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2014 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Benjamin G. Wu, MD
New York University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: At Risk Lung Segments Are Associated With Enrichment Of Supraglottic Taxa

Evan P Bailey, MD
Boston Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: T Cell Hyporesponsiveness to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Cystic Fibrosis Relates to Rate of Lung Function Decline

Krishna S. Iyer, BSc
University of Iowa
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Vascular Volume Changes Following Sildenafil in Emphysema-Susceptible Smokers as a Measure of Early Pulmonary Vascular Dysfunction

Jason S. Krahnke, DO
Temple University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Clinical Factors Associated With Frequent Exacerbations In Mild To Moderate COPD

Jeremy Clain, MD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: The Clinical Significance Of Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies Of The IgM Isotype

Anna Podolanczuk, MD
Columbia Universityå
Abstract Title: Cross-Sectional Associations Of ICAM-1 And HDL With Subclinical Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD): The MESA Lung Fibrosis Study

Kamen Rangelov, MD
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Abstract Title: Chronic Azithromycin Use In COPD Is Associated With Reduction In Serum Antibodies To Nontypeable Haemophilus Influenzae

Nicole Ezer, MD, FRCPC
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Outcomes Following SBRT Vs. Limited Resection For Elderly Patients With Early Stage Lung Cancer

Suryanarayanan S. Kaushik, MS
Duke University
Abstract Title: Hyperpolarized 129Xe Spectroscopy As A Biomarker For Gas-Transfer Impairment In Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Sameer Lakha, BA
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Abstract Title: Prognostic Significance Of Visceral Pleural Involvement In Early Stage Lung Cancer

Gregory Paulin, BMSc, BA
Robarts Research Institute
Abstract Title: Hyperpolarized 3He MRI Ventilation Abnormalities Of Cystic Fibrosis And Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis

Frederick E Ramos, MD
Temple University Hospital
Abstract Title: Hyperinflated And Gas Trapped COPD Patients: Emphysema Versus Non-Emphysema Predominant

Kenji Mizumura, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women?s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Abstract Title: Mitophagy-Regulated Necroptosis Contributes To The Pathogenesis Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Deborah Assayag, MDCM
University of California San Francisco
Abstract Title: Survival In Interstitial Pneumonia With Features Of Autoimmune Disease

Alexandra E. Ewence, MA MRCP
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Abstract Title: Does Ivacaftor Lead To Reduced Spending On Antibiotics And Frequency Of Acute Exacerbations In Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Patients? The Experience Of A United Kingdom Adult CF Centre

Jonathan S. Kurman, MD, MBA
Medical College of Wisconsin
Abstract Title: Outcomes Of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery In The United States - 2000 To 2009

Katrina Cathie, BM (Hons)
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Abstract Title: Low Dose Nitric Oxide As Adjunctive Therapy To Reduce Antimicrobial Tolerance Of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Biofilms In The Treatment Of Patients With Cystic Fibrosis: Report Of A Proof Of Concept Clinical Trial

Suzanne M. Cloonan, PhD
Brigham and Women?s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Abstract Title: The modified disaccharide Trehalose reverses Cigarette Smoke-induced COPD

Mona Parikh, MD
University of Louisville
Abstract Title: Functional status in the post lung allocation Score Era

Christopher Winterbottom, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Ambient particulate matter is associated with functional decline in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Brett Ley, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Integrated Baseline And Longitudinal Mortality Risk Prediction In Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Prashanth Thalanayar Muthukrishnan, MD
UPMC
Abstract Title: Overdiagnosis In The Pittsburgh Lung Screening Study (PLuSS)

Sammeta Raju, B.Pharm, PhD
University of Alabama Birmingham
Abstract Title: In Vivo Evidence Of CFTR Activation By Roflumilast: A Potential Mechanism Underlying Therapeutic Benefit Of Roflumilast In COPD

Kanny Kebe, PhD
INSERM
Abstract Title: Pulmonary Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Remodelling And Dysfunction In Cystic Fibrosis

Manuela Kellner, MSc
Hannover Medical School
Abstract Title: Analysing The Fine Architecture Of The Mouse Lung with Scanning Laser Optical Tomography (SLOT)

Tatsiana Beiko, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Abstract Title: Does Radiographic Emphysema Predict The Rate Of FEV1 Decline In Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficient Individuals With Normal Baseline FEV1?

