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2018 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Jason Ackrivo, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Classifying Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients by Changes in Forced Vital Capacity: A Group-Based Trajectory Analysis

Ayodeji Adegunsoye, MD, MS
University of Chicago
Abstract Title: Novel Phenotypic Clusters Predict Hospitalization Risk in Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease

Hamna Ahmad, MBBS
Hennepin County Medical Center
Abstract Title: A Rare Cause of Overwhelming Sepsis in an Asplenic Patient

Bashar Al-Sheklly, MBChB
University of Manchester
Abstract Title: Sensations Associated With Experimentally Evoked Cough: A Randomised Controlled Trial In Opioid Responders Showing The Efficacy And Modulatory Effects Of Low Dose Morphine Sulphate

Michaela R. Anderson, MD
NY Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Intrathoracic Adipose Gene Expression and Primary Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation

Arianne Baldomero, MD
University of Minnesota
Abstract Title: The Relationship Between Oral Health and COPD Exacerbations

Pallavi Balte, MBBS, MPH, PhD
Columbia University
Abstract Title: Lung Function Trajectory and Risk of Incident Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases: The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Pooled Cohorts Study

Yaniv Dotan, MD, PhD
Temple University Hospital
Abstract Title: Effect of Acute Exacerbations of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis on Lung Transplant Outcomes

Kaylesh Jay Dullabh, MBChB
Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital
Abstract Title: Delayed Bronchial Repair in a Post Empyema Space

Clairelyne Dupin, MD
Hôpital Bichat
Abstract Title: Automatic Oxygen Titration Improves Exercise Tolerance In Patients With Idiopathic Lung Fibrosis

Emmanuel Faure, MD, PhD
Abstract Title: Intracellular Persistence Of Pseudomonas aeruginosa In Airway Epithelial Cells And In Cystic Fibrosis Lung

Ashraf Fawzy, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: Aspirin Use is Associated with Reduced Rate of COPD Exacerbations in the SPIROMICS Cohort: a Propensity Score Matched Analysis

Sohini Ghosh, MD
University of North Carolina
Abstract Title: Alignment of COPD Medication Use Patterns with GOLD Guidelines: Analysis of the SPIROMICS Cohort

Bridget Graney, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Abstract Title: The Impact of Carrying Supplemental Oxygen on Physiologic and Patient-Centered Outcomes in Pulmonary Fibrosis

Wassim W. Labaki, MD
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: Incremental Quantitative Emphysema on Low-Dose Screening Chest CT Is Associated with Lung Cancer Incidence and Mortality: An Analysis of the National Lung Screening Trial

Fernando Leitao Filho, MD, PhD
Centre for Heart and Lung Innovation - St. Paul's Hospital - University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Sputum Microbiome Is Associated with 1-Year Mortality in COPD Exacerbations

Susan S. Li, MD
Ohio State Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Stable Lung Transplant Survival Benefit at High Values of the Lung Allocation Score

Kiet Ma, DO
Allegheny General Hospital
Abstract Title: Associations Between STOP-Bang Scores and COPD Exacerbations

Andrew L. Miller, MD
University of Colorado
Abstract Title: Real-time Data Collection of Rescue Inhaler Use in COPD patients: An Important Step to Achieving the New GOLD Standard

Pietro Nardelli, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hopspital
Abstract Title: A Deep Learning Approach to Separate Arteries and Veins in Non Contrast CT

Claudia Daniela Onofrei, MD, MS
Indiana University
Abstract Title: Chemotherapy-Induced Pneumonitis From a Bronchoalveolar Lavage Perspective: the ChemoLung study

Margaret Salisbury, MD
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: Radiologic Phenotype Is a Better Predictor of Clinical Course than Clinical Diagnosis in Patients with Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Valeria Santibanez, MD
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospitals
Abstract Title: Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease In Patients Admitted With Pulmonary Embolism

Kasra Sedarati, MD
Kaiser Permanente LAMC/Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Abstract Title: Pattern of Utilization For Antifibrotic Therapy in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Aaron Trimble, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract Title: Measured Fetal and Neonatal Exposure to Lumacaftor and Ivacaftor During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding

Yunguan Wang, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Abstract Title: Integrative Omics to Discover Drug Repurposing Candidates for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Ava Claire Wilson, BSc
University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Medicine
Abstract Title: Low Bone Mineral Density and Fat-Free Mass Index in Current and Former Smokers with COPD

Xiaoping (Amanda) Wu, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Abstract Title: Large-scale Serum Proteomic Profiling of Rheumatoid Arthritis-Interstitial Lung Disease

Nathan Yee, MD
University of Washington Medical Center
Abstract Title: Frailty in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Risk of Acute Exacerbations

