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2017 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Renea Jablonski, MD
Northwestern University
Abstract Title: A Description of Anti-Fibrotic Therapy Prescribing Preferences Amongst Pulmonary Practitioners for the Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Matthew Triplette, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Abstract Title: Increased Risk of Lung Cancer in Lung Transplant Recipients in the United States

Ayodeji Adegunsoye, MD, MS
The University of Chicago
Abstract Title: African-American Ethnicity Predicts Improved Survival in Interstitial Lung Disease

Mohammad Alsumrain, MBBS
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Screening Autoimmune Serologies in the Assessment of Interstitial Lung Disease

Jasmine Z. Cheng, MD
University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Severity, Predictors, and Impact of Cough in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease

Janaya C. Raynor, MD
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: Acute Respiratory Failure in a Patient with IPF Following Nebulized and Intravenous Stem Cell Therapy

Joseph Cooley, DO
University of Cincinnati
Abstract Title: Transbronchial Cryobiopsy for Diagnosing Interstitial Lung Disease with a Two-Scope Technique

Eleanor Pumphrey, BSc
University of Dundee
Abstract Title: Neutrophil Extracellular Traps Are Associated with Disease Severity in Bronchiectasis

John S. Kim, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Association Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Subclinical Interstitial Lung Disease: The MESA Sleep Study

Bridget Graney, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Baseline Mobility Characteristics of a Cohort of Patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF)

Imran Sulaiman, MD
New York University Medical Centre
Abstract Title: Airway Microbiota Shifts During Stable Cystic Fibrosis Treated with Inhaled Antibiotics Are Associated with Exacerbations and Disease Progression

John Evankovich III, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Abstract Title: A Model to Predict Residual Volume from Forced Spirometry Measurements

Rachel K. Putman, MD, MPH
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: The MUC5B Promoter Polymorphism Is Associated with Specific Interstitial Lung Abnormality Subtypes Across Populations

Jean P. Du Plessis, MD, BSc(Hons)
University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Exertional Hypoxemia Is More Severe in Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease than Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Faisal M. Siddiqui,, MD, MSc
Virginia Tech - Carilion School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Outcomes of Lung Transplantation Using Lungs from Increased Risk Donors Compared to Conventional Risk Donors

Khushboo Goel, MD
University of Arizona
Abstract Title: Trends in COPD Hospitalization and In-Hospital Mortality in the United States by Sex and Race: 2005-2012

Emily Dudgeon, MSc
University of Dundee
Abstract Title: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study to Understand Symptom Burden in Patients with Bronchiectasis

Ruobing Yang, MD
Queen's University
Abstract Title: Bronchoalveolar Lavage Differential in Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: A Meta-Analysis

Robert Hallifax, BM BCH, MSc
Oxford University, Churchill Hospital
Abstract Title: Rare Case of Indwelling Pleural Catheter (IPC) Failure and Institutional Review of >250 IPC Cases

Gillian C. Goobie, MD
University of Calgary
Abstract Title: Autoantibody Status Is Not Associated with Change in Lung Function or Survival in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Helen S. Garthwaite, MB BCh, BSc, MRCP(UK)
University College London
Abstract Title: A Prospective Cohort Study to Assess the Use of Fluodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (FDG-PET) in Assessing Treatment Response in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease

Gareth E. Hughes, MBChB, MA, MRCP(UK)
University Hospital of South Manchester
Abstract Title: Five Years of Real World Pirfenidone Experience

Eric Nolley, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Abstract Title: Lung Transplantation for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis and Burkholderia Cepacia Complex: The Pittsburgh Experience

Minhee Jin, MSc
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, St. Paul's Hospital & Department of Medicine (Respiratory Division), University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: The Relationship of Absolute Telomere Length with Quality of Life, Exacerbations, and Mortality in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Philip L. Molyneaux, MRCP(UK), MBBS, BS(Hons)
Royal Brompton Hospital
Abstract Title: The Role of the Fungal Mycobiome in IPF

Pallavi Balte, PhD
Columbia University
Abstract Title: Respiratory Outcomes in Eight US Population-Based Cohorts: The NHLBI Pooled Cohorts Study

Nathaniel Gaeckle, MD
Temple University Hospital
Abstract Title: Lung Mechanics and the Gastroesophageal Junction in Patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis and Gastroesophageal Reflux

