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2019 ATS Abstract Scholarship Award Recipients

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

Ayodeji Adegunsoye, MD, MS
University of Chicago
Abstract Title: Racial Differences in Age at Diagnosis and Mortality in the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Registry

Norimichi Akiyama, MD
Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Clinical Utility of Serum S100 Calcium Binding Protein A4 in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Nathan Archibald, BSc
University of Alberta
Abstract Title: Facilitating Factors for Home and Hospice Deaths in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Patients

Aparna Balasubramanian, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Abstract Title: Hemoglobin as a Biomarker for Clinical Outcomes in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Momen Banifadel, MD
University of Toledo
Abstract Title: Effect of Home Non-Invasive Ventilation in Moderate-To-Severe COPD with Hypercapnia: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Marjorie Bateman, MD
Tulane University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Pleural Effusion Outcomes in Intensive Care: Analysis of a Large Clinical Database

Neel Bhan, BS
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Abstract Title: A Study to Evaluate the Effect of Statin Use on Allograft Function and Survival After Lung Transplantation

Radmila Choate, PhD, MPH
University of Kentucky
Abstract Title: Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Associated with Severity of Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis Measured by the Modified Bronchiectasis Severity Score (BSI) and the FACED: The US Bronchiectasis and NTM Research Registry (BRR) Study

Xavier Fonseca Fuentes, MD
Mayo Clinic
Abstract Title: Long Term Follow Up of Patients Receiving Intrapleural Tissue Plasminogen Activator and Deoxyribonuclease Therapy for Pleural Space Infection

Justin Hewlett, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Abstract Title: The Prevalence and Progression of Early Interstitial Lung Disease in First-Degree Relatives of Patients with Familial Interstitial Pneumonia

Kenneth Hughes, MD
University of Michigan
Abstract Title: The Value of High Resolution Computed Tomography and Surgical Lung Biopsy in Predicting Outcome for Patients with Fibrotic Hypersensitivity Pneumonia

Muhammad Khawar, MD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Abstract Title: Lung Transplantation for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis: A Review of the United Network for Organ Sharing Database

Theodoor Koster, MD
University Medical Center Groningen
Abstract Title: Approximated Perfusion from HRCT May Replace Nuclear Perfusion Imaging for Target Selection in Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Treatment

Tse-Shuen Jade Ku, MD
Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
Abstract Title: Pharmacologic Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation After Lung Transplantation

Phyo Kyaw, MD
Southern Illinois University
Abstract Title: Incidence of Nivolumab-Induced Pneumonitis and Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) in Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): A Combined Analysis of Four Phase III Randomized Controlled Trials

Stephanie LaBedz, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Abstract Title: Feasibility of Screening Electronic Health Records to Identify Participants for a Multi-Center Clinical Effectiveness Trial in COPD

Thomas Larsen, BS
National Institutes of Health
Abstract Title: Targeted High-Resolution CT Re-Scan in Patients with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Lead to Higher Cyst Score Accuracy

Pier-Valerio Mari, MD
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A.Gemelli IRCCS
Abstract Title: Epidemiology and Effect of Therapy in Patients with Interstitial Pneumonia with Autoimmune Features (IPAF)

Matthew Moll, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Improved COPD Mortality Prediction Using Machine Learning in the COPDGene and ECLIPSE Studies

Jake Natalini, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract Title: Hospital Length of Stay Following Lung Transplantation for Connective Tissue Disease-associated Interstitial Lung Disease and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Bertin Salguero, MD
Mount Sinai St. Luke's and West
Abstract Title: Use of Tunneled Pleural Catheter for Hepatic Hydrothorax: A Systematic Review

Lauren Sullivan, MD
UCLA
Abstract Title: Atypical Explant Histopathology in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Severe Pulmonary Hypertension

Andrew Synn, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Abstract Title: Radiographic Pulmonary Vascular Determinants of Lung Function in the Framingham Heart Study

Sneha Thatipelli, MD
Northwestern University
Abstract Title: Neighborhood Deprivation in Young Adulthood Is Longitudinally Associated with Impaired Respiratory Health: The CARDIA Lung Study

Iazsmin Ventura, MD
University of Chicago
Abstract Title: Comparative Evaluation of Radiographic and Autoimmune Serologic Features Between ANCA-Associated ILD and IPAF

David Wenger, MD
University Of Washington
Abstract Title: Incidence, Risk Factors and Outcomes of Idiopathic Pneumonia Syndrome After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Erin Wilfong, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University
Abstract Title: Anti-tRNA Synthetase and Anti-Pm/Scl Antibody Status Is Associated with Distinct Immunophenotypes Irrespective of Clinical Classification