Richard Zou, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Abstract Title: Evaluating Disease Severity and Location of Death on Palliative Care Referral in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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

Michael D. Schweitzer, MD
Holy Cross Hospital - University of Miami
Abstract Title: Gender Disparity Manifestations in Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Shinpei Kato, MD
Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: The Evaluation Of Neutrophil Gelatinase-associated Lipocalin In Patients With Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Kamelia Albujoq, MD
Henry Ford Hospital
Abstract Title: Outcomes of Directed PAH Therapy in Sarcoidosis

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

Aparna Swaminathan, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Abstract Title: Lung Transplant Outcomes in Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients with Telomere-Related Gene Mutations

Alicia Mitchell, BMedSc (Hons)
St.Vincent's Hospital
Abstract Title: Transient Populations of the Human Pulmonary Virome are not Associated with Acute Rejection after Lung Transplantation

This Abstract Scholarship has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member-Alpha 1 Foundation

Suchit D. Kumbhare, MBBS, MSCR, MS
Medical University of South Carolina
Abstract Title: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Is Not a Risk Factor for Cancer: A Cross-Sectional Study

This Abstract Scholarship has been funded by a generous donation from ATS Public Advisory Roundtable member-Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

Cherry Kim, MD
Korea university ansan hospital
Abstract Title: Lung Function Response And Changes Of Lung Cysts To Rapamycin For Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: Long-term Follow-up Observational Study

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

Nawaf Alotaibi, MBBS
University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Phenotyping COPD Exacerbations Using Molecular Pathogen Detection Methods

Ahmed Alrajeh, MSc
University College London
Abstract Title: Tele-Health with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Mona Bafadhel, PhD
University of Oxford
Abstract Title: Mepolizumab For Eosinophilic Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A Meta-analysis Of METREX And METREO Exacerbation Endpoints

Maryse Bélanger, MD
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke
Abstract Title: Blood Eosinophil levels in First Hospitalization for Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Are Associated with Increased COPD-Related Readmissions

Wesley Cheung, MBChB
Castle Hill Hospital
Abstract Title: Persistent Eosinophilia Is Associated With Increased Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations

Yunus Çolak, MD, PhD
Herlev and Gentofte Hospital
Abstract Title: Low Concentrations of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Long-Term Prognosis of COPD: A Prospective Cohort Study

Breda Cushen, MD
Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI)
Abstract Title: A Simple Test To Predict ReHospitalisation After An Exacerbation Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Andreas Horner, MD
Kepler University Hospital
Abstract Title: Adherence to Inhaled Therapy and Mortality in COPD

Ali Ibnian, MD
Faculty of Medicine/ Jordan university of science and technology
Abstract Title: Undiagnosed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease In Patients Undergoing Cardiac Catheterization

Hidehiro Irie, MD
Keio University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Impact Of Cataract On Health-related Quality Of Life In A Longitudinal Japanese Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Cohort

Ajmal Jabarkhil, MD, MSPH
Bispebjerg University Hospital
Abstract Title: High Blood Eosinophils in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease is Not Associated with Higher Risk of Readmission or Mortality

Naofumi Kameyama, MD
Keio University
Abstract Title: Predicting And Modifying Factors Of Bone Mineral Density Decline In COPD Patients

Jieun Kang, MD
Asan Medial Center
Abstract Title: Prediction Models for the Treatment Response to Long-Acting Bronchodilators  Using Damaged Gene Scores and Clinical Characteristics

Lasse Langholm, MSc
Nordic Bioscience A/S
Abstract Title: Lung-epithelium Damage  Platelet Activation and Initiation of the Wound Healing Cascade in COPD: Assessment of Von Willebrand Activation and Formation Predicts Acute Exacerbations and Mortality

Raja Muthusami, MBBS, MRCP(UK)
Princess Royal Hospital
Abstract Title: Assessment of Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease in Heart Failure : An Analysis of Current Practice

Hiroshi Nakano, MD
Yamagata University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: The Relationship between Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC) Levels and 30-day Mortality in Patients with COPD Exacerbation

Kristoffer Ostridge, MBBS, BSc(Hons)
University of Southampton
Abstract Title: Functional Small Airways Disease Assessed by Novel CT Disease Probability Measure Shows Significant Associations with Physiological Measures of Peripheral Airway Resistance and Obstruction

Ianthe Piscaer, BSc
Maastricht UMC+
Abstract Title: Use of Vitamin K Antagonists Is Associated with Increased Mortality in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Nozomu Takei, MD
Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine  Hokkaido University
Abstract Title: Is Long-term Clinical Course of Smokers without Airflow Limitation (Former GOLD 0) Different from GOLD 1 or 2 ? An Analysis from The Hokkaido COPD Cohort Study