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

Lindsay Celada, PhD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Programmed Death-1 Is Upregulated On Sarcoidosis Bronchoalveolar- Derived CD4+ T Cells

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 Bacterial Lung Tissue Microbiome In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Casey E. Ciavaglia, BSc., RRT
Queen's University & Kingston General Hospital
Abstract Title: The Effect Of Obesity On Respiratory Neural Drive During Exercise In COPD

Daniel R. Burrage, MRCP
St George's, University of London
Abstract Title: Factors Associated With Achievement Of Recommended Weekly Levels Of Moderate-Intensity Physical Activity In Stable COPD Patients

Zainab Ahmadi, MBBS, MD
Blekinge Hospital
Abstract Title: Hypo- And Hypercapnia Predict Mortality In Oxygen-Dependent Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Population-Based Prospective Study

Dominik Herzog, Doctoral candidate
Charité
Abstract Title: New COPD Subgroups According To Prevalence And Distribution Of Interlobar Collateral Ventilation Assessed By An Endobronchial Catheter System

Alizaman S. Sadigov, MD,PhD
University Medical Center Groningen
Abstract Title: Investigating The Cut Points of CCQ, CAT And MMRC According To GOLD 2013 With SGRQ As Standard

Bente Frisk, MSc
Bergen University College
Abstract Title: Dynamic Hyperinflation And Respiratory Timing During Incremental Exercise In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Fien Verhamme, MSc
Bergen University College
Abstract Title: Dynamic Hyperinflation And Respiratory Timing During Incremental Exercise In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Gourab Choudhury, PhD
University of Edinburgh
Abstract Title: Telomere Attrition In Circulating White Blood Cells In Patients With COPD

Amany Elbehairy,, MD, MSc
Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital
Abstract Title: Physiological Characterization Of The Chronic Bronchitis Phenotype In Patients With GOLD Grade 1-B COPD

Alessandro N. Franciosi, MB BCh
St Vincent's University Hospital
Abstract Title: Prevalence Of Contraindications And Toxicity Risk Factors Concerning Potential Long-Term Azithromycin For COPD: Oxygen Users At Greater Risk?

Laura Labonte, BSc.Hon, MSc
McGill University
Abstract Title: Alterations In RelB mRNA Expression During Hospitalization For Acute Exacerbation Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Naofumi Kameyama, MD
Keio University
Abstract Title: Clinical Characteristics Of Rapid Decliners Of Bone Mineral Density In COPD Patients

Andreea Morogan, MD
McGill University
Abstract Title: Asthma COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS): What Can We Learn From The CanCOLD Population?

Mi Kyeong Park, Bs
Sungkyunkwan University
Abstract Title: Cigarette Smoke Extract Induces Expression Of Tetratricopeptide Repeat Domain 3 Through Retinoic Acid Receptor ? And Retinoid X Receptor ?

Ayedh D. AlAhmari, PhD student
University College London
Abstract Title: Recovery Of Daily Activity In Treated And Untreated Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation Patients

Simon Brill, MA, MBBS
University College London Hospital
Abstract Title: Recruitment Of Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease To Clinical Trials

Claire E Wells, MBBS
St George's, University of London
Abstract Title: Underdiagnosis And Undertreatment Of Cardiovascular Risk Factors In People With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Amir Hakim, PhD
Imperial College
Abstract Title: The Importin-7 Pathway, A Novel Target For Regulating Corticosteroid Sensitivity, Is Impaired In Corticosteroid Insensitivity

Marko Topalovic, MSc
University Hospital Leuven & KU Leuven
Abstract Title: Where Fixed And Lower Limit Of Normal For The FEV1/FVC Ratio Does Not Encounter: Can Dynamics Of Forced Expiration Help?