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

Sara Ocheltree, MBBS
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Hospital
Abstract Title: Incidence and Outcome of Airway Disease Post Lung Transplants: A Single Center Study

Kayo Santos, MD
Miami VA Health care System
Abstract Title: Dr. Sarcoidosis: An Artificial Intelligence Humanoid Virtual Assistant to Answer Patient's Questions

Arpan Shah, MBBS
Pranayam Lung and Heart Institute
Abstract Title: AFB Culture in EBUS Guided TBNA and Role of Gene Xpert/RIF Assay in Diagnosis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

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

Sara Ocheltree, MBBS
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Hospital
Abstract Title: Incidence and Outcome of Airway Disease Post Lung Transplants: A Single Center Study

Jaskaran Sethi, MD, MS
University of South Florida
Abstract Title: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) as Bridge to Transplant in Pulmonary Vascular Diseases: Analysis of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Database

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

Zainab Ahmadi, MBBS, MD
Lund University
Abstract Title: Prescription of Opioids During the Last 3 Months of Life and Prevalence of Breathlessness and Pain in the Last Week of Life in Severe COPD

Catherine Boily-Daoust, MD
Université de Montréal
Abstract Title: Physiological Response to Exercise and Vital Prognosis in Patients with Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema: Comparison to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Ko-yun Chang, MD
Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Abstract Title: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Is an Independent Risk Factor of Surgical Complication in Patients Receiving Robotic-Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (RA-CABG)

Anna Carolina Ferreira, MD, MScPH
Universidade Federal de Goias
Abstract Title: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Pharmacological Treatment Effectiveness

Lydia Finney, BSc, MBChB, MRCP(UK)
Imperial College London
Abstract Title: Interferon Response to Human Rhinovirus Is Impaired in Alveolar Macrophages but Not Bronchial Epithelial Cells in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Samuel Gurupatham, BHS
University of Toronto
Abstract Title: Comparison of ZZ- and SZ-Genotype Patients in a Canadian Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Population Based on the Rate of FEV1 Decline and other Clinical Characteristics

Hidehiro Irie, MD
Keio University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Physicians' Adherence to Gold 2017 Guidelines in the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Henrik Jessen, MSc
Nordic Bioscience
Abstract Title: Collagen Type IV Degradation Predicts Mortality in the Eclipse COPD Cohort

Jieun Kang, MD
Asan Medial Center
Abstract Title: Distinctive Patterns of Pulmonary Function Change According to Baseline Lung Volume and Diffusing Capacity

Hocheol Kim, MD
Asan Medical Center Univ of Ulsan College of Med.
Abstract Title: Effects of Inhaler Therapy on Mortality in Patients with Tuberculous Destroyed Lung and Airflow Limitation

Taro Koba, MD
Osaka Univ Graduate School of Med
Abstract Title: Proteomic Profiling of Serum Exosomes to Identify Novel Biomarkers for COPD

Siew Hui Koh, MBBS, MRCP(UK), MMed
Changi General Hospital
Abstract Title: The Clinical Phenotype of COPD Near End-of-life

Fernando Sergio Leitao Filho, MD, PhD
Centre for Heart Lung Innovation - St. Paul’s Hospital & Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Hypogammaglobulinemia as a Predictor of Hospitalizations in COPD: A Meta-Analysis

Anne-Catherine Maynard-Paquette, MD, MSc
Université de Montréal
Abstract Title: Ultrasound Evaluation of the Quadriceps Muscle in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Relationships with Clinical Symptoms, Disease Severity and Diaphragm Contractility

Shingo Nakayama, MD
Keio University School of Medicine
Abstract Title: Evaluation of Clinical Characteristics on Patients with COPD Related Pulmonary Hypertension Using Ultrasound Cardiography

Vincent Yi-Fong Su, MD
Taipei City Hospital, Yangming Branch
Abstract Title: Medication Effect in COPD Patients Coexistent with Heart Failure

Nozomu Takei, MD
Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
Abstract Title: Association of Beta-2 Adrenergic Receptor (ADRB2) Gene Polymorphisms with Long-Term Clinical Course of COPD in Japanese Population

Marjolein van Es, MSc
Martini Hospital
Abstract Title: The Use of Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) Therapy in Patients with COPD or Chronic Bronchitis with Excess Mucus Secretion: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Dexter Wiseman, MD
Imperial College London
Abstract Title: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Detection Is Associated with an Increased Inflammatory Response in Stable (non-Exacerbating) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients