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2021 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: The MUC5B rs35705950 Allele Associates with Increased Honeycombing Risk in Individuals of Diverse Ancestry with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Nawaf Alotaibi, MD, MSc
University of British Columbia
Abstract Title: Serum Immunoglobulin G Levels and One-Year Survival Following Acute COPD Hospitalization

Bashar Alzghoul, MD
University of Florida
Abstract Title: Prevalence and Characteristics of Self-Reported Lymphoma in US Sarcoidosis Patients

Praneeth Reddy Amudala Puchakayala, B.Tech
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Abstract Title: CT-Based Detection of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Using Gradient Boosting Algorithm

Na'Ama Avitzur, MD
University of Calgary
Abstract Title: Environmental Health and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Bina Choi, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abstract Title: Risk Factors Associated with the Progression of Interstitial Features and Outcomes in the COPDGene and PLuSS Cohorts

Francesca Conway, MBBS
Imperial College London and Royal Brompton Hospital
Abstract Title: Targeted Lung Denervation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 12-Month Crossover Data from the AIRFLOW-2 Trial

Alison Dedent, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Abstract Title: Rurality and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Longitudinal Cohort Study

M. Malik Farooqi, MBBS, FRCPC
McMaster University
Abstract Title: Prevalence and Characteristics of Progressive Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Disease: Results from the Prospective Canadian Registry for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Christopher Lau, MD
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Patterns of Follow Up and Rates of Transplant Referral in Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease on Antifibrotics in the Southern California Region

Pavlina Lenga, MD
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Abstract Title: Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction with Endobronchial Valves in Patients with Hypercapnia: Results of a Prospective Observational Clinical Study

Jenna Mcneill, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Abstract Title: Association of 71 Cardiovascular Disease Related Plasma Proteins to Spirometry Traits in the Framingham Heart Study: A Link Between Pulmonary Function and Cardiovascular Disease

Sreyankar Nandy, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Abstract Title: Developing Imaging Biomarkers for Automated, High Throughput Microscopic Assessment of Interstitial Lung Disease In Vivo Using Optical Coherence Tomography

Pietro Nardelli, PhD
Applied Chest Imaging Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Abstract Title: Impact of a Low-Dose to High-Dose Deep Learning Technique in a Panel of Lung Quantitative Biomarkers

Daniel Ospina-Delgado, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Abstract Title: Robotic Tracheobronchoplasty for Patients with Severe Excessive Central Airway Collapse: Initial Single Institution Experience

Thomas Prior, MD, PhD
Aarhus University Hospital
Abstract Title: Health Related Quality of Life and Symptoms Are Related to Mortality in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Rebecca Raphaely, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Abstract Title: Endobronchial Optical Coherence Tomography: A Novel Method for the Microscopic Diagnosis of Usual Interstitial Pneumonia and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Fan Wu, MD
Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases
Abstract Title: Association Between Non-Obstructive Chronic Bronchitis and Respiratory Health Outcomes and All-Cause Mortality: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Wenxi Yu, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Abstract Title: Developing 2D and 3D Deep Learning-Based Models for an Automated Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Using Chest CT Scans

Nancy Yuan, MS
University of California, San Diego
Abstract Title: Unsupervised Machine Learning Identifies Quantitative Air Trapping, Emphysema and Vital Capacity on CT as Primary Drivers of Progression, Exacerbation, and Mortality in COPD

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

David Furfaro, MD
Columbia University
Abstract Title: Lung Transplantation Disparities Based on Diagnosis for Patients Bridging to Transplant on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

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

Evelyn Lynn, MB BCh
St Vincent's University Hospital
Abstract Title: Patient Characteristics and Mode of Diagnosis of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis in an Irish Population

This Abstract Scholarship Award was generously sponsored by BELLUS Health Inc.

William Smith, D.O.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Abstract Title: Symptoms Associated with COVID-19 Positive Status in Patients with COPD: Looking Beyond Dyspnea