Aline N. Zouk, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Title: CT-Detected Pulmonary Artery Enlargement: A Marker of Pulmonary Hypertension and Decreased Pulmonary Arterial Compliance in Severe Cystic Fibrosis

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member -  Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

Michael D. Schweitzer, MD
University of Maimi
Abstract Title: Roflumilast Reduces Circulatory IL-17 Levels in Sarcoidosis Subjects with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Lisa Bajpayee, MD
Boston University Medical Center
Abstract Title: The Diagnostic Value of Serum Angiotensin Converting Enzyme in Sarcoidosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Erin M. DeBiasi, MD
Yale University
Abstract Title: Parenchymal Cryobiopsies, Cautery-Assisted Nodal Forceps Biopsies and CD68 Staining in the Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis

These Abstract Scholarship Awards have been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member -  Lung Transplant Foundation

Michaela D. Restivo,, MD
NYP - Columbia University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Intrathoracic Visceral Adipose Tissue and Primary Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation

Shiva Roghaee, MD
University of Miami
Abstract Title: Sarcoidosis Has Better Outcome than COPD and IPF After Lung Transplant in the USA

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

Benjamin D. James, BS
University of Leicester
Abstract Title: Does Mortality Differ Between Comorbidity Phenotypes in Patients with Advanced COPD?

Marc Diamond, MD
Temple University Hospital
Abstract Title: Anxiety and Depression, Either Alone or in Combination, Are Associated with Respiratory Exacerbations in Smokers with and Without COPD

Radmila Choate, MPH
University of Kentucky
Abstract Title: Increase in Exercise Activities in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficient Patients: Results of a Randomized Trial

Wassim Labaki, MD
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: Higher Plasma N-Terminal pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) Levels in Stable COPD Subjects Are Associated with an Increased Risk of Respiratory Exacerbation: An Analysis of the SPIROMICS Cohort

Alessandro Franciosi, MB BCh
Respiratory Research Division
Abstract Title: CT Evident Emphysema in MZ and SZ Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: Smoking as a Phenotype-by-Environment Effect

Eunice E. Cho, MD
University of Toronto
Abstract Title: Who Is Taking Care of People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

See-Wei Low, MBBS
Banner University Medical Center-Tucson
Abstract Title: Endobronchial Valves Therapy for Advanced Emphysema: A Meta-Analysis

Raghav Gupta, MD
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Abstract Title: All Cause 30-Day Readmission of COPD Patients in Cohort of African American Population

Nawaf M. Alotaibi, MBBS
University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Phenotyping COPD Exacerbations Using Imaging and Blood-Based Biomarkers

Mark E. Snyder, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Impact of Virulent Viral Pathogens on Hospital Length of Stay and Readmissions After an Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Todd Golden, MSc
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Abstract Title: Frailty Assessment for Predicting Readmission and Discharge Disposition Among Patients Hospitalized for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation

Fernando Sergio Studart Leitao Filho, MD, PhD
University of Fortaleza
Abstract Title: Immunoglobulin G Subclass Deficiency in COPD Patients Taking and Not Taking Inhaled Corticosteroids

Carson Fuller, BSc
Swedish Cancer Institute
Abstract Title: Electronic Medical Record Inaccuracies: A Multi-Center Analysis of the Challenges for Population-Based Lung Cancer Screening

Chrystal Chan, MD
University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Accuracy and Reliability of Review Articles on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Systematic Review of Narrative Reviews

Robert Marron, MD
Temple University Hospital
Abstract Title: Daily Respiratory Symptoms Based on Degree of Airflow Obstruction in Patients with COPD

Yousof Mostafavi, MD
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Abstract Title: Asthma-COPD Overlap (ACO) in the CanCOLD Cohort: Prevalence, Attributes, and Natural History

Stephanie Everaerts, MD
Abstract Title: Prospective Diagnostic Algorithm to Differentiate Asthma, ACOS and COPD

Omar Hakrush, DM
Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, The Technion, Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Abstract Title: Peripheral Blood Eeosinophilia as a Predictor of Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Exacerbations: A Retrospective Study

Hidehiro Irie, MD
Keio University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: COPD Patients with Increasing COPD Assessment Test (CAT) Score During 3 Years

Larissa V. T. Dos Reis, MD
Rio de Janeiro State University
Abstract Title: May Desaturation During 6-Minute Walk Test Predict Nocturnal Desaturation in COPD Patients?