS, BSc(Hons)
UCL, Royal Free Campus
Abstract Title: Utility Of The EXAcerbations Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Tool (EXACT) To Evaluate Severity Of COPD Exacerbations

Toru  Takahashi, MD
Tohoku University Hospital
Abstract Title: Relationships Between Annual Changes In FEV1 And Numbers Of Circulating Endothelial Microparticles In COPD Patients

Mia  Moberg, MD
Hvidovre University Hospital
Abstract Title: The Impact Of i-BODE On Hospitalisation And Survival In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Who Participate In Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Laura  Labonte, BSc(Hons),MSc
McGill University Health Centre
Abstract Title: Mild to Moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) And The COPD Assessment Test (CAT): Evaluation Of Inflammatory Markers In The Canadian Cohort Of Obstructive Lung Disease (CanCOLD) Study

Mehul  Patel, MRCP, MBBS
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College
Abstract Title: The Short Physical Performance Battery In COPD

Bennie H. Reitsma, Drs
Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden
Abstract Title: The Effect Of A Walking-Bike On Exercise Capacity In Patients With